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Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Design

British Vogue hires first male editor, Edward Enninful

Iconic fashion brand Vogue announced this week that Edward Enninful would serve as the editor of their British magazine. This is notable not only because Enninful will become the magazine's first male editor, but also the first black editor of a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

72andSunny redefine what it means to be a 'Modern Male'

Hands up male Creativepoolrs, who amongst you didn't receive a Lynx gift pack this Christmas from an acquaintance and/or elder family member? I'd imagine precious few of you are currently sat at your computers or phones with your hands aloft, not...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Daley Male: why prejudice won't affect the Olympian boy-brand

Unless you’ve been asleep for the past week, you’ll be all too aware of Olympian Tom Daley’s announcement about his sexuality via a ‘selfie’ YouTube video. The reaction has been incredible - from the media and the public...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Does Sex Still Sell?

Scope Overflowing champagne bottles, foamy shower scenes, underwear models in pillow fights. We’re all familiar with the sexy tactics deployed to turn us on to brands because it’s well-established that ‘sex sells’. Yet a study published in...

Posted by: Canvas8
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Rewriting the rules of advertising

As a general rule, people don’t like rules. Especially when it’s a rule telling them not to do something. It’s our natural instinct to push the red button and rebel. Could this explain the negative reaction to the new rule against...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week: Week 1

In-House - Specsavers Considering this is our first week back after a rather elongated (and particularly stressful) Christmas break, there were A LOT of new ads to get through, and we’d be remiss to ignore so many great spots. Hence the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Grace Weaver’s 'Skinny Latte’ at Soy Capitán

The introduction to Grace Weaver’s Skinny Latte at Soy Capitán Berlin, promises to immerse you in the land of ‘milk and honey’. It’s an ominous assurance, there are emojis throughout the text and everything looks candy...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

'Let's Go Home'. Those inexcusable movie cliches named and shamed.

I don't know whether it's because I'm a writer, but when I watch a movie, the script and screenplay always take my attention. A great concept with a terrible script can really spoil things; likewise a thumping good screenplay can lift an average...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Careers

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

Posted by: Max
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Advertising

Short film for Mercedes-Benz encourages you to #PlayByYourRules

A new short film created by Berlin-based agency antoni encourages consumers to remember who they are by channelling their youth alongside the tagline #PlayByYourRules. The five-minute film (below) introduces an adult male with a busy professional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A Conversation with... OHMME’s Louis d’Origny

You’d be forgiven for thinking that yoga is an exclusively female pursuit, judging by the amount of athleisure-clad women you’ll see in most city brunch spots on any day of the week. And yet - more and more men are realising the benefits...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advertising

International Women’s Day 2019: News brief

Wunderman launches Fund Female initiative Wunderman UK is launching a new initiative called Fund Female, encouraging its employees to consciously support female-owned businesses. Starting today and running for a week, staff will take up the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Can't Cook And Don't Have Kids: What Advertising Says About Asian Men

Speaking at Spikes Asia last month, Aline Santos, Executive VP of Global Marketing and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the FMCG giant, urged advertisers across Asia to push for more progressive portrayals of people within their ad...

Posted by: The Smalls
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Features

Is thought leadership the enemy of creativity?

I’m like one of those annoying reformed non-smokers who coughs, passively aggressively, as you spark up a social cigarette. I’m like the vegan who mocks you for eating Quorn, the new mum who tells my childless friends they haven’t...

Posted by: Amy Kean
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A Kind of Magic: Freddie Mercury through Richard Young's lens

To mark last week’s release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the cinematic tale of Freddie Mercury and Queen, we spoke to photographer Richard Young about documenting the singer’s dazzling live performances, lavish parties, and quiet, candid...

Posted by: Shutterstock
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Smart cities: Just how well understood are they?

Despite the relative maturity of the concept of smart cities - a term for which definitions have existed for around 10 years - new research has revealed that only 23% of people have heard of them. Posterscope’s OOH consumer survey the Smart in...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Are automotive brands accidentally alienating the female market?

By Erminia Blackden, head of strategy at Partners Andrews Aldridge... Women are in the driving seat for 85% of all purchases. This includes cars and trucks in the US, yet the industry as a whole seems woefully ill-equipped to serve its current and...

Posted by: ENGINE
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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Is art advertising (2)?

Is art advertising? Sometimes it can look like it. Equally, advertising can sometimes look like like art. Take the fascinating example of State Street’s “Fearless Girl”. Under cover of night, she was placed directly opposite...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Trends

Emerging contemporary artists you should definitely know

Looking at the contemporary art scene is not an easy task. Especially because the cutouts, themes, platforms and diversity are the size of planet Earth. One way that I always prefer is to find something in the artwork that takes me out of the...

Posted by: Daniel Da Hora
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Manning Gottlieb OMD - The UK Government The UK Government has awarded its media-buying contract to Manning Gottlieb OMD in a four-year deal worth up to £600m that aims to “set the global standard for transparency.” The new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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