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Could the Amazon Anytime messaging app be a serious rival to WhatsApp?

Evidently not content with effectively monopolising the worlds of online retail, voice activated assistants and drone delivery, Amazon have now set their sights on the world of instant messaging, with the tech giant recently posting a series of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

We’re over the rainbow: It’s time to stop Pinkwashing

Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and, if you’re lucky, you might get a mumbled “Happy Pride” as the barista hands you your flat white. It can only mean one...

Posted by: ENGINE
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Leaders

A crime of mass production – By VMLY&R London CCO Laurent Simon

The advertising clutter is real. According to research from the industry and beyond, consumers are exposed to an average of 8,000 ads every single day and all of these aim to sell products en masse, creating more problems than the ones they claim to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The future of branding is community-born

It was just over the weekend that Discord announced its new brand. A “Blurple” brand, not quite blue, not quite purple, re-envisioning the iconic mascot Clyde to render it more print-friendly and… well, cute. Discord’s new...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

What makes IAMS top dog in the pet food game? #BehindTheBrand

When it comes to pet food, there are arguably a handful of brands that sit at the top of the grand pantheon. Whiskers and Pedigree are perhaps the most immediately recognisable to even those who would never dream of letting a furry friend share their...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

You are designing tomorrow’s rubbish

It was just a few months ago, in February, that the AF&PA (American Forest & Paper Association) released a comprehensive research document in which it surveyed a number of paper mills around the US, offering then some guidelines on how to make more...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the nature of plastic with Cheil - #BehindTheIdea

Right when you start thinking that creativity cannot be pushed any further, there will always be a campaign such as this one by Cheil Central America ready to amaze any advertising professional out there. The Nature of Plastic was born out of a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Sustainability needs its digital heroes

In our mostly-digital world, brands have countless ways to connect with consumers and engage with them on sustainability issues. However, the process of digital transformation is often forgotten or overlooked. Any website is leaving a "digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Best brand evolutions and what we can learn from them

Last year was one of change for many players in the creative industries. From brands to agencies and creative services providers, the entire creative sector was forced to adapt or die, embracing new technologies and adopting solutions to ensure...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

How Brands choose Agencies

It is always Pitch Season for a busy and established agency. It is an excellent occasion to gain some prospective clients, or even some leads to develop the future of the business. Whoever’s been in the game for long enough knows that brands...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

How to handle a PR crisis: the best examples from brands

Whether we’re speaking about our economy or the reputation of a brand, there’s no denying that 2020 has been a year littered with crises here and there. We've seen different kinds of responses here and there, and if you are a brand, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

It's time for a branding reset

A sudden global pandemic has truly shaken the brandscape we used to know and cherish. Many organisations have panicked and jumped aboard the train of the most technological solutions, sometimes losing bits of themselves in the process. It is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How Shift Engage roasted a brand mascot - #BehindTheIdea

There's brave and then there's bold. This short ad by Shift Engage and ALULA Animation Studios probably has a bit of both, with a pinch of genius here and there. It is a proven #fact that chickens cannot fly. Well, not in real life, they can't - but...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The value of individualisation in the new world of retail

When you think of retail and Covid-19, you can't help but feel a sense of discomfort pretty much off the bat. Retail has been heavily hit in the middle of this pandemic, with high street stores and firms closing up, tourism going down and an overall...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Discussing the power of storytelling with a Group Creative Director

Where would we be without stories? Stories have the power to change minds, inspire creativity and drive change. In the hands of the right leaders, stories can change the world forever. The Writer's Group Creative Director Charli Nordone certainly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The worst practices in LGBT+ marketing and advertising

Stereotypes, inconsistencies, hypocrisy - some campaigns have them all, others just a few. The LGBT+ community can’t afford the privilege to say they are loved everywhere they go, and it’s perfectly fine for brands and campaigns to try...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How can brands be more honest in the year ahead?

In the aftermath of Covid-19, we already know that only the strongest and most loyal brands will stand. After a year like 2020, it is no wonder that consumers are looking to connect with brands and their ideals, prompting the dawn of a new era for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Top 10 LGBT+ campaigns celebrating and championing diversity

On 24 May 1988, the United Kingdom introduced a nasty little clause, stating that a local authority “ shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.” This was just 30 years...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How can brands handle woke capitalism?

So 2020 was the year in which we saw brands moving increasingly closer to their consumers, in an attempt to show an understanding and humanity in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. However, this was but the culmination of a long path which global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

PR Trends set to change the rules in 2021

We've had Graphic Design Trends, Web Design Trends, Animation Trends and even Colour Trends for this groovy and newborn 2021. Truth is that there's plenty to be excited about for the next 12 months, despite of what these bleak beginnings may seem to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Features

The Consumer Trends that will define 2021

How’s the new year treating you? Feel any different yet? Well, according to some reports, consumer habits have changed quite a bit in the last year and you could arguably speculate that a global pandemic may have helped with that. With people...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

2021: Predictions for an Unpredictable Year

One thing we can predict for the year ahead is that what will have unfolded 12 months from now is most likely unpredictable. Our shift online has undoubtedly accelerated across the board - markedly with older generations who are typically slower in...

Posted by: Wolff Olins
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Inspiration

Best Brands of 2020

The best and most inspiring brands that made this 2020 more enjoyable. Thinking about the 12 months that just passed, I bet few actually realise how lucky we are to live in the era of brand purpose. With most brands now focused on making a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

What's next for social media marketing?

It's no wonder brands have invested big in the power of social media this year. With the vast majority of consumers stuck at home for long periods of time, online ads and social media were the only touchpoints between them and their target users. We...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why don't most agencies self-advertise?

”No donkey chases the carrot forever. He catches on. And quits.” If you remember this line, you either love the advertising industry and have read up on its history, or you are part of a very select demographic, lucky enough to have seen...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How to boost your chance of employment in the current events industry

September 2020 marks two important dates in the mustard calendar - my 25th birthday and, slightly less importantly, the end of our financial year. Naturally, that makes this a good time for us to reflect on the year that has passed. From September...

Posted by: mustard xp
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Inspiration

Learning Experimentation with Keir Siewert

In most industries we take a lot of the modern-day techniques for granted. What if we told you they all come from years and years of care-free experimentation? Video editor and filmmaker Keir Siewert believes today it is becoming increasingly harder...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How has Jane Doe changed in the last few months?

What you should know about your customer and how to create digital CX in the post-pandemic world. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a transformational year. While Covid-19’s impact at the macro level (across global politics, economics...

Posted by: Sophia Charters
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Workshop

Creating the Planet's Great Reset with Iris

Picture the blank page, staring at you right before a new drawing, story or project. Scary, isn't it? The big blank page can be daunting. It is up to creatives to fill it with all the amazing ideas we are known and paid for, driving change with our...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Let's bring some "Happimess" with Regina Blitz and Five by Five

How do you pull off a social campaign with a few pennies and tons of creative energy? Independent agency Five by Five certainly has something to say about that. Despite having a limited campaign budget, the agency has crafted a campaign for Regina...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

From condoms to cannabis: how to market your taboo product

The conversation around controversial and taboo sectors is changing. Topics that used to be hard to tackle even ten years ago are now out and in the open, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities for marketers and brands. It does, of course,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Retail in the near future

Since the Government published its Coronavirus recovery strategy, we have been moving quickly through the relaxation of lockdown in ‘steps’ and are now celebrating the large milestone at which non-essential businesses are permitted to...

Posted by: Posterscope

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