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Why you need to embrace nostalgia marketing right now 

Nostalgia marketing is taking the world by storm, as millennials and Gen-Z are longing for the past, and brands are taking them on an exciting journey through time. The result? A successful marketing campaign that converts. Today, we explore how...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Leaders

J. Walter Thompson bank on the power of nostalgia for Philadelphia

Nostalgia is a powerful thing that's often difficult to fully comprehend or even recognise. We are all, to some extent, hardwired to react positively to things that take us back to our own personal halcyon days, and negatively to things that remind...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Top 5 pop culture campaign misfires of the 21st century | #MediaMonth

Pop culture and advertising have been walking hand-in-hand with varying degrees of success since ethe 1950s. In the latter half of the 20th century we saw brand and pop culture partnerships like Pepsi and Michael Jackson and Nestle and The Simpsons...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Creating a digital strategy for a legacy brand | #HistoryMonth

Simon Corbett, CEO at Jargon PR and Adam Smith, Managing Director of Rawnet, discuss why legacy brands need to reconsider their digital strategies and reap the benefits, and how customer-centricity will be the key to a successful digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Is brand design based on fickle fads?

The fashion industry runs on the continuous change in taste and aesthetics. A cynical eye could see this as fickle and superficial. Most branding agencies, however (WMH&I included), like to think that they are not subject to any apparent design...

Posted by: WMH&I
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Industry

Brand love - Why is Lego the most loved brand in the UK?

Image is everything in the world of branding. Quite literally. Yes, it’s great to have a moral compass and all that but even the most benevolent brand in the world would still be a failure if it didn’t take the time to press the flesh....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

12 unexpected graphic design trends to watch for in 2022

When everything is said and done, the graphic design trends of 2022 are a motley crew. Frasurbane and anti-design, escapism and grunge, doodles and parametric patterns are some of the themes explored. It's difficult to envision any of these diverse...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Inspiration

A retro flash mob featuring Steps brings the house down | #BehindTheIdea

Last month, O2 launched a social first campaign to promote the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 foldable phone by UK agency of record, VCCP London and Girl&Bear. The campaign saw the iconic Noughties pop band, Steps, take over the famous O2 arena with a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Descending into the Metaverse - 5 creative trends for 2022

Trends. That’s right, it’s that time of the year again where we all become wannabe soothsayers and cast our minds as far forward as possible to escape the gaping maw of sadness that is the present. 2021 has not exactly been a banner...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The 10 best ever Christmas ads that you should watch today

It’s that time of the year! In mid-November, brands usually rush to release their best Christmas ads and capture a precious slice of attention from their target audiences. Due to the shortage crisis, this year was a bit different, but...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Ads that made history: the Christmas Truce of Sainsbury’s

I was in a classroom, leaning over my desk as my Storytelling tutor dimmed the lights in the room, when I watched the 1914 Christmas ad for the first time. As someone who hadn’t lived in the UK until 2017, I’d apparently missed out on a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Have you seen the first ever website?

It was 1989 when a British scientist felt the need to automate information-sharing between scientists around the world. Until then, universities and institutes worldwide had struggled to share instant information and data about new scientific or...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How a pandemic changes brand perceptions

There's no denying that the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour worldwide, forcing the whole creative industry to find new ways to adapt to a new normal. What was perfectly reasonable and effective in a world dominated by reason and logic, such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

2021's most inspiring Graphic Design trends

If you thought 2020 was a chaos, you clearly haven’t seen what graphic design might have in store for 2021. After such an unbelievable year (in good and bad terms), we can all expect designers to bear the marks of 2020 for quite some time,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Print is definitely not dead

Promoting your business offline Pre-internet, promotion looked very different. We relied on using print to show off our best work. We used to send out portfolios so that prospects could see our work in print-form. It’s all very well having a...

Posted by: &Something
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Inspiration

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

Does advertising lack originality?

They say Christmas is a time for giving. But first it’s a time for watching all the big brand ads so we can decide what to give and where to spend our money. And with the bulk of this year’s spots now released, what do they say about the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Publicis Conseil launches Mission to Earth

A robot reminisces about a world it once knew in a new spot from French agency Publicis Conseil. Created for construction materials company Saint-Gobain and directed by Wilfrid Brimo, memories of human life are projected onto a screen to convey the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Bill Murray & Co return in new Ghostbusters game trailer

Nostalgia has been big for business for the past few years and a new HD Ghostbusters game is set to continue that trend as Bill Murray and his team of trusted scientists return for more adventures. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Advertising is not a craft, it's a business - Sir Martin Sorrell

The former founder of agency network WPP has hit out at creatives in the advertising industry by suggesting that too many are living in the past. Sir Martin Sorrell spent 33 years building WPP into a global powerhouse with the network welcoming the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Zine culture tops Shutterstock trends in 2019

Shutterstock has launched its eighth annual Creative Trends Report, which predict major trends in 2019 as well as what will be the rising topics and one to watch in the year ahead. The overbearing theme of the findings is that there will be a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

YouTube Music ad makes top 10 list for EMEA

YouTube has released its overall 2018 EMEA ads leaderboard, which includes a spot for its music service, YouTube Music, in at number nine on the list. The top spot is taken by German online real estate portal Immowelt, with its epic narrative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Leaders

What makes a great UGC campaign?

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, user-generated content (UGC) has had a storied career. From a few videos on a then little-known website called YouTube in 2006 to full-blown media campaigns harnessing the power of real people, the...

Posted by: Lobster
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Leaders

Top 20 Ads of 2017

With digital arguably superseding traditional TV advertising as the most relevant and cost-effective way-forward for the industry this year, it's surprising that we actually enjoyed such a banner year for great, 30-90 second creative content. Of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Creative Stranger Things are happening

Next weekend the world will be turned upside down as the 80s return for Halloween in the style of Stranger Things inspired costumes and activations to celebrate the release of Season 2 on October 27th on Netflix. Topshop has teamed up with Netflix...

Posted by: Heather Deacon

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