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Trends

Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Why it pays to play the long game in the build-up to Black Friday

Black Friday has fast become the standout date in the UK ecommerce calendar. It may well be yet another transatlantic import to the UK retail scene, but it’s a date that consumers are looking out for and a date that ecommerce brands have very...

Posted by: Stickyeyes
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Advertising

Havas Chicago invite us to play with their massive inflatable boobs

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is slowly becoming as iconic a part of October as jack-o-lanterns and alcoholic abstinence, Havas Chicago has launched another attention-grabbing effort inviting those passing by their offices on...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Play 'Spot the Ad' with D&AD's Next Awards campaign

What do Nirvana, Guinness, Honda and Spike Jonze have in common? They all have work that stars in the 2016 D&AD Next Awards campaign. Here, some of the most iconic photographic and film works of all time have been creatively re-imagined by F/Nazca...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Geometry Global play Pass the Parcel

How many times have you returned home from work only to find that dreaded slip of paper that informs you you'll need to collect a parcel from your local delivery office? It's the very definition of a first world problem, but it's a problem...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Google Play Music gets the Munchies

Google Play Music has announced a rather unique partnership with the subscription dinner service Munchery, which will allow users to order their meals with an accompanying, specifically tailored soundtrack designed to reflect their order. Between...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Play the new WWE game as the Terminator? Hell yeah.

As he famously promised 30 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger is indeed back, and in a big way. This summer saw the release of the latest Terminator movie, which also marked the former California governor's return to the big screen blockbuster scene...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

NatWest and M&C Saatchi play musical chairs

In a new fully integrated campaign from M&C Saatchi, NatWest use the metaphor of the classic party game, musical chairs, to promote the bank's decision to end introductory teaser rates on savings accounts and credit cards. The campaign will run...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Alan Fletcher. Work and Play

Alan Fletcher was one of the powerhouses of contemporary British graphic design. He worked for more than 50 years designing everything from corporate identities - logos, literature, advertising, signage, calendars - to toys, books, newspapers and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Innovation, brand value and the customer journey

Consumer decision making is changing, and that’s impacting brand loyalty. This became clear to me while I was researching a presentation I made at an event held to examine the role and the market opportunity presented by online video. One of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

CES 2020: the symbiosis of human and machine

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” ― Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants If CES 2020 was anything to go by, humans across the globe have been hard at it, before giving birth to some extraordinary tech (as featured) in...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Trends

Another Industry to Disrupt

When we started The Pop Up Agency and proposed a different approach to solving briefs, we were met with both love and resistance. Many established companies were skeptical of our agile methods and some people said it would be impossible to solve...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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Features

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Features

Lost in Translation: how to run a successful multi-region campaign 

When your brand trades across multiple countries, reproducing a successful marketing campaign from one region in the rest of your markets can appear easy. It seems all you need to do is pay some translators and watch the savings roll in. However, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Design Process Behind A Dodgers Illustration

Here's a quick behind-the-scenes video covering my process designing a Los Angelas Dodgers baseball illustration. Also included are two little mini Adobe Illustrator tutorials over two tools that I use all of the time. So with that said, let's play...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Trends

From Museumification to Mash-ups: Five experiential trends for 2020

Surrounded by pizza museums, themed mini-golf, and interactive paintings, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we'd awoken to some kind of cartoon nightmare. But no, this is the experience economy in 2020. Experiential activations are both physical...

Posted by: Luc Benyon
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Trends

Why celebrating success can motivate and disrupt a team

With Boris promising to ‘bung a few bob so that Big Ben can bong’, (which is surely the British entry to the Eurovision Tongue Twister contest), I thought it might be interesting to see how celebrating success can motivate or disrupt a...

Posted by: JSR Content
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Features

All I want for Christmas is nothing: Breaking the Secret Santa curse

Christmas is wonderful and everything, but if there’s one thing about it that becomes more and more tedious as the years drag on - it’s the presents. As a child, there’s something undeniably magical about waking up at the crack of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Behind the Idea: Standing out with courage in a sea of festive frivolity

With the festive season in full swing (nine days and counting), Toyota debuted its 2019 holiday spot last week as part of an ambitious and heartfelt campaign featuring genuine military service members returning home to their families for Christmas....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Red vs Blue - Colouring Corbyn and Branding Bojo

Politics and marketing have never been so closely entwined in an age of 24-hour news and false facts. But after three years of Brexit burnout, the marketing teams behind the parties fighting in today’s historic general election have never had a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Behind the Idea: Grey unleashes the Hunger Hammer on hungry gamers

Last week, Pringles unveiled a rather unique gaming headset that doubles as an automatic Pringles dispenser. Whilst it might sound on the surface like some form of particularly creative torture, this bizarre invention was actually dreamt up by Grey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Vodafone discover that connection is key to unlocking creativity

Half of all small businesses in the creative industry say that technology levels the creative playing field in a fiercely competitive industry according to new findings launched this week by Vodafone. The research, which surveyed 500 creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Animation meets live action in McDonald’s Christmas spot

Fast food chain McDonald’s has unveiled its Christmas campaign for 2019, which is based on a young girl with a big imagination and tells the story of Archie the Reindeer. Created by Leo Burnett London, Passion Animation and Outsider, the film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

John Lewis Christmas spot fuels fire for Waitrose merger

John Lewis has finally launched its Christmas ad for 2019, which tells the story of a little girl and her excitable dragon, Edgar, and unites the brand with partner company Waitrose. The spot, created by adam&eveDDB and directed by Dougal Wilson, is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: You can't explain Zakri Williams' surreal sketches

Don’t try to understand what’s going on in Zakri Williams’ surreal sketches, says the freelance illustrator. Just enjoy the complexities of the drawings, which he creates with fine-liners, ballpoint pens, pencils and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Are brands doing enough for the planet?

The creative industry can help brands contribute to the greater good, in ways that feel genuine and authentic. It’s clear that consumers are becoming more attuned to brands acting in socially and environmentally beneficial ways and they show...

Posted by: Clarity
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Careers

So, you've won an award...

Do industry awards just prey on pride? You don’t remember entering. You barely even remember the piece of work that’s been nominated. And you’ve certainly never heard of the Copywriting Republic Annual Presentation who are behind...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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5 ways retailer brands can learn from restaurants

How often do we walk into a retail space and find the joy and giddy expectation we usually associate with dining out in a restaurant? Not often enough, is probably the answer. There are of course exceptions in the retail sector, but compare flagship...

Posted by: Callum Lumsden
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Features

Secret Location’s not so secret splendour; an Emmy-winning VR studio

Meet the development team behind Secret Location, a project-based digital service start-up that quickly gained momentum by shifting its focus towards original content, IP, and technology. Today, it's a multinational enterprise and motto is no...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: 3D artist Fedde Souverein switches up the world

Whether it’s a puzzling political statement (Statue of Confusion, pictured), views that bring the world into people’s backyards or a dragon made of milk, Amsterdam-based 3D artist Fedde Souverein's work is sure to capture your...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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