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Entertainment

BBC Music gathers 27 music stars for ambitious Beach Boys cover

In a new brand film created to promote the work of BBC Music, the BBC have created an ambitious new film that features a total of 27 current and legendary pop stars performing a new arrangement of the classic Beach Boys song “God Only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Game of Thrones stars recreate SodaStream ad for sustainability

A trio of stars from HBO hit Game of Thrones have reunited for a remake a 2017 SodaStream ad to raise awareness around single-use plastic. Say Goodbye features actors Thor Bjornsson AKA The Mountain, Hannah Waddingham AKA Septa and Kristian Nairn...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Y&R send Premier League stars back to school in first unsponsored ad

The Premier League is launching its first-ever unsponsored ad campaign, with a TV spot starring players including Theo Walcott and Gary Cahill interacting with kids at a primary school as they read from TH Palmer’s inspirational poem...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Creativity Breaks by Canopy & Stars is the perfect creative retreat

Being a creative individual isn't always a picnic. Unreasonable deadlines, the inability to switch off and those constant, nagging feelings that theres always “Something we should be doing right now” can often lead to heightened stress...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Mads Mikkelsen stars in £40 million Ford campaign by GTB

GTB, the WPP global agency for Ford, have created a bold, 360 campaign to launch the new Ford Edge across European markets. The campaign is spearheaded by an 8-minute short film, directed by Jake (son of Ridley) Scott of RSA Films and starring Mads...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AD STARS 2016: The Big Winners

The winners of the 9th annual AD STARS awards were announced this weekend on Saturday, 27th August, at a gala ceremony held in Busan, South Korea. The winners were chosen from a shortlist of 1,680 finalists from 42 countries. Overall, AD STARS...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

J. Walter Thompson and Google open the Google All-Stars Academy

J. Walter Thompson Middle East and North Africa and Google MENA have entered into a partnership that they are celebrating and introducing with a global first. The technology company’s “Google All-Stars Academy” is a programme that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AMV casts Gogglebox stars for National Lottery campaign

Gogglebox is a show that sounds like torture on paper, but against all odds, a non-scripted show starring members of the general public watching and casting a critical eye over the week's televisual highlights, has proven a critical and commercial...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

JWT team up with Instagram stars for Beringer Vineyards campaign

Beringer Vineyards, one of the most acclaimed producers in Napa Valley, California, has announced the launch of a new multichannel advertising campaign by JWT for 2016 called “Better Beckons,” in partnership with Instagram sensations...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

The Stars of Design Junction: The College 

The old hallways of Central Saint Martins are now currently home to 180 cutting-edge brands and designers from around the world. This instagraming dreamworld spread over 6 floors was a collaboration-haven with a stunning display of new textures,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Football stars transformed into classic pub signs for BT Sport

I won't pretend to know a thing about Football, but I know quite a lot about pubs. I've always been adverse to the fancy wine bar or the over-priced nightclub, being more at home in a dusty hovel bearing a name such as the “Bull and Bladder” or...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Ten Japanese TV ads Hollywood's stars wouldn't want you to see

It would be slightly mean to accuse Hollywood's finest actors of greed - but only slightly. You see, not content with the multi-million dollar fees for the movies in which they appear, they flock to a highly lucrative trade in advertising cameos. And...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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An Alien of Ariake stars in Saga city promotion film

Geometry Global Japan has launched a new film to draw visitors to Saga City, Japan. The film, ‘Alien of Ariake - W · R · S · B’, features an alien creature of the in the nearby Ariake Sea. Created for Saga City, the film...

Posted by: Ogilvy & Mather Japan
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Advertising

Hollywood stars lend their voices to Nature

TBWA Media Arts Lab recently launched a star-studded new campaign called “Nature Is Speaking” for Conservation International (CI), the nonprofit environmental organisation based in Arlington, Virginia. The bold and cinematic ads, which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Following a flurry of new business wins, including Ornua Foods, which has seen Above + Beyond propelled up the rankings table, the agency has made two senior hires to its creative department. Ben Da Costa has been hired as Creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Powerful portraits with Stanley Chow

Stanley Chow’s bold portraits and illustrations are internationally recognised on the covers of The New York Times and The New Yorker, used for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, and have even caught the attention of bands such as The White...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

David Bowie: A Death in Design

When the news dropped yesterday morning that the man born David Robert Jones (he changed his stage name to avoid being mistaken for Davy Jones from The Monkees) had passed away at the age of 69, I was actually half way through my 7th or 8th run...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Grey London - KOOVS Now this is something truly impressive. Many people balk at the idea of using a music video as advertisement, as they see it as some kind of infringement on artistry. That's largely bollocks though, as I'd argue that any music...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Eric Yahnker's Pop Culture Pencilling

Eric Yahnker is all about intricate pencil work, pop culture puns and a serious approach to his work. He doesn’t make it easy to dismiss his work as pastiche, mainly because his finger is superbly on the pulse of contemporary society. Whether...

Posted by: Jade French
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Careers

Meet Phil Danter: The Ad executive who became a music star

Tiring of your glittering career as an advertising executive? All those expense account lunches leaving you unfulfilled? Maybe you should become a music star. It can certainly be done, as one high-flyer has proved by making that exact career move....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Adidas take Marc Jacobs to court

Adidas has accused world-famous fashion designer Marc Jacobs of designing a “Confusingly similar imitation” of its now iconic three-stripe motif. The sports brand filed a suit against the American designer's Marc Jacobs International company last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The blurred legal lines between inspiration and stealing.

When does homage become theft? And when does inspiration tip into plagiarism? Can a creative endeavour ever be called completely original? These were the questions facing a U.S. court, which last week found in favour of the family of the late soul...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Entertainment

Channel 4 invade the X Factor with bionic pop star

If you were left more than a little confused by a short clip shown during the advertisements of last night's X Factor final on ITV, you were certainly not alone. The video in question featured a collage of bizarre images and aggressive sounds, all...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Bono wants to save the world. Again.

U2 frontman and enthusiastic philanthropist, Bono, has teamed up with a host of celebrity friends and well-wishers in a film highlighting the Ebola epidemic. The film was launched on Wednesday (November 19) alongside the Ebola Response Tracker on the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

"Content is crap". Does ITV's Simon Daglish have a point?

Last week saw Sir John Heggarty proclaiming most modern advertising to be sh*t. Perhaps there's something in the bracing Spring air, because this week ITV's commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned brands that '90% of content is crap'. Some livewires...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Postmodernism at the V&A

Hello dear blog readers. Apologies for posting this so late in the day but I have been out at the V&A Museum all afternoon trying to get my head around just what exactly Postmodernism is. Stupid though this may sound I managed to complete my art...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Product placement and music - why the world's gone Gaga

More often than not, late-night, post-pub activities seem to include hap-hazard YouTube antics and for a while now it has been almost impossible not to watch Lady Gaga and Beyonce's power pop duet 'Telephone' for the hundred-and-somethingth...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Catching creative stardust for O2

A recent ad for UK telco O2 promotes the brand’s Priority scheme, which offers a variety of exclusive experiences for customers. The spot sees a series of shooting stars travel through the sky before being caught by O2 customers’ phones,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: The Times and Kia show the cost of leaving it unsaid

Kia has launched a new campaign called Journeys That Matter in partnership with News UK and Sky Media to raise awareness of its car portfolio, featuring the Kia ProCeed and Kia's new all-electric e-Niro. News UK’s Bridge Studio developed three...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2019: Key themes from this year's festival

As the dust settles after another sun-drenched week in the South of France, a selection of industry experts give their views on the key themes in 2019. Aside from the usual networking, parties and late-night Gutter Bar action, here's what else made...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Dream Pack print ads say Stop the Killing

After a group of Game of Thrones stars recreated a SodaStream ad to raise awareness about the damage being caused by single-use plastic this week, a new print campaign from Ecquador echoes the message. Paradais DDB is the agency behind the work, for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Javier Suso

Javier Suso, CEO of VCCP Spain, talks about increased competition for ad agencies and what his company is doing to combat that threat in this industry influencer interview. He also outlines the importance of company culture, how his former bosses...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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