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Leaders

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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Inspiration

The Blind Passion of Augusto Correia

"Don't learn advertising. Learn people." Associate creative director Augusto Correia has an ardent passion for creativity. You can easily get that from his words, and how vehemently he talks about his craft. Born a musician and grown in advertising,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to design with empathy and inclusion

Inclusive design. We double-dare you to find a more relevant term or concept today. With a globalised world and countless opportunities to reach all kinds of niches and communities around the planet, designing for your own needs is just another...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

#EachForEqual: What International Women’s Day Means to Photographers

See what #EachForEqual means to these photographers as they prepare for International Women’s Day 2020, and learn ways you can add gender diversity to your own portfolio. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Taking Tinder to church for Telenor

In a world of esports, influencers and dating apps, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. But all it takes is a little open mindedness to realise the power and potential of technology. A recent spot from Swedish creative company Acne deals with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Cannes Lions 2019: Film, Titanium, Glass, Sustainable Development winners

Friday night saw the final awards show of Cannes Lions 2019 take place with the Communication and Good Track winners announced as well as special awards, celebrating the industry's best performing companies across the five-day event, as well as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Cannes Lions 2018: Rafael Rizuto on diversity and Glass Lion judging

We kicked off Cannes Lions this year with a chat on Glass Lion judging and the importance of diversity and diverse backgrounds with Rafael Rizuto, Chief Creative Officer at San Francisco’s TBD and juror for the Glass Lion category this year at...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The Flaw in Flawsome

Is the well intentioned brand-championing of our individuality actually working to reinforce outdated beauty ideals? Flawsome is intended to be a powerful statement of self-acceptance. In the recent Diesel, 'Go with the flaw campaign', we see a...

Posted by: ECHO
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: James Damore's Google Memo

Last week, there was a great deal of smoke being blown surrounding the memo released by Google employee James Damore, which inferred that women were biologically inferior to their male counterparts when it came to computer science and coding. These...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

5 Models for the Future of VR Marketing

VR is the only medium, besides reality, able to create presence. It substitutes the physical world for a constructed (or recorded) one and fools the 3 “parts” of your brain to give you the subjective perception that you’re there....

Posted by: Somewhere Else
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Leaders

21st Century Women: An alternative view of Cannes 2017

As this year’s Festival of Creativity draws to a close, it’s safe to say that Cannes 2017 has been predictably unpredictable. From a semen testing app scooping a Grand Prix, through to the epic 17-minute film triumph from, of all brands,...

Posted by: Partners Andrews Aldridge
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Leaders

Pride in London and WCRS celebrate love in all its forms

This Pride season marks 50 years since Parliament first voted to start legalising homosexuality. Across the UK, Prides will be marching with a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love. Ahead of the London parade on 8th July, Pride in London and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Shortlisted Designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Designs by shortlisted teams in a competition to design a £40 million national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the UK have gone on public display. The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched the memorial international design...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Free The Bid aims to break gender bias in advertising once and for all

Gender bias has, until now, been one of those issues a lot of us like to sweep under the rug, even though we all understand it's a major problem. For many, it's a lingering reminder of a bygone age of rampant misogyny and prejudice that we'd rather...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2016: Wednesday's Top Highlights

Before we begin discussing the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Lions, if you want to keep track of all the award winners, you can keep checking the “Just Announced” page on the official Cannes Lions website for all award wins as and when...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2016: Tuesday's Top Highlights

Whilst there were not quite as many award announcements at the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the day certainly wasn't without its drama. Will Smith shares his thoughts on the state of marketing Hollywood A-list actor...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Taylor Herring - Pimms Jelly Good Show Whilst not technically an ad, I couldn't possibly help but kick things off this week with this wonderful activation by Taylor Herring for Pimms. It would be unpatriotic of me to do otherwise! What the summery...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Tony Blair asked AllofUs to reinvent his educational platform

The internet is, by and large and on balance, a force for good in the world. We honestly believe that. It's also a place where people are free to reinvent themselves, largely free of prejudice. So, even with our misgivings regarding former prime...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Leo Burnett London help recovering addicts dress for job interviews

First impressions count, especially when it comes to job interviews, and, like it or not, the first impression any potential employer will have of any potential employee will be down to how they look. We are, underneath it all, an incredibly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Ogilvy Pride launches in Hong Kong

For an industry built on a foundation of creativity, inclusivity and forward-thinking idealism, adland still has a way to go when it comes to workplace diversity. We've come a long way since the days of Mad Men of course, but there's still a long...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Homophobia flipped on its head by Dublin taxi driver

This week saw probably the most tongue-in-cheek comment yet on the upcoming Irish referendum debate on gay marriage. The taxi app Hailo (think Uber, only for actual taxis) released a hilarious and bitingly satirical online video in order to not only...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Ad land fights back against homophobia

Hatred exists in many shapes and forms, but no form of hatred grinds my gears quite like bigotry. In such a supposedly enlightened age, despising another person simply because their beliefs or lifestyle don't align with yours should be completely...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Ad Council gets under our skin

A surprisingly moving new campaign from the non-profit Ad Council group has been making some big waves this week. A film shot on Valentine's Day called “Diversity & Inclusion” made its online début on Tuesday and sent the internet into floods of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a Clarkson...and let him go?

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson was forced to apologise for having said a bad thing. A very bad thing. It is the only word in the whole English language that I can think of that is 100%, totally and utterly off limits. The word is “n****r”....

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Would Facebook rather protect its advertisers than its users?

Facebook claims to have cracked its rather awkward 'ads on offensive pages' problem. This week the social network's Director of Policy announced the site has completed the task of 'narrowing down the number of pages where ads will be shown'. Which...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

What's the problem with the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings campaign?

This week Channel 4 has attracted considerable attention. Its high-profile, much discussed ‘documentary’ strand Big Fat Gypsy Weddings has returned to a big fat viewing audience and water-cooler debate over the style merits of pineapple...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Strife is tweet - a top ten of Twitter scandals

1. Social sausage Anthony Weiner (oh the irony!) denied everything and blamed hackers (they always do), when a photo of his genitals was tweeted from his account and sent to a woman in Seattle. The problem was that Weiner, at the time, was one of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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Workshop

Leaving the Comfort Zone

The importance of bravery, boundaries and beliefs in the performance arts “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours” Richard Bach, ‘Illusions’ , Arrow Books, 1988 The book ‘Illusions’ by...

Posted by: James Sampson

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