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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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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...

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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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Paddy Power walks with Brighton Pride

'Come out to play' was the message last weekend as Irish bookmaker Paddy Power put together a team of LGBTQ players and walked alongside a larger than life inflatable dubbed The Game Changer at Pride Brighton. The case video for the stunt (below),...

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Dublin Bus drives The Long Road to Pride

Last weekend, public service provider Dublin Bus celebrated the people who made Pride in Dublin possible - the older LGBTQ+ generations - with a new activation called The Long Road to Pride. Working with creative agency ROTHCO, the bus company...

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BBH London and Absolut remind the LGBTQ community to Kiss With Pride

London Pride has been and gone, and was, by all accounts, a colossal success this year, firmly cementing the big smoke as a city of warmth and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Absolut, however, wish to underline the fact that just because Pride is...

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Adland shows off its true colours for Pride London

Adland has really got stuck in for Pride London this year. We've already covered the wonderful official “Love Happens Here” campaign by WCRS, but that was only the tip of the rainbow. Here, we've gathered a few of the more interesting...

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Proximity London give blue plaques a splash of colour for Pride

Many modern outdoor activations can feel gimmicky and trite, like physical click-bait. This is particularly true when they are tied to a specific event or celebration. This, however, really struck me as something smart, creative and bold. As part of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Rebrand Roundup: From Pride to Popcorn

Bompas & Parr - Propercorn Institute of Flavour Bompas & Parr has designed popcorn brand Propercorn’s new month long pop-up, “Institute of Flavour.” Based in Soho, London, the pop-up features a popping room and kitchen where...

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WCRS, Sir Ian McKellen, Graham Norton & more stand for Pride in London

The next phase in this year’s Pride in London campaign was launched yesterday, and featured some rather impressive names lending their voices to the cause, which is more vital than ever given the horrific events that transpired over the weekend...

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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...

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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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Inspiration

The warmth and inclusivity of Being Agency

If the founder of Being Agency could change one thing about the industry, it would be the perception that you need to go big or go home. Looking at the pictures of the team below, and reading words by the founder himself, Being Agency sounds like an...

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The independent spirit of Paul Gawman

The beauty of the creative industry is that every professional you meet in the field will be happy to tell you they're making money by doing something they love. Freelance 3D artist Paul Gawman is no different. He's lucky enough to be successful as...

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Workshop

Typographic storytelling in the Gay Times campaign

"In the western world we have preconceived notions on what it's like to be queer in certain countries". The story behind Emma and Ryan is particularly interesting in itself. Two creative professionals uniting to change the world with their craft. No...

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Making better worlds together, with UNICEF and VaynerMedia

On World Refugee Day (20th June) UNICEF launched a campaign to encourage people to think differently about refugee and migrant children, to focus on what the adoptive communities gain. Created by VaynerMedia, its team of senior art director Lianne...

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The Intense Strength of Teamwork with TBWA\ANG

Teamwork is at the essence of many jobs well done. Having been the DISRUPTION® company for decades, TBWA has a long record of amazing storytelling, disruptive design and a close, caring eye on social and community needs. But really, all of this...

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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,...

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Features

LGBTQ+ representation deserves more than a yearly nudge

Stonewall’s legacy lives on today. Peaceful marches of Gay Pride movements all around the world, from Europe to the US and beyond, echo the days of riots and violence which erupted at the dawn of the Seventies. The LGBTQ+ community has come a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Fighting the Rise in LGBTQ Abuse with The Gate London

Not all the consequences of COVID-19 make the headlines. A simple sentence, enough to have us focus in on one of the unspoken issues of the pandemic. LGBTQ abuse has risen tremendously during lockdown, and social distancing has pulled off the plug...

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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...

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Life post-COVID might be worse than we expect

Well that was quick, wasn’t it? A few months stuck at home, non-stop doomscast for a couple of weeks, then at some point the industry got used to it (or got bored enough) and started to cope, one way or another. We’ve heard of both...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Outing Adland's Homophobia

First, let’s address the pink elephant in the room and say: yes, things have obviously come a long way since Stonewall, and no, in an ideal world, being an LGBT+ BOGOF creative team wouldn’t be noteworthy. But this isn’t an ideal...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Features

Asterix and Obelix: the magic potion behind Albert Uderzo's success

Creative success is often about chasing dreams, determination, and just the right amount of luck. It is also about teaming up with people in line with your creative vibe; and sometimes, in the case of Asterix and Obelix co-creators Albert Uderzo and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How to create and activate an effective brand strategy

This blog looks at how a good brand strategy can help you change the way people think, feel and act. But you have to embed it across the whole customer and employee experience, not just the brand expression. Branding is, and always has been, about...

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Inspiration

Stanford the Flying Pig: Up, Up and Away!

Liz Carlston had written a book. She wanted to self-publish it on Amazon but needed to make her book different from everybody else’s. Children’s books all look the same nowadays: arty-farty and scratchy. Loose creations that look more...

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#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...

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Workshop

Straight Talk: Outing Adland's Homophobia

First, let’s address the pink elephant in the room and say: yes, things have obviously come a long way since Stonewall, and no, in an ideal world, being an LGBT+ BOGOF creative team wouldn’t be noteworthy. But this isn’t an ideal world and...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Features

Behind the idea: Chris Hadfield brings Ireland together from space

For their latest campaign for Electric Ireland, ROTHCO quite literally looked to the stars for inspiration. What they came back with was an incredibly bold and emotionally powerful concept - what does Ireland look like from space? They managed to...

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