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Inspiration

Purpose Doesn’t Have to Mean the Death of Comedy #PurposeMonth

Comedy is a funny thing (naturally). For one thing, it’s incredibly subjective. Indeed, one person’s lol can be another person’s lawsuit. When it comes to humour in advertising, this means there’s an even finer line to tread...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Purpose: You're doing it wrong

With Brand Purpose back on the agenda for debate, I thought I’d finally get round to telling everyone you’re doing it wrong, using the purist’s example of a Purpose led brand to make my case. Death Cigarettes. The term...

Posted by: Whistlejacket
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Industry

At Cannes Lions 2023, purpose was out and humour was in

If Cannes Lions 2022 has a singular united theme, it was “purpose.” Indeed, it’s perhaps been the unifying theme for the last decade. In the ensuing 12 months, however, we’ve all been purposed to death so when it came to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Is Brand Purpose Still Relevant in 2023? #PurposeMonth #CannesLions

Purpose is a small and complicated word. For many, it’s that indefinable ‘something’ that keeps us pushing against a brick wall even when we know it’s breaking our backs to do so and for many more it’s the thing that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

10 ways to get your brand purpose right | #PurposeMonth

Today’s consumers are a more discerning bunch than those that came before. They don’t just want to know what a brand sells but what it stands for and this is where brand purpose comes into play; its reason for being beyond just making a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Brands built on purpose: Is purpose-driven marketing always a plus?

Purpose-driven marketing. Purpose-driven brands. Purpose-driven products. These days, it seems the industry is powered by purpose. Which is hardly a surprise, with poll after poll suggesting customers want to buy from brands that are more socially...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Workshop

Looking for purpose in your next job? You’re not alone

It was September 2016 when this article from The Guardian unveiled that millennials want “purpose over paychecks”. Fast forward to 2022, two years after the beginning of a global pandemic, and things are hardly looking any different. If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The big advertising shift towards purpose 

In 2015, audiences on social media platforms hit a critical mass. Brands suddenly needed to find a new way to speak to consumers. It seems unthinkable now that we all create thousands of video formats for single ad campaigns but it was a much simpler...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Action over virtue: looking beyond purpose

It appears that only an incredibly small portion of Fortune 500 companies believe that they should focus on making profit and their actions, rather than social goals. Of course this is far from being negative. Such shift in perception heralds an era...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Purpose isn’t just a shiny tick box to offer your clients

Love the new Conscious products made-in H&M. At least 50% of Conscious products is made from sustainable materials! And the remaining half, well… We don’t care about that, do we? H&M often makes the headlines for all the wrong reasons,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

This new wave of brand purpose isn’t a pandemic fad

We’ve seen brands rise and fall during the last decade, but never as fast as in 2020. A correct approach to brand purpose could make or break a brand in the last year-and-something, and those regarding brand purpose as a shiny checkbox for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

You don’t need the big budget to embrace purpose

Early last year, Unilever doubled down on brand purpose and argued that investing more in purposeful communications is the smart thing to do for any brand. That was January 2020, and since then, a global pandemic has proven Unilever quite right, with...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Why you should care about business purpose in your workplace

About exactly 6 years ago, PWC published a study on the importance of purpose in the work environment. The multinational network highlighted the disconnect between claimed business purpose and the way business leaders operate on a human level. The...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Business goals and purpose are not incompatible

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a rise in popularity for brands who are more purpose-driven. The past year has shown us how important it is to have a purpose to which your customers can connect, one key message that can be described in one sentence...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Traditional brand purpose has made consumers complacent

But a new wave of change-makers is here to change that… Is the branding industry’s obsession with purpose simply encouraging consumers to maintain bad habits? Nowadays we expect brands to weave a sustainable or charitable message into...

Posted by: B&B Studio
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Leaders

How to nail your brand's purpose

Purpose is a buzzword we've heard quite a lot in recent years. To some it's just a nice-to-have, a pleasant addition to the mission of your brand and a good complement for your products. For others, purpose is something else. It is direction,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Adrian Penu's quest for purpose

Inevitably, you have to try your hand at different things before you find your true vocation. It was the case of artist Adrian Penu, who spent some time with photography, film and various crafts before landing in fine art and painting. Since then,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Betfair celebrates trailblazing heritage #behindtheidea

Betfair, one of the world’s largest international online sports betting providers and part of the world’s biggest entertainment company, Flutter, has today launched a new bran positioning and brand platform developed with their creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Frive aims to revolutionise how we eat #BehindTheBrand

The UK’s highest rated meal delivery subscription, Lions Prep, recently unveiled a name change to “Frive”, together with a full rebrand. Created in partnership with London creative agency Among Equals, it’s part of a mission...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Designhouse bring energy back #BehindTheBrand

We spoke to Richard Debenham, Design Director at Designhouse this week, about his agency’s job creating a new brand name and visual identity for a former subsidiary brand of the district energy business, Equans, set to lead the UK market in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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