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Technology

Beer can QR codes tell stories of songs that were Big in Japan

Rock-themed craft brewery SingleCut Beersmiths has gamified the labels of its latest IPA, Big in Japan, to tell stories of well-known songs that got their big break in the country. The unique can packaging created by Zulu Alpha Kilo honours four...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

QR Codes

Little monochrome squares are everywhere now. They are pretty ugly and clunky and it has to be asked how many people are willing to get their smartphone out whilst waiting for the tube or the bus and scan in the nearest advert or poster, I can't say...

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Technology

How WeChat and TikTok are making China unmissable

China is booming. The growing economy, advanced technology and investment from outside of the country mean content consumption is on the up and the opportunities for brands is endless. At Creativepool’s Connect: London festival, digital...

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Design

Jameson launch 50,000 NFC bottles for Saint Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day activations are actually a little thin on the ground this year, but one that caught my eye (perhaps due in no small part to my personal fondness of the brand) was Jameson Whiskey, who are celebrating the launch of their very...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Why The Art World Is Ready For Tech Adoption

Museums around the world welcome millions of visitors each year, accounting for a $192 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. But with the Millennial generation already surpassing Baby Boomers by the millions, and Gen-Z projected to make up 25%...

Posted by: Adam Jenkins
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Technology

Design your own “Monster Hunting” experience this Halloween

A leading name in Augmented Reality enabled products and entertainment has recently partnered with the UK supermarket chain Asda to bring the “Asda Spook Squad” to life in an “Monster Hunting” experience developed by Momentum...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

What the Blip? Is Independent Plus a media platform too far?

Ever get the feeling this whole digital hoopla is just being made up as we go along? Starting to suspect 'boffins' are just slinging out new widgets for a hungry world to scoop up and guzzle down, like mongrel hounds being thrown scotch eggs? Welcome...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Quietly Redundant - the future for the QR code?

I'm not a classic early adopter. I don't queue outside Apple stores every time a plastic cover for the iPad is released, but I latch onto technology fairly quickly. I was online in the late nineties, had one of the first phase of free Spotify...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BBH London - Burger King UK Burger King UK has appointed BBH London as its first creative agency, without a pitch, following the UK’s franchise’s buyout at the end of 2017. The UK franchise was acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

101 Color Combinations to Inspire Your Next Design

Color is one of the most critical aspects of a design. In this roundup, we compiled 101 brand new color combinations to inspire your next project. Color sets the tone of any visual, engaging viewers while shaping their perceptions. Whether...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cannabis-infused caramel and other stories

Noise13 - Dovana All woman-led San Francisco agency Noise13 has unveiled a cute, playful identity for Dovana, a “sophisticated” range of cannabis-infused caramel. The agency was approached by the “mom and pop duo,” who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

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Features

Coloro: The story so far with Thorsten Traugott

The global b2b media company Ascential, home to WGSN and Cannes Lions, has launched a revolutionary new product set to contemporize the global color industry: Coloro - The Color Code. Refined with 20 years of scientific innovation led by CTIC (China...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: BrewDog spirits, gluten free Mr Kipling and more

B&B Studio - BrewDog LoneWolf Maverick brewer BrewDog has unveiled its spirits brand LoneWolf, with design by B&B Studio. Pared back and minimalist, the design flies in the face of convention and reflects the brand’s aim to operate as an...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

DUKE - Foxy Bingo and Casino Foxy Bingo and Casino recently launched a series of six tongue-in-cheek ads for its new above-the-line (ATL) campaign. Created by London based creative agency DUKE, the first ad, “Dance Moves,” premiered last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Google finally kills off the dreaded Captcha code

Anyone who has spent any time online in the last decade has probably found themselves at the business end of a Captcha code. Perhaps the most obtrusive and outdated aspect of the entire internet, these codes exist in order to tell humans apart from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Partners help rewrite the code of gender equality

Global children’s charity Theirworld has launched an ambitious campaign, created by The Partners in collaboration with other WPP agencies Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, MEC and VML, to expose the hidden values and behavioural codes of gender...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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