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5 benefits of meditation for writers

Have you ever read Meditations by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius? These were his private reflections on philosophy, happiness, peace, pleasure and the meaning of life as a whole. Why am I mentioning it? If you’re a writer, you’ll...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Wolves, spices, ciders, flags and other stories

SomeOne - Wolverhampton Wanderers Design studio SomeOne has developed a new brand identity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football club. The new branding was created to reflect the new era of the club under the leadership of the Fosun...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has named Ashley Shack as Director of Talent - a new role at the agency. Shack, who is American, arrives from Wieden+Kennedy London, where she was the Creative and Design Recruiter. She joins the management team at Droga5...

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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

McCann London McCann London has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Sheryl Marjoram as Managing Director. Marjoram joins from Saatchi & Saatchi where she was a Managing Partner, leading its Asda account - before this she...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Groupe Publicis Groupe has announced, as predicted by many, that Arthur Sadoun, current head of Publicis Communications, will replace Maurice Levy as chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe on June 1. Levy, who has served as CEO of...

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Design

Aesthetic Alerts: Brutalist design takes over the web

I always hated Craigslist. I found the website ugly, difficult to use and generally just an assault on my senses so I always avoided it. But it turns out I was behind with the times, Craigslist was way ahead of the pack with its terrible user...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Hadrian's Wall plays host to a mobile writer's sanctuary

As a writer, I know all too well that finding a place of true solitude in this world of perpetual distraction is no mean feat. Not only do we have to live in a constant battle with the very tools we use to ply our trade (social media is a wonderful...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Working in chalk and cheese with Studio C&C

Studio C&C is design duo Adam and Donal, who complement each other's strengths to produce collaborative design, art, publishing and fashion pieces. Their trippy, tropical style caught our eye... First off tell us who you guys are, what you create...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett Tailor Made hire Latino athletes for new Samsung campaign I'll Be There Samsung and Leo Burnett Tailor Made called on Latino athletes, symbols of perseverance the world over, to show how their devices are present even at those most...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Laptop Chargers to Jimi Hendrix

Fuseproject - Zolt Fuseproject has developed the branding and industrial design of the new Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, which claims to be the smallest and lightest charger on the market. Zolt (a division of US electronics product developers Avogy)...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

More Old Spice guys is never a bad thing Last month, Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Old Spice gave even more Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews, otherwise known as “The Old Spice Guys.” Whereas before the two men appeared in their own separate...

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Design

Designs unveiled for Bath Quays Bridge competition

Six designs from six different teams were revealed this week for a new bridge over the River Avon in Bath. The Bath Quays Bridge will link a new development on the bank of the River Avon with Bath's UNESCO-protected city centre, which is renowned for...

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Events

The LPA Futures Photographers

LPA Futures is a division of the Lisa Pritchard Agency which supports and promotes the next generation of commercial photographers. We had a fantastic response to this year’s competition and the standard of entries was exceptionally high across...

Posted by: Lisa Pritchard
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Design

Step inside Wes Anderson's world in the new Prada café

Wes Anderson, who recently took home a brace of awards for the effortlessly wonderful “Grand Budapest Hotel,” is arguably one of the few remaining cinematic auteurs. His films manage to tap into that same space between the innocent wonder...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 2)

Nissan Whilst I normally don't care much for the “Prank” ads that have become more popular since the rise of the YouTube star, I couldn't help but fall for this remarkable clip from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. One of a number of videos for a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

*&%££!! On copywriting, artichokes and swearing.

I think I've only ever met two people who never swore. One for moral and religious reasons, the other had taught herself not to, because she thought she was doing it too much. I admired them both for their self-control and adhering to something they...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Watch and comment: John Lewis’ 150th anniversary commercial

Taking a primetime advertising spot last Saturday night during Britain’s Got Talent, the new television commercial celebrating John Lewis’ 150th anniversary was revealed. Created by Adam & Eve/DDB, the ad is called Never Standing Still,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

In defense of advertising.

When it comes to voicing an opinion, I don't tend towards coyness (regular readers may not be surprised to learn this). For instance, I more than happy to reveal that my political views broadly fall into the left-of-centre, liberal camp . Although,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Building reputations.

I don't know how you feel about old science-fiction b-movies, but I positively love them. Perhaps it's those predictable, repeated tropes that make them so reliably comfortable and comforting. The unconvincing, plastic creature always carries the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The best a man can get: Ten milestone moments in advertising history.

1. 79 A.D. Billboards in Pompeii Ah! The glory of the ancient Roman empire. Olive skinned, muscular men striding the avenues, clad in togas, debating the great issues of the day. Beautiful, raven-haired maidens bearing baskets laden with the...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers. Usain Bolt - the brand.

by Ashley Morrison Like the rest of the world, I'm very impressed by Usain Bolt. But not just for being the fastest man on the planet. I'm impressed because he has single-handedly turned himself into a perfect brand. A brand that is simple, clear,...

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Advice

Opinions - Skip this. Why online broadcast ads are a disaster.

by Magnus Shaw Hello. And welcome to the Creativep ... LOUD MUSIC, SHOUTING, SOUND EFFECTS ... ool blog. I thought it would be useful to dis ... POP SONG, KIDS GIGGLING, CORNY JINGLE ... cuss how advertisers are handling broadcast ads on the inter...

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Inspiration

Thanks but no thanks - the rejection letter from hell.

The Great Depression aside, there has rarely been a worse time to apply for a job. And yet for anyone leaving college or school, or simply attempting to recover from the cruelty of redundancy, it has never been more essential. So with high hopes and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Meet Andy Hayes (Part 1)

Andy has over 18 years' agency experience, mostly in project management and co-leads one of the design teams at The Partners. Or rather, he did, because in a few days he'll be saying a tearful goodbye to everyone, including his wife and family, and...

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Features

SXSW 2019: Virtual overload

Tim Leary famously referred to virtual reality (VR) as "LSD for the 90s". And after my recent trip to the Virtual Cinema at SXSW, it became obvious why. Up until now, VR for me, had been a pretty shallow experience, rather like a ride on Space...

Posted by: Russell Schaller

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