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Entertainment

The Brandscape by Funding Circle is the ultimate branding brain buster

For those of us who love a good puzzle, but have grown tired of bog-standard brain teasers, a new puzzle from marketing lending platform Funding Circle could be the answer to our prayers. The puzzle takes the form of a boldly colourful collage, which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Creative Circle Launches Official App

Keep up to date with what’s going on at this year’s Creative Circle Ball Creative Circle has launched an official app ahead of next week’s Creative Circle Ball. Keeping you up to date with everything in the run up to the biggest...

Posted by: Creative Circle
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Advertising

Creative Circle want us to test our advertising knowledge

Creative Circle, the longest running advertising awards body in the UK, has launched a social media focused campaign called #namethebrand to mark their call for entries for the 2016 awards. The campaign, created in collaboration with Leo Burnett...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Indigo Award adds Design for Social Change category

This year, Indigo Award held the honour of hosting its second annual ceremony in the heart of Costa del Sol in Spain. The stunning beach town buzzed with some of the world’s best and brightest in design as the industry’s leading talent...

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Features

Getting to know... We Are Social's Lore Oxford

Socially-led creative agency We Are Social recently appointed Lore Oxford as its first global head of culture and insights. In the newly created role, she will help the agency to more effectively respond to questions around society and culture while...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

How it was done: Going Full Circle with motion control

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Digitas, UNIT9 and Envy Advertising recently created a powerful promo called Full Circle. The ad is centred around the first black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, and promotes The John...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Krispy Kreme gets social with Hotlight Hour

Krispy Kreme has become the go-to brand for bosses in the UK keen to reward staff with the sweet treat. But the enjoyment doesn't stop there and the doughnut company has now swung onto social media to promote an incentive that goes way beyond the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The power of real: Balancing authenticity with social media pressures

Most of us are guilty of (and feel guilty about) comparing ourselves and lives to what we see on social media. The stream of beautiful people, places and things can sometimes feel relentless, with everyday consumers and influencers alike feeling the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

A quick one on social media marketing

Social Media advertising is still one of the most underpriced and efficient ways to market your brand or business to your customers. Unfortunately, many clients are spending the smallest fraction of ad dollars on it. It's up to us as advertisers to...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Events

Young creatives set to crash the stage at Creative Circle 2019

This year’s opening president's address at the Creative Circle Ball will be delivered with a difference as young creatives are given a voice at the event. Ana and Hermeti Balarin, ECDs at Mother London, are inviting students and those in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Five social media trends for 2019

Claire Lancaster, head of social media at IF Agency, starts the year with her prediction of the key trends that will define the next 12 months in social media, content and influencer marketing. "I expect reach, dialogue and influencers to all reduce...

Posted by: If Agency
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Design

Let’s pretend - Social influencers turn virtual

Activists, trendsetters, mummy bloggers, Youtubers, pet influencers, unboxers and Instagrammers. Everywhere you look on social media there is someone trying to steer your choice for your next purchase, be it a snack, trainers or a new car. But what...

Posted by: ifour
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Awards

'Nothing Beats a Londoner' redefined social media at Cannes Lions

USUALLY when you try something for the first time, there’s a blueprint to work from; a past precedent, background or experience to guide you along the way. We the jury of the inaugural Social & Influence category at Cannes Lions had no such...

Posted by: Anthony Svirskis
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Features

Cannes Lions 2018: It's a Social Life with Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman, Managing Director of highly successful content company Somethin’ Else, joined us on the floral terrace of Le Canberra for a coffee and a friendly chat about his session on ‘It’s a Social Life’ this year during...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How brands become prophets – the rise of social prediction

A view from Chris Pearce... Charcoal, a substance once restricted to barbecues and gas mask filters, has become major food trend and is popping up in everything from chewing gum to black ice cream. A few years ago, it would have taken a major leap...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Features

Will virtual reality change how we use social media?

Opinion by Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND A common criticism of VR is that it is isolating. While VR will always separate you from the real world, it can and will bring people together to communicate, experience, and play in a truly memorable...

Posted by: REWIND
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Advertising

Impero uses social media to track heat waves and deliver ice cold 7Up

Every summer, heat takes over the conversation in Latin American cities. People talk on the streets, in taxis, in newspapers and on the TV. But nowhere does the heat rise as quickly and burn as fiercely as it does on social media. So, to combat the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

The UK's first dedicated live social content agency launches in London

New agency Live & Wired is being heralded the UK’s first dedicated live social content agency, delivering creative, production and talent for brands with a specific focus on social media. Founded by Sophie Kostrowski and Sian Hainsworth, both...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

easyJet find that social media is making millennials more 'glambitious'

Young adults now spend a staggering 438 hours daydreaming of a more glamorous life and spend more than £3000 a year trying to achieve it according to a recent study commissioned by Europe’s leading airline easyJet. This 'glam-bition' is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

IKEA Employs Syrian Refugees in Monumental Social Sustainability Drive

The Swedish furniture giants at IKEA are developing workshops in Jordan employing Syrian refugees and local people, with the eventual aim of helping to integrate refugees into the economy and create jobs in the country. The initiative is part of a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Special K and Katie Piper Bust Brand Myths and Tackle Social Media Critics

Special K has teamed up with courageous TV presenter Katie Piper in a new digital campaign which aims to bust myths wide open and challenge common criticisms surrounding the breakfast cereal. In a bid to tackle tricky questions around nutrition,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Social Media owns Kendall Jenner over controversial Pepsi ad

UPDATE: Since this article was first posted, Pepsi have decided (wisely in my opinion) to pull the ad from YouTube. A Pepsi spokesperson said in a press release: "Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

La La Land was robbed at the Oscars according to Social Media

Global media agency Carat analysed consumer sentiment around the Oscars on social media to determine the ‘audience votes’ ahead of the big announcement made on 26th February, when the underdog “Moonlight” walked away with the Best Picture...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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