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Advertising

Stranger Things star leads team of trailblazers in new Samsung ad

Samsung has launched a digital ad via We Are Social Australia fronted by four well-known personalities including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The spot sees the actor and creator appear alongside Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Steve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Creative Stranger Things are happening

Next weekend the world will be turned upside down as the 80s return for Halloween in the style of Stranger Things inspired costumes and activations to celebrate the release of Season 2 on October 27th on Netflix. Topshop has teamed up with Netflix...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Stranger Visions 
By Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is not only an artist, she is also a DNA biologist and computer programmer extraordinaire who does shocking things with science in the name of art, such as finding a blob of chewing gum on the street and then printing out the...

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Features

3 things that will shape the future of ecommerce

It seems rarely a day goes by without the word 'ecommerce' coming up. The growing ubiquity of ecommerce in the UK (by 2023, it will have a predicted 97% penetration rate) - combined with the much-mooted “death of the high street” - means...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

How the Internet of Things is transforming transportation

Technology has become an essential part of modern life. It influences almost every aspect from work to entertainment. Additionally, the gadget you’re using to read this text can not only gather your data but use it to make decisions without...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Advertising

Continuous innovation: How to do new things when everyone's always busy

Many modern digital teams have established a strong process and culture of continuous delivery across their core products, which has led to an increased demand on designers, engineers, product managers and so on. From here, through solid design...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Portfolio Critique: Things Are About To Get Awk

Today we critique one of the most well executed student books I've seen in a long time. It belongs to an aspiring Art Director named Ryan Bailey. I'm super impressed and think you will be as well. Check it. If you want your portfolio reviewed, send...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

Five things to avoid when choosing your logo design

By Paul Heaton, owner and creative director at Reform Studio. Logos are signs, marks of identity designed for easy recognition. They are used by every kind of organisation in every part of the world, from international corporations to charities and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Three things from Cannes: taboos, trends and tears

With Cannes Lions closing its doors last Friday, we asked five creative leaders, to share their thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions. They will also be speaking at ‘Creative Stories…from Cannes’ 18 July for a more in-depth overview of the...

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Features

Poolcast: Talking all things Cannes Lions with Philip Thomas

On a rather less than spectacular London spring day, we sat down with Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, the parent company of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and its five associated Festivals, Money2020, and a diverse...

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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Careers

Building Culture: 8 things to look out for

Barely a day goes by without the word 'culture' featuring heavily in my conversations. It’s become a sort of catch-all phrase and having a ‘great’ one is something lots of agencies can be fiercely proud and protective of - and rightly so. It's...

Posted by: Character Creative
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Advice

Million Dollar Women: Three things that resonate

I’ve been talking about the #Million Dollar Woman Summit a lot! To my tribe, my clients, my mentors and friends. And all this talking happens to coincide with the second year anniversary of me founding Perfect Tribe (thank you all for the...

Posted by: Nikki Bentley
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Design

IKEA enters the Internet of Things Age with Smart lighting series

IKEA has introduced smart functionality into its new Trådfri lighting range, officially marking its first major step into the Internet of Things. The range, which consists of bulbs, LED panels and cabinet doors, can be controlled using a remote...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

R/GA announce first ever UK-based Internet of Things Venture Studio

R/GA Ventures recently opened the application process for a UK-based venture program, the “R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK,” which is focused on startups looking to develop connected products and services on a global scale. Launched in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Good Things Come To Those Who Chase

In my family, I’ve always been referred to as the spiritual one, much like my grandfather whom I unfortunately never had the pleasure of meeting. Maybe because I was quiet and used to stare at people a lot growing up, or perhaps it was the...

Posted by: Huckletree
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Careers

Good things come to those who chase

In my family, I’ve always been referred to as the spiritual one, much like my grandfather whom I unfortunately never had the pleasure of meeting. Maybe because I was quiet and used to stare at people a lot growing up, or perhaps it was the...

Posted by: Huckletree
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Features

10 unusual things you'll find in a Google office...

Okay, we know their tax-paying record is a bit wobbly. And they caved in to the Chinese censors way too easily. And they're keeping a troubling amount of data on us all. But don't you fancy working for Google - even if it's just for a week or two....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Happy 75th birthday! 10 things you didn't know about Bugs Bunny

July 27, 2015 was the 75th birthday of Bugs Bunny, one of the best-known cartoon characters ever created. As suave as Raffles, and as witty as Oscar Wilde, he's a gifted dancer, and famous for his ability to avoid hunters - particularly the lisping...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

10 things which have disappeared from creative studios

I kicked off my creative career in an advertising agency on Fleet Street, twenty-odd years ago. Apart from the general excitement of actually being paid to write ads, I drew great inspiration from the very particular pieces of equipment around the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Say what? 15 ridiculous things overheard in agencies

Here's a little plug for a Twitter feed we can all enjoy. Called @AgencyQuotes, it simply compiles strange, amusing and ridiculous things which have been uttered in the offices of creative businesses throughout the land. Highly entertaining and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

M&C Saatchi are shaking things up!

There was some big news coming out of M&C Saatchi yesterday. Firstly, Public Health England (PHE) awarded its consumer engagement PR brief to the agency, with Freuds, which currently holds the contract, but was unable to pitch directly, as a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Ten brilliant things

Whilst scouting about for juicy fodder for this week's blog I came across so many exciting new things happening in the world of art and design I have decided to dump ten of the best bits onto your screens. It must be the weather, a burst of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The shape of things to come. Highly (in)accurate predictions for 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Very little is certain in this life, but the mad rush of predictions for the year ahead is a rock on which we can depend in the awkward gap between Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately, most of them will be wildly inaccurate - with...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... Odd things you find on the internet.

by John Fountain. Here's some articles, videos and websites worthy of further exploration... Kirby Ferguson. Embracing the remix. Kirby Ferguson is a film-maker from New York. He has a point of view that I guess many of us believe there is some...

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Inspiration

Land of the free. Has charging for things become taboo?

HM Government and Tesco must have thought they'd found the Holy Grail. In an era of high unemployment and a conspicuous absence of career opportunities, the idea that the jobless could somehow be coerced into working for the ubiquitous supermarket...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Room 101 - ten things to hate about TV advertising

If you look to the left, you'll notice this is the one hundred and first column I've written for Creativepool. I must admit I let my century pass by unnoticed, which is rather typical of my lack of attention. But it does allow me the opportunity to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

The four things you need to be a successful freelancer

At some stage in your creative career you will reach a point when you pass beyond the world of corporate employment. For some people, the desire to 'do your own thing' happens early on, while others need longer before they feel they can cut it in...

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Awards

Cannes Lions 2018: The Grand Prix winners

Brand Experience & Activation Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house) Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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