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Inspiration

Spotify sponsors Take F**king Risks podcast

Global music streamer Spotify has become the new sponsor of London-based brand and ad agency Mellor&Smith’s bi-weekly podcast series. TFR: The Podcast features interviews with a host of professionals who have pushed boundaries by taking risks...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Take Fucking Risks: meets Cindy Gallop & Ellie Flynn WRAP UP

Date 9th May 2018 Speakers Paul Mellor, Mellor&Smith Cindy Gallop Ellie Flynn Venue The Vaults, Waterloo, London Wow! FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY of you showed up at The Vaults on Wednesday. This was our 5th event and the largest yet… by...

Posted by: Mellor&Smith
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Industry

Take Fucking Risks: meets Cindy Gallop and Ellie Flynn

We're back with another Take Fucking Risks and we've got 2 badass speakers lined up for you. Cindy Gallop has been an idol of ours for years. Cindy started up ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of...

Posted by: Mellor&Smith
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Take Fucking Risks

We're changing the format for November's event. We've got 3 world class speakers each bringing their view on what it means to Take Fucking Risks. Included in the ticket: A beer on arrival, a short talk from Paul Mellor, 20 minute talk from badass...

Posted by: Mellor&Smith
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Inspiration

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The Overwhelming Team Motivation of Yolo Films

Sven Lehmann first approached the wonders technology with a PC with a 45-megabytes hard drive. He used to play DuckTales on it. Now Sven and his company, yolo films, are shooting films from remote, without the need for the crew to be physically...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Brave New Office: the Future of Work sounds... scary

'Keep safe, mate.' I think I’ve heard this more in the past few months than in all the years I spent in London. It feels like a new salute, something you are compelled to say in our email sign-offs or opening lines. I’ve even seen a topic...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson
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Workshop

Fishing for Account Based Marketing

ABM writing is nice work if you can get it. And you can. For an industry where clear language is meant to be currency, the world of copywriting doesn’t half love those acronyms. B2B or B2C? What’s the expected ROMI? How are you...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Leaders

Burger King has Meltdown over plastic toys

Fast food chain Burger King has removed the toys from its King Junior Meals in a bid to raise awareness about the effects of plastic pollution to the environment. The Meltdown initiative, created by Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), is also calling on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to convince an angel to fund your start-up

Financing a start-up business can often be one of the most challenging tasks in an entrepreneur’s journey. While some people manage to save enough over a number of years and others may choose to take out a business loan, often the preferred...

Posted by: Creativepool Reporter
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Industry

Cannes Lions 2019: Film, Titanium, Glass, Sustainable Development winners

Friday night saw the final awards show of Cannes Lions 2019 take place with the Communication and Good Track winners announced as well as special awards, celebrating the industry's best performing companies across the five-day event, as well as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Reports of the death of advertising are false

There has been talk of the death of advertising as a new media landscape continues to evolve but is there any truth in the claiming that creativity’s best days are over? Federico Garcia, ECD at Huge New York, defended its case at Connect...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Jack of All Trades: Why the classic agency model needs fixing

The traditional agency model used to work. An agency builds a team of trained and dedicated full-time 'creatives.' A client brief lands, a team of in-house talent is assembled, and tasks are assigned. The work is delivered and the time billed - all...

Posted by: Bomper Studio
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Leaders

Sadiq Khan throws full force behind Camden Highline

It might come across to many urbanites as sacrilege, but one of the primary reasons I could never see myself leaving my country bumpkin lifestyle behind and settling down in a major city is the lack of greenery. There are few simple pleasures in life...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Banksy's Balloon Girl revealed as the UK’s favourite British artwork

Street artist Banksy has been ranked ahead of the likes of Turner and Constable with his Balloon Girl ranked the “nation’s favourite British artwork” in a new study which shines a spotlight on our ever-changing tastes in art. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

April Fools 2017: The Best Fake News

April Fools Day is an event that's perfect for modern media, given the potential for wide reaching mayhem and confusion. With the world currently a place where the unbelievable and the borderline satirical appears to hit the headlines on a daily...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

South Korean creatives lampoon Kim Jong Un with fake LinkedIn profile

Whilst the concept behind North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is genuinely terrifying; a real-life King Joffrey with a god complex born of indoctrinated power and a revolving cabal of yes men, the man himself is rife for parody. One of my favourite...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

London Design Festival: 10 Must-See Events

The annual London Design Festival has become one of the most expansive and impressive celebrations of design in the world, with hundreds of things to do and see. The festival kicked off in earnest over the weekend, and it's certainly hit the ground...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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