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Technology

MassiveMusic find the voice for Samsung's Bixby assistant

International music agency MassiveMusic has worked in close collaboration with its voice sourcing and casting arm, MassiveVoices, to find the voice of Bixby, Samsung’s personal voice assistant. The voice assistant, which is now publicly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Olivia Colman lends her voice to an important TFL campaign

Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police, City of London Police and M&C Saatchi have teamed up for a new campaign that encourages people to report any unwanted sexual behaviour (USB) they experience on public...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Opinions - The voice over artist

by John Fountain Successful voice-over talents often earn thousands in session fees and residuals, and more frequently than not, in less time than a half hour of work. Becoming a successful voice-over talent for television and radio commercials,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Alexa, give me 3 ways to optimise my voice search SEO

There have been some wild predictions made about the seemingly inevitable dominance of voice search within SEO. 30% of searches will be done without a screen by 2020, for example. Or, even more incredibly, 50% of all searches will be voice searches...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Trends

AI in Voice needs UX - are your UX skills developed enough?

The most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on were ones where challenges were presented through the change and innovation of technology, which ultimately affects social culture, communication and human interaction. We are now experiencing fast...

Posted by: Sam O'Brien
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Advertising

Publicis pull out of Cannes and WPP voice doubts

Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year. Sir Martin Sorrell, meanwhile, CEO of WPP, adland's other big hitter, has said that “the jury is out” on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McDonald's pull tone-deaf dead dad ad

After receiving a barrage of bad press from medias both social and mainstream, McDonald's has bowed to public pressure and pulled their latest TV ad. The spot in question has been accused of “exploiting childhood bereavement” by not only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Voice invades UK shopping centres in ambitious DOOH campaign

ITV, now home to The Voice UK, is kicking-off an interactive DOOH campaign to promote the show’s brand new coaching line-up ahead of the rebooted show’s debut on ITV. The week-long campaign domination features coaches Gavin Rossdale,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AKQA launch a Christmas card that comes to life by voice

With the proliferation of modern distractions like mobile phones, tablets and games consoles demanding the face time of children across the world, the simple, elegant art of the children’s book has been all but lost in the mobile era, which is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: How Sonos found its voice

When Sonos opened their first retail store in New York’s SoHo this summer, it was a pioneering moment for the brand. Having dominated the wireless speaker market, eclipsing other competition easily and steadily along its 14 year journey, Sonos...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

How technology is shaking up the voice-over industry

I guess you know you're an advertising geek when you spend time spotting which actor is currently doing the voice-over on which spot for which brand. At the moment Caroline Quentin and Hugh Dennis seem to be leading the pack in the UK, with at least...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Spot the voice with Freeview's Freddy

Comedy might be an incredibly subjective art form, but it's also a very effective one, especially when it comes to advertising. One form of comedy that has always left me cold, however, is the hidden-camera/reality TV setup, which invariably casts an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Paul Rudd replaces Jeff Bridges as the “Voice Of Hyundai”

Comedic actor Paul Rudd, who is perhaps best known for his roles in comedy hits such as Anchorman, I Love You, Man and This Is 40, and is currently filming a role as the superhero Ant Man in the Marvel film of the same name, has been named as the new...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The dos and dont's of marketing to students

Library Red Bull-infused all-nighters. Sticky campus clubs and £1 apple sour shots. Waking up at midday hungover, only to repeat the cycle again. There’s an endless supply of student stereotypes to choose from, propelled from both cultural...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Turn up the volume on your brand identity

It’s obvious when you think about it. Your brand speaks to your audience. It occupies ‘mental space’ in the minds of your most loyal consumers. You NEED to know how it sounds to your customers. But you probably won’t find...

Posted by: ifour
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Trends

Adapt or die: 5 design principles for today's luxury brands

The world is changing fast, and luxury consumers are changing with it. So, what should luxury brands do to adapt, and how can design help? As a generation, we’re far better off than our parents. Millions can now afford things that were once...

Posted by: Lewis Moberly
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Features

Company Spotlight: Brave moments with DixonBaxi

DixonBaxi’s co-founder Simon Dixon believes designers and other creatives should stop worrying about what others are doing and enjoy the moment. “They can be desperate for the next big thing and fear they are missing out,” he...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The stylus is mightier than the sword

In an image-saturated advertising world, it can seem like an impossible task to defend your brand from invisibility. When it comes to finding a direction for your brand, rebrand or campaign, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your instinct may be...

Posted by: ifour
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Design

New Asian food branding builds on Without's Wahaca work

London-based Without Studio has designed the brand and packaging identity for new Asian food brand Kelly Loves, building on its previous work for well-known Mexican food company Wahaca. The branding, inspired by Korean food entrepreneur Kelly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

A guide to reviewing your brand: 13 key questions

We understand that a full-rebrand is a big deal and requires quite a level of commitment and valuable resources. The strength of your brand gives you an advantage over your competitors, so we recommend re-assessing your branding every so often. This...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Careers

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

Posted by: Max
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Awards

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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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

Creatives and AI: Are they the perfect match?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the pace of many industries - and the creative fields are no exception. While there is still a stigma of fear towards AI in some sections, the majority are beginning to see the positive impact the tech is...

Posted by: Lobster
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Features

Creating brands, not design

By Dan Gladden, associate creative director at Pearlfisher New York Great design - it will set your brand on the path to success, right? Challenger brands look to the icons they want to be and often come to our table with the understanding that...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Advertising

Why great design needs great copy

Resplendent in a white silk dress and crimson cape, the Queen steps gracefully down from her golden chariot and begins a slow, dignified walk into Westminster Abbey. Accompanied by the ancestral Mistress of the Robes and Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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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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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Beyond funerals, odd pops and other stories

SomeOne - Funeralbooker (Beyond) Studio SomeOne has rebranded and renamed funeral price comparison website Funeralbooker, with a “charming” and “radical” identity that aims to stand out from a “sea of sameness” in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Influencers democratising impact on fashion

Online reviews, blogs and social networks have given everyone with access to the internet a chance to be heard. An easy outlet to connect with people, share experiences and spread ideas. The subsequent rise of bloggers and influencers quickly gained...

Posted by: VAMP

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