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The worst practices in LGBT+ marketing and advertising

Stereotypes, inconsistencies, hypocrisy - some campaigns have them all, others just a few. The LGBT+ community can’t afford the privilege to say they are loved everywhere they go, and it’s perfectly fine for brands and campaigns to try...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The worst LGBTQ+ campaigns, ads and initiatives

The most uninspired and offensive campaigns ever created for the LGBTQ+ community. It is always great to see a brand showing support towards the LGBTQ+ community. Representation in the creative industry is certainly on the rise, though there are...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Top 10 LGBT+ campaigns celebrating and championing diversity

On 24 May 1988, the United Kingdom introduced a nasty little clause, stating that a local authority “ shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.” This was just 30 years...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Best Advertising Campaigns of 2020

10 of the best marketing and advertising campaigns from 2020. A global pandemic wasn’t enough to stop the advertising industry. In fact, I dare argue this was one of the most poignant, engaging and compelling years for advertising ever. We...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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The Top 15 Most Inspiring Lockdown Campaigns

The best campaigns made during the COVID-19 outbreak No matter how crippling of a blow it receives, the creative industry will always be ready to stand back up and prove its resilience. Even earlier in the year, with the world preparing to shut...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

If Carlsberg did campaigns they would cost £12 million

I honestly had no idea Carlsberg's ubiquitous “Probably the best” slogan had fallen into retirement. The phrase is so readily associated with the lager brand, that it's the first thing that immediately comes to mind whenever someone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Over promise, under deliver. How lazy clients kill campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw. A couple of years ago an ailing roadside restaurant chain called in a radical TV chef to boost their menu and therefore their revenues. They refurbished some tired looking outlets, hired new people and ran a fairly hefty marketing...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Why the right music is key to cracking Christmas campaigns

By Heather Andrew, UK CEO, Neuro-Insight... With Christmas ad spend set to hit an all-time high, the race is on again to achieve the coveted most memorable ad. Previous years have taught us that the aim of the game with festive spots is emotional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Leaders

International Day of Peace: five Lion-winning campaigns for good

Today marks International Peace Day 2018, an event sanctioned by the United Nations and observed annually around the world on 21 September. To mark the occasion, James Cooper, head of digital content at Cannes Lions, offers five Lion-winning...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Cannes Lions 2017: LGBT Heroes with Jackie Stevenson

We took a break from the sun and sat with Jackie Stevenson, Founder & Global Managing Director of The Brooklyn Brothers at Havas Cafe during Cannes Lions to chat about the importance of entertainment in communications and conversations in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Dentsu Aegis launch LGBT+ employee network

The Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the launch of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) employee network in the UK & Ireland, called “&PROUD.” As a member of LGBT+ equality charity Stonewall, &PROUD aims to support LGBT+...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

The Sweet Spot: Loveable Valentine’s Day Campaigns for 2016

In case you haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day drops in just two more sleeps. As ever, brands are busy capitalising on all the love in the air to match people to their products. So far we’ve seen a mixed bag of tongue-in-cheek...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Leaders

Building an immortal brand: when campaigns are just a quick fix

Miles Davis once described his career by saying “I have to change, It’s like a curse”. This quote depicts the current business battle field better than ever. Across industries, disrupters are reinventing the business landscape. While Uber is...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Leaders

Leo Burnett launch fresh McDonald's campaigns across the world

Free Range Freshly Cracked Eggs Leo Burnett released two new campaigns for McDonald's this week as part of a continued global effort to engender a greater feeling of trust in the brand and bust open the widely believed and mostly false myths that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Tesco launch new campaigns in the UK and Ireland

Tesco has marked its return to TV advertising this weekend with major new campaigns in the UK and Ireland. The UK campaign comes courtesy of BBH London (the first major Tesco TV campaign from the agency), and focuses on helping customers, whilst also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rugby continues to dominate campaigns

VCCP London England rugby partner O2 has unveiled its first ever animated campaign, which sees the England Rugby Team turned in to giants through the power of support. Created by VCCP London ahead of the biggest tournament in English Rugby history,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 10 worst corporate phrases

The other day, I was told to reach out to someone. Reach out. Reach out as if I’m dangling Hollywood-style by my fingertips from a cliff, with Stallone looking all Botoxy-slumpy-faced in front of me, telling me to HANG ON! What I was actually...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

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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Leaders

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 1)

I won't even pretend to understand American Football. To my eyes it's all a bit of a mess, like a collision between a game of Rugby and a game of Chess, without the passion of the former and the brains of the latter. The Super Bowl, however, is an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Levis ran one of the most successful campaigns ever. So what now?

Nick Kamen was famous for a while. He was a pop star in the eighties and had a hit with a thing called 'Each Time You Break My Heart'. It wasn't terribly good. But his music wasn't the reason he was famous. No, the reason he was famous was for taking...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

The creative project's worst enemy? Panic.

The late Douglas Adams wrote one of the smartest, most intriguing and funniest books of the 20th century. It was called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. For the uninitiated, it features an electronic book (before they were real things), also...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

BBDO tops the Warc 100 ranking of the world's 'Smartest' campaigns

The Warc 100 was announced last week and BBDO Worldwide took the top spot by having the most campaigns on the list of any global agency network. The Warc 100 is an annual ranking of the best marketing campaign's in the world, with a campaign's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Top 10 Worst Christmas Hits

Not that I have anything against festive cheer, but for some reason, this sometimes means that good taste seems to vanish completely, and this could not be more true when it comes to Christmas songs. With videos featuring a load of scouse wigs and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Bad reception. Why the worst thing about DAB isn't the advertising.

'Share the love!' says a one and half foot, massive headed, dead-eyed creature in a white jump-suit. Ordinarily the shock of this vision would wake you from your nightmare. You'd slope off for a wee and crawl back into bed. But this isn't a bad...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

CP Loves... On The Skids. One song, two great campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw Even readers of my advanced years may struggle to remember The Skids. Formed in Dunfermline in 1977, the band bridged the final days of punk rock and the birth of new wave pop. They were pretty successful too. Singles 'Masquerade',...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The best and worst jobs of 2012 - where does yours place?

Careercast.com is a website owned by Adicio inc. and has just drawn up a list of the best and worst US jobs for 2012. There are 200 jobs in the list and it's compiled from data from the Bureau Of Labour Statistics, takings aspects such as work...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Have you seen the latest anti-gay petition?

What have we learned from this LGBT+ History Month? It just so happens that Cadbury decides to release a brilliant ad, called Golden Goobilee, where the brand showcases several ways of enjoying their gooey and delicious Creme Eggs. It just so...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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