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Design

The Old Vinyl Factory becomes a major design incubator

The ground-floor of the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, which was at the forefront of UK technological development for much of the 20th century, has been reimagined as an incubator space for start-up product design businesses. The site was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Mindshare UK launch Grow@Mindshare innovation incubator

Mindshare UK, part of WPP, has launched a new, dedicated team designed to help startups and businesses at early stages of marketing accelerate their business growth. The Grow@Mindshare team has already been working with the Gousto recipe delivery...

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Top Hires of the Week

Unlimited Group Unlimited Group has announced the appointment of Sarah Shilling as its new Group Chief Marketing Officer. Previously Managing Partner, Brand at Unlimited Group, Sarah joins the Senior leadership team as Unlimited Group embarks on a...

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Account Wins of the Week

isobel - The White House It was announced on April 1 this year that The White House has hired independent creative agency, isobel, to “make Trump more popular amongst Brits” prior to his forthcoming visit later in the year. The campaign...

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Technology

Waste Away: Eco answers to the throwaway crisis

Our first problem; The Earth’s population will reach almost 10 billion by 2050 and, if that prediction proves true, it means that we’ll need to double the amount of crops grown in order to feed the mouths of the many. Astonishingly, we...

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Economy

Amazon doubling down on London investment despite Brexit

Amazon is planting deep roots in London soil, with the online retail behemoth recently announcing plans to double its recruitment for research and development roles within the capital as it renews its focus on video and streaming services. The move...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Wunderman launches innovation partnership with Founders Factory

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and part of WPP, has entered a partnership with Founders Factory - a corporate-backed incubator and accelerator, founded by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox. The partnership provides Wunderman’s...

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Technology

iris build a physical Give Button for Save the Children

Save the Children has developed a physical Give Button offering donors access to frictionless one-touch giving, on impulse in the home. The button, currently in prototype stage, has been designed for supporters who want a way to give frequently to a...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond Following a flurry of new business wins, including Ornua Foods, which has seen Above + Beyond propelled up the rankings table, the agency has made two senior hires to its creative department. Ben Da Costa has been hired as Creative...

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Advertising

Halifax and Kinetic take the Thunderbirds on a UK Tour

Halifax has collaborated with Greenhouse GroupM and the contextual advertising specialists at Kinetic to create a mobile-interactive Thunderbirds-themed game as part of a wider campaign to reach those people who aren’t ordinarily engaged with...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi Magnus Djaba has been appointed by Publicis to take on the newly created Global President role at Saatchi & Saatchi, with current global CEO, Robert Senior, departing to pursue personal plans. Djaba, the UK CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Zeitguised launches dedicated Foam Studio commercial arm

Zeitguised is a German design studio that produce amazing hyper-real animation and CGI and have worked with some of the worlds biggest brands and broadcasters producing highly-stylised films and graphics, including: Absolut, Adobe IBM, Mercedes Benz,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Creative Debates: Agencies only talk about innovation

This year, Creativepool is back at Spikes Asia; the region's oldest and most prestigious festival of creativity, which has now grown into a glorious three-day celebration of inspiration and creative achievement and an unrivalled platform from which...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Duolingo's language learning revolution

Duolingo has been enabling users to learn languages at the speed of their lives since 2011. Solving dead pockets of time with an addictive app and accompanying website which actively combat necessary but insufficient moments-such as waiting for an...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Dystopian business in The Founder video game

“I first started thinking about making a startup simulator around 2012" said Francis Tseng, talking to Creativepool about his inspiration for The Founder - a meta, dystopian simulator that lets you launch and manage your own business. “I was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

Brand Case Studies: KARA bags

KARA takes its name from the Japanese word Karaoke, meaning ‘empty orchestra’. That piece of information isn’t immediately relevant to anything we’re about to cover in this Brand Case Study, but it gives you an insight into the inner workings...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Despark presents: A smart talking interview with Hive by British Gas

Tom Guy is Commercial & Product Director at Hive, a British Gas innovation. Despark, an International digital specialist, spoke to him to find out what it takes to create a cutting-edge, offshoot as part of a 200-year-old legacy company and to hear...

Posted by: Despark
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Technology

The latest updates in the VR landscape

With E3 commencing this week, and the eyes of the tech world honed in on LA, I thought it was about time to take a look at some of the more esoteric news stories of the past week regarding virtual reality, which is bound to be the presiding HOT TOPIC...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

VML VML has announced the promotion of Chris Wood to Executive Director of Europe, and Amanda Farmer to Managing Director of London, as the agency expands its global operations. Wood, has led VML's London office for the past five years in his role...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Virtual Reality Microsoft shared new details on its ambitious HoloLens device this week, confirming that the battery of its upcoming augmented reality headset will last up to 5.5 hours. During an event in Tel Aviv, Microsoft Technical Evangelist,...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The first VR musical instrument is backed by Abbey Road A virtual reality musical instrument has been developed that can potentially mimic thousands of instruments through a unique (and really rather clever) 3D sensor. The design of the boldly named...

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Advertising

Wieden's creative director presented with governmental award

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam creative director Alvaro Sotomayor, has been awarded a rare and prestigious honour by the Amsterdam City Council in recognition of his creative contribution to the city over his 20-year career at the agency. Sotomayor was...

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Design

3D printed Bionic Hand grabs UK Dyson Award

Whilst it might quite heavily resemble the bionic arm set to be worn by Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5 (and yes I am BEYOND pumped for next Tuesday), this particular bionic hand hasn’t been designed as an instrument of war, but...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Barbican pushes the boundaries of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is being heralded as this year's “IN THING,” so it was only a matter of time before the art world got involved in a more cerebral manner. Ever the forward-thinking London institution, The Barbican Centre is preparing a new...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The New York Times shifts to "Paid Post" for London

The New York Times announced yesterday that its innovative creative marketing agency T Brand Studio, will be expanding to London, offering international clients access to its content marketing services expertise and award-winning “Paid...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Award Roundup (Sans Cannes)

Bazillion Pictures sweep the ADDYs Union Station Comes Alive - Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show earlier this week for its work on the...

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Technology

A Week In Tech: The Anti Smartphone

Introducing the “Anti” Smartphone Whilst many of us have become a little too attached to our smart devices in recent years (myself included), there are still those amongst us who long for a simpler time, when our phones were just that;...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Brand & Deliver - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Publisher of the iconic Tomb Raider series, Square Enix, has appointed Brand & Deliver to secure UK brand partnerships for its upcoming blockbuster title, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Following the massive...

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Advertising

Interbrand launches inaugural Breakthrough Brands Report 2016 at NYSE

Interbrand has launched the inaugural Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, in partnership with Facebook, Ready Set Rocket, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, entitled “Future Growth,” is...

Posted by: Alexandra Schott

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