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Steps To Creating An Ad Campaign From Scratch

If you want to be an Art Director or Copywriter, you've got to have a portfolio. But putting a portfolio of work, of ads, of campaigns together is kinda terrifying in the beginning. Where do you start? Well... you could start with this video. :)

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Fancy using Sonic the Hedgehog in your next ad campaign?

“Video games are the new cinema.” A common statement, especially in certain corners of the internet, and one that I don't necessarily disagree with. Irregardless of your stance on the gaming industry however, it cannot be denied that the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

So long, farewell… The most pointless ad campaign in history?

This week has been one big, fat customer relations fail in the life of Creativepool’s grumpiest blogger. That’s me, by the way, and it’s a title I’m rather proud of. Oh, and before you go all grammar guru on me, and tell me...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Subaru launch a new American TV Ad Campaign for the 2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru of America recently debuted its new advertising campaign for the 2015 Subaru Legacy, the Japanese car manufacturer's new mid-size sedan. The campaign aims to position the car as a smarter alternative to 'mainstream' choices with three national...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

"That ad campaign cost too much." No **** Sherlock.

When I blogged about the John Lewis Christmas ad a few weeks ago - the one featuring the hare and the bear…and the despair of the rather wet Lily Allen cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ - a lot of people balked at the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Why Coke's zero sugar Cinnamon campaign lacks fizz

Coca-Cola has built some iconic and memorable advertising campaigns over the years and has certainly spread the festive cheer in regards to Christmas. From now until the end of the year, Coca-Cola UK has reintroduced its zero sugar Cinnamon limited...

Posted by: Steve Wignall
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Coke Zero Sugar launches with £10 million campaign

Coca-Cola has unveiled its first TV ad campaign for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, the reformulated and rebranded no-sugar Coke, which was, until recently, known as Coke Zero. The ad continues Coca-Cola's brand message for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen release apology for anti-vegetarian campaign

Full disclosure here; I'm not a vegetarian and have no intention of ever becoming a vegetarian. Now that doesn't mean I am unfamiliar or unsympathetic with the plight of the average vegetarian, but it does mean that some of you might assume that this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

AMV casts Gogglebox stars for National Lottery campaign

Gogglebox is a show that sounds like torture on paper, but against all odds, a non-scripted show starring members of the general public watching and casting a critical eye over the week's televisual highlights, has proven a critical and commercial...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Two naughty cows and the best advertising campaign in America.

Let’s keep things simple. I’ve seen an ad campaign I really like. It’s funny, witty, smart, highly noticeable and very memorable. I know, I know - if you’ve read my articles for Creativepool, you’ll be aware I rarely...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Google embedded into New York City for new Google App campaign

Google has been making a concerted effort to promote their rebranded mobile app, with an ad campaign summed up quite adequately by a charming 30-second TV spot (below), which shows a child asking Google if dogs can dream. Other short clips used to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

VCCP help Avis “Try Harder” in a new European TV Campaign

VCCP has created a TV spot for car rental company, Avis called “Unlock the World,” which made its televisual debut last night during the World Cup match between England and Costa Rica. The campaign, which was written by Kieran Knight and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Behind the Idea: The powerful anti-exploitation campaign by Affixxius

Hard-hitting. Impactful. Crude in its sheer honesty. There are a lot of words that we could use to describe the beautiful campaign by Affixxius for the Leicestershire Police - but none of those would do it justice as much as spending just two minutes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The oft-overlooked heroes in Wasabi and Walk West's campaign

Oh, Nate. The IT guy we all wish we had in our lives. Truth is, we do have him - but IT guys are often overlooked by campaigns and don't get celebrated enough for their successes. And so hot cloud storage company Wasabi and digital marketing firm...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The ‘literally’ electric Maserati campaign created over lockdown

Ultra Brand Studio is a new creative shop launched under lockdown by ex-AKQA creatives Alistair Schoonmaker, Matt Bennett and Will Battersby. These guys were the brains behind Nike’s most awarded ad “Rise” and already under...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Typographic storytelling in the Gay Times campaign

"In the western world we have preconceived notions on what it's like to be queer in certain countries". The story behind Emma and Ryan is particularly interesting in itself. Two creative professionals uniting to change the world with their craft. No...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The brilliant self-campaign of London Advertising

Turns out advertising agencies are not the best folks when it comes to following their own advice. Constantly helping brands cut through with some witty voice or compelling storytelling, they tend to forget to do the same about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Lost in Translation: how to run a successful multi-region campaign 

When your brand trades across multiple countries, reproducing a successful marketing campaign from one region in the rest of your markets can appear easy. It seems all you need to do is pay some translators and watch the savings roll in. However, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Holidays Are Coming as Coke launches biggest ever Christmas campaign

While many see the launch of the annual John Lewis ad as the sign that Christmas can truly begin, there’s nothing more iconic than Coke’s Holidays Are Coming spot. A few weeks ago, the brand's annual Christmas Truck Tour set off to tee...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tesco continues time-travelling theme in Christmas campaign

British supermarket Tesco has continued the trend of taking viewers back to past times with its Christmas ad for 2019, while continuing to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. In the ad, created by BBH London and Stink, one of the retailer's delivery...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Kia celebrates football fans in new Europa League campaign

European football returns this week and Kia Motors has teamed up with Innocean and Sydney/Seoul-based production company Calltime for a cinematic follow-up to last year’s UEFA Europa League partnership. In a continuation of 2018’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Force is female in new Cineworld Christmas campaign

Cineworld unleashes The Force in a new campaign to promote its Christmas gifting range while also looking ahead to some of this winter's biggest blockbusters. The ad begins with a spirited game of Charades during a festive family gathering on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Radio campaign uncovers the haunting sounds of the sea

Marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has launched a new radio campaign shining a light on the damage being done to our oceans despite the fact that 95% of them remain unexplored. Created by M&C Saatchi, and following on from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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ghd launches 15th annual Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness

Styling brand ghd has launched its 15th annual Pink campaign through creative agency Southpaw in partnership with a host of worldwide charity partners. This year’s emotive campaign features tattoo artist David Allen, who has spent 10 years...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Desigual flips logo for good in new campaign from WE ARE Pi

Barcelona-based fashion house Desigual has permanently flipped its logo as part of a campaign developed by Amsterdam-based creative agency WE ARE Pi. The work is hung on the idea that 'forwards is boring’ and Desigual is the first...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

KFC goes to Hollywood in new cinema campaign

A recent ad for fast food chicken chain KFC has made it to the big screen and will air before some of this year’s biggest films alongside custom-made clips mimicking the storylines of the blockbusters. Chicken Town (below), created by ad...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Anatomy of a crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding has changed how entrepreneurs bring new products to market. It has allowed thousands of innovating entrepreneurs to raise money, build brand awareness and join a broader conversation with large numbers of potential backers, all while...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Portfolio Critique: Everyone loves a dog campaign

An aspiring Art Director named Tony Chiang emailed me to rip his book apart and that is exactly what we are going to do today. Part of being a creative in this industry is building a tough skin and Tony's willingness to get critiqued mixed with his...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

LIDA launches European brand campaign for Invesco

Digital and direct marketing agency LIDA has launched a new campaign for Invesco bringing to life its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering across Europe. The work shows the opportunities that can unexpectedly surface in troubled times and features...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications

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