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Funny business. British comedy writing is in crisis, but why?

Last week, I wrote about the key differences between copywriting and 'writing'. And while I attempted to make the challenges inherent in copywriting clear, I wouldn't say the profession is in crisis. Unlike the art of writing comedy. Quite when the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Is Shit for Trump great satire or is it just shit?

Like him or loath him, Donald Trump is big news right now. With his extremist right wing views and terrifyingly persuasive rhetoric, the man has carved a path through the American presidential circus with a fire and fury that have even made us Brits...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

How one man predicted the future of televison.

From Cicero to Aubrey Beardsley, human beings have never had to look too far for individuals touched by the hand of creative genius. But finding intellects so inspired, profound and insightful they actually manage to predict the future, is more of a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

And the punch line is…

by Ashley Morrison. I love comedy. I love the craft of it. I love how a skilled performer can take you one way, only to throw you in a completely opposite direction - which is the one that gets the bigger laugh. Being a successful stand-up comedian...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Imaginarte tell us to keep playing with our NiceBalls

I'll be honest, it's been a tough week for me, so here's something a little silly to round out the week and give us all a much needed chuckle. Created in order to humorously draw attention to the fact that many creative individuals (myself included)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Can there be too much entertainment?

I don’t know if you caught Joanna Lumley on TV the other night. She was there to talk about a new movie that she’s made with Martin Scorsese which she was understandably thrilled about. Now I’ve always liked Lumley. I like the fact...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Irn bru, beanz, comedy cats and Bradley Cooper

The Leith Agency - Irn Bru Xtra Musical comedian Brett Domino? Talking Squirrels? Seb Cardinal (of Cardinal Burns) directing? Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a new IRN-BRU commercial. Working through The Leith Agency, Seb stepped behind the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Creatives and Comics Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary

Adland creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East. Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

BBC Three combat new logo criticism with satirical comedy

Red Bee Media has designed a new logo for BBC Three, which has replaced the word “Three” with a more direct and confrontational symbol, which underlines the channel's vibrant, youth-focused content. The entire brand has been repositioned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What could the rise of Clubhouse mean to marketers?

Today Clubhouse boasts around 2M weekly active users, with many people still waiting to receive an elusive invite. It is undoubtedly the app of the moment and the talk of the town. Appearances by Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have propelled it into...

Posted by: Yuval Ben-Itzhak
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Workshop

7 Story Archetypes: using plot to build brands

At Southpaw we’re kind of obsessed with storytelling in the brand building process. Within storytelling’s golden trio of character, incident and plot, it’s plot that provides the vital framework to hang everything from. Enter the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Inspiration

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

The heroes of a Production Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Ever wondered who makes all those beautiful buildings and sets you see in films, TV shows and on stage? That would be the careful, precise and beautifully creative job of a Production Designer. Hakan Yoruk has been designing sets for six years, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Behind the Idea: how AMV BBDO celebrates 'Xmess'

We can all relate with the young man in the Merry Xmess Christmas ad. It is the ones we love the most that make the biggest mess at Christmas time. Parents, lovers, siblings, other relatives - but that's exactly what makes Christmas special. We are...

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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Inspiration

The beastly creative passion of Steve Sellick

It comes from Stephen Sellick's own fingertips that he is as passionate and fired up as he's ever been. Having started out as a freelance illustrator, Steve has now been in the industry for over 25 years, and he's seen plenty of changes in his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Rishi Sunak Strikes Again

If there is one MP that has arguably benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic (at least as far as political capital is concerned), it’s Rishi Sunak. This is a man who, at the start of the year, was only really known to those of us that watch...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Creativity and Adaptation in Mihaly Sipos

Is there a magic formula to remain inspired and motivated? Every once in a while you do get that random bunch of online gurus trying to sell you the ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO REMAIN ENDLESSLY INSPIRED™, but creativity simply doesn't work that way....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The Scarring #Wombstories by Chelsea Pictures, Bodyform & AMVBBDO

When we first looked at #Wombstories and how many incredible names went into creating it, we instantly thought: "damn, this is good. Like, Award-good." Having a male magazine editor doesn't help with saying this, so we'll borrow a few words from the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Learning from Failures with Oliver Fuselier

Few people make their way in your heart like Great Guns USA managing director Oliver Fuselier does. Reading him as he tells stories of his remote and recent past is heartwarming and enough to paint a beautiful, comprehensive picture of an ambitious...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Influencer marketing success comes with a multi-platform approach

It is tempting to adopt a siloed approach to marketing and brand communications, especially when dealing with an audience you don't interact with daily. In a way, social media platforms are like boxes, containers of the audience segment your brand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Advertising & Creativity in a Time of a Crisis

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. All concepts which most of us could have reasonably hoped we would never experience. And yet here we are entering another week of Zoom calls, home schooling, and … is it too early to have a glass of wine...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Behind the idea: The problem with wrinkles

Sexual innuendo continues to be a favourite tool of advertisers for a simple reason - it works and it’s usually effortlessly funny. Such is the case in this spot by Procter & Gamble’s multi-agency shop Woven (with teams from Grey),...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Oscar Pop: The 2020 Academy Awards through a Shutterstock lens

With the 2020 Oscars right around the corner, Shutterstock has just officially unveiled its latest Oscar Pop! poster series. A tradition among Shutterstock’s design team, the series combines the vibrant and sometimes playful colours, styles and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why creative-based socials are invaluable to agency culture

Following an influx of newbies to the creative and design teams we wanted to start a ritual for our people to come together socially. This would be a regular calendar event they would look forward to, input into and that would add an insight into the...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Inspiration

UKTV's ghost sign celebrates Dad's Army special

UKTV has commissioned a giant ghost mural in London calling on viewers to ‘join Dad’s Army’ for a three-day TV special for the classic comedy. Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will see three remade parts from the show's second...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Crushing deadlines for the Financial Conduct Authority

Remember when Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had to self-destruct in Terminator 2: Judgement Day? The scene has become so iconic that creative agency M&C Saatchi recently based a whole campaign on it for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Keeping calm with MoneySuperMarket

Earlier this year, creative agency Engine launched a new campaign for MoneySuperMarket signalling a fresh direction for the brand. The work was unveiled alongside a new logo and visual identity and encouraged consumers to ‘get money...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Global Creative Calendar: August 2019

Of more than 40 momentous events set to play out in the weeks ahead, many are already underway or will commence with August's first dawn. A large number are also new to this publication. Among them are some of the world's most famous cultural and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency

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