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M&S and RKCR/Y&R feel the love in Mrs Claus Christmas campaign

Joining John Lewis, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and more in the festive fray, M&S launched its 2016 Christmas campaign over the weekend with the release of its highly anticipated “Christmas with Love, Mrs Claus” spot. “Christmas with Love” is its...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Jelly London and RKCR/Y&R go 'Shwopping' with M&S

Commissioned by RKCR/Y&R, Jelly London’s in-house animation team; The Kitchen, has produced a series of quirky animations to promote Marks & Spencer's latest Shwopping campaign to raise money for Oxfam. Featuring Absolutely Fabulous star, Oxfam...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Lucky Generals - Pot Noodle In a humorous new ad for snack brand Pot Noodle from Lucky Generals, a young Pot Noodle fan’s story is told in bombastic style in order to promote the brand’s new “You can make it” tagline....

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RKCR/Y&R unveil new “Back to School” TV ads for M&S

M&S uploaded three new “Back to School” TV spots to its Facebook Twitter and YouTube channels yesterday, as well as an exclusive online video called “Both Getting Picked”. The ads form part of a campaign, which will focus on...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Would Facebook rather protect its advertisers than its users?

Facebook claims to have cracked its rather awkward 'ads on offensive pages' problem. This week the social network's Director of Policy announced the site has completed the task of 'narrowing down the number of pages where ads will be shown'. Which...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

ASDA on top in the tightest Christmas ad race ever

It’s been the most competitive Christmas ad season ever. People want a reason to smile, and brands have pulled out all the stops to provide it with a series of feelgood festive ads. Advertising effectiveness company System1 have unveiled their...

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Leaders

Playing the long game and #GettingToKnow Great State’s Matt Powell

Matt Powell was recently hired as Creative Director at Great State, where he joins a multi-disciplinary team redesigning the Royal Navy’s website, plus significant projects for Honda, Orange and Bristol Airport. Starting his career at Profero,...

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Features

Nostalgic this Christmas? Festive ad trends for 2022 | #HolidayMonth

Christmas is coming earlier than ever and it’s easy to see why. The festive season has always been seen as a soothing balm for the winter blues and things have never been bluer. But with things so unremittingly bleak, do we really want to be...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Just off to Munch & Sippers, can I get you anything?

A while back I had a go at asking a venerable UK retail institution if they thought I could help at all (well, in a very specific way) with what appeared to be a terminal decline in fortunes. Of course, nothing came of that ask and the company shut...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

All the best campaigns of 2021 in one place!

After the terrific display of creative prowess from the industry in 2020, 2021 could only be a further step up for advertising campaigns all over the creative & mar-comms field. With campaigns to push vaccinations and groundbreaking ideas from brands...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Here's all the best 2021 Christmas ads in one place!

All the 2021 Christmas campaigns in one place As we all know, there’s no Christmas without a heartwarming, tear-duct-shattering series of lovely Christmas campaigns. Brands and agencies line up every year to release a stream of Christmas ads...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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The 10 best ever Christmas ads that you should watch today

It’s that time of the year! In mid-November, brands usually rush to release their best Christmas ads and capture a precious slice of attention from their target audiences. Due to the shortage crisis, this year was a bit different, but...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Fixing the Foodchain with Farmdrop and Hell Yeah! | #BehindTheIdea

Albeit a relatively small and young brand (it was founded in 2012, just 9 years ago), Farmdrop has a big pulsing heart that is driven by a desire for change and positive impact in the food industry. Committed to "fixing the foodchain", Farmdrop...

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Features

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

Here's all the best 2020 Christmas ads!

All the 2020 Christmas campaigns in one place Every year the same story: agencies and brands coming together to release a stream of beautiful Christmas ads for the joy of us all. It has almost become tradition. There’s no Christmas without a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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LGBTQ+ representation deserves more than a yearly nudge

Stonewall’s legacy lives on today. Peaceful marches of Gay Pride movements all around the world, from Europe to the US and beyond, echo the days of riots and violence which erupted at the dawn of the Seventies. The LGBTQ+ community has come a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson
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Leaders

Eco or ego? The environmental impact of awards ceremonies

When it comes to paying lip service to environmental causes, the creative industries don’t exactly hold a monopoly but they are far from innocent either. As the generic public continues to ‘wake up’ to the realities of climate...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

How M&S brought the virtual world of Christmas ads to life

Every year, the highly anticipated Christmas advertisements mark the start of the festive season. As in previous years, the Christmas ads in 2019 follow the same generic theme of an emotionally-driven story where the public falls in love with the...

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All the ads of Christmas 2019 (continued...)

Following our round-up of the first wave of Christmas ads from all the big UK retailers and others such as Amazon, Macy's and Cineworld, it's time to take a look at the latest seasonal spots doing the rounds this week. Entering the fray are...

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All the ads of Christmas 2019 (so far...)

It's the start of November, which means it's time to put the kettle on, sit back and watch the barrage of Christmas ads already launched by brands this year. In the mix at this point are many of the big supermarkets with celebs such as Mariah Carey...

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Workshop

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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Top Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

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Top Hires of the Week

Somesuch Alex Lill joins the Somesuch roster worldwide for music-video and commercial representation. Alex Lill, known for his genre-defining music videos for artists such as Sampha, Joey Bada$$, Lil Yachty and Melody's Echo Chamber. His...

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Top Hires of the Week

Dentsu Aegis Network Dentsu Aegis Network has hired Victoria Milligan as Marketing & Communications Director for Media Brands, UK & Ireland. In the new role, Victoria will co-ordinate the marketing and communications of Dentsu Aegis Network media...

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The top brands preparing us for the Royal Wedding

Even those of us purposefully trying to avoid the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle this Saturday (May 19) can't deny that it has given marketers an excuse to flex their creative muscles. Whether those muscles are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Resh Sidhu has returned to AKQA as Creative Director. Based at the NYC studio after two years at digital and visual effects company Framestore, Resh will join the AKQA New York Leadership Team. Resh is one of the most respected names in Virtual...

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Top Hires of the Week

Acne This week, Acne welcomed Director Laura Borgio to their ranks. A super innovative filmmaker with a passion for storytelling, Laura's rare ability enables her to create engaging, meaningful, and dynamic content across a multitude of different...

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Leaders

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

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Industry

London Design Fair: Dutch Stuff

This September is the first time that Dutch design will have a dedicated presence at London Design Fair, as over 65 studios, collectives, labels and independent makers from the Netherlands come together for an unprecedented national showcase. Dutch...

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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has added three new multi-award-winners to its creative department, bringing in Howard Green and Kate Allsop from Grey London and Alice Burton from Y&R London. At Grey, Allsop was part of the team behind News UK’s...

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