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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Quietly Redundant - the future for the QR code?

I'm not a classic early adopter. I don't queue outside Apple stores every time a plastic cover for the iPad is released, but I latch onto technology fairly quickly. I was online in the late nineties, had one of the first phase of free Spotify...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Vintage Politically Incorrect Advertisements

If TV and newspapers tell us anything, it’s that working in advertising back in the 60′s and 70′s was fun, booze-fueled and that everyone smoked lots and had buxom secretaries. Perhaps bearing this in mind it’s no surprise...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Rewriting the rules of advertising

As a general rule, people don’t like rules. Especially when it’s a rule telling them not to do something. It’s our natural instinct to push the red button and rebel. Could this explain the negative reaction to the new rule against...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Advice

How to expertly promote your brand online

Standing out from the crowd online can be a tough challenge, as you will likely be going up against a considerable amount of competition in your industry. If you want your business to become instantly recognizable with your demographic, you’ll...

Posted by: Reporter
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Careers

6 steps for positioning a new brand

We've all heard of the term 'positioning', but people sometimes don’t understand it quite correctly. It's all about striving to find a place for your brand in the minds of your customers. Therefore, it's highly recommended that you start...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Trends

In an age of mistrust, out-of-home inspires confidence

It’s not news that public trust in the news media has declined in recent times, fueled in no small part by accusations of fake news and data privacy across social media. As a result, public confidence in social media is eroding. According to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

10 video marketing trends for 2019

The prospects for video makers and marketers in 2019 are beginning to heat up. The film and video industry is changing rapidly, with new gear, formats, channels, and avenues for advertisements gaining momentum every day. Let’s look at the top...

Posted by: Shutterstock
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Features

Creating brands, not design

By Dan Gladden, associate creative director at Pearlfisher New York Great design - it will set your brand on the path to success, right? Challenger brands look to the icons they want to be and often come to our table with the understanding that...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Advertising

Why great design needs great copy

Resplendent in a white silk dress and crimson cape, the Queen steps gracefully down from her golden chariot and begins a slow, dignified walk into Westminster Abbey. Accompanied by the ancestral Mistress of the Robes and Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Trends

Design Trends 2018: Bold moments, glitches, layers and diversity

I'm not a designer, lacking both the patience and the creative impulse (at least when it comes to images), but design is something I, and almost everyone else on this planet, appreciate on a very primal level. It's the first thing we notice in almost...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Piccadilly Circus Lights and Hunter Artwork

As you may have noticed, the Piccadilly Circus lights have been switched back on after 9 months in darkness, the second longest time without light since the Blitz in World War 2. The lights were turned off in January for renovations which saw the six...

Posted by: Tapestry
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Splendid Unlimited - Royal Holloway Royal Holloway, University of London, has appointed Splendid Unlimited to transform the institution's website experience to communicate its reputation as one of the UK's best universities. Royal Holloway is ranked...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Will virtual reality change how we use social media?

Opinion by Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND A common criticism of VR is that it is isolating. While VR will always separate you from the real world, it can and will bring people together to communicate, experience, and play in a truly memorable...

Posted by: REWIND
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Should brands invest in VR advertising?

Successful virtual reality projects from publishers like The New York Times have paved the way for sponsorship opportunities, product placement and interspersed immersive ads. However, according to Anna Bager of the Interactive Advertising Bureau...

Posted by: REWIND
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Events

CONNECT 2017 Speakers: The brightest creative minds come together

Leveraging the power of online connections on Creativepool, CONNECT will pull the creative world together for a day where startups and trailblazers rub shoulders with the hottest agencies, production houses and the most established brands. With...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

CONNECT 2017: New speakers and keynote sessions announced

London, the melting a pot of creatives, creative enterprises and the home to our inaugural festival, CONNECT 2017. Join us at Juju Bar and Stage at the iconic Old Truman Brewery on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 11:30-23:00 to inspire, engage...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may change, but celebrity brand endorsements remain one of the most powerful...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Inspiration

How brands are using: Podcasts

At the start of 2017, Rawvoice, a data firm that tracks 20,000 podcast shows, reported that 75 million people listed to its podcasts each month, and in the UK alone, statistics show that 4.7 million people download a podcast every week. Squarespace,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Social Media

Why Instagram should be careful

I have been a user of social media since Facebook launched back in 2004 and like many of you have seen the development and additions of existing and new channels. In recent years the giant that once was Twitter seems to be struggling and in my...

Posted by: Jason Holmes
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Technology

Google Ad Blocker: Don't get too excited, it might be a bad thing

Google recently announced that it will launch a version of the Chrome web browser that will automatically block intrusive ads in early 2018, following an earlier announcement from Apple that it too would be introducing an ad blocker to its Safari web...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Food, Drink and Jewellery

BrandOpus - BirdsEye Chicken BrandOpus has worked with family frozen food favourites, Birds Eye, to create new packaging for their entire chicken portfolio. The frozen chicken category is in decline, concerns over quality has seen mums looking...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - HSBC The latest HSBC UK campaign by J. Walter Thompson London aims to demonstrate how HSBC’s products and services keep its customers moving onwards with their lives. The four specific offerings are: a one day...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

2016's Top Ten Most Powerful Christmas Ads

Whilst it might not have gathered as much media coverage as other campaigns, Lidl's Christmas Turkey has been found to be 2016's most powerful Christmas TV spot according to research carried out by Kantar Millward Brown. It tested 19 of this year's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

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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Trends

Creativepool City Guides: Stockholm

Stockholm’s creative energy is dynamite, something evidenced by the sheer amount of agencies and digital pioneers who are expanding from their Stockholm bases to open offices further afield in Europe and even as far as America. Chances are, if...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Operas, Addison Lee, and JFK

Base Design - Terminal 4 at JFK Airport Originally opened in 1957 and known as International Arrivals Building, Terminal 4 at JFK Airport in New York received a $1.4 billion redevelopment with its new building designed by Skidmore, Owings and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

How #CatsNotAds turned into a global story overnight

London commuters will have had a pleasant surprise yesterday if they happened to pass through Clapham Common tube station, as the usual barrage of advertisements had been replaced by some cuddly kitties by an inspirations group of cat lovers. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Thursday's Top Highlights

AKQA announce Future Lions winners AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions yesterday. Future Lions challenges students to come up with an idea that would not have been possible three years ago for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

These brands got high for 4/20

Easily one of the most bizarre, unofficial public holidays in recent memory, 4/20 (so called because the Americans can't seem to make their dates make sense) came and went and no doubt millions of hemp enthusiasts across the western world got stoned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

Posted by: Jade French

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