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Inspiration

Learning graphic design from LPs and magazines

Nearly all of us can identify a very specific point in time when we started being interested in art and creativity. For our editor, it was when a school assignment brought him to write his first ever fiction story. For graphic designer Neville...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: Beyond funerals, odd pops and other stories

SomeOne - Funeralbooker (Beyond) Studio SomeOne has rebranded and renamed funeral price comparison website Funeralbooker, with a “charming” and “radical” identity that aims to stand out from a “sea of sameness” in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

10 Writing Tools And Apps That Will Make Designing Easier

Graphic design is a complex and ever evolving industry. That means that as a designer, you're always looking to keep up with what's happening. Internet technology has made finding tools that will actually help you stay ahead of the curve easier, too....

Posted by: Mary Walton
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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

AB - Exeter University Leading South West digital marketing agency, AB, has formed a new partnership with Exeter University, which will see the agency help to deliver two digital marketing courses to the next generation of marketers. A total of 130...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

RSA Student Design Awards: The Winners

This year’s winners of the world’s longest-running global student competition, the RSA Student Design Awards, were announced last week, and include a kettle that collects grip data to measure frailty, a new insulation material made from...

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Leaders

Top Ten Ads of 2015

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat As the countdown to the festive season began in earnest, millions of Brits had one worried eye on the exhausting side of Christmas. On top of this, they had to contend with more and more banal Christmas ads,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: JWT

Taking horses skiing for Canon The latest instalment of the “Come and See” campaign for Canon from JWT took a range of Canon cameras and some intrepid bearded crew members to Argentina’s mountains to film Franco Moro, the 55-year...

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Leaders

A New Agency Tool for Creating Better Proposals - Faster

First sentences are difficult. As they go, that one wasn’t particularly memorable. I went to journalism school where they drummed it into you that if it was longer than 25 words and didn’t summarise the story in a compelling way,...

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Leaders

James Corden channels his inner hipster

I'll be honest here, I never got Gavin and Stacey, and furthermore, I never got James Corden. Granted he comes across as an affable enough bloke in interviews, and as a stockier gentleman myself, it's nice to see a man with a little more junk in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Week In Advertising

M and M Direct - Start Saving Quite how a catalogue clothes company manages to use that name, without falling foul of the chocolate people (whose ad we reviewed last week), I'm not sure. Perhaps it's because their ad is so anodyne and dull, the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

M&C Saatchi are shaking things up!

There was some big news coming out of M&C Saatchi yesterday. Firstly, Public Health England (PHE) awarded its consumer engagement PR brief to the agency, with Freuds, which currently holds the contract, but was unable to pitch directly, as a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

What a spectacle. Why most people will never wear Google Glass.

Right now, the SXSW music festival is in full flow in Austin Texas. What's more, I believe Creativepool's glorious leader Mike Tomes is there, doing his funky thing. Anyway, following the event on Twitter, I noticed someone reporting a bearded fellow...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

WCRS Creative Director. Get to know Billy Faithfull.

What's the story behind you joining WCRS? Ross Neil and I got our break at HHCL in the last days of a truly great and innovative agency. A collection of original people who didn't quite fit in elsewhere in the industry. We’ve always been...

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Features

Sailing close to the wind. Did Kayak's ad deserve to be banned?

by Magnus Shaw. Perhaps surprisingly, I've only ever worked on a couple of campaigns which have attracted public complaints. One was a press piece for a now defunct cable TV network. At the time, it was the only service carrying the Disney Channel...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

When busking meets big business

In the eighties and nineties I lived in London and throughout that time, London Underground put buskers on a par with the small, grey, dusty mice running between the rails. That is, vermin ripe for extermination. Okay, maybe not extermination, but...

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Features

On the ridiculous ...

As things currently stand, wealthy business men are far more likely to face a mob brandishing flaming torches than the accolade 'national treasure'. Even Alan Sugar is, at best, a rather grouchy figure of fun. But if there's one glaring exception,...

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Inspiration

Learning to take constructive feedback with Sinelab

Every work of art is like a child to its author. If you're creating a game, writing a book or spending time on an illustration, it is natural to feel attached to it. But how are you going to learn if you don't stay detached from your works? Digital...

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Inspiration

Women in Photography: Dorothea Lange

“That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject, you cannot do it by not being lost yourself.” No other photographer captured the struggles, emotions and consequences of the great depression era than...

Posted by: Lobster
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - HomeAway In what is easily my ad of the week, given my love for all things Nick Offerman, the former Parks and Recreation star (and carpenter) urges people to “Get HomeAway from it all” as part of the holiday rental...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Leo Burnett herald an unpredictable summer for a rebranded Co-op

The Co-op officially launched its Summer TV campaign this week, and it's a bit of a corker! “Be as unpredictable as the Summer” from Leo Burnett is kicking off with a 40-second commercial, accompanied by four 10 second ads, which together...

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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMB - New Balance You Are Your Toughest Opponent In this inspiring new campaign for New Balance, the running shoes and apparel brand, BMB delves inside the mind of top athletes. “You Are Your Toughest Opponent” looks at the battles we...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Will you be apart of a life-changing hackathon?

#BR2016 life-changing hackathon theme for 2016: How Can Technology Help Solve World Homelessness? Business Rocks 2016 will host a global hackathon in a bid to help solve the ever-growing problem of homelessness through technology. ​From...

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Leaders

Top Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

The Super Bowl isn't just the biggest day of the year for the NFL, it's by and large the biggest day of the year for ad land too, as countless millions from across the globe tune in to watch armies of heavily armoured blokes bash seven shades out of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Bulldog launches limited edition Penguin Packs

Whilst male beauty products and classic novels might not appear to be perfect bedfellows on paper, the award winning Bulldog Skincare For Men brand have put together a genuinely unique gift concept that brings together the worlds of skincare and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

MEC Commerce prepares for launch

MEC has announced the launch of MEC Commerce, a specialist e-commerce consultancy. Led by MEC Global Solutions in London, the launch is part of an ongoing strategy to create “A leading edge” for the agency’s clients in the constantly changing...

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Inspiration

Souled. How religion uses advertising.

On 21st October 2008 a completely original advertising campaign was launched. Positioned on the sides of buses it carried the simple headline: 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life. This was the first time a marketing...

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