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Features

The importance of gamefulness to experience design

In working through a large, complicated project for an automotive client, my team at Critical Mass faced an experience design challenge that only a gamer could solve. The features we came up with were well-received by client stakeholders, but one...

Posted by: Critical Mass
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Trends

I eat therefore I am - branding today's edible experiences

The food and drink landscape today has many different faces. But, one which continues full steam ahead is its wonderous reflection of people’s desire for experience over things. And now more than ever, how we fuel ourselves makes a statement...

Posted by: ECHO
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: The Diana Award, Cruel Sports, Serbia and other stories

Jones Knowles Ritchie - The Diana Award Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) has rebranded The Diana Award, the youth charity set up in memory of the Princess of Wales. The Diana Award was established in 1999 following the death of Princess Diana and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

That Google Memo: The sacking, the fallout and everything else

Last weekend, an internal memo from a Google software engineer with an incendiary title and even more incendiary content, went viral. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the employee who birthed the memo had been fired. The real question on everyone's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Pride in London and WCRS celebrate love in all its forms

This Pride season marks 50 years since Parliament first voted to start legalising homosexuality. Across the UK, Prides will be marching with a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love. Ahead of the London parade on 8th July, Pride in London and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA/RRAD - Amnesty International Current political tensions have led to Arabs and Muslims being mistreated at airports in the USA and Europe because of their passports. Behind this, there is a strong misconception that all Arabs and Muslims are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Ad land gets political. Or does it?

The 2017 Super Bowl came and went last night, with the New England Patriots coming back from the brink of defeat to score their fifth Super Bowl title. The real drama, however, appeared to be happening between the plays. Whilst Lady Gaga's half time...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Creative Discussions: The verdict on Trump from Droga5, Cheil & more...

It's been 2 weeks now since D-Day (Donald Day) and our divided world has grown even more so in the ensuing noise, chaos and horror. The creative industries, however, prove ever resilient, and whilst my previous piece from last week regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The diversity debate should not just be about women

Having read the debate in our industry on gender balance over the past few days, sparked by Kevin Robert's 'leave of absence', I thought it worth looking again at what can be done about equality, not just for women, but increasing diversity...

Posted by: Suki Thompson
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Advertising

Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Rufus Leonard mount one final REMAIN campaign

It's finally here. June 23. EU Referendum day. A day that will live in infamy whatever the outcome. The last few months have seen a dramatic escalation in propaganda from both sides. So much so that's it's genuinely difficult to know who to believe....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

JWT fight depression with brainy humour

Whilst many people who have experienced it might take umbrage with the idea of using humour as a coping mechanism, as someone who has lived with clinical depression for my entire adult life, I can honestly say I wouldn't have made it this far without...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

In defense of advertising.

When it comes to voicing an opinion, I don't tend towards coyness (regular readers may not be surprised to learn this). For instance, I more than happy to reveal that my political views broadly fall into the left-of-centre, liberal camp . Although,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Rebrand roundup: Wahaca, Waitrose Free From, Labrador and more

Wahaca by Without Mexican-style street food restaurant Wahaca in the UK has has been given a rebrand by London-based design studio Without with a focus on illustration. The new branding centres around a line-drawn, illustrated logo of a hand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Morag Myerscough brings some colour to Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Morag Myerscough has redesigned a series of rooms and wards within the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, transforming them into “uplifting” and colourful spaces, which are typical of her inimitable style. The British designer had to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Shortlisted Designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Designs by shortlisted teams in a competition to design a £40 million national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the UK have gone on public display. The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched the memorial international design...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Awards Alert: Won An Award? Crowdsource your speech

A roundup of the most important news of the week in the advertising awards world. Lovie Awards The Lovie Awards have introduced The Lovie Creators for Change Award. In partnership with YouTube’s Creators for Change programme, this special...

Posted by: TheNextGag
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Advertising

Ogilvy Berlin turn Mein Kampf into an anti-fascists bible

Fascism is one hell of a buzzword, and if there could be one fascistic figurehead, it would undoubtedly by Adolf Hitler. Yes, many have accused Donald Trump of holding similar values as the man many still refer to as the most evil to have ever walked...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Ascot to CBBC

The Clearing - Ascot Ascot has been rebranded by The Clearing, which has sought to make the racecourse a destination brand in a bid to stop regular race meetings being overshadowed by flagship event Royal Ascot. Although Ascot attracts high profile...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: DDB Worldwide

DDB Stockholm turn McDonald's Happy Meals in VR experiences! Happy Goggles To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Happy Meal in Sweden, McDonald's has developed the Happy Goggles, an idea developed in collaboration with DDB Stockholm. By...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Meet the Genius, the gluten free hedgehog

Genius Gluten Free, the number one bakery brand in the free-from category in Britain, has launched a new digital advertising campaign to drive awareness and educate consumers on the physical benefits of a gluten-free diet. It uses three very...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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