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Agency of the Week: VCCP

Maria Sharapova settles into an internship at VCCP London In what might just about be the most surprising piece of agency news of the year, Maria Sharapova has reportedly spent the last week as an intern at VCCP London. The former world number one...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Rio Olympics 2016: The athletes and brands to watch

The games may be over, but the most decorated Olympians are now locked in a new competition - to win the big-name sponsorship deals which will pay the bills until Tokyo 2020. The UK doesn’t actually reward winners for their medals, and whilst...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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What does Creativepool's Salary Guide have to do with Wimbledon?

Today sees the start of my favourite time of year: Wimbledon fortnight. And with Andy Murray defending his title and the intrigue surrounding his appointment of 2006 Ladies Champion, Amélie Mauresmo, there's a lot to be excited about. What does...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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A disloyal customer, a chatbot, and a really bad movie.

AI and Customer Retention Practices. A semi-fictional case study. It’s a dark and stormy night. About 10 pm. Maria walks into a store. She goes straight to the pharmacy aisle. She is looking for Melatonin, a popular herbal supplement to aid...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Autism & Creativity

It may seem unlikely, but people on the autistic spectrum have been an integral part of the creative industry for decades, without the industry necessary knowing that. Thinking differently is not only a mantra but also a characteristic that is valued...

Posted by: Alex Shifrin
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Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Campaign To End Loneliness BMB has been appointed to lead the Campaign to End Loneliness account, raising awareness of the issue of loneliness among older people in the UK. The first piece of work from the agency premieres on September 20th at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Above+Beyond embrace a Modular approach to new classic movie campaign

Betway, the global online betting company, is launching two new episodes under its “For the Love of the Game” platform, taking inspiration from the golden age of cinema. Created by Above+Beyond, the campaign broke on 6th August in the UK...

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Events

London Design Fair 2017: Curating the Curators

From 21st-24th September 2017, the London Design Fair will once more host the largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries, set in one dynamic location during the London Design Festival....

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Creativepool City Guides: Kiev

As a result of two, bloody revolutions, Russian tensions, and a never-ending series of crises, many of us overlook Kiev as a creative destination. But amongst the bloodshed and upheaval, a peaceful, creative core has emerged at the heart of the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Events

AKQA Launches the 12th Year of Future Lions – Beyond

Announcing the 12th year of AKQA’s global student competition in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This year, Future Lions is calling on enquiring minds without limit. Those who are willing to look beyond...

Posted by: Ian Wharton
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Inspiration

Inside the Mind of Guilherme Jahara, CCO at F.biz

Guilherme Jahara has been Chief Creative Officer at São Paulo’s F.biz since January 2014, a position he took on with more than 20 years' experience in the industry already under his belt. Guilherme's resume is a rather dazzling affair -...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

m/SIX m/SIX has hired Alistair MacCallum, former CEO at Omnicom’s M2M, as its UK Chief Executive, allowing Jess Burley to focus on her role as Global CEO. m/SIX, which is a joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM, experienced strong...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker has boosted its senior team with a series of promotions, including Ben Bradley as its new Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships. Bradley, previously a Business Director, will now lead Sport and Entertainment...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

RKCR/Y&R RKCR/Y&R has strengthened its management team further by appointing Priya Patel as Managing Director. Patel, who was previously Managing Partner at RKCR/Y&R, will continue to run a portfolio of client business, oversee the agency operations...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MPC London MPC has announced the arrival of James Niklasson as Executive Producer at its London studio. As well as successfully co-running two of his own VFX production companies, James has been an Executive Producer within some of the...

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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...

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Agency of the Week: DigitasLBi

World's fastest flying women recruited for Dunkin' Donuts stunt DigitasLBi and Dunkin’ Donuts recruited the world’s fastest flying woman; 28-year-old wingsuit base jumper Ellen Brennan, to do the world’s fastest Dunkin’ run...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

MeringCarson This week, MeringCarson, the advertising agency focused on brands, companies and organisations who are in the business of experiences - destinations, products, entertainment, and social movements, announced the promotion of two long...

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KOREAT 2015 Unveils Korea’s Top 50 Restaurants Ranking

Korea recently saw the inaugural launch of its very own Michelin Guide-style top 50 ‘best’ restaurants ranking guide in the country, KOREAT. With the aim of creating an authoritative ranking of Korea’s top restaurants for locals and...

Posted by: Leo Burnett Asia Pacific
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3 more CCO's announced for Creative LIAisons

This week, Dörte Spengler-Ahrens (chief creative office of Jung von Matt), Ted Royer, (CCO of Droga5 New York) and John Merrifield, (CCO of Google Asia-Pacific) were all announced as speakers at the London International Awards 2015 Creative...

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Design

72andSunny break into beer biz with a delicious IPA

I am a proud, lifelong (well, adult life at least) beer fan. Admittedly more by design than by choice (my father used to work for a brewery), but I digress. Whether popping out for a wee tipple with a few mates after work or sitting down with my...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Saatchi's NDS returns to its roots for 25th anniversary

At the Palais des Festivals in Cannes yesterday (Thursday 25 June) as part of this year's Cannes Lions festival, Saatchi & Saatchi celebrated 25 years of the New Directors’ Showcase with a one-off screening of a brand new film. The idea was to...

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How to grow a beard of bees

M&C Saatchi has teamed up with director Matthew Swanson from Epoch Films, and design and visual effects agency Timber to create a (literally) buzz-worthy spot for the San Diego Zoo. The spot, entitled (rather aptly) “Bees,” is a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The Ivy gets a little sister

The iconic London restaurant, The Ivy, which has seen more celebrity diners than perhaps any other in our nation's capital, is opening a sister restaurant in Covent Garden, featuring interior design work by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design...

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Manchester United goes anime like Kill Bill

The Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria have transformed into Anime characters for a new campaign. The “Hungry To Win” campaign for global marketing partner, Nissin Foods, aims to deepen the club's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Portfolio Tips

What happens when you do get an interview? How will you ensure your portfolio impresses your interviewer or client? Here are some tips that are essential in creating a great portfolio: 1. Keep it to an A3 size minimum Contrary to what your tutors...

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