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Hot to trot. Why we've been waiting a decade for the 3 pony.

By Magnus Shaw I remember when the 3 mobile network was the new kid on the 3G block (will there be a 4 network soon, I wonder?). Keen to make its mark in a crowded marketplace, the brand introduced itself with a rather brave TV campaign. I say...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Cor blimey David!

By Jessica Hazel Nothing is going to grab your attention quite like David Beckham tucking his bum cheek back in his boxers during an ad break. Well done H&M for paying whatever amount of money it takes to get the world's most lusted after man to get...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

The rise and rise of the no-makeup selfie

For the past week, Facebook has been awash with no make-up selfies. You will now be looking at your colleagues, friends, bosses maybe even girlfriends, with new eyes, knowing now exactly how everyone looks first thing in the morning, albeit via the...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

Toy Story remade

by Jessica Hazel. A long long time ago, when I was about 12 years old, I decided to copy out my favourite book on my typewriter, trace all the illustrations and put it back together in a lever arch file. The book was 'A Teenage Worriers Guide To...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Online vs offline: How valuable is going viral?

‘Going viral’ is often seen as the pinnacle of success for marketing or advertising teams, with the social significance of a brand measured in likes, mentions and re-shared posts. Recently, however, businesses have started to question...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Creating viral architecture with OPA

When OPA released plans for their Casa Brutale project in July 2015, few could predict the overnight obsession that followed, with news outlets including Yahoo, CNET and CNBC all rushing to feature it in their headlines. In creating such a viral...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Film about free speculative work goes viral

Just over a week ago, a two-minute film called 'Say No To Spec' was released onto the web and has become a viral sensation. Originally created for Strategy Magazine's Agency of the Year competition in Canada, the film calls into question the common...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Food Revolution Day and yet another viral video

I’m a grumpy git, I know. I never watch Comic Relief and I find Pudsey the giant eye-patched teddy bear more sinister than endearing. For me, there’s nothing more nauseating than being lectured by multi-millionaire...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

TBWA's Maltese McDonald's campaign goes viral

The “100% Real 2014” campaign for McDonald's, designed by TBWA\ANG, an advertising agency based in Gzira, Malta, has recently 'gone viral' online, with its sheer ingenuity and creativity picking up kudos from many of the world's major...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Writer's "I quit" video goes viral

We’ve all had fantasies about various ways of quitting our jobs. In fact, some of you out there may even have turned freelance because you just couldn’t take the permanent life any more - either because of your boss or the work itself....

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Technology

Blueclaw urges agencies to use FaceApp for good

Leeds-based digital agency Blueclaw has changed its name to 'GreyClaw' and is challenging other companies to do the same to raise money for Age UK. The SEO specialist has replaced its staff photos on its Meet the Team page (below) with elderly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Spotify sponsors Take F**king Risks podcast

Global music streamer Spotify has become the new sponsor of London-based brand and ad agency Mellor&Smith’s bi-weekly podcast series. TFR: The Podcast features interviews with a host of professionals who have pushed boundaries by taking risks...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

10 reasons why branding is important

Branding is much more than a logo or a single graphic element associated with your organisation. When thinking about your brand, you really want to consider your entire customer experience… everything from your logo, website, social media...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Advertising

Greenpeace faces up to Nestlé's #PlasticMonster

Environmental group Greenpeace has revived its call for mega corporations to stop polluting the planet with single-use plastic by launching a new video aimed at food and drink brand Nestlé. In the social spot, Nestlé’s 'chief...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

In defence of side hustles

Creative at Revolt, co-founder of social enterprise CRACK + CIDER and D&AD judge for Side Hustle, Scarlett Montanaro has a penchant for purpose. Exploring the deeply personal and complex relationship she has with her passion project, she writes about...

Posted by: D&AD
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Features

Is art advertising (4): American Gothic

It is one of the most recognisable paintings of the 20thcentury. It has been ripped off, spoofed and copied thousands of times. Among other things, it has sold pharmaceuticals, beer and biscuits. Few people can actually tell you what it’s...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Three things from Cannes: taboos, trends and tears

With Cannes Lions closing its doors last Friday, we asked five creative leaders, to share their thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions. They will also be speaking at ‘Creative Stories…from Cannes’ 18 July for a more in-depth overview of the...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\China Ronnie Wu, executive creative director, TBWA\Shanghai has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\China with immediate effect. Ronnie joined TBWA\Shanghai at the end of 2015 as executive creative director, and during...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Power of User Generated Content (UGC)

Authenticity is key in this always-on world, and nothing does more for your brand than making authentic connections with consumers. To better help your message rise above the clutter and stick in a consumer’s consciousness, you need content...

Posted by: Jukin Media
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Power of User Generated Content: Puddle Jump Gone Wrong

Colin Rudicil had no idea when he filmed a friendly bet, it would become an internet sensation. Right before the video starts, Colin, his friend Lakeem, and a few of his other high school buddies were walking to their local Family Dollar store. As...

Posted by: Jukin Media
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Features

What makes a great UGC campaign?

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, user-generated content (UGC) has had a storied career. From a few videos on a then little-known website called YouTube in 2006 to full-blown media campaigns harnessing the power of real people, the...

Posted by: Lobster

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