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Inspiration

Two naughty cows and the best advertising campaign in America.

Let’s keep things simple. I’ve seen an ad campaign I really like. It’s funny, witty, smart, highly noticeable and very memorable. I know, I know - if you’ve read my articles for Creativepool, you’ll be aware I rarely...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Six US presidential candidate logos reviewed

In the UK, those standing for parliament always use the branding of their party. During the run-up to the recent general election, you may have noticed Labour candidates' posters were red and yellow with a red rose; Tories were all blue and white...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

This Week In Advertising

When Creativepool went looking for a fine fellow to write a column called ‘The Week In Advertising’, it made very good sense to search for a writer with a calm perspective and a measured, balanced approach. Well, they were all busy, so...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Online advertising doesn't work - it's official. Or is it?

Haven't you heard? Online advertising doesn't work. All those banners, buttons and MPUs? Waste of time. Those pre-play spots on YouTube, and those Facebook campaigns? Completely useless. Google Adwords and sponsored tweets? Utterly worthless. Sorry,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Sick? Why pharmaceutical advertising dominates American TV.

If you read my column earlier this week, you'll know I'm in America. If you didn't, I'm in America. In fact, I'm now in America's oldest town, St. Augustine - on Florida's Atlantic coast. And despite the temperature being in the low eighties (which...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Compare and contrast. American advertising's point of difference.

I'm in the USA - in a beautiful city called Charlestown on the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. But I'm travelling, so last night I was in Cherokee which, although it sounds romantic, is actually a rather tacky casino town 300 miles north. The...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: American Brandy Boogies with Copper & Kings

What goes best with a strong drink? A great tune of course. Something Copper & Kings know only too well. Copper & Kings are an American drinks brand from Louisville, Kentucky who specialise in (amongst other spirits) American Brandy enhanced with a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising - Superbowl Special

Jamie Casino - Casino's Law It's hard to overstate the importance of the Superbowl to Americans. Ostensibly a sports final, it's actually a televisual event which unites the country annually - and the commercial breaks are just as important as the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Careers

What do copywriters say about copywriting? And are they right?

A copywriting pal of mine has drawn my attention to a collection of quotes about, well, copywriting. I'm always delighted when these things crop up, because I feel sure blog posts on design and art direction outnumber pieces on copy by about a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

What to watch? Why too many platforms are spoling the TV broth.

On 11 December 2008, Project Canvas was announced. A joint venture between the BBC, BT and ITV, it replaced the failed Project Kangaroo, a proposed video-on-demand service which was refused a licence on competition grounds and ended up as the SeeSaw...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The 'Welcome To Las Vegas' sign, appreciated.

by Magnus Shaw. If you've always been keen to see the very cornerstone of capitalism; a seething hub of avarice and a perfect mechanism for prising people's hard earned cash from their pockets, Las Vegas is for you. I've just returned from a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Have Obama supporters created the most insulting ad of all time?

by John Fountain. Reading the comments, it seems that quite a few people think the Obama ad that repeats the line 'Wake the Fuck Up' is pretty funny. Many are saying that for the first time someone has made a political ad that they get, and like,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Take your pick. Why consumer choice is not always a good thing.

Social media is currently the marketing Holy Grail. Formerly sceptical clients are now convinced that, properly leveraged, Facebook and twitter will open up a treasure trove of commerce. Against this backdrop, Dutch airline KLM is offering its...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Malane Newman's cartoons make America look great

Imagine going to a theme park that caters to different generations with each ‘land’ representing a different decade and a “little bit of Disney magic”. Life in the 50s - Generation Land is a realisation of that place in poster...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Donald Trump vs Architects of America on Climate Change

More than 250 American architecture practices have signed an open letter to Donald Trump ahead of the president-elect's inauguration on Friday. A host of firms including Snøhetta, Brooks + Scarpa, Deborah Berke Partners and Lorcan O'Herlihy...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Trump's America: The Design Community Strike Back on Social Media

In the week following the 2016 US Presidential Election, many designers have responded to the news that Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States with shock, awe and amusement. We're be examining the latter today (but if you want...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

NBBJ build one of the largest offices in North America for Samsung

Whilst Samsung will probably never overtake Apple in terms of global recognition at this point, one area they can at least take them on, is in sheer scale. Enter US architectural firm NBBJ, who have designed and built, for Samsung, one of the largest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Kevin Myers' art packs a punch

Some of the characters in Kansas City-based illustrator Kevin Myers’ portfolio include Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine. But there are also lesser-known characters like Hellboy, The Main Man and Dawg and Silver Surfer...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Rebuilding the world with LEGO

Last week, everyone's favourite building block LEGO launched its first brand campaign in 30 years with an ad which has received 2.5 million views on YouTube and counting. Rebuild the World was thought up by French creative agency BETC Paris and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Features

Getting to know... Grey's Diego Medvedocky

Diego Medvedocky was recently promoted to president of Grey Latin America, a role he holds in addition to being chief creative officer of the region and president of Grey Argentina. Medvedocky joined the agency as ECD in 2013 and it has made a major...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

How it was done: Going Full Circle with motion control

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Digitas, UNIT9 and Envy Advertising recently created a powerful promo called Full Circle. The ad is centred around the first black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, and promotes The John...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Reviewing Cannes Lions 2019: Who won what and why?

Each year, after the Cannes Lions festival, thenetworkone takes a few days to reflect on the events and look for the key themes and patterns which emerge. Here is our take on Cannes 2019. At its heart, Cannes is an awards festival. A little like the...

Posted by: Julian Boulding
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Careers

The 10 most popular US states for British workers

Jobseekers in Britain keen on chasing the American dream are most likely to be looking for roles in California, New York and Florida, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. But while UK searches accounted for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Cannes Lions 2019: The contenders

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is underway and tonight the first awards ceremony will take place at the Palais des Festivals where the first wave of winners will be announced. Ahead of the five awards shows taking place every...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Dodge the Bullet app shows effects of gun violence in Toronto

The Coalition for Gun Control has released a new app highlighting how increasing gun violence has had an impact on Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. Dodge the Bullet, created by local agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, uses geo-location...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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