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Inspiration

A nostalgic review of Christmas advertising

To coincide with everyone's 2017 Chrimbo advert reviews, we asked Philip James, our Creative Director to do a round up of the Best Christmas Adverts ever..... not just this year! 'Though I am a sucker for a new technology, new cinematic quality and...

Posted by: Shadowplay
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Advertising

Above + Beyond focuses on the ‘wonderful imperfections’ of Christmas

Creative agency Above+Beyond has chosen to celebrate the realities of Christmas with an initiative which focuses on the ‘true scents’ of the season. The agency has chosen to counter the saccharine sweetness of much festive marketing that floods...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Tesco and Rothco break pregnancy news on TV for Christmas spot

In the latest phase of and Rothco's Christmas campaign for Tesco Ireland, “Here’s to the Hosts,” the brand broadcasted the biggest surprise yet from Dubliner, Suzin. On Monday this week (November 21), young mum, Suzin, broke the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

M&S and RKCR/Y&R feel the love in Mrs Claus Christmas campaign

Joining John Lewis, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and more in the festive fray, M&S launched its 2016 Christmas campaign over the weekend with the release of its highly anticipated “Christmas with Love, Mrs Claus” spot. “Christmas with Love” is its...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

DFS and krow tap Aardman to create iconic Christmas campaign

DFS; the UK’s biggest sofa manufacturer and retailer, has partnered with the Oscar-winning studio Aardman to create a multichannel advertising campaign that makes heroes of its talented team of craftsmen and women. Borrowing a trick from the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

GPY&R drive giant Christmas presents across Australia

Christmas is generally all about the big impressions, even if we like to fool ourselves into believing it's all about family and friends. Adland knows this all too well, so in the week leading up to Christmas, while everyone else was busy wrapping...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week: Christmas Special

It's that time of year again when brands start milking our emotional connection to Christmas, so here I'll be looking at a few of the more interesting Christmas-themed ads to debut in recent weeks. I won't be featuring the annual John Lewis spot from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Royal Mail gets biblical this Christmas

Winter's silver lining is dawning on us once again, and brands are wasting no time getting in on the action, not least Royal Mail, who are arguably as vital a part of the UK Christmas season as lukewarm mulled wine and tangled lights. Every November...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Will the BA fire ruin their Christmas campaign?

With the Autumn hardly upon us, British Airways are set to launch their Christmas travel campaign. It's a digital affair, as you might imagine, and builds on their 'No Place Like Home' concept launched earlier this year. The ads use quirky sayings,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

If Carlsberg did Christmas...

Former Countdown host and legendary Football pundit Jeff Stelling will be teaming up with Carlsberg and its below-the-line marketing partners The Marketing Store to address the footballing nation on Boxing Day this year with a “King's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Are the Co-Op late to the Christmas party?

The Co-operative Food, the Co-op's answer to Tesco, are appealing to last minute shoppers in their new Christmas TV campaign, which is probably for the best, given that Christmas Day is but a fortnight away. The retailer, which boasts a store...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Busy Bees at the BBC this Christmas

The London-based media management company Red Bee Media, which was recently acquired by the Swedish communications firm Ericsson, has been incredibly busy this Christmas season, creating a set of ambitious idents for BBC One. The three idents each...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Is the Sainsbury's Christmas ad really offensive?

Supermarket wars have been with us for as long as there have been supermarkets. But the intensity of the competition has never been so keenly felt as it is today. Tesco has had a thoroughly miserable year, which cost them one Chief Executive, a mass...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Stella Artois Give Beautifully this Christmas

Stella Artois is a brand that likes to go big at Christmas. This could very well be because the internationally beloved lager was first created for the holiday season as a gift to the people of Leuven in Belgium, or it could be because the origins of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

JWT London make new hires and prepare for Christmas

JWT London recently unveiled its news Debenhams campaign for the 2014 Christmas season. Dubbed “Found It,” the multi-channel campaign will run across all touch points, with a much heavier marketing push than in previous years. As well as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Window wars. Who is winning the Christmas battle of Oxford Street?

Christmas is rather a competitive activity, isn't it? From those rather ghastly households attempting to out-decorate their neighbours by festooning their brickwork with flashing reindeer, to the restaurants fighting to see who can charge the most...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

It's a wrap. Introducing this year's best Christmas campaign.

Understandably there's been quite some fuss about the John Lewis 'Hare and Bear' Yuletide spot. Not only is it high profile and eye-catching, but the cartoon alone cost somewhere in the region of £7m. With that sort of investment, you 'd hope it...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Merry Christmas to our Poolers

A short animation to say Merry Christmas and thanks for your support in what has been a big year of changes for us at Creativepool. Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks to Darren Thompson for helping us create our festive greeting.

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Favourite Christmas ads of 2013.

Christmas is here again, and the advertising has certainly stepped it up a notch. We are seeing many big brands producing more Christmas related advertising to help with your festive season. Some of which pull the heart strings, such as the John...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Christmas Borebles

Creative agency Sane & Able have designed a set of Christmas Cards to keep in the Festive spirit. And what better way than paying homage to those lovely celebrities thats wit and passion for life will add a little festive cheer to anyone’s...

Posted by: Sane & Able
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Inspiration

The 12 Days of Christmas. BANNED.

Christmas Eve is finally here and I'm feeling festive. Well, actually, I was feeling festive a while ago because I've been doing an awful lot of carol singing throughout December. Not that I'm bragging but, for the most part, these carol concerts...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Beware of the dog. Is WKD's Christmas campaign really unacceptable?

by Magnus Shaw. At this time of generosity and giving, who could resist the wide-eyed pleading of a little doggie, hungry for a simple bone? Well, alcopop brand WKD think their customers would quite happily ignore Fido if there was a blue drink in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Have yourself a merry little GIF-mas with Enjoy Digital

Leeds-based integrated digital marketing specialist, Enjoy Digital, is spreading some extra special festive cheer this December with the launch of its interactive online Christmas GIF generator. The online application is available here:...

Posted by: Enjoy Digital
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Trends

'Tis the season for festive creative

Cover image "Deer Santa" by illustrator Pete Ellis Whether they be a model maker, photographer, filmmaker, agency, agent or designer, it's a pleasure to see the amazing work that's uploaded every day by the Creativepool community. Here is a roundup...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Entertainment

Beatboxing carollers deliver alcohol to your door with Deliveroo

Beatboxing carollers remixed classic Christmas songs to spread the festive cheer as part of the launch of a new alcohol home delivery service across the UK from thebar.com and Deliveroo. Launching in London last week, those first to use the service...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

BBD Perfect Storm relies on Tweets to keep DeFrosty the Snowman alive!

A brilliantly bizarre new interactive installation in London’s Old Street is encouraging passers-by to keep the spirit of Christmas alive (quite literally) and focus on all the good feeling in the world. The activation is based around...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Adot shines a light on homelessness

In order to raise awareness of the 93,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets in the UK in Christmas, Adot.com, the organisation that aims to “Ignite worldwide awareness of the singular true nature of mankind,” has created a new...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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The Week In Advertising

Compare The Market: Meerkats On Safari Try as I might, I still can't bring myself to dislike the meerkats. The campaign has been running so long, it should have run out of steam, but when Alexander tells Oleg (you see, I even know their names) he's...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Festive Jumpers Galore

We're in the festive spirit of things and it looks like we're not on our own! Some of our favourite recruiter clients have been enjoying festive moments from Secret Santas, Office Parties to Christmas Jumper Days. Here's some tweets that helped us...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The shape of things to come. Highly (in)accurate predictions for 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Very little is certain in this life, but the mad rush of predictions for the year ahead is a rock on which we can depend in the awkward gap between Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately, most of them will be wildly inaccurate - with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Santa Claus - what the science says.

Merry Christmas Creativepoolers everywhere. As this piece arrives on Christmas Day, you'll have seen that Santa has completed his work. But, have you ever wondered what Father Christmas goes through every year? Well, we have. Which is why we set...

Posted by: Creativepool

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