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Features

WCRS Creative Director. Get to know Billy Faithfull.

What's the story behind you joining WCRS? Ross Neil and I got our break at HHCL in the last days of a truly great and innovative agency. A collection of original people who didn't quite fit in elsewhere in the industry. We’ve always been...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Meet Neil Davidson: Generation-Tinder Expert & 2016 Annual Judge

We first met Neil Davidson back in October at the Festival of Marketing. His tenacity to analyze and explore our ever-evolving relationships with brands sparked our interest and intrigue to hear more. His presentation, “How Do You Get...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AgencyQuotes, first ever book by Nick Entwistle and Vikki Ross

@AgencyQuotes on Twitter has been alive and kicking since 2012 with over 7,000 worldwide followers tweeting #thingsyouhearinagencies every day. If you’re in advertising, or you want to be, then we’re sure you’ll relate to the...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews present Neil Christie

Neil Christie, Managing Director at advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy London talks to Creativepool in the Ubiquitous Black Cab about management style, pitching to new clients and how to successfully apply for jobs. Wieden + Kennedy has eight...

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Advertising

What do Lionel Messi and Neil Patrick Harris have in common?

The answer to the headline question is simple; they both appear in groundbreaking new campaigns, with one starring in a campaign for an international airline, and the other starring in a campaign for a 90-year-old fashion brand. Neil Patrick Harris,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Neil Marra - Creativespark

What do you actually do? I was going to say walk around the office smoking but I gave up years ago - and do Creative Directors even do that anymore? Day-to-day, I mainly take lead role during the agency’s creative process, which is ‘DIG,...

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Features

5 minutes with... Ross Stirling - Creative Director at Studio Juice

"We specialise in creative for print, digital, mobile and retail. Our designers, producers and technologists sit side by side in small, integrated teams. This approach allows us to react quickly and strategically for our clients, helping them win. We...

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Features

5 minutes with... Neil Harvey - Group Brand

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Executive Creative Director at Group Brand What does that involve? A mixed bag really. We work with clients large and small to help solve business, marketing and communication challenges. I'd...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Somesuch Alex Lill joins the Somesuch roster worldwide for music-video and commercial representation. Alex Lill, known for his genre-defining music videos for artists such as Sampha, Joey Bada$$, Lil Yachty and Melody's Echo Chamber. His...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

WCRS hit the Garden and the Kitchen for B&Q Spring Campaign

This week sees the launch of B&Q’s latest TV spot, part of its fully integrated Spring campaign from WCRS. The campaign sets out to remind customers that whatever their home improvement need or challenge, B&Q always has a brilliant solution,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

WCRS hijacks the Welsh flag in a fight against skin cancer

This week marks the launch of the hard hitting “Don’t Be A Lobster” campaign created by WCRS for Welsh charity Skin Care Cymru, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of skin cancer in the run up to the summer months. Skin cancer...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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WCRS expose Coercive Control with Women's Aid

Is domestic violence always physical? There's a growing awareness around the signs of coercive control - Imagine always being told that your dress is inappropriate. Imagine not being able to see your friends without your partner present. Imagine...

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Advertising

WCRS launch late-night Evening Standard campaign

To launch a one-off special supplement (The Late Night Standard) ESI Media, owners of The London Evening Standard, launched a marketing campaign created by WCRS. First announced at Goodstuff’s Creative Showcase in June, The Late Night Standard...

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Advertising

WCRS, Sir Ian McKellen, Graham Norton & more stand for Pride in London

The next phase in this year’s Pride in London campaign was launched yesterday, and featured some rather impressive names lending their voices to the cause, which is more vital than ever given the horrific events that transpired over the weekend...

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Design

NOW TV reveal magical new identity

The independent, London-based brand consultancy Venturethree has created a colourful new brand identity for NOW TV, the TV streaming service from Sky, marking the first rebrand since the service launched back in July 2012. The new identity features a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Black Cab Interviews presents Billy Faithfull

Billy Faithfull, Executive Creative Director at WCRS, talks with Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes. Hear Billy's thoughts on the book, whether creativity can be learned, and problem solving in advertising. Billy started his career in a design...

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Advertising

B&Q unleash Christmas

B&Q is adding its Christmas ad to the festive fray with a new spot from WCRS that takes a less serious and emotional route than competing campaigns from Sainsbury's and John Lewis, and aims to “Put the fun back into Christmas” with...

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Features

Cannes Lions Contenders 2018

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity remains a cornerstone event for the advertising industry, even now, in its 65th year. Whilst there are plenty of changes to consider at this year's festival, with Publicis “taking a year...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

OLIVER On-site specialist OLIVER has appointed Proximity London Creative Director, Rob Kavanagh (left), to take on the role of Executive Creative Director on a number of key client accounts. Kavanagh will report in to OLIVER Group UK’s chief...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: MullenLowe

MullenLowe Profero launch new Magnum with Kendall Jenner The Magnum ice cream brand is working with reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner to launch a decadent new variant at the Cannes Film Festival. MullenLowe Profero has helped to launch Magnum...

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News

Can there be too much entertainment?

I don’t know if you caught Joanna Lumley on TV the other night. She was there to talk about a new movie that she’s made with Martin Scorsese which she was understandably thrilled about. Now I’ve always liked Lumley. I like the fact...

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Features

Why aren't brands doing enough for the environment?

It's no secret that the planet is suffering. Aside from Brexit, it's been the biggest thing affecting the news agenda for the past few years and coverage is only set to increase. But if the decay and gradual demise of our world is so important, why...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

London’s first ever robotic bartender enters the Barbican

London’s first ever robotic bartender will take up residence at the Barbican this summer as part of the venue’s AI: More than Human exhibition, running from 16 May-26 August 2019. Toni will be installed on Level G offering a variety of...

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Advice

How to run a successful creative hack

Organising a creative hack can be a great way of getting people to interact with your brand and overcome a problem as part of a team. Non-profit organisation Sightsavers works to protect eyesight and the fight for disability rights and held a...

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Advice

UX prototyping: Test, learn and apply

Neil Sampson, UX designer at Matter Of Form, offers insight into the benefits of prototyping. Did you know that eight out of 10 new initiatives, services or start-ups fail in their first year? Often, this can be explained by a simple lack of or...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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News

7 talks to see at Connect: London 2018

There's just one week to go until Connect: London, a new creative festival that will see two days of insight, inspiration and thought-provoking conversation take place at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery. With so much happening on the agenda...

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