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Video Games

Nintendo announce Universal Theme Park and Legend of Zelda Escape Room!

Video games and theme parks are two of my lifelong passions, so to say that the concept of the two coming together would something of a dream come true for yours truly might actually be an understatement. As if taking a page directly from the dream...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

McCann Japan pit the world's first AI CD against a creative legend

AI-CD ß, the world’s first artificially intelligent Creative Director created by McCann Erickson Japan, debuted its first work for the Mondelez Japan brand this week. The brand set the AI the brief of creating an ad that communicated the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

License the star power of a legend

Celebrity endorsements-great for brand recognition, potentially not-so-great if your celebrity endorser ends up embroiled in scandal. Celebrities are people and people make mistakes. Unfortunately, the mistakes of celebrity endorsers are played out...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Advertising

CDW help us “Get IT” with the help of a basketball legend

CDW, the Fortune 500 technology solutions company, recently launched the latest version of their successful “People Who Get IT” campaign, debuting the new spot, featuring NBA hall of fame player Charles Barkley, last night during ESPN's Monday...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Brazilian legend helps Shell open new player powered football pitch

The unquestioned king of Brazilian football has partnered with the global energy behemoth Shell in order to help open the world's first completely player-powered community football pitch in the centre of Rio Di Janeiro's impoverished favela in an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Advertising legend KV 'Pops' Sridhar leaves Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett, one of the world's leading creative advertising networks, recently announced the departure of KV Sridhar, the chief creative officer for India and the subcontinent. Affectionately known as 'Pops' amongst co-workers and friends, Sridhar...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Super Nintendo Land: Mario kart, leaked plans and patents

Anyone who has ever cursed the name of a blue shell or screamed bloody murder at a well placed banana peel will undoubtedly be planning a trip to Japan at some point in the near future. I'm referring, of course, to the Nintendo theme park currently...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Visions in VR: The Emotional Connection

By it's very nature, virtual reality can be an emotionally draining thing to experience if you're not prepared for it and the creative industries are starting to realise that, if they utilise this more immediate connection effectively, they can...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Every Ad We Have So Far

The New England Patriots will clash with the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 this coming Sunday, February 5th, but we're not interested in any of that. No. We're only interested in what happens between the plays. As is usually the case, brands are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Nintendo vs Sega: Retro Console Wars Round Two

Gaming is no longer the solitary pursuit of children, perpetual loners and hairy palmed basement dwellers. In fact, it's become such an accepted mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The Golden Nintendo As a self-confessed and unashamed nerd with a mean nostalgic streak, I have noticed of late that retro gaming is no longer the affordable pursuit it once was. It depends largely on whether or not you're a player or a collector of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

Nintendo confirm their Quality of Life initiative is not dead yet After much speculation to the former, Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed this week that the company's Quality of Life initiative is still in the works. Kimishima...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Have you ever considered remastering an old tattoo?

I don't have any tattoos. Nor have I even seriously considered it. I have nothing against them, in fact I actually harbour a smidgen of jealously towards those who are bold enough to brand their bodies, but there's something so unbearably permanent...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2015: Day 2 Instagram Highlights

So, today’s round up is all about celeb power, tech stars and some of the Cannes Lion’s winners who’ve made their mark. We’ve even thrown in some nice views too. If you're out an about in Cannes and want to get your photo...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Amstel opens Arms for Neighbours' Week

Today marks the start of national Neighbours’ Week in the UK, an awareness week set up to encourage more interaction in local communities. To support the cause, beer brand Amstel opened a pop-up pub overlooking London’s Tower Bridge last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 video marketing trends for 2019

The prospects for video makers and marketers in 2019 are beginning to heat up. The film and video industry is changing rapidly, with new gear, formats, channels, and avenues for advertisements gaining momentum every day. Let’s look at the top...

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Advertising

Elton John takes it away in John Lewis Christmas ad 2018

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad has finally arrived and is led by the story of British music legend Sir Elton John who fronts the film. The Boy and His Piano opens on the singer in his living room as he begins to play his classic tune Your...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA AKQA welcomes Christine Grand as Client Partner in the San Francisco studio. She will report to AKQA Director of Client Services Kristin Goto. Christine is a global marketing leader with over 15 years’ experience driving digital...

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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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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

The&Partnership - Secret Cinema The&Partnership London has been appointed as the full-service agency for Secret Cinema, who pioneered a new entertainment genre by mixing theatre and film to turn cinematic classics into immersive experiences. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has named Ashley Shack as Director of Talent - a new role at the agency. Shack, who is American, arrives from Wieden+Kennedy London, where she was the Creative and Design Recruiter. She joins the management team at Droga5...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Meet us at Advertising Week Europe!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting the benefits of sourcing creative from professional communities at AdWeek Europe next week. Heather Deacon, Creative Solutions Director, will discuss how effectively sourcing from a...

Posted by: Heather Deacon

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