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Morrisons revive Safeway name as grocery brand

After 11 years in the wilderness, Morrisons is bringing back the Safeway brand as a new wholesale range of groceries to be stocked at independent retailers across the UK from next year. The name itself will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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adam&eveDDB revive Top Cat in tip top new Halifax campaign

I have a rather unique connection to the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Top Cat, in that I was named after one of its characters. I was, to put it bluntly, a rather large baby, and my parents, in their infinite wisdom, had taken to referring to me as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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22 Group Revive Charity Website

22 were asked to reinvigorate and refresh the look and feel for the youth charity Key. Their tired brand identity and website didn’t fully represent them as a charity aimed at young people. Key is an amazing charity that provides housing...

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How Brands choose Agencies

It is always Pitch Season for a busy and established agency. It is an excellent occasion to gain some prospective clients, or even some leads to develop the future of the business. Whoever’s been in the game for long enough knows that brands...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Behind the Idea: evian drinks in The Baby Bare Necessities

The evian babies are back in a new campaign through BETC Paris that sees more cute characters return to revive its Live Young ethos. In a world of constant swiping, notifications and social media updates, the lead ad (bottom) reminds us of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Rebrand Roundup: Food, Drink and Jewellery

BrandOpus - BirdsEye Chicken BrandOpus has worked with family frozen food favourites, Birds Eye, to create new packaging for their entire chicken portfolio. The frozen chicken category is in decline, concerns over quality has seen mums looking...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Recipe - 888sport Recipe has created their first work for 888 Holdings since picking up the account back in June. Kicking off with a global relaunch of the 888sport brand, the “Take ‘em on!” campaign encourages audiences to feel...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

FCB Inferno - Holland & Barrett Health food retailer Holland & Barrett International has added FCB Inferno to its UK agency roster. The majority of their spend will be placed with FCB Inferno who will support their shift to a more digital and...

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Top Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Yard - ROX Jewellery retailer ROX has selected technical marketing agency Yard to manage digital marketing for the rox.co.uk domain, commencing this month, with the project covering search, content, conversion rate optimisation and analytics. Yard...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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MVRDV build a giant scaffolding staircase to heaven (almost) in Rotterdam

Modern staircases are very rarely built to inspire awe or act as conversation pieces. Indeed, we're growing so lazy and indifferent as a species that we rarely take the stairs anymore, especially when there are more convenient options available....

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Rebrand Roundup: From Shakespeare to Gü

MultiAdaptor - Shakespeare Lives MultiAdaptor has created the identity for the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives campaign, which marks the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Shakespeare Lives is an international programme of...

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Real life Crystal Maze to open in London next year!

Of all the annual Christmas specials, the one that always made my heart sing as a youngster were the Crystal Maze specials, where a group of hapless adults were replaced by a group of equally hapless children. It gave me a giddy thrill to see kids...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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JWT Brazil and Coca-Cola build a bridge for Santa Claus

Despite being something of a notorious scrooge amongst my friends and family, I'm still a sucker for a well executed Christmas campaign, and when it comes to well executed Christmas campaigns, Coca-Cola might very well be the kings. Indeed, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Detriot studio launches mobile DJ Mothership

I don't understand DJs. Or more accurately, I don't understand the idea of the DJ as a modern-day rockstar. The fact that glorified button-pushers such as David Guetta and Calvin Harris can command hundreds of thousands of pounds to essentially press...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Sir Clive Sinclair reinvents gaming's past

Though many reading this will perhaps be too young to remember the days of pre-Nintendo gaming, there are those amongst us who still remember the glory days of the ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum was Sir Clive Sinclair's answer to the rapidly booming video...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Over promise, under deliver. How lazy clients kill campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw. A couple of years ago an ailing roadside restaurant chain called in a radical TV chef to boost their menu and therefore their revenues. They refurbished some tired looking outlets, hired new people and ran a fairly hefty marketing...

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Remember the SodaStream? Get busy with the fizzy again!

Do you remember the SodaStream? If you were a child back in the '80s, you were either the envy of your friends if you had one or else you were looking longingly at it in your friend's house and pestering your parents for one. Well, it's back...

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One year on: Winners, losers and what we've learned from GDPR

This week marks a year since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across all 28 member states of the European Union (EU). The privacy laws were enforced to increase and protect the rights people have over their personal data...

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Behind the Idea: Why Foster’s brought back Brad and Dan

Foster’s heroes, Brad and Dan, returned to screens recently in a multi-media campaign that sees them once again playing agony uncles to Brits in need. Created by adam&eveDDB, the work marks the brand’s biggest advertising investment...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Rebrand Roundup: Snacks, whales, dolphins and other stories

BrandOpus - 9NINE 9NINE has unveiled a new identity and packaging for their range of healthy snacks with the help of leading strategic brand packaging design agency BrandOpus. Originally named “9Bar,” the brand needed to elevate itself...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

BETC Paris - CANAL The French TV networks CANAL+ and CANALSAT recently united their forces in order to become one giant television destination: CANAL. To celebrate this holy union, the new entity asked BETC Paris to create a spectacular commercial...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Agency of the Week: Grey Group

Grey London launches The Rules of Cheese This summer, Grey London has re-launched the nation’s favourite cheese brand, Cathedral City. The fully integrated brand re-launch from Dairy Crest, which carries the tag-line “Love Cheese?...

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London Eye Architect designs the world's first vertical cable car

Marks Barfield Architects, the same firm that designed the now iconic London Eye, has reached the final stage in its construction of the UK's highest observation tower outside the capital. Billed as the world's first vertical cable, the British...

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Linda Kaplan Thaler joins the Advertising Hall of Fame

Publicis New York chairman Linda Kaplan Thaler was recently inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Fame, an immense honour recognizing her lifetime of award-winning work in the industry. As a Hall of Fame member, Linda,...

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RBS take the caps off for subtle rebrand

OK, so it's a rebrand potentially so minor that few will even notice it, but considering the size of the brand in question we thought it pertinent to mention the transformation about to occur to the Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank, which recently...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Crabbie's ginger beer to sponsor revived TFI Friday

In a deal presumably signed due to the unmistakable hew of host Chris Evans' mop, Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer has been announced by Channel 4 as the official sponsor for the freshly revived TFI Friday, the anarchic talk show that arguably defined...

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Top Ads of the Week

Foster’s make a Good Call on Brad and Dan’s replacement Having officially sent the popular Australian agony aunts Brad and Dan packing in their last campaign, Foster’s finally introduced its new brand campaign by Adam&EveDDB...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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