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Ving Rhames apologises to Pepsi

Arby's was in hot water recently, when the restaurant chain received a “Friendly reminder” from Pepsi that they had yet to release the second of their promised ads featuring the soft drink. The brand had already wrapped up its creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

The art of the slogan. Dave Trott, Lipsmakin Pepsi and Emperor Rosko.

A few weeks back, Creative Review invited people to put forward their favourite slogan. The visual communications magazine said, Slogans are the epitome of the copywriters' art: the hopes, aims and very essence of a campaign or an organisation...

Posted by: Creativepool
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How brands are celebrating Back to the Future Day

It's October 21st 2015, which any self-respecting 80's cinema fanatic will tell you with no small amount of enthusiasm is the date Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back to the Future 2. Of course, this isn't the first time we've caught up with a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

What did you just call me? The tricky art of naming brands.

By Magnus Shaw Have you used your Tripod today? How about your Mobi? There's a very good chance you have, but you knew it as your iPhone. It seems the obvious name for Apple's mobile handset doesn't it? After all, they already the iPod and its...

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Advice

Opinions - LOCOG: Lots Of Confusion Overshadows Games?

by Ashley Morrison So the Olympic opening ceremony is a week away and I, for one, am really rather excited. Yes, yes, I know it's all very trendy to want to flee the capital during the mayhem that will ensue (for that, read "I'm ticked off that I...

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News

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

"There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. 'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.' And we've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very beginning. And we always will." This morning, a bouquet and an apple with...

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Features

Celebrity endorsements: can they really be that desperate?

There's nothing new about celebrities lending their name to a product in exchange for a fat wad of cash. Or, less frequently, because it's just out-and-out cool. James Bond will forever by synonymous with Aston Martin and Omega watches. There's even...

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Inspiration

Souled. How religion uses advertising.

On 21st October 2008 a completely original advertising campaign was launched. Positioned on the sides of buses it carried the simple headline: 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life. This was the first time a marketing...

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Advertising

Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

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Advertising

Social Media owns Kendall Jenner over controversial Pepsi ad

UPDATE: Since this article was first posted, Pepsi have decided (wisely in my opinion) to pull the ad from YouTube. A Pepsi spokesperson said in a press release: "Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Charli XCX turns GIFs into Graffiti for Pepsi Max

Fresh from a big win at the NME Awards, where she claimed “Best British Solo Artist,” British pop star Charli XCX has lent her creative flair to a one of a kind piece of “GIFiti” art after teaming up with Pepsi MAX Cherry and London based...

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Trends

The new era of conscious consumerism

The insatiable rise of the conscious consumer has taken extraordinary effect in the world of retail. The latest edition of Raconteur, in which Matter of Form (MOF) features, states two in three of us claim to be belief-driven buyers. A social...

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Careers

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

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Advertising

All the ads of Super Bowl 53: The food

Now that the dust has settled after the New England Patriots won a record sixth Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday, it’s time to judge who won brand bowl in 2019. While it wasn’t a vintage year for football on the field, the ads typically...

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Advertising

Reports of the death of advertising are false

There has been talk of the death of advertising as a new media landscape continues to evolve but is there any truth in the claiming that creativity’s best days are over? Federico Garcia, ECD at Huge New York, defended its case at Connect...

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Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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Features

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Brands and Pride 2018

By Suzie Ryan In case you hadn't noticed, it's Pride month. And in true marketing style, brands everywhere are pledging their allegiance to the rainbow flag. Does all this support aid the cause by raising awareness, or is it all a cynical marketing...

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Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

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Top Hires of the Week

Havas helia Havas helia announces the expansion of its senior management team, as Paul Kitcatt and Lisa Lee join to drive the business forwards and support the marketing agency’s sustained growth, following a series of new business wins. Both...

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Features

How brands become prophets – the rise of social prediction

A view from Chris Pearce... Charcoal, a substance once restricted to barbecues and gas mask filters, has become major food trend and is popping up in everything from chewing gum to black ice cream. A few years ago, it would have taken a major leap...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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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...

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Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

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Top Hires of the Week

Framestore Framestore has announced the promotion of Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to Joint Heads of CG in London. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, Head of Animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s highly successful...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Manning Gottlieb OMD - The UK Government The UK Government has awarded its media-buying contract to Manning Gottlieb OMD in a four-year deal worth up to £600m that aims to “set the global standard for transparency.” The new...

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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...

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Inspiration

Creative Crowdsourcing from Creative Communities

Creativepool's Creative Solutions Director, Heather Deacon, led a session at Advertising Week Europe last month to discuss the what, why, how, and when of sourcing creative from professional communities via crowdsourcing platforms and open ideation...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Top Hires of the Week

gyro gyro APAC has announced the promotion of two leaders to important new roles: Paul Hutt is now Chief Growth Officer, gyro APAC and Laura Bell is Client Services Director, gyro APAC. As Dentsu Aegis Network continues to invest in the growth of...

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Top Hires of the Week

VML VML has rebranded its channel activation team to connections to reflect the department’s role as experts in connecting brands to consumers in a contemporary and relevant way. VML’s retail team will become a connections channel,...

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Marcel Sydney Marcel Sydney has announced the newest members of its creative department. The new faces include senior team, Scott Maggs & Alexander Haack (aka "The Cavemen”), creatives Lucy Ochoapetit & Aisling (Ash) Dowling, Grace O'Brien &...

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Stink Studios Stink Studios has grown its leadership team with the appointment of Kate Sutherland, L.A. Ronayne and Jim Hunt. Sutherland joins as Executive Producer from BBH, where she lead Digital Production. She was part of the successful team...

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Advertising

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

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Top Hires of the Week

Genuine IPG-owned digital creative agency Genuine has hired Adam Kasper and Mitch Blum away from Havas and DigitasLBi, respectively. Kasper, an 11-year veteran of Havas (and a 22-year industry vet) and the advertising conglomerate’s former...

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Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Joining CHI&Partners this week are the talented creative team of Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon, who are coming to the agency after three years at rival London shop WCRS. As the team responsible for the multi-award winning campaign...

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Top Hires of the Week

Wunderman/Blast Radius Wunderman and Blast Radius have added a key member to their national leadership team as it continues to grow into one of the country’s digital powerhouses. VP, Creative Director Cass Zawadowski (right) will oversee...

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