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Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

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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Technology

Visions in VR: Pebble Studios ask us to step inside the mind of a child

The virtual reality experts at London-based VR and production company, Pebble Studios, have given us the opportunity to experience the uniquely imaginative worlds of children for the very first time. A lucky group of seven and eight-year-olds from...

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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Visions in VR: Could the VR successor to Second Life be dangerous?

As VR began its steady shift into the mainstream a few years back, the first thing that professional scaremongers (the ones who like to ruin everything for everyone) latched onto was the idea of the children of tomorrow shunning the real world in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Visions in VR: What has E3 2017 told us about the future of VR gaming?

Considering what a big year it had last year, VR was remarkably thin on the ground at E3 2017. Yes, VR has been largely absent from the show floor, save for a few niche booths and afterthoughts. Now that the three main gaming headsets are out in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Visions in VR: Making the leap and transitioning from 2D to VR design

Robert Kendal, Managing Director of Yulio Technologies, on how we can apply what we know about the 2D world in VR and his own experiences with VR design. Finding yourself facing your first leap into VR? Don’t worry, you’ve got this. VR...

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Technology

Visions in VR: Trends to Watch in 2017

It’s no secret that virtual and augmented reality technologies are going to conquer the market in the coming years and change our media usage in increasingly 'Black Mirror'-esque ways. Just like social media and the widespread use of mobile...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Happy London visions with artist Sandrine Boulet

Sandrine Boulet has given London a much-needed cheeky makeover with her cartoon inspired designs. Forget those grey towers or the pigeons down at Trafalgar Square, and instead enjoy these magical Mary Poppins moments and sausages riding the tube. If...

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Design

HS2 shoots ahead with Design Visions

Former Design Council chief executive David Kester has been working with top designers such as Thomas Heatherwick, Paul Priestman, Simon Sankarayya and Sophie Thomas to create a complete “Design Vision” for the planned £42.6 billion...

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Inspiration

Stranger Visions 
By Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is not only an artist, she is also a DNA biologist and computer programmer extraordinaire who does shocking things with science in the name of art, such as finding a blob of chewing gum on the street and then printing out the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

Making creative choices at the start of your career

Reflecting on some mentoring I've done in the past with digital, creative and marketing people at the start of their careers (as part of the Direct Marketing Association's mentoring scheme) and it is very clear to see that many feel overwhelmed by...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Advertising

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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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Domino's Pizza Domino's has appointed VCCP as its lead creative and strategic agency for the UK and Ireland after a competitive pitch process. VCCP will be working on its above-the-line business, but Incumbent Iris will continue to work on...

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Advertising

Advertising Week Europe and Gravity Road get RUDE for 2017

Gravity Road have launched a new campaign for Advertising Week Europe, the continent’s largest annual gathering of ad tech, advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing and media industry leaders. The multi-media campaign will support the annual...

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Design

London Design Festival: 10 Must-See Events

The annual London Design Festival has become one of the most expansive and impressive celebrations of design in the world, with hundreds of things to do and see. The festival kicked off in earnest over the weekend, and it's certainly hit the ground...

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Features

Inside The Mind of Ben Little, Co-Founder of Fearlessly Frank

What does it take to be a Founder of the next best tech company? Or the Director of a Fortune 500 Brand? A sensational appetite for learning is definitely one of them. Inside the Mind is a new series of interviews where we jump into the heads of...

Posted by: Alexandra Schott
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Technology

Keiichi Matsuda introduces us to the terrifying world of Hyper Reality

London designer Keiichi Matsuda recently released a short movie that's well on its way to becoming a legitimate viral hit. The clip in question depicts a nightmarish, and oddly plausible futuristic scenario where digital media and the physical world...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Critical Mass Critical Mass, the global digital experience design agency, has hired Grant Owens as its Chief Strategy Officer. Owens, who is based in New York and was formerly the GVP Head of Planning at Razorfish North America, will lead the...

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Technology

Verizon bag AOL for £2.8 Billion

Anyone who came of age in the 1990's will probably remember AOL rather fondly as the leading internet service provider of a bygone age. When internet connections required us to ask our parents permission and actually successfully logging on was...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Spotlight: Oliver Wetter, Illustration

Oliver Wetter, Illustrator & Art Director creativepool.com/fantasio twitter.com/fantasiox facebook.com/FantasioFineArts Company Fantasio fine Arts / Fantabulous Visions* About you: Fantasio Fine Arts emerged to turn ideas into working...

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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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