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Fake TV show by fake agency are being sold worldwide

TBWA Helsinki has teamed up with Fremantle Media, the producers of hit American reality shows such as “American Idol” and “The X Factor” to produce ad campaigns for the Finnish ad agency sitcom “Buy This!”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Biggest Adverts of the Super Bowl 2013

Another Budweiser ad has taken the top spot again in this year's Super Bowl. Also up for the top spot were Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. The winning ad in this year's battle of the Bowl has already been shared over 450,000 times and has been viewed...

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Biggest Adverts of the Super Bowl 2013

Another Budweiser ad has taken the top spot again in this year's Super Bowl. Also up for the top spot were Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. The winning ad in this year's battle of the Bowl has already been shared over 450,000 times and has been viewed...

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Entertainment

Facekini steals show in RuPaul's Drag Race UK trailer

A gag about a facekini steals the show in the new trailer to promote the arrival of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC3 next week. The minute-long clip sees the cast of the reality show appear in an old American sitcom-style living room before...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Why Wickes won an Annual award in 2018

Asked what was unique about Iris’ Annual-winning work for UK home improvement retailer Wickes last year, creative director Simon Mannion says it was its humorous nature which set it apart. “It offered a different way of talking to the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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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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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather/DAVID - Unilever Unilever has launched a new campaign that brings together the collective power of consumers and brands to show people in how the everyday brands they love can help to make the world a better place. With consumers...

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BBH London send an Audi on a shopping spree through a department store

An Audi A4 embarks on a shopping spree around a department store in a light-hearted campaign from BBH London, to raise awareness of the brand's “quattro” all-wheel drive technology, which is available across the entire Audi range. The...

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Agency of the Week: Droga5

London office has a very cynical and satirical response to Brexit Unless you've been living under the an actual rock for the last few days, even if you live outside of Europe, you'll undoubtedly have heard of the the current turmoil that's been...

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News

Cannes Lions 2016 top speaking sessions to get ahead

There's lots to enjoy and soak up at the Cannes Lions festival, so much so that it can all be a little overwhelming. This is especially true when it comes to the various talks happening throughout the week. Here, we've collected a few of the more...

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Design

The Controversial Uber Rebrand

A taxi service that has changed the way we think about taxi services, Uber has been a genuine phenomenon, but it's still finding its feet outside of the US, so it seems like an odd choice to instigate a complete company rebrand at this time. What's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

More Old Spice guys is never a bad thing Last month, Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Old Spice gave even more Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews, otherwise known as “The Old Spice Guys.” Whereas before the two men appeared in their own separate...

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Ricky Gervais is back in another Australian anti-ad

Back in March, alternative sitcom don and serial prankster Ricky Gervais starred in a campaign for Australian telecommunications company Optus, in which he introduced Aussies to Netflix (because believe it or not, they only got it this year!). Now...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Jack Whitehall gets schooled by Rugby legends

Jack Whitehall, the famously (and self deprecatingly) posh stand up comedian and star of the BBC Three sitcom “Bad Education” (now a major motion picture) has teamed up with BBH London and Samsung UK for a new campaign that takes advantage of the...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt supports the National Parks

The North American National Park Service (as so lovingly portrayed on the sadly now defunct sitcom “Parks & Recreation") has teamed up with the National Park Foundation and Dark Knight Rises actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative online...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Twitter Twitter officially announced this week that it acquired the live-streaming app Periscope back in January, and several sources have hinted that it will shortly be launched as a separate app with the ability to watch both live and previously...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Awards Update

Facebook Awards Submissions are officially open for the 2015 Facebook Awards (formerly the Facebook Studio Awards), which celebrates top creative work on Facebook (and Instagram this year). This year’s awards feature four additional...

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Danny Trejo reveals his feminine side

Mars recently gave Americans a taste of the brand new 30-second Snickers commercial that will be airing during the highly coveted first quarter period of this year's Super Bowl. The spot is a parodic riff on the classic sitcom The Brady Bunch, only...

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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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Deja Vu as Yahoo take on AOL with new $640 million acquisition

It would appear that Yahoo are looking to beat AOL at their own game (welcome back to the late 90's!) with the $640 million acquisition of programmatic video-advertising platform BrightRoll. The deal, which is expected to close early next year, seeks...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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News

Very telly. The best of 2014's new TV shows.

As the Christmas schedule proved, telly in 2013 was a very hit and miss affair. On the one hand, we had the hilarious glory of 'Gogglebox'; on the other, the clunky scripts of Matt Smith's last days in 'Doctor Who'. Still, we're a week into a new...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Unlucky for some. How 2013 let me down.

For all its joys and thrills, fun and frolics, 2013 still managed to deposit a substantial quantity of manure into our desperate existence. So, as 2014 crashes unbidden into our lives, let us exorcise the demons which threatened to engulf us this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

IKEA does more for the artist than a flatpack desk

In 1943 in a small Swedish village, an industrious, dyslexic teenager who went by the name of Ingvar Kamprad opened his first furniture store after spening his days selling matches, ballpoint pens, flower seeds and Christmas decorations to...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

What will happen in advertising in 2013?

by Ashley Morrison. It seems clear to me that adverts are getting cleverer. Gone are the days of naive wonder with small children pondering how Mummy gets the dishes so clean, or young teenagers dancing around in waistcoats while sucking on their...

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Features

Lee Ray

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/freelancedirectory/LeeRay Website: lee-ray.com " I am an experienced Artist and Illustrator with a B.A.Hons Degree in Product Design and 16 years experience in creating Concept Design, Illustration, and CG...

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Entertainment

Netflix ask us to brush up on our Cocainenomics

Netflix began life as a simple mail order DVD service, before it progressed into online streaming and then again into the world of original programming. Nobody could have possibly predicted that the services original shows would match, and in many...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis London Publicis London has hired Phil Dowgierd as managing director of digital as part of its ongoing commitment to champion creative leadership and excellence within Publicis UK. Dowgierd joins from Tribal Worldwide Sydney where he was...

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Features

How to... Write a great radio ad

by John Fountain. Tony Hertz is an award winning radio producer. Over the past 40 years there have only been two D&AD Black Pencils for radio and Tony has won both of them. Today he runs Hertz Radio, but many years ago he ran a company called The...

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