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MADE gets physical

The online furniture store MADE has made its most ambitious move yet into the physical realm with a new flagship showroom (its largest yet) based in the centre of London. The new store opened on Saturday in Soho on Charing Cross Road, and fills a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Made in USA: How to grow a job market

Made, the Boulder, Colorado-based agency dedicated to creating and supporting US-based jobs has announced three new executive hires in the form of David Castellanos as copywriter, Mariela Rueda as art director, and Heather Barranco as strategist....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Business Roundup

TGI Fridays American restaurant chain TGI Fridays has chosen two agencies to manage all of its future digital marketing efforts. Made Movement will become the company’s new digital, creative & technology agency of record and will be...

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What streams are made of...

I was just explaining to my 10 year old son about how, when I was his age, if you missed an episode of Doctor Who, you missed it. I mean, it was gone, you’d literally missed it. You couldn’t catch up, you couldn’t buy the DVD, you...

Posted by: Tony Pipes
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Ads that made history: "April 22"

It was 18th January, 1970, when The New York Times ran a full-page ad to announce “A national day of environmental education.” Interestingly, that day would be several months down the line: April 22. Earth Day. That’s right -...

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Ads that made history: the Christmas Truce of Sainsbury’s

I was in a classroom, leaning over my desk as my Storytelling tutor dimmed the lights in the room, when I watched the 1914 Christmas ad for the first time. As someone who hadn’t lived in the UK until 2017, I’d apparently missed out on a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How VMLY&R Italy made coffee smart with Amazon and Alexa | #BehindTheIdea

Everything is smart these days, from your washing machine to your vacuum cleaner. Many anticipate a new era of the Internet, where networks, data and computers will be embedded into our domestic appliances. Then why shouldn't we make our coffee...

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Ads that made history: that time Old Spice broke the fourth wall

I was still in high school when a friend of mine showed me a distinctive ad, featuring a man as he talked directly at the camera. I had never seen an ad like that before - and certainly not in my overly traditional home country. To think that over...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: At 60 miles an hour...

David Ogilvy loved Rolls-Royce. Even in the core of his professional life (the peak of Madison Avenue, around the Sixties), Rolls-Royce was already a premium car brand, one that was able to establish itself in the early Twentieth Century as one of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Ads that made history: Think Small

World War II is over. The western world is benefitting from an economic boom that is bound to last quite some years, and the effects of which we will still cherish and love many years ahead. Of the numerous societal innovations from those years, the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: IKEA's Dining Room (1994)

When we think of ads that made history, we usually focus on one particular aspect. We want to see the most expensive, the most effective, the one that made us all laugh or cry, maybe even the one who made us all wish we could start a class action on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: No. 5 The Film by Chanel

Nicole Kidman and Film Director Baz Luhrmann have always had their own “thing.” By good Baz’s own admittance in an old Vanity Fair interview, him and the movie star have worked together since they were much younger and there has...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: 1984

Such is the power of Apple’s 1984. You see as little as a string of 4 numbers (or more precisely, a date), you see a still frame from the original ad, and you instantly know we are talking about a game-changer in the history of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Traditional brand purpose has made consumers complacent

But a new wave of change-makers is here to change that… Is the branding industry’s obsession with purpose simply encouraging consumers to maintain bad habits? Nowadays we expect brands to weave a sustainable or charitable message into...

Posted by: B&B Studio
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How Creative Director Matt Rooke made it through a recession

There's no doubting that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting several corners of the industry in more or less similar ways. A lot of professionals, even beyond the actual creative industry, are talking about one of the worst recessions of the past 100...

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Here's 5 of the best creative works made for Earth Day 2020

Here we are, one home, one planet. Caring is no longer enough, as Earth Day’s 2020 halt urges people around the world to think about the planet through art and make active steps for the environment. While fish in the ocean can finally spend...

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10 reasons why these Chanel ads should never have been made

Check out the above and below ads created for French fashion and perfume brand Chanel. Here's a list of 10 reasons why they should never have been made... 1. The product doesn't look premium. 2. There is no human insight. 3. There is no customer...

Posted by: Lucian Trestler
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How neurocreativity is changing the way content is made

Images in advertising have a bigger impact on our emotions than we may realise. But when brands set a brief for a photographer to make something look ‘premium’ or ‘powerful’, how is that achieved? Chris Christodolou, CEO at...

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The artisanal gin made with actual Harley-Davidson parts

For decades, Uwe Ehinger, founder and namesake of the world’s first Premium Dry Gin to contain Harley-Davidson engine parts, has been searching the most remote places on the planet for antique motorbikes, and saving them for dealing or as core...

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Rebrand Roundup: Hull, Hand-made Candles and Britain's Oldest Brewery

Bulletproof - PizzaExpress Artisana Bulletproof has designed the packaging for a new frozen supermarket range by PizzaExpress. The “Artisana” range is an exclusive for supermarket Iceland, and follows on from the restaurant’s...

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Made.com and Fabula launch “Live Unboxed” brand platform

Made.com, the furniture retailer, has launched a new brand platform and campaign seeking to upturn lifestyle category clichés and show how its customers really live. The new “Live Unboxed” platform is the first work for the brand by...

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The Top 25: What is it, who made it & how to get involved

Over the weekend we launched an exciting new part of Creativepool, the Top 25 ranking system. This initiative is a way for hard working creatives to be rewarded for the tireless work they do within the community, but to also provide a great tool for...

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Grey London unveil new KidZania campaign made by kids, for kids

KidZania London is a 75,000sq city where the kids are in charge. Complete with its own currency, university and more than 60 jobs for children to experience, the concept, designed to inspire, challenge and empower kids is located inside the Westfield...

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Brand Case Studies: How Vinaya made wearable tech emotional

Vinaya is one-part design studio and one-part research lab, a brand cleverly positioned at the juncture between human experience and technology, interested in finding new ways to unite the two in a less absent-minded future. Kate Unsworth,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Charles Williams is Made Up

Made Up is the commercial illustration and type studio of Charles Williams. Rooted in drawing, geometric shapes, the continuous line, isometric grids, interconnected forms and a surreal three-dimensional aesthetic, we’ve long been a fan of his work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leo Burnett Tailor Made and Samsung launch the first smart surfboard

I've only ever been surfing once and it was an unmitigated disaster. Let's just say my I couldn't properly feel my face for a solid fortnight afterwards. That doesn't mean, however, that I don't appreciate it, indeed I'd never have even tried if I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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