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Leaders

M&C Saatchi are shaking things up!

There was some big news coming out of M&C Saatchi yesterday. Firstly, Public Health England (PHE) awarded its consumer engagement PR brief to the agency, with Freuds, which currently holds the contract, but was unable to pitch directly, as a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

BBH London shake up their laundry

When it comes to original advertising concepts, I'm all for interactivity. Advertising has a bad rep for being rather passive and monotonous, so any time an agency wants to shake things up by injecting a little audience participation into their work,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Group M merge MEC and Maxus in major shake-up

It was announced this week that Group M will merge both the global operations and teams of its MEC and Maxus agencies into a brand new agency, which has yet to be named. This currently nameless agency will be led by MEC's Global CEO, Tim Castree,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Major managerial shake up at Ogilvy & Mather India

Yesterday, a new management structure was announced for Ogilvy & Mather India, which will be effective from the 1st of March. Amongst other moves, the restructuring will see Kunal Jeswani promoted to CEO and Hufrish Birdy to CFO. According to Ogilvy...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Shake It, Shake It! Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs

Photographer Carli Davidson just released a book of her dog shaking high-speed photography appropriately enough called "Shake." We love dogs in the office here, so we thought it would be fitting to do a little humorous post on them. Cat related...

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Inspiration

One Minute Briefs

One Minute Briefs is a concept borne out of the minds of Nick Entwistle and James Clancy who run The Bank Of Creativity. It's designed to change the way people think about advertising, change the way in which creatives work and also provoke a lot of...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Leaders

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Brand Case Study: Branding marijuana in the 21st century

In 2012 Colorado became the first state to pass laws governing the legalisation, tax and regulation of marijuana. Washington, Alaska and Oregon followed soon after, and overnight the magical herb’s image and perception in American culture was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle. Merry Christmas!

Does anyone actually enjoy writing Christmas cards? I mean, really enjoy it? I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that most people feel it’s bit of a faff they can do without. By card number ten - assuming you’re trying to...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Deutsch - Target “Share the Force” Deutsch LA is celebrating the launch of brand new Star Wars merchandise (which coincide with the eagerly awaited 7th instalment in the franchise) with a few blasts from the past for Target, the major...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Heineken - Van Gogh Museum Heineken have announced a three year sponsorship commitment with the internationally renowned Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The commitment will go beyond a mere donation, and will also see the company use its flagship...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Apple Whilst not technically an Ad Land related news piece, this one is big enough news that we thought it was pertinent to at least include it somewhere. Sir Jonathan “Jony” Ive has been promoted to the newly created role of chief...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

McCann reclaim Coke from Leo Burnett in China

McCann recently won back the Chinese Coca-Cola account they lost to Leo Burnett back in 2007. The switch will not be affecting Leo Burnett's Publicis Groupe siblings or WPP's Ogilvy, which handle the Coca-Cola owned brands Sprite, Minute Maid and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Spotlight - The Hidden Dingbat Collective

"Two heads are better than one." Describe your work in one sentence. Phil Howell: We try to be current, playful and bold. Lauren Baker: I'd say it was quite playful and lighthearted. It's also rather brave in a sense. What's the most important...

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Industry

A quirky TV spot for Toolstation - #BehindTheIdea

When Toolstation approached krow to review its brand positioning, they certainly weren't expecting to see the unexpected turned into a TV spot. According to research and insight from krow, nine times out of 10 something unexpected will happen when...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

From simple visions to Something Big - #CompanySpotlight

Some of the best agencies and pieces of creative work in this industry are often born out of simplicity and clarity of vision. The story of Something Big, one of the Top 20 communications agencies on Creativepool, isn't much different in that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Writer?

A guide to writing rates, with tips and advice on how to price your freelance services Writers are masters of words, weavers of stories and often incredible storytelling enthusiasts. When writing freelance and online, structure is their best friend,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The fearless gambles of Signal Film - #CompanySpotlight

How do you cut through the noise in the overly-technological age of social media? How do you aim to be different when the barriers of entry to production stand lower than ever? If all this sounds discouraging, you should clearly read the story of...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance musician/composer?

A guide to freelance music composition rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Musicians and composers set the mood of the stories we love and cherish the most in our hearts. Without musicians, horror films would...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Discussing the power of storytelling with a Group Creative Director

Where would we be without stories? Stories have the power to change minds, inspire creativity and drive change. In the hands of the right leaders, stories can change the world forever. The Writer's Group Creative Director Charli Nordone certainly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How an illustrator chooses her own battles - #MemberSpotlight

Sure, design is a business. But stories like the one of Rebecca Hayter show us daily that it can also be about something else. To put it simply, Rebecca chooses her own battles. She started saying no to jobs with clients involved in animal cruelty...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Favours for favours?

As part of the design community, the question of working for free often comes up. I think in most genres of the creative industry, there’s almost an expectation that we should be expected to take on projects for free, or under the guise of...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Features

Why I chose to be a creative

There are few things as painful as hearing your own parents laugh (or facepalm) when you say that you want to become a writer for a living. There are few things as painful as other departments in university mocking you and your classmates because...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Destiny of a Motion Graphics Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Some things in life, you just know. You know if you want to be a chef or an astronaut. You know if you want to be creative or do anything else. It may sound cheesy, but once creative, always creative is quite a good mantra - if you start creating for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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