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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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Leaders

adam&eveDDB ask Brits to share their teatime with the nation

Frozen food bigwigs McCain are launching two multi-million pound marketing initiatives this week that aim to shine a spotlight on the modern, midweek, British family dinner. The first is a week-long series of consumer generated content TV ads, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Simon Cowell: The master of marketing

What is Simon Cowell? A TV presenter? A music producer? An pop manager? Well, undeniably all these things; but ultimately he's one of the most accomplished marketeers the UK has ever created. Just look at his greatest achievement. He not only...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Love is in the air and A-MNEMONIC are providing the soundtrack

Get ready for a summer to remember with the rebranded ultimate dating show ‘Love Island’. A-MNEMONIC Music were enlisted by ITV for their branding and creative experience, and to help put their musical stamp on the show. From the title...

Posted by: A-MNEMONIC Music
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Leaders

TV shows about the creative sector? Pah! Who needs 'em?

Antiques Roadshow, Flog It!, Bargain Hunt, Cash in The Attic, Dickinson's Real Deal - there’s no doubt the BBC and ITV recognise the crucial role selling old stuff plays in the cultural fabric of the UK. Indeed, one cannot help but be impressed...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

10 Tips For Running A Cheaper Creative Business

As Mr. Osborne will never tire of telling us, between now and May 7th, things are looking up. The economy, which at one point was about as healthy as a pigeon in a bus lane, is really picking up. But make no mistake, this is no time to be frivolous...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

“Dangerous” dancing Ad banned by ASA

A recent TV spot for the new Toyota Yaris has been pulled from the airwaves (and the internet) indefinitely after the watchdogs at the Advertising Standards Authority (AVA) deemed that the spot, in which drivers are seen 'dancing' behind the wheel to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

What would ITV's schedule look like if it went up-market?

Good Morning Britain 6:00am - 8:30am Suzanna Reid talks to Alan Yentob about his new beard. Meanwhile Simon Schama and Andi Peters drop into the International Symposium On Medieval Folk History in Bruges for more spins of the Wheel of...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

What to watch? Why too many platforms are spoling the TV broth.

On 11 December 2008, Project Canvas was announced. A joint venture between the BBC, BT and ITV, it replaced the failed Project Kangaroo, a proposed video-on-demand service which was refused a licence on competition grounds and ended up as the SeeSaw...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

"Content is crap". Does ITV's Simon Daglish have a point?

Last week saw Sir John Heggarty proclaiming most modern advertising to be sh*t. Perhaps there's something in the bracing Spring air, because this week ITV's commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned brands that '90% of content is crap'. Some livewires...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

WCRS and Carat help Santander launch their biggest campaign to date

Santander recently launched their largest scale campaign to date. The 'Simple, Personal, Fair' campaign marks a notable change in the bank, as it positions itself as a more direct and less convoluted alternative to its closest rivals. The campaign...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

ITV air the first ad break constructed entirely out of Lego bricks!

Last night during the broadcast of ITV's 'Dancing On Ice', viewers might have been more than a little surprised to see a brace of their favourite adverts reimagined as stop-motion Lego animations. This marks the first time in history that an entire...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Media will eat itself.

Here's a story so bizarre, so post-modern, that it's hard to believe Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci are not involved. They're not though, because this is something that has actually happened; it involves two major television stations attempting to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Should celebrities be plugging advertisers in interviews?

The old adage asserts, 'Word of mouth is the best advertising'. And there's a lot of truth in that. When a satisfied customer recommends a product or service to a potential customer, a form of potent and cost-free advertising has taken place and it's...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Off and On; The twisting tale of the ITV logo.

by Magnus Shaw. Perhaps surprisingly, there's only been an official ITV logo since 1989. Until then, the network was divided into autonomous regions, each with their own brand. If you're in your thirties or forties you'll remember your own - Thames...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Erase and rewind - Is TV advertising a broken model?

Watching the ridiculously good 'Homeland' last week, I was struck by how absorbed and tense I was - transfixed as Carrie ducked and hid to avoid her pursuers in the alleyways of Beirut. The aroma of exotic spices, heat and sandy dust almost filled my...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves...Gerry Anderson. The movie director that never was.

by John Fountain When I was a young lad one of my greatest joys was screened on ITV on Saturday mornings. It was an action-packed TV production with high-octane plots, daring dos and heroics that young boys, raised on a diet of Bobby Moore, Scooby...

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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The brilliant self-campaign of London Advertising

Turns out advertising agencies are not the best folks when it comes to following their own advice. Constantly helping brands cut through with some witty voice or compelling storytelling, they tend to forget to do the same about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Announced the Winners of the Creative Circle 2020 Awards

Here at Creativepool we're always proud to support creative awards that strive to make a difference. While we all eagerly wait for the deadline of our prestigious Annual 2020 awards, our partners at Creative Circle have forged ahead with their own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Advertising & Creativity in a Time of a Crisis

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. All concepts which most of us could have reasonably hoped we would never experience. And yet here we are entering another week of Zoom calls, home schooling, and … is it too early to have a glass of wine...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Leaders

Disney+ and what it means for the future of streaming entertainment

This week, Disney+ finally launched in the UK at perhaps the most opportune time in history - when almost all of us are forced to stay indoors. We can gently chuckle at the conspiracy theories about Disney engineering coronavirus to maximise...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Creativepool Annual Spotlight: AKQA show us how to believe again

AKQA has been a big part of the Creativepool community in one form or another since its initial inception. The agency has been a Creativepool member since 2013 and has been behind dozens of featured projects and award-winning Annual entries over the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Animation meets live action in McDonald’s Christmas spot

Fast food chain McDonald’s has unveiled its Christmas campaign for 2019, which is based on a young girl with a big imagination and tells the story of Archie the Reindeer. Created by Leo Burnett London, Passion Animation and Outsider, the film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Rebranding the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing with the quarter finals taking place this weekend and the host nation, Japan, flying. But long before a ball was kicked - five years ago, in fact - a plan to rebrand World Rugby was devised which included a new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Volkswagen inspires movie star confidence in new TV idents

Volkswagen has created a series of funny idents to promote its continued sponsorship of ITV Movies in the UK that see people in films gain unrealistic levels of confidence. The entertaining scenes include an American spy eager to show off his fluent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

McDonald's interrupts ITV Movies with McDelivery orders

McDonald's has launched a new set of idents that will play during the intervals of ITV Movies that see scenes from different film genres interrupted to promote its McDelivery service. Horror, martial arts, western, sci-fi, fantasy and high school...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What brands can learn from Love Island

Love Island is back. For the rest of the summer in the UK, our screens will be blessed with the sights of sun-kissed sceneries and troublesome twenty-somethings with enviable physiques. While you can accuse the show of being many things, it’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Tyrion Lannister stands tall in Morales-Lee illustrations

Game of Thrones fans will love one of the pieces in artist and illustrator Patrick Morales-Lee’s Boxset Legends series. The collection sees Tyrion Lannister, one of the HBO show’s most admired characters, make an appearance (below) and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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