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Leaders

Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Over promise, under deliver. How lazy clients kill campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw. A couple of years ago an ailing roadside restaurant chain called in a radical TV chef to boost their menu and therefore their revenues. They refurbished some tired looking outlets, hired new people and ran a fairly hefty marketing...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

What is the Forrester Report and why is it wrong?

Have you read the Forrester report? If not, do you know what the Forrester report is? Don't worry, neither did I until someone asked me what I made of it, prompting me to run away and look it up. In some quarters, however, this report is hot stuff....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The Flying Spaghetti Monster and the nature of belief

In the UK, we have the odd instance of a fringe school pressing for the right to teach archaic or arcane ideas to children. This is usually the desire to include creationism, or other religious notions, in their science classes. In the USA it's a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

5 minutes with... Laura Jordan Bambach - LBi

Wake up tomorrow and do something completely differently to any way you've done it before. It's surprising how refreshing it is. Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Executive Creative Director at LBi (Lost Boys...

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Features

In search of the 10%. Is Sturgeon's Law the alarming truth?

by Magnus Shaw. Theodore Sturgeon was an American science fiction writer. A popular author, he is more widely known for his 'revelation' or law. It's a simple proposition which Sturgeon devised after spending years defending science fiction...

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Workshop

Opinions - Wright ore rung. Does spelling really matter?

by Magnus Shaw Browsing through my emails this morning, discarding increasingly bizarre spam along the way, I was struck by a common element. Of the dozen or so genuine messages, over half contained basic spelling mistakes. I wasn't particularly...

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Workshop

Opinions - A losing battle. Where now for bank advertising?

by Magnus Shaw When a kitchen is infested with cockroaches, the little beasts do their unpalatable work quite happily while the room is dark.But turn on a light and they scatter chaotically in all directions, scared and confused. There are many...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Shouldn't banks just stop advertising?

When you're as reviled as the Black Death, figuring out a productive advertising strategy is quite a challenge. Indeed, some might suggest shutting your fat gob and staying well off the radar might be a good call. But when you're a megalomaniacal...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Nostalgic Advertising- why fix it if it aint broke?

When it comes to trends, what goes around comes around. Trends will invariably repeat themselves once enough time has passed for them to become 'In Vogue'again. This is true across the board, from fashion and interiors to music and lifestyle choices....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Our industry's obsessed with ideas. Here's why.

Idea. It’s a word we hear a lot. Idea this, idea that. Big idea, core idea, great idea, creative idea. Whatever they call it, whatever they mean by the word, our industry's obsessed with 'ideas'. But what actually is an idea? And how the hell...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett
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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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Leaders

Why the right music is key to cracking Christmas campaigns

By Heather Andrew, UK CEO, Neuro-Insight... With Christmas ad spend set to hit an all-time high, the race is on again to achieve the coveted most memorable ad. Previous years have taught us that the aim of the game with festive spots is emotional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Leaders

International Day of Peace: five Lion-winning campaigns for good

Today marks International Peace Day 2018, an event sanctioned by the United Nations and observed annually around the world on 21 September. To mark the occasion, James Cooper, head of digital content at Cannes Lions, offers five Lion-winning...

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Leaders

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The Sweet Spot: Loveable Valentine’s Day Campaigns for 2016

In case you haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day drops in just two more sleeps. As ever, brands are busy capitalising on all the love in the air to match people to their products. So far we’ve seen a mixed bag of tongue-in-cheek...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Leaders

Building an immortal brand: when campaigns are just a quick fix

Miles Davis once described his career by saying “I have to change, It’s like a curse”. This quote depicts the current business battle field better than ever. Across industries, disrupters are reinventing the business landscape. While Uber is...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Leaders

Leo Burnett launch fresh McDonald's campaigns across the world

Free Range Freshly Cracked Eggs Leo Burnett released two new campaigns for McDonald's this week as part of a continued global effort to engender a greater feeling of trust in the brand and bust open the widely believed and mostly false myths that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tesco launch new campaigns in the UK and Ireland

Tesco has marked its return to TV advertising this weekend with major new campaigns in the UK and Ireland. The UK campaign comes courtesy of BBH London (the first major Tesco TV campaign from the agency), and focuses on helping customers, whilst also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rugby continues to dominate campaigns

VCCP London England rugby partner O2 has unveiled its first ever animated campaign, which sees the England Rugby Team turned in to giants through the power of support. Created by VCCP London ahead of the biggest tournament in English Rugby history,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

If Carlsberg did campaigns they would cost £12 million

I honestly had no idea Carlsberg's ubiquitous “Probably the best” slogan had fallen into retirement. The phrase is so readily associated with the lager brand, that it's the first thing that immediately comes to mind whenever someone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 2)

Nissan Whilst I normally don't care much for the “Prank” ads that have become more popular since the rise of the YouTube star, I couldn't help but fall for this remarkable clip from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. One of a number of videos for a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 1)

I won't even pretend to understand American Football. To my eyes it's all a bit of a mess, like a collision between a game of Rugby and a game of Chess, without the passion of the former and the brains of the latter. The Super Bowl, however, is an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Levis ran one of the most successful campaigns ever. So what now?

Nick Kamen was famous for a while. He was a pop star in the eighties and had a hit with a thing called 'Each Time You Break My Heart'. It wasn't terribly good. But his music wasn't the reason he was famous. No, the reason he was famous was for taking...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

BBDO tops the Warc 100 ranking of the world's 'Smartest' campaigns

The Warc 100 was announced last week and BBDO Worldwide took the top spot by having the most campaigns on the list of any global agency network. The Warc 100 is an annual ranking of the best marketing campaign's in the world, with a campaign's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

CP Loves... On The Skids. One song, two great campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw Even readers of my advanced years may struggle to remember The Skids. Formed in Dunfermline in 1977, the band bridged the final days of punk rock and the birth of new wave pop. They were pretty successful too. Singles 'Masquerade',...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The Blind Passion of Augusto Correia

"Don't learn advertising. Learn people." Associate creative director Augusto Correia has an ardent passion for creativity. You can easily get that from his words, and how vehemently he talks about his craft. Born a musician and grown in advertising,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Influencer marketing success comes with a multi-platform approach

It is tempting to adopt a siloed approach to marketing and brand communications, especially when dealing with an audience you don't interact with daily. In a way, social media platforms are like boxes, containers of the audience segment your brand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to design with empathy and inclusion

Inclusive design. We double-dare you to find a more relevant term or concept today. With a globalised world and countless opportunities to reach all kinds of niches and communities around the planet, designing for your own needs is just another...

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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