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A Right Honourable Christmas? When design meets politics

There are few things more cringe-worthy than politicians trying to be any of the following: hip, funny, down with da yoof, normal, John Travolta. I had to add number five because I'm still haunted by images of John "Two Jags" Prescott bopping away at...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Agency Christmas Cards: The Best of 2016

Celebrating the beauty and loud/quiet wonder (depending on your preference) of the festive season is something all agencies are essentially required to do, otherwise they'd undoubtedly be labelled as scowling humbug merchants. Still, some agencies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

GPY&R drive giant Christmas presents across Australia

Christmas is generally all about the big impressions, even if we like to fool ourselves into believing it's all about family and friends. Adland knows this all too well, so in the week leading up to Christmas, while everyone else was busy wrapping...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Top 5 Ads of the Week: Christmas Special Part 3

Gravity Road – Three As someone with two parents, both of whom have birthdays in the week before Christmas Day, this is one ad I can really relate to. This week, Three launched its festive campaign “Merry Birthday,” to celebrate everyone in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

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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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas Special

BBH London - KFC Nothing says Christmas quite like fried chicken. OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but if there's one time of year where it's socially acceptable to stuff our faces with fast food, then it's surely the November/December Christmas...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

JWT London make new hires and prepare for Christmas

JWT London recently unveiled its news Debenhams campaign for the 2014 Christmas season. Dubbed “Found It,” the multi-channel campaign will run across all touch points, with a much heavier marketing push than in previous years. As well as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Christmas Borebles

Creative agency Sane & Able have designed a set of Christmas Cards to keep in the Festive spirit. And what better way than paying homage to those lovely celebrities thats wit and passion for life will add a little festive cheer to anyone’s...

Posted by: Sane & Able
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Video Games

Commodore C64 set for Christmas comeback

Retro Games has finally released details of its long-awaited reimagining of the best-selling home computer of all time, the Commodore C64, with a December release date slated. The full-sized version of the 80s classic will launch in time for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

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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Features

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: Uber Agency
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Advertising

Elton John takes it away in John Lewis Christmas ad 2018

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad has finally arrived and is led by the story of British music legend Sir Elton John who fronts the film. The Boy and His Piano opens on the singer in his living room as he begins to play his classic tune Your...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Festive Feels: All the ads of Christmas 2018

Burberry - Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas Vodafone - Christmas Covered Agency: Ogilvy UK Director: Gary Freedman Production: Independent Films Visa - #KeepItLocalThisChristmas Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Director: Chris...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A nostalgic review of Christmas advertising

To coincide with everyone's 2017 Chrimbo advert reviews, we asked Philip James, our Creative Director to do a round up of the Best Christmas Adverts ever..... not just this year! 'Though I am a sucker for a new technology, new cinematic quality and...

Posted by: Shadowplay
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The last of the big Christmas spots and other stories

Havas London - Heathrow Heathrow has unveiled its second-ever Christmas advert, revealing the epic, 50-year-long love story of Doris and Edward Bair, the much-loved teddy bears, who were shown in the airport's first Christmas TV ad last year. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Canon wants you to give the gift of a story this Christmas

The new year is just around the corner. There’ll be moments you’ve planned, and moments you’ll experience out of the blue. The anticipation of what’s to come is incredibly exciting. It’s a whole new year to fill, so give the gift of a story...

Posted by: VCCP
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Features

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Center Parcs launch new integrated campaign JUST in time for Christmas

Leading short break expert Center Parcs has unveiled a new TV advertisement as part of a broader marketing campaign by Brothers and Sisters celebrating the forest as an immersive playground. The new 50-second TV commercial launched on December 21 on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Above + Beyond focuses on the ‘wonderful imperfections’ of Christmas

Creative agency Above+Beyond has chosen to celebrate the realities of Christmas with an initiative which focuses on the ‘true scents’ of the season. The agency has chosen to counter the saccharine sweetness of much festive marketing that floods...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

YES Christmas is the best time to job hunt

Christmas is of course a time to reflect on the past year, meet up with friends, exchange gifts and celebrate, but did you know it is also the perfect time to look for a new job? You will be aware of some businesses are winding down and hiring has...

Posted by: Cogs Agency
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Advertising

AKQA launch a Christmas card that comes to life by voice

With the proliferation of modern distractions like mobile phones, tablets and games consoles demanding the face time of children across the world, the simple, elegant art of the children’s book has been all but lost in the mobile era, which is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

2016's Top Ten Most Powerful Christmas Ads

Whilst it might not have gathered as much media coverage as other campaigns, Lidl's Christmas Turkey has been found to be 2016's most powerful Christmas TV spot according to research carried out by Kantar Millward Brown. It tested 19 of this year's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Celebrate Christmas 2016 style with these Brexit Crackers

Whilst it might seem a little mean spirited for the festive season, we can never say no to a bit of delicious satire, so we were thrilled to hear that mcgarrybowen had created a set of Brexit-themed crackers for the Guardian. Aimed at putting a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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