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Features

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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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Oslo

Within Oslo's city boundary there are 40 islands, 343 lakes and an entire forest. It's unique melding of urban and natural landscapes makes it an absolute trove of inspiration, and so its no wonder the city gave birth to one of the world's most...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Zürich

Often cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world, Zürich’s creative potential gets a bad reputation. But amongst the hedge-fund millionaires and the more traditional aspects of life in Switzerland’s largest city,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

5 minutes with... Dave Dye - DHM

Dave Dye is the Commissioning Editor for DHM, a new fangled multi-disciplinary-designy-advertisingy-digitaly-stunty-strategicy-communications shop, hence the pretentious title. They've produced tv ads, t-shirts, social networking solutions, logos,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Meet Dave Morris

30 years ago I was a student trying to get into the business and Dave Morris was one of my course lecturers. Today he visits the leading advertising colleges in Milan, Amsterdam and England and has luminaries such as Dave Trott singing his praises....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Time Out launches daily ‘best of the city’ briefings on Amazon Alexa

Leading global media and entertainment brand Time Out has teamed up with Amazon to launch the Time Out Flash Briefings skill for Amazon Alexa. These are the first daily briefings about the three best things to do in NYC, LA, Chicago and London -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Final call for entry: The Rado Star Prize UK

Last Chance to apply to win £5,000, exhibit at designjunction and receive a Rado watch. The Rado Star Prize UK is a unique opportunity for emerging designers who are graduating now, or have recently graduated. Rado is working with...

Posted by: designjunction
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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Kiev

As a result of two, bloody revolutions, Russian tensions, and a never-ending series of crises, many of us overlook Kiev as a creative destination. But amongst the bloodshed and upheaval, a peaceful, creative core has emerged at the heart of the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Awards

The 7th Annual Lovie Awards call for entries is now open

If you create amazing work online in Europe, and you’d like to give that work a chance to stand out alongside the best work on the Internet then you should get to know The Lovie Awards. Now in its 7th year, The Lovies is the only awards...

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Glasgow

Dubbed the 'hippest place in Britain' by The Times, Glasgow is in the midst of a creative coming-of-age as the de-industrialised cityscape gives way to a subtle but steady innovatory transformation. But whilst it may have been overlooked in...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut – Judges and Call for Entries announced

We already reported on Elton John: The Cut, the competition giving young filmmakers the chance to create the official music videos for iconic Elton John hits, but this afternoon, the judges line-up and official call for entries was finally announced....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Tokyo

Tokyo is a never-ending magnet for creativity and no wonder - the city is rich with new opportunities at every turn, an infectious ‘anything is possible’ vibe, a huge population, and a steely determination to become Asia’s creative...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

Creativepool City Guides: Stockholm

Stockholm’s creative energy is dynamite, something evidenced by the sheer amount of agencies and digital pioneers who are expanding from their Stockholm bases to open offices further afield in Europe and even as far as America. Chances are, if...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

AKQA launch a unique bot experience on Facebook Messenger for Call of Duty

Activision has teamed up with AKQA to launch a unique bot experience on Facebook Messenger for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Through Messenger, COD fans will be given a guided tour through space; they’ll visit the awesome planetary environments...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy and CP+B publicly call out Donald Trump's BS

As we enter the final two weeks of the campaign for the presidency of the United States, we’re also hitting the bottom of the barrel with creative agency projects, which have, by and large, been overwhelmingly tilted against Donald Trump. And with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creativepool City Guides: First stop, Berlin

Our new City Guides feature is the guidebook you never asked for but always wanted. Conventional travel guides are all good, but they don't really offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a city's creative heart. We're changing all that, by...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Tel Aviv's City Hall transformed into gigantic game of Tetris

We've all played Tetris. In fact, if you haven't then you should really put down whatever it is you're doing right now and either hit your local retro gaming store or (perhaps more conveniently) download it to your phone right now, because it truly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

AKQA unveil Hostile Takeover Weekend for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In what may very well be the ultimate targeted marketing campaign, AKQA spent an entire weekend mounting a calculated assault on one Call of Duty (colloquially known as COD amongst fans and detractors alike) game in order to promote the next game in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

ADFEST call on designers to create new Lotus trophy

Annual advertising festival ADFEST is calling on designers, art directors and creative professionals to create a new Lotus trophy, which will be unveiled in the lead up to the festival’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2017. The festival has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Dave Budge Interview

As you may have noticed by now, Creativepool's founder Michael Tomes has been rapidly interviewing industry leaders at Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity on their way to and from judging, speaking, and all sorts of other events, as part...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Amsterdam: The City of the Future

3D printed houses and bridges, clean air, sustainable office spaces and coffee delivered by drone at the tap of an app. If this sounds like sci-fi to you then you need to visit Amsterdam. It’s the city of the future, and this is all a reality...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Has Call of Duty taken its latest Twitter stunt too far?

Publicity stunts are far from an explicitly modern phenomenon, but have become more commonplace recently thanks to the immediacy of social media. With brands falling over one another to outdo each other at every step though, is it possible for them...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Get your artwork into Ubers across your city. Enter Now!

Competition Time! (Extended Deadline: 11th August 2015) There is hidden talent tucked away all over the city, just waiting to be discovered. The UK art scene has never been more vibrant. To celebrate this we have partnered with our friends at Uber...

Posted by: Creativepool
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An Alien of Ariake stars in Saga city promotion film

Geometry Global Japan has launched a new film to draw visitors to Saga City, Japan. The film, ‘Alien of Ariake - W · R · S · B’, features an alien creature of the in the nearby Ariake Sea. Created for Saga City, the film...

Posted by: Ogilvy & Mather Japan
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Advertising

Havas Village opens in the windy city

Havas officially opened the Havas Village Chicago this week at the freshly renovated 81,000 square foot office space in the River North area of the windy city; a trendy, urban neighbourhood that perfectly suits the global marketing and communication...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Could you fit a city in a suitcase?

In a stunning new animated short from Jelly London's A+C Studios for the travel management organisation Key Travel, an entire city comes to life inside a suitcase. The work, which was created with design communications agency Stream, aims to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Call of Duty hacks Instagram!

Activision, publishers of the perennially popular Call of Duty franchise, have teamed up with AKQA to create a choose-your-own-adventure campaign for Instagram, celebrating the release of “Advanced Warfare,” the latest instalment in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Google embedded into New York City for new Google App campaign

Google has been making a concerted effort to promote their rebranded mobile app, with an ad campaign summed up quite adequately by a charming 30-second TV spot (below), which shows a child asking Google if dogs can dream. Other short clips used to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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