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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Levi's & The 501 Jean

How do you make a brand timeless? It’s the million-dollar question in all branding conundrums. And folks trapped in the middle of the problem could do a lot worse than look to the Levi's 501 Case Study for inspiration. Levi's transition from...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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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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Advertising

AKQA creates a brand new digital experience for Levi's

A new digital project by AKQA seeks to “Explore the stories of Levi wearers” and invite users to add their own. “Live In Levi's” is a digital experience that has been designed to “Engage and activate the expansive global...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Spotlight - Vince Fraser - Designer and Art Director

--- "Be one step of everyone else: constantly reinvent yourself." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Vince Fraser, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. Describe your work...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Tweeting for crisps.

by Magnus Shaw Special K eternally pitched as a "healthy" food, it's now at the centre of an "eat this and wear smaller jeans" campaign. It must be going well, because a line of Special K snacks has been launched named "Cracker Crisps." It's no...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Events

Half For Life at Connect London

Blutui has partnered with Creativepool to offer digital creatives their first three months free and 50% off for life on their accounts. We’re passionate about supporting the creative industry, that’s why we’ve developed the Blutui...

Posted by: Blutui
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A Kind of Magic: Freddie Mercury through Richard Young's lens

To mark last week’s release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the cinematic tale of Freddie Mercury and Queen, we spoke to photographer Richard Young about documenting the singer’s dazzling live performances, lavish parties, and quiet, candid...

Posted by: Shutterstock
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Barbie - The Dream Gap Project Starting at the age of five, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This is the Dream Gap and this is the year toy brand Barbie begins working to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Great State - Aston Villa Great State has been appointed by Aston Villa to deliver a customer-first digital proposition to market, enriching fan enjoyment and participation with a modern approach to the club’s digital portfolio. The agency...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Is art advertising (3)?

Many artists say they despise advertising. One embraced it. In fact, he started out in the business. He even won awards. And advertising coloured his work when he turned himself into an artist. Andy Warhol recorded pop culture as he saw...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Design

Adobe and mcgarrybowen's hovering art director is the ultimate work toy

Recognising the dynamic between hard-pressed designers and their indecisive art directors, ACHTUNG! mcgarrybowen and Adobe are launching a competition to win the Hovering Art Director action figure. This highly recognisable character promotes the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Amazon Echo Look is Your Own Personal Robotic Stylist

It will come as a surprise to nobody who has ever met me that fashion is not exactly my raison d'être. Indeed, my wardrobe is primarily built up of affordable (cheap) jeans and 'quirky' t-shirts, with the occasional plaid dress shirt thrown in for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

m/SIX m/SIX has hired Alistair MacCallum, former CEO at Omnicom’s M2M, as its UK Chief Executive, allowing Jess Burley to focus on her role as Global CEO. m/SIX, which is a joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM, experienced strong...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

IAB UK Jon Mew has been announced as CEO of the IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau), making him the successor to Guy Phillipson, who recently stepped down from the role. Mew has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as head of mobile before being...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Design

Creative community called upon to back &Sons global fashion brand

The launch of a pioneering clothing brand &Sons invites members of the creative community to pledge for their style via a Kickstarter campaign calling on those within the creative industries to back a hardwearing, timeless and expertly crafted...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Brand Case Study: H&M need to #REWORKIT

Back in April, H&M hosted World Recycle Week, an initiative designed to promote sustainability in fashion and to ‘Close The Loop’ on the thousands of items of clothing that are cast aside on landfill every year. But whilst the campaign...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

#fansofcannes: Raw for the Oceans

An idea born out of a purpose that doesn’t just highlight the cause it’s trying to address; it actually does something about it through the product it actually is. Too often, the marketing mix and design are asked to make people want...

Posted by: Jones Knowles Ritchie
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Design

Brand Case Studies: In search of perfection with Son of a Tailor

If somebody like how to spend it describes your t-shirt as "..the nearest thing I've found to my ideal...quality is supreme…” you are in a good position to turn heads when walking into a pub, club or office. I met the creators behind the...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Design

The Week in Branding

SomeOne create flowery identity for Hello Student SomeOne has created the new brand identity for a student accommodation service from Empiric Student Accommodation, which aims to provide accommodation and services for student living. The consultancy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Black Friday Roundup

Black Friday isn't a real thing. At least it wasn't until recently, but in recent years it appears to have become one of the most successful American imports since Breaking Bad. Thankfully the droves of rapid shoppers largely migrated online this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week

W+K London raise their glasses to unsung household heroes The aim of Finish’s new campaign, created with Wieden+Kennedy London to promote the brand’s Dishwasher Cleaner product, is to make consumers think about the cleanliness of their...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Calvin Klein target Tinder for new campaign

Depending on your point of view, the social dating app Tinder is either a revolutionarily simple and efficient dating app or a grim harbinger for the downfall of civilised society. We’ll choose to remain on the fence for now, but have to admit...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Top 10 places to inspire creativity

I’ve got to say that these days, I’m feeling very creative. Well, quite creative. Make that moderately creative. Better adjust that to a smidgeon creative. Tell you what, put it this way: I’d be feeling exceptionally creative were...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Ten Japanese TV ads Hollywood's stars wouldn't want you to see

It would be slightly mean to accuse Hollywood's finest actors of greed - but only slightly. You see, not content with the multi-million dollar fees for the movies in which they appear, they flock to a highly lucrative trade in advertising cameos. And...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Glastonbury 2015 in Design

As a self proclaimed 'festival veteran' I like to think I've seen it all. I've seen 50 Cent pelted to within an inch of his life with piss, I've seen grown men weep into their lukewarm lagers as Radiohead finally give in and play Creep after almost a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Would you wear your Levi smartphone?

What with the vast new technological frontiers opening up to us seemingly on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that some of the industry's biggest players have been looking into ideas that, until recently, would have been seen as frankly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Is this solar-powered Ecocapsule the future of independent living?

I'm one of those contradictory specimens that loves the idea of camping, but hates actually camping. It's too cold at night, too hot during the day, and about as comfortable as an ill fitting pair of jeans. Even the recent phenomenon known as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Looks: engaging a post-human existence

The new ICA show Looks is a group exhibition presenting work by the likes of Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo, Juliette Bonneviot and Morag Keil opening 22nd April until 21st June. It’s an investigation into our contemporary relationship with technology,...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

They may sell vacuum cleaners, but why are Queen so popular?

There's nothing new about TV ads using pop songs in their soundtracks. Think of all those Levis ads from the eighties - not only did they shift truckloads of jeans, they made the tunes hits all over again. From the Spice Girls flogging crisps, to The...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Top 5 tips for successful homeworking

I am excited. And worried. And excited again. It’s now officially the afternoon and I’ve done next to no work. Naughty boy. But why? Well, on Tuesday, I acquired a new puppy, and he’s adorable (see above). But here’s the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison

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