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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Leaders

Is art advertising (2)?

Is art advertising? Sometimes it can look like it. Equally, advertising can sometimes look like like art. Take the fascinating example of State Street’s “Fearless Girl”. Under cover of night, she was placed directly opposite...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Workshop

A quick and handy introduction to in-game advertising

Did you know that, whether your next client’s business is relevant to gamers or not, it doesn’t really matter anymore? Surely if you want to create a fully-fledged integrated campaign to target a gaming audience, you should probably...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How Dynamic Advertising can help fight ad fatigue

Context, context, context. As the cookieless future approaches, we will hear more about context and contextual advertising, be it location-based or else. In an ever-shifting brandscape triggered by the pandemic, the need for increased...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

We are the only ones to blame for the advertising/audience divide

Ever heard of the Pretentious-O-Meter? Neither did I, until earlier today. There is a known reality in the film industry that sees film critics as being constantly disconnected from the end audience. Ratings from critics are often unforgiving and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Here's how Gamification will change advertising

You are having a stroll on the main high street, on your way to your favourite park in town. A few steps away from the main gates, you see a man running towards you. He looks scared. Click here to dodge him. Click here to stop him. You dodge the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Forget VR – The future of advertising is Mixed Reality

Virtual Reality is now. If most of the advertising industry hasn’t jumped on the VR ship yet, you can bet we will soon - or at least, as soon as those incredibly expensive headsets become a bit more affordable (or attractive?) for the general...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

How to choose an advertising agency

The world of advertising does not work the way it does in Mad Men. Or at least, it doesn’t anymore. Indeed, it is often argued in some corners that a lot of the ‘old-school’ romance of the industry has been eradicated by decades of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Do you need a degree to work in advertising?

Freelancer or not, the dream of working in advertising is real for many creative professionals out there. It gives us a career prospect and a much concrete way to give shape to our dreams. As much as it would be lovely to live off prints and short...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Legends of Advertising: Sir Martin Sorrell

Few people in advertising can hope to compete with the fame and legacy of Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell. At the age of 76 and counting, the historic founder of WPP is still very much in the game, a proof of character with no equals in advertising and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 25 mind-blowing advertising facts you should know today

Did you think you knew everything about advertising? These top 25 historical facts about the ad industry will surprise you. It is History Month here at Creativepool, which is the perfect opportunity for us to be reminded that there is always...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Everyone hates advertising, until they lose their Dog

Then they want to figure out the best way of stopping people in their tracks, taking notice, and finding Fido. The same is happening with brands with a focus, or increased interest in digital. Every brief asks creatives to think...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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Leaders

Will advertising succumb to UX?

Digital, digital, digital. Among the many things this pandemic has shown, the need to develop a digital presence took centre stage and demonstrated how some brands have probably been clinging onto their real-life, physical origins for one year too...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The worst practices in LGBT+ marketing and advertising

Stereotypes, inconsistencies, hypocrisy - some campaigns have them all, others just a few. The LGBT+ community can’t afford the privilege to say they are loved everywhere they go, and it’s perfectly fine for brands and campaigns to try...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Advertising & Marketing Trends that will dominate 2021

2020 is officially over. To many, January is rebirth, repurpose, refocus - a chance to reflect on what didn’t work the year before and build on our successes for a better future. Except this time most of us probably won’t have a lot of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Best Advertising Campaigns of 2020

10 of the best marketing and advertising campaigns from 2020. A global pandemic wasn’t enough to stop the advertising industry. In fact, I dare argue this was one of the most poignant, engaging and compelling years for advertising ever. We...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

There is a crisis of creativity in advertising

There is a crisis of creativity in advertising. You have probably heard these very words or a variation in the past few years. Campaigns striving to touch on the same key points, unoriginal tropes used over and over again - things are starting to...

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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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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Workshop

Let's Stop BSing In Advertising

We're all at least a little bit guilty of at some point BSing our way through a presentation, from talking about industry-changing trends that still aren't completely defined (like 5G) as if we're experts, or throwing a skill on our résumé that...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Interview Questions For Advertising Creatives

If you're prepping for an upcoming interview in the creative advertising field (specifically to become an Art Director or a Copywriter), this video just might be for you. The contents of this video contain questions I've asked in interviews over the...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Looking Forward: What Will 2020 Bring for Digital Advertising?

Over the last ten years, digital advertising has come a very long way. At the turn of 2010, we were only beginning to see the very early potential of video ads, we weren’t quite aware of the impact that social media would have on the industry...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Is an Internet Without Advertising Possible?

What does your digital utopia look like? Can the internet be governed? Or do we have to fundamentally change how it works? I believe that the internet would benefit greatly from having all advertising removed. It feels weird to think about that....

Posted by: Studio Black Tomato
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Inspiration

Does advertising lack originality?

They say Christmas is a time for giving. But first it’s a time for watching all the big brand ads so we can decide what to give and where to spend our money. And with the bulk of this year’s spots now released, what do they say about the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Breaking into advertising with The Copy Samurai

In today's advertising car interview, we learn about how to break into the advertising industry from Braylond Howard aka The Copy Samurai. He talks through his journey with the Marcus Graham Project to emerging into the agency world. Come along for...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

The advertising career aptitude test

There are so many jobs to choose from in the advertising industry, most of which are unknown to many students deciding what the hell they want to do after graduation. My hope is that this video helps make that decision easier when deciding what...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Understanding propaganda in advertising

I’ve always been fascinated with the power of propaganda. Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and, of the many impacts it had on the world, it’s effect on advertising is the one I encounter every...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Leaders

Rewriting the rules of advertising

As a general rule, people don’t like rules. Especially when it’s a rule telling them not to do something. It’s our natural instinct to push the red button and rebel. Could this explain the negative reaction to the new rule against...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Leaders

Perspective: How brands can make the most of Amazon Advertising

With a market share of 4.2%, Amazon is now the fifth largest retailer in the UK, accounting for £4 in every £100 spent. According to market research company Mintel, a staggering 86% of UK shoppers use Amazon, with under a fifth stating...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Advertising is not a craft, it's a business - Sir Martin Sorrell

The former founder of agency network WPP has hit out at creatives in the advertising industry by suggesting that too many are living in the past. Sir Martin Sorrell spent 33 years building WPP into a global powerhouse with the network welcoming the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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