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Public sector ads - where we've been and what can we learn?

The closing event in the celebration of 100 years of Advertising - joint Government Communication Services and IPA (England and Scotland) Jan 2018. Chair - James Pais, IPA Scotland Chair & Creative Services Director, Frame Speakers & Panel...

Posted by: Becky
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Advertising

Why white male creative directors are 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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Advertising

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: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Reports of the death of advertising are false

There has been talk of the death of advertising as a new media landscape continues to evolve but is there any truth in the claiming that creativity’s best days are over? Federico Garcia, ECD at Huge New York, defended its case at Connect...

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Inspiration

Can't Cook And Don't Have Kids: What Advertising Says About Asian Men

Speaking at Spikes Asia last month, Aline Santos, Executive VP of Global Marketing and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the FMCG giant, urged advertisers across Asia to push for more progressive portrayals of people within their ad...

Posted by: The Smalls
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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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Features

What’s the point of traditional advertising in 2018?

Creativepool Creative Debates are the tonic to the endless one-way talks that we have an abundance of in our sector. We teamed up with Dare during Cannes Lions 2018 to tackle a controversial question, ‘What’s the point of traditional...

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Inspiration

Critiquing My Very First Advertising Portfolio

Today, I go 8 years back in time and review my first ever advertising portfolio. I feel a bit vulnerable but I think that being transparent with you all can be eye opening while you are trying to build your first books. I'm going to start critiquing...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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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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Features

Is art advertising (6)? Emperors, Kings and Queens.

Art is communication. Especially public art. In times gone by, when few could read or write, public monuments were nothing more and nothing less than propaganda. Julius Caesar commissioned statues of himself in armour to remind the citizens of Rome...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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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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Should brands invest in VR advertising?

Successful virtual reality projects from publishers like The New York Times have paved the way for sponsorship opportunities, product placement and interspersed immersive ads. However, according to Anna Bager of the Interactive Advertising Bureau...

Posted by: REWIND
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Social Media

An in-depth look into Twitter advertising

If you happen to have read any of my earlier posts, or you know me personally, you will know I am not a fan of Twitter at all. They have spent years playing catch up to the big social giants because they changed their channel around way too much, and...

Posted by: Jason Holmes
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Features

Creative Opinion: Jani Guest on the steady decline of TV advertising

Jani Guest is not only the co-founder and managing director of Independent Films in London (having previously worked for Propaganda and Satellite Films), but is also the co-executive producer of the online channel for children, Kidspiration.tv. She...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Advertising Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When discussing the trends that will take hold in advertising next year, it's important to understand what a polarising year 2016 has been. As we approach year's end, we've all no doubt grown tired of the generic “I'll be glad when this year is...

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Advertising

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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Events

Why the advertising industry needs to be more Punk

The upcoming Production Social (30th November) is themed around Punk, Dani Michelon, Head of AMV XLAB, the innovation lab at AMVBBDO & Founder of Production Social discusses why she chose this left field theme and the need for originality, rebellion,...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Advertising

Free The Bid aims to break gender bias in advertising once and for all

Gender bias has, until now, been one of those issues a lot of us like to sweep under the rug, even though we all understand it's a major problem. For many, it's a lingering reminder of a bygone age of rampant misogyny and prejudice that we'd rather...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

FCB Inferno celebrate 100 years of BMW without any BMWs

To celebrate the100 year anniversary of BMW, FCB Inferno has created a series of striking press adverts that demonstrate the innovative technology available within the range of cars, but, rather interestingly, don't actually feature any BMW cars. The...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Careers

Why should you work in advertising?

Jacques Séguéla founded the ad agency RSCG. He was also the author of a book called “Don’t tell my mother I work in advertising. She thinks I’m the piano player in a brothel.” According to our data, one in three of...

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Advertising

When Advertising Gets Weird!

Adland in the tenties (do you have a better name for it?) is playing it safe for the most part. Whilst the 90s revelled in anarchism and the dawn of the 21st century brought with it some pretty progressive ideas, the last 5 years have been largely...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Top Advertising Stories of 2015

It's been one hell of a year, so boiling it all down into a few humble little articles is no easy task. But we're going to try. This year we expanded our horizons a little bit, encompassing the entire creative spectrum, and as such, these lists will...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Lord Alan Sugar at FOM15 On Advertising

Though he might be more famous as an icy television personality these days thanks to his annual appearance on BBC One's The Apprentice as a stereotypical curmudgeon doling out advice to an increasingly infuriating batch of guileless narcissists...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

WPP adds the Essence of digital advertising to its roster

As has been strongly rumoured, it’s been confirmed this week that WPP is buying a majority stake in Essence Digital, described by the company themselves as a leading global digital agency and the world’s biggest independent buyer of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Marking 60 years since the first TV Advertisement

TV advertising might have been largely supplanted by online ads and social media in the last few years, but as long as television adheres to the same model (in others words, before Netflix-style streaming on-demand becomes the rule rather than the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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