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Empathy is everything in content design and creation

I recently directed a piece of video content which we hope will form the bedrock of a campaign driving awareness of a specific disease. The disease and its symptoms are taboo. The content and its story are empathetic. Sufferers of this disease...

Posted by: Matthew
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Inspiration

Land of the free. Has charging for things become taboo?

HM Government and Tesco must have thought they'd found the Holy Grail. In an era of high unemployment and a conspicuous absence of career opportunities, the idea that the jobless could somehow be coerced into working for the ubiquitous supermarket...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

What is the last taboo in advertising?

Pedro Simko, General Manager of Saatchi & Saatchi in Switzerland says: ‘I compare the advertising message to a conversation between friends. Everything that is said between friends can, in my opinion, be said in advertising.'

 It's a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. The Dictator and the most extreme movie propaganda ever.

by Jessica Hazel Sacha Baron Cohen is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he has made a whole career out of it, pointing out the humour in all manner of taboo subjects and somehow not getting murdered by extremeists in the process. His...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

McCann hack maths to promote sex education in Peru's public schools

According to a 2013 UNICEF study, 15 out of every 100 teenage girls in Peru under 16 are mothers, and the average age for first sexual activity is between 15 and 17 years old in urban areas; in rural areas the age drops to 10-14 years of age. To...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Would you buy a magazine printed with HIV+ Blood?

The current edition of an Austrian magazine has been printed with the blood of HIV+ subjects in an effort to help raise awareness of the frequently misunderstood condition. All 3,000 copies of the Spring issue of Vangardist, a “Preogressive mens...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Global creative calendar: February 2019

It's been 32 years since South By Southwest launched in Austin, Texas. March will see more than 150,000 people will convene in the city once again to redefine the cutting-edge in interactive, film, music and culture. The event will focus on trends...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Trends

Alexa, give me 3 ways to optimise my voice search SEO

There have been some wild predictions made about the seemingly inevitable dominance of voice search within SEO. 30% of searches will be done without a screen by 2020, for example. Or, even more incredibly, 50% of all searches will be voice searches...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Features

Simon Frederick on why Black is the New Black

As photographer/director Simon Frederick peers down the stairway overlooking his current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, it’s a significant moment. Black is the New Black features 30 prominent black personalities from the worlds...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Why great design needs great copy

Resplendent in a white silk dress and crimson cape, the Queen steps gracefully down from her golden chariot and begins a slow, dignified walk into Westminster Abbey. Accompanied by the ancestral Mistress of the Robes and Archbishop of Canterbury, the...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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News

New signing: Geoffroy de Crécy

We are super excited to announce our most recent signing - Geoffroy de Crécy. Geoffroy is a French director and illustrator, who continuously explores many ways to apply and combine the techniques of traditional animation, stop-motion, 3D and...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Features

Three things from Cannes: taboos, trends and tears

With Cannes Lions closing its doors last Friday, we asked five creative leaders, to share their thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions. They will also be speaking at ‘Creative Stories…from Cannes’ 18 July for a more in-depth overview of the...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

WCRS - MoneySuperMarket MoneySuperMarket has announced the appointment of WCRS as its new creative agency. WCRS won the brief in a four-way pitch process against Saatchi & Saatchi, AMV BBDO and Wieden & Kennedy and will start working with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Women in Photography: Diane Arbus

“My favourite thing, is to go where I’ve never been” Diane Arbus has been called sensational, bizarre, unique. Her distinctive and unusual subjects and gritty techniques make her images instantly recognisable, even amongst the...

Posted by: Lobster
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to Approach Humour Across Cultures

Four years ago this November, I was on a date with a lovely Japanese businesswoman in downtown Shibuya, Tokyo. Desperate to impress, and wary about breaking some sort of cultural taboo, I started chatting about humour in different languages. I tried...

Posted by: Textappeal
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Jellyfish Digital agency Jellyfish has bolstered its creative offering by appointing a UK team dedicated to building its dynamic creative proposition in the UK. Headed up by Shane Smith, who has been named Head of Creative Production, the team also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Digital Day – Sign Up to Inspire

“What do you want to do when you leave school?” For many students, it’s one of the toughest questions to answer. It’s also one of the reasons Digital Day exists - and it’s helping students and digital agencies...

Posted by: BIMA

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