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Leaders

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Leaders

How WeChat and TikTok are making China unmissable

China is booming. The growing economy, advanced technology and investment from outside the country mean content consumption is on the up and the opportunities for brands is endless. At Creativepool’s Connect: London festival, digital creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

Posted by: Qumin
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Industry

Two Weeks Till China Connect comes to Paris

2 weeks to go ! PARIS - April, 6-7 From April 6 to 7, leaders in tech, retail and more from China and Europe will descend upon Paris for the annual China Connect conference, the largest European gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends and...

Posted by: China Connect
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Leaders

J.Walter Thompson bring China's Yangtze River to Gatwick

J.Walter Thompson London and HSBC have brought one of the world’s longest rivers to the sky by creating an ambitious and unique soundscape in Gatwick Airport’s new Sky Bridge. “A Living River” is the world’s longest and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Grimshaw Architects create another Eden Project in China

Grimshaw Architects, the London firm behind the Eden Project (the bubble-shaped ecological park and Cornish tourist attraction) has signed a £100 million deal to design a similar scheme in Qingdao China called (rather obviously) “China...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

WPP go big in China with new Shanghai HQ

WPP China is set to move 26 of its media and ad companies along with 3000 staff currently spread across 10 locations into a gigantic new building in Shanghai, which we will (for now) affectionately call “WPP Towers.” The JWT and Ogilvy & Mather...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Leo Burnett announce new top dog in China

It was announced yesterday by Leo Burnett Asia Pacific CEO Jarek Ziebinski, that Danny Mok has been appointed as CEO of Leo Burnett China, effective as of today (February 10). Mok will report directly to Ziebinski, and will be responsible for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

FedEx and AMV/BBDO heat up China

FedEx, the American global courier delivery service, is looking to bolster interest in its UK division with a new film featuring the famed Nevisian hot sauce maker Llewellyn Clarke, whose “Hot Pepper Sauce,” is shown travelling from the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

China build world's first un-hackable computer network

China will soon be the proud owners of the world's most secure computer network, meaning all communications between Shanghai and Beijing will be (theoretically at least) completely impenetrable to hackers, giving the fledgling superpower a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

McCann reclaim Coke from Leo Burnett in China

McCann recently won back the Chinese Coca-Cola account they lost to Leo Burnett back in 2007. The switch will not be affecting Leo Burnett's Publicis Groupe siblings or WPP's Ogilvy, which handle the Coca-Cola owned brands Sprite, Minute Maid and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The top brands preparing us for the Royal Wedding

Even those of us purposefully trying to avoid the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle this Saturday (May 19) can't deny that it has given marketers an excuse to flex their creative muscles. Whether those muscles are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Snap LDN - Good Hemp SNAP London has been appointed lead creative agency for Good Hemp and will be working on the immediate launch of their new chilled milk product into key retailers. Good Hemp was founded by Glynis Murray and Henry Braham in 1998,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The multi-faceted creativity of a Senior Art Director - #MemberSpotlight

Martha Markovsky isn't one to stay put. Though she only claims to be a Senior Art Director on her Creativepool profile, the truth is that Martha is so much more and has so many interests ranging across a number of sectors in the creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Electrifying story and faith of Rhapsody - #CompanySpotlight

Many would lose hope in the event of a global pandemic hitting the industry. Matter of fact, many did - at least for a bit. That was not the case of Rhapsody. Starting out as an East End print production company, Rhapsody operates in the retail and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Consumer Trends that will define 2021

How’s the new year treating you? Feel any different yet? Well, according to some reports, consumer habits have changed quite a bit in the last year and you could arguably speculate that a global pandemic may have helped with that. With people...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Designers shouldn’t spend 8 hours a day stuck to a chair

Staying in touch with reality is a powerful drive for your creative inspiration. When we ask those wonderful creatives in our community how they stay inspired, most of them reply that having a walk or looking at the world around is their personal...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

All creatives are plagiarists

If we strictly look at the meaning of the word, plagiarism means taking someone else's work and claiming it is your own. It is not just stealing; it is more vicious and twisted. Like admitting you have no ideas for yourself. Yet most creatives are...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Leaders

Malcolm Poynton on why you should nurture your ambitions

"It’s always incredibly exciting to build creative teams and inspire them to achieve things greater than they ever expected." Malcolm Poynton is a leader many professionals in the industry would envy. Grown up in New Zealand with sports and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The beastly creative passion of Steve Sellick

It comes from Stephen Sellick's own fingertips that he is as passionate and fired up as he's ever been. Having started out as a freelance illustrator, Steve has now been in the industry for over 25 years, and he's seen plenty of changes in his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

In memory of Murphy Chou, bright star of Leo Burnett Taiwan

“Hope this is helpful.” Few words can condense Murphy Chou’s spirit more efficiently than these, pulled straight from one of our email exchanges with Leo Burnett Taiwan's former chief creative officer. As the industry gathers to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The endless curiosity of Birger Linke

DMG group creative director Birger Linke believes you can never run out of problems to solve. And that is the primest of fuels for creativity. Birger admits he would probably be a pilot if he hadn't chosen to follow his heart and dive into graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning to take constructive feedback with Sinelab

Every work of art is like a child to its author. If you're creating a game, writing a book or spending time on an illustration, it is natural to feel attached to it. But how are you going to learn if you don't stay detached from your works? Digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Mark Harfield's Long-Lasting Love for Art

Mark Harfield wants to be like Pierre Soulages, Al Hirshfeld or Jean-Jacques Sempé. He wants to keep loving art for the rest of his life, and work hard enough to keep creating in his twilight years - perhaps as he enjoys some nice travel across...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

LGBTQ+ representation deserves more than a yearly nudge

Stonewall’s legacy lives on today. Peaceful marches of Gay Pride movements all around the world, from Europe to the US and beyond, echo the days of riots and violence which erupted at the dawn of the Seventies. The LGBTQ+ community has come a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Retail in the near future

Since the Government published its Coronavirus recovery strategy, we have been moving quickly through the relaxation of lockdown in ‘steps’ and are now celebrating the large milestone at which non-essential businesses are permitted to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Brave New Office: the Future of Work sounds... scary

'Keep safe, mate.' I think I’ve heard this more in the past few months than in all the years I spent in London. It feels like a new salute, something you are compelled to say in our email sign-offs or opening lines. I’ve even seen a topic...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Five Essential COVID-19 Adaptive Marcom Tips, Week of 27 April

Image Source: From IABC’s COVID-19 Resources, https://www.iabc.com/covid-19-resources/ Being an excellent communications consultant is highly demanding. On top of all the other diligence and expertise, sustaining professional development is...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson

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