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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Giving children the power at Familie van Fonk

Familie van Fonk are a creative agency based in Amsterdam who work with children's open minds and ingenuity to produce digital and physical products which make not only their lives, but also their families and friends lives a little bit better. By...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Meet Daub: The creative hospital workbook for children

The idea for Daub came about on a sleepless night back in 2013, when David Bennett’s son suffered an asthma attack and was admitted to Kings Hospital. The design director at OPX faced a long wait, and as the ennui of the evening took hold he...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Crayon Creatures. Realise your children's wildest imaginings in 3D

by Jessica Hazel. Every proud parent's fridge is covered in as many sugar-paper masterpieces as can possibly be blue-tacked onto it. The only problem with this is that they get increasingly dog-eared with each slam of the kitchen door and eventually...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Santa Claus - what the science says.

Merry Christmas Creativepoolers everywhere. As this piece arrives on Christmas Day, you'll have seen that Santa has completed his work. But, have you ever wondered what Father Christmas goes through every year? Well, we have. Which is why we set...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Best of the web

by John Fountain. Looking for a bit of creative inspiration over the festive season? Yep, me too. Never mind, let's make do with some weird, wild, crazy, funny and stupid stuff that I've tracked down on the web. Take a bunch of random comments and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Meet Andrew Finan

Andrew Finan is a UK entrepreneur who has worked with games most of his life. In the nineties he ran a series of international chess events in the USA, Russia, Germany, France, the UK and Spain. They culminated in the World Chess Championship Final...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

So Over It: Barbie's Rebrand

These days, Barbie has come to stand for a biologically impossible body shape, vanity, narcissism and the aspiration to do nothing more than hang around all day with Ken. She’s certainly not a figure of female empowerment. In fact, it’s...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

The hardest word. Has 'sorry' lost all meaning?

by Magnus Shaw. Last weekend the BBC screened an episode of 'Tweenies' on their CBeebies channel and a minor fuss broke out. I should point out I don't watch CBeebies habitually and have never watched a complete 'Tweenies' show in my life - but I...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... "Fuzzy" Jacopo Rosati

by Jessica Hazel. Sometimes life in England can be a bit depressing - particularly in the winter when you have to try and remain cheerful despite the torrents of freezing rain, commuting in the dark on overcrowded, germ-ridden trains and screaming...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... The Olympics in LEGO

by Jessica Hazel. Those of us who have preferred to partake in the Olympics by snuggling down into our armchairs in front of the telly with a pile of nachos might appreciate these Olympic standard feats of LEGO making which have really taken off...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Algobrix teaches children how to code by building robots out of Lego

As a child, Lego is something I never really connected with. It’s only as a young adult, oddly enough, that I really began to understand the appeal. If Algobrix would have been a thing during my formative years, however, as a self-professed...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Artfelt fills Sheffield Children’s Hospital with colour

Sheffield Children’s Hospital has been brightened up once again with illustrations created by artists including Jon Burgerman, which aim to “provide distraction” for young patients. The project has been funded by Artfelt, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

iris build a physical Give Button for Save the Children

Save the Children has developed a physical Give Button offering donors access to frictionless one-touch giving, on impulse in the home. The button, currently in prototype stage, has been designed for supporters who want a way to give frequently to a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Headbomz campaign lets children know that talking makes us stronger

This week marks the commencement of a colourful and potentially powerful campaign from Valenstein & Fatt (the creative agency formerly known as Grey London) and Vodafone Ireland. Headbomz is a schools programme aimed at children aged between eight...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Morag Myerscough brings some colour to Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Morag Myerscough has redesigned a series of rooms and wards within the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, transforming them into “uplifting” and colourful spaces, which are typical of her inimitable style. The British designer had to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Cheil create a children’s book that teaches life lessons through golf

Cheil Worldwide has created a golf-themed children’s book to help teach the virtues of life. The book will be used in an educational program called “Golf Daddy Class,” which is sponsored by Korean golf distributor Orient Golf. The program and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

BBC Children's, Virgin Media, MMC Ventures, MassChallenge at #BR2016

It's been a busy old week for the #BR2016 team! We have lots of very cool announcements surrounding the UK's best Tech Summit: 1- We are thrilled to announce that one of the UK's most iconic entrepreneur brands - Virgin Media is confirmed as #BR2016...

Posted by: Business Rocks
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Features

Wogan: Children In Need & Versions of Pudsey

In what has been a rather unsettling start to 2016 in terms of celebrity “news” – with David Bowie and Alan Rickman creating a torrent of outpouring across social media – we couldn’t let the week go by without a nod to Terry Wogan. Upheld...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Yummy! Why are we being spoken to like children?

Although one never expects a bingo company's advertising to be the height of sophisticated creative communication, I am being driven slowly crazy by Gala's new strapline. 'Sing Gala-la-la' it goes. Leaving aside the obvious gaffe they've made by...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

VCCP encourages Londoners to watch their speed for TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new campaign encouraging the city's drivers to keep pay closer attention to their speed. Instead of focusing on the driver and their actions on the road, the new TV spot and print ads out of VCCP London take...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Rebuilding the world with LEGO

Last week, everyone's favourite building block LEGO launched its first brand campaign in 30 years with an ad which has received 2.5 million views on YouTube and counting. Rebuild the World was thought up by French creative agency BETC Paris and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why grad teams should think twice about joining a small agency

Think Small. One of the greatest ad campaigns ever created. But forget cars, I’m talking about small agencies. I know what I would be thinking as a shiny new ad grad reading this, but hear me out fledgeling creatives. When you embark on your...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Features

Getting to Know... ENGINE's Lisa Parfitt

Lisa Parfitt is MD of ENGINE Sport & Brand Experience, a member of the European Sponsorship Association, and was recently appointed to professional network Women in Football's board. As well as being passionate about her job, Parfitt's love of sport...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Bringing boys to men with Gillette

South Africa celebrated Women’s Day earlier this month and to coincide with the event, men’s grooming brand Gillette paid tribute to the women who are raising a new generation of men in the country. Created by Grey Africa, a video shares...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

D&AD on the declining interest in higher education

Exam results season is in full swing and while students up and down the UK come to terms with how they did in their all-important papers, they'll soon need to decide what's next on the horizon. A recent report revealed that the number of students...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

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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Trends

Why personalisation is key for property marketers

“When it comes to video - and pretty much everything else - the more personalised the content, the higher the chances of conversion.” John Rampton, entrepreneur. What is personalised marketing? Personalised marketing is the creation...

Posted by: Woven Agency

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