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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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Inspiration

The Top 15 Most Inspiring Lockdown Campaigns

The best campaigns made during the COVID-19 outbreak No matter how crippling of a blow it receives, the creative industry will always be ready to stand back up and prove its resilience. Even earlier in the year, with the world preparing to shut...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Why keyword blocklisting is hurting your ad campaigns

With an increasing number of customers flocking online, many brands and advertisers were looking to capitalise on this new digital exodus caused by the pandemic. Except they couldn't. With an over-reliance on automated keyword blocklisting, many...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

A quick guide to getting mental health right in your ad campaigns

In the UK, mental health problems affect approximately 25% of the population every year. That is nearly 17 million people every single year. If it is true that advertising can be a driver for positive change, like all things creativity, it is our...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The worst LGBTQ+ campaigns, ads and initiatives

The most uninspired and offensive campaigns ever created for the LGBTQ+ community. It is always great to see a brand showing support towards the LGBTQ+ community. Representation in the creative industry is certainly on the rise, though there are...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 10 LGBT+ campaigns celebrating and championing diversity

On 24 May 1988, the United Kingdom introduced a nasty little clause, stating that a local authority “ shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.” This was just 30 years...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Why the right music is key to cracking Christmas campaigns

By Heather Andrew, UK CEO, Neuro-Insight... With Christmas ad spend set to hit an all-time high, the race is on again to achieve the coveted most memorable ad. Previous years have taught us that the aim of the game with festive spots is emotional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Leaders

International Day of Peace: five Lion-winning campaigns for good

Today marks International Peace Day 2018, an event sanctioned by the United Nations and observed annually around the world on 21 September. To mark the occasion, James Cooper, head of digital content at Cannes Lions, offers five Lion-winning...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

The Sweet Spot: Loveable Valentine’s Day Campaigns for 2016

In case you haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day drops in just two more sleeps. As ever, brands are busy capitalising on all the love in the air to match people to their products. So far we’ve seen a mixed bag of tongue-in-cheek...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Leaders

Building an immortal brand: when campaigns are just a quick fix

Miles Davis once described his career by saying “I have to change, It’s like a curse”. This quote depicts the current business battle field better than ever. Across industries, disrupters are reinventing the business landscape. While Uber is...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Leaders

Leo Burnett launch fresh McDonald's campaigns across the world

Free Range Freshly Cracked Eggs Leo Burnett released two new campaigns for McDonald's this week as part of a continued global effort to engender a greater feeling of trust in the brand and bust open the widely believed and mostly false myths that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tesco launch new campaigns in the UK and Ireland

Tesco has marked its return to TV advertising this weekend with major new campaigns in the UK and Ireland. The UK campaign comes courtesy of BBH London (the first major Tesco TV campaign from the agency), and focuses on helping customers, whilst also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rugby continues to dominate campaigns

VCCP London England rugby partner O2 has unveiled its first ever animated campaign, which sees the England Rugby Team turned in to giants through the power of support. Created by VCCP London ahead of the biggest tournament in English Rugby history,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

If Carlsberg did campaigns they would cost £12 million

I honestly had no idea Carlsberg's ubiquitous “Probably the best” slogan had fallen into retirement. The phrase is so readily associated with the lager brand, that it's the first thing that immediately comes to mind whenever someone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 2)

Nissan Whilst I normally don't care much for the “Prank” ads that have become more popular since the rise of the YouTube star, I couldn't help but fall for this remarkable clip from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. One of a number of videos for a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 1)

I won't even pretend to understand American Football. To my eyes it's all a bit of a mess, like a collision between a game of Rugby and a game of Chess, without the passion of the former and the brains of the latter. The Super Bowl, however, is an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Levis ran one of the most successful campaigns ever. So what now?

Nick Kamen was famous for a while. He was a pop star in the eighties and had a hit with a thing called 'Each Time You Break My Heart'. It wasn't terribly good. But his music wasn't the reason he was famous. No, the reason he was famous was for taking...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

BBDO tops the Warc 100 ranking of the world's 'Smartest' campaigns

The Warc 100 was announced last week and BBDO Worldwide took the top spot by having the most campaigns on the list of any global agency network. The Warc 100 is an annual ranking of the best marketing campaign's in the world, with a campaign's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Over promise, under deliver. How lazy clients kill campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw. A couple of years ago an ailing roadside restaurant chain called in a radical TV chef to boost their menu and therefore their revenues. They refurbished some tired looking outlets, hired new people and ran a fairly hefty marketing...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... On The Skids. One song, two great campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw Even readers of my advanced years may struggle to remember The Skids. Formed in Dunfermline in 1977, the band bridged the final days of punk rock and the birth of new wave pop. They were pretty successful too. Singles 'Masquerade',...

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Industry

Five reasons to enter Annual 2019

There’s less than a month left to enter this year’s Creativepool Annual and as 2019 gets into gear, it's time to start preparing your submissions for this year’s book. Now in it’s sixth edition, the Annual offers a collection...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Consumers don’t want advertising bullsh*t

A view from Jason Foo... WARC’s ‘Lessons from the world’s best campaigns’ session at Cannes Lions was an impressive showcase in how brands ought to focus less on talk, and more on action. Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Consumers don’t want advertising bullsh*t

A view from Jason Foo... WARC’s ‘Lessons from the world’s best campaigns’ session at Cannes Lions was an impressive showcase in how brands ought to focus less on talk, and more on action. Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer;...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Another Creative Day with Nathan Azopardi

Today we want you to meet Nathan Azopardi, he’s currently combining his photography skills with DOP, grade, edit and direction talents on his all new Another Creative Day website. Coming in top of the Retoucher, Colour Grader and Photographer...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Awards Alerts: Cannes Juries, The Markies, & the new Straight 8 Shootout

Cannes Lions announces Lions Entertainment Juries Lions Entertainment, the new specialist event dedicated to unskippable creativity at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced the jury members for the Entertainment Lions...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Week In Advertising

M and M Direct - Start Saving Quite how a catalogue clothes company manages to use that name, without falling foul of the chocolate people (whose ad we reviewed last week), I'm not sure. Perhaps it's because their ad is so anodyne and dull, the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Don't be worthy. Don't be dull. Your folio is you.

Tony Cullingham is principal of the famous Watford Creative Advertising course at West Herts College. The course at Watford is legendary and considered to be one of the very best in the UK. If you're trying to break into the business it is said that...

Posted by: Creativepool

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