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Do You Really Know Where Your Audiences Are?

Is effective TV advertising a thing of the past? Audiences are fragmenting, viewers are spending time across a range of linear and digital devices, and brands are struggling to follow their consumers across the ever-growing multitude of...

Posted by: TVSquared
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Leaders

Last week, Private Eye tried to satirise advertising - and failed.

You're probably familiar with the magazine Private Eye. If not, you just need to know it's the longest running satirical publication in the UK (maybe the world), is edited by Ian Hislop from 'Have I Got News For You', and is still remarkably fresh,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Erase and rewind - Is TV advertising a broken model?

Watching the ridiculously good 'Homeland' last week, I was struck by how absorbed and tense I was - transfixed as Carrie ducked and hid to avoid her pursuers in the alleyways of Beirut. The aroma of exotic spices, heat and sandy dust almost filled my...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Top 25 mind-blowing advertising facts you should know today

Did you think you knew everything about advertising? These top 25 historical facts about the ad industry will surprise you. It is History Month here at Creativepool, which is the perfect opportunity for us to be reminded that there is always...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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: Magnopus
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Leaders

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Linda Kaplan Thaler joins the Advertising Hall of Fame

Publicis New York chairman Linda Kaplan Thaler was recently inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Fame, an immense honour recognizing her lifetime of award-winning work in the industry. As a Hall of Fame member, Linda,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tough truths for advertising in 2015.

Ah! There you are. I trust the festivities were kind to you? But now, here's 2015 in all its fresh-faced glory. Swollen with potential and pitfalls, what will this new year bring? Frankly, I have no idea - but I do know there are a few troublesome...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Sick? Why pharmaceutical advertising dominates American TV.

If you read my column earlier this week, you'll know I'm in America. If you didn't, I'm in America. In fact, I'm now in America's oldest town, St. Augustine - on Florida's Atlantic coast. And despite the temperature being in the low eighties (which...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

In defense of advertising.

When it comes to voicing an opinion, I don't tend towards coyness (regular readers may not be surprised to learn this). For instance, I more than happy to reveal that my political views broadly fall into the left-of-centre, liberal camp . Although,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

Opinions - A losing battle. Where now for bank advertising?

by Magnus Shaw When a kitchen is infested with cockroaches, the little beasts do their unpalatable work quite happily while the room is dark.But turn on a light and they scatter chaotically in all directions, scared and confused. There are many...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Ursa majors - the ten best known bears in advertising.

Jeremy You know the Honey Monster? Big, funny, cuddly, kooky old rug? Cold-blooded, careerist vampire more like. Because those of us in our forties know he usurped Jeremy Bear, casting him out of his proud role as the face of Sugar Puffs; condemning...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Lights, Camera, Pitch: What Hollywood Teaches Us About Advertising

The advertising industry, as portrayed by the world of film and television, is a fascinating, deeply weird place, and likely a rather unrealistic one, given the things that happen in fictional boardroom meetings and as a consequence of imaginary...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Souled. How religion uses advertising.

On 21st October 2008 a completely original advertising campaign was launched. Positioned on the sides of buses it carried the simple headline: 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life. This was the first time a marketing...

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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Industry

Has Gen Z become too trigger happy for old school advertising?

Does anybody remember actively looking forward to the adverts? I do. We’re talking about the halcyon days of the mid-90’s here, when TV advertisements were proper events that sent shockwaves across the playground. Today, it’s only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The big advertising shift towards purpose 

In 2015, audiences on social media platforms hit a critical mass. Brands suddenly needed to find a new way to speak to consumers. It seems unthinkable now that we all create thousands of video formats for single ad campaigns but it was a much simpler...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Blockchain: Solving the media and advertising sector's challenges

There are over 6,500 different cryptocurrencies, all varying in size of market capitalisation, which have different followings and trading volumes. Some of these are meme coins that have a supporting business model flimsier than a house of cards....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Build Your Art Direction Advertising Portfolio From Scratch

Hey all! It's been a while. Anyways, I did a thing! I wrote a book to help aspiring art directors come up with ideas, build their creative portfolio from scratch, and land a job in the advertising industry. You can check out the book on Amazon here!...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Blockchain: Solving the media and advertising sector’s challenges

There are over 6,500 different cryptocurrencies, all varying in size of market capitalisation, which have different followings and trading volumes. Some of these are meme coins which have a supporting business model flimsier than a house of cards....

Posted by: The PR Boutique
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Workshop

A quick and handy introduction to in-game advertising

Did you know that, whether your next client’s business is relevant to gamers or not, it doesn’t really matter anymore? Surely if you want to create a fully-fledged integrated campaign to target a gaming audience, you should probably...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How Dynamic Advertising can help fight ad fatigue

Context, context, context. As the cookieless future approaches, we will hear more about context and contextual advertising, be it location-based or else. In an ever-shifting brandscape triggered by the pandemic, the need for increased...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

We are the only ones to blame for the advertising/audience divide

Ever heard of the Pretentious-O-Meter? Neither did I, until earlier today. There is a known reality in the film industry that sees film critics as being constantly disconnected from the end audience. Ratings from critics are often unforgiving and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Here's how Gamification will change advertising

You are having a stroll on the main high street, on your way to your favourite park in town. A few steps away from the main gates, you see a man running towards you. He looks scared. Click here to dodge him. Click here to stop him. You dodge the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Forget VR – The future of advertising is Mixed Reality

Virtual Reality is now. If most of the advertising industry hasn’t jumped on the VR ship yet, you can bet we will soon - or at least, as soon as those incredibly expensive headsets become a bit more affordable (or attractive?) for the general...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

How to choose an advertising agency

The world of advertising does not work the way it does in Mad Men. Or at least, it doesn’t anymore. Indeed, it is often argued in some corners that a lot of the ‘old-school’ romance of the industry has been eradicated by decades of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Do you need a degree to work in advertising?

Freelancer or not, the dream of working in advertising is real for many creative professionals out there. It gives us a career prospect and a much concrete way to give shape to our dreams. As much as it would be lovely to live off prints and short...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Legends of Advertising: Sir Martin Sorrell

Few people in advertising can hope to compete with the fame and legacy of Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell. At the age of 76 and counting, the historic founder of WPP is still very much in the game, a proof of character with no equals in advertising and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Everyone hates advertising, until they lose their Dog

Then they want to figure out the best way of stopping people in their tracks, taking notice, and finding Fido. The same is happening with brands with a focus, or increased interest in digital. Every brief asks creatives to think...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp

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