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Features

How the Microwave Advisory Board made life easier for 'working wives'.

Many, many years ago - when I was a mere lad (so that really is a long time back), many products had 'boards'. I don't mean the manufacturers had directors - although they did. Nor do I mean they came complete with a large piece of wood - excepting...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Fighting fires. Why that Vodafone ad is such a terrible mistake.

Getting an advertisement completely and utterly wrong is quite an art. For starters, it takes two parties who at least profess to know what they're doing: the client and the agency. Then the brief must wildly misunderstand the nature of the audience...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Hive mind. How are British Gas getting on with their new brand?

The post-Christmas advertising landscape is a rum old scene. The big retailers have withdrawn - some to lick their wounds, others to bathe in glory and ass's milk. This leaves the field pretty clear for other, less seasonal outfits, to pitch their...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Core blimey. Why is Apple's new ad so flavourless?

Apple used to do great ads. The silhouettes of iPod users, offsetting the machine's white wires, were tremendously vivid, recognisable and memorable - classy and classic brand design. Then there were the dancing, multi-coloured iMacs, animated to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

A word about Rehtom and Easter eggs.

Easter, eh? Not as big as Christmas, and yet more substantial than Pancake Day. Still, a very good time to slow down and kick back. Here's what you'll need: some high-quality family members or friends, and small amounts of chocolate crafted to look...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Minimal Ads at their finest.

Minimal ads are some of the most clever print designs around. By implementing an intentional simple approach, the designer conveys the ad’s message and must find the least-complex signs and words to communicate the concept to the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Vintage Politically Incorrect Advertisements

If TV and newspapers tell us anything, it’s that working in advertising back in the 60′s and 70′s was fun, booze-fueled and that everyone smoked lots and had buxom secretaries. Perhaps bearing this in mind it’s no surprise...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

26 Creative Guerilla Marketing Examples

We are so overwhelmed with advertising everywhere that it becomes hard for creative agencies to make ads that stand out. Guerilla advertising is a great way to make unusual, surrealistic visuals and situations that passers by will remember. As...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

30 Clever Print Ads

In the print advertising world, agencies are constantly working hard to create images that have the public talking. Smart ideas on great visuals attract audience’s attention easily and they become a kind of art in the end. We've looked high...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Thanks to the new Lotto campaign, we all lose.

I was never keen on the National Lottery. On the night it launched, I nipped to the shop for cigarettes and was confronted with a queue which reached out of the door and off down the street. I was concerned the people had been hypnotized and summoned...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

"Brad Pitt" - that's rhyming slang for...

by Ashley Morrison. ..the new Chanel No.5 advert. It is the most pretentious, pointless, self-indulgent load of nonsensical advertising I've seen in years. In case you're yet to join me in the rapidly growing involuntary projectile vomiting clan,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Marking 60 years since the first TV Advertisement

TV advertising might have been largely supplanted by online ads and social media in the last few years, but as long as television adheres to the same model (in others words, before Netflix-style streaming on-demand becomes the rule rather than the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Instagram Migrant was actually an advertisement in disguise

A man who made a significant impression on social media as he posted snaps of his supposedly illegal journey from North Africa to Spain on Instagram, has been revealed as a perfectly legal beach handball player, who was acting as part of a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The value of balancing commercial and personal projects - #MemberSpotlight

All work and no play... well, you know the rest. It is hardly a coincidence that Jack from the Shining was a writer, and thus, a creative professional himself; the importance of balancing commercial and personal projects is much discussed in recent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Choose chaos, not stability - With Strategic Planner Manabu Kudo

"Mistakes have always been my best friend." We've talked at length about how stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to stimulate creativity. Playing safe isn't always the best option, and it is sometimes necessary to take risks in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Company Spotlight: Staying Innovative with Flipbook Studio

If you were to ask Andrew Lord how he came about to found an agency, he would probably answer that the distance between the oil industry and an animation studio is not so large as one may think. We caught up with Andrew, one of the co-founders of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Shortcutting Video: The proven effectiveness of 2-second ads

A research and neurological study from IPG Mediabrands Netherlands and publisher Sanoma has revealed that an ultra-short advertisement is able to convey brand, product and message much more effectively than the first few seconds of a regular spot -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Great customer experience adds value and makes our lives better

A conversation with David Shulman, chief experience officer of VMLY&R on how his recent visit to India shaped his opinions on the significance of customer expereince. The often-ignored subject of customer experience is gradually becoming an...

Posted by: David Shulman
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Leaders

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Inspiration

How M&S brought the virtual world of Christmas ads to life

Every year, the highly anticipated Christmas advertisements mark the start of the festive season. As in previous years, the Christmas ads in 2019 follow the same generic theme of an emotionally-driven story where the public falls in love with the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Cannes Lions 2019: Film, Titanium, Glass, Sustainable Development winners

Friday night saw the final awards show of Cannes Lions 2019 take place with the Communication and Good Track winners announced as well as special awards, celebrating the industry's best performing companies across the five-day event, as well as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Predicting the death of the influencer

One of the biggest YouTuber festivals arrives in the UK next month and ahead of the launch, Jim Louderback, the company's CEO, offers his predictions for the year ahead... There’s a lot happening in the world of online video, social platforms...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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