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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 The big retailers have withdrawn - some to lick their wounds, others to bathe in glory and ass's milk.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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Job Description: Digital Designer

In their primary role, digital designers combine their creativity and technical skills to produce digital graphics for computer and electronic games, websites, movie special effects, and more. Some digital designers might create graphics for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How Do Indie Musicians Make Money In This Digital Era?

There’s been a whole lot of change within the music industry over the past 10 years it’s almost hard to keep up. With the addition of music streaming services and numerous distribution channels, artists have been able to market themselves...

Posted by: Bopper
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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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Inspiration

Loving life with a talented illustrator | #MemberSpotlight

Few people in the industry are as positive and forthcoming as Alexander Mikhaylov, a talented illustrator currently based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Alexander lives life at face value and his unique personality spreads positivity from every word of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The classy artistry of a talented photographer | #MemberSpotlight

Intimate, natural, meticulous on lighting. So does photographer Yigit Gunel describe his style, albeit gladly and much humbly admitting he still has things to learn. Whether that be true or not, there is something in the artistry of Yigit which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Ads that made history: 1984

Such is the power of Apple’s 1984. You see as little as a string of 4 numbers (or more precisely, a date), you see a still frame from the original ad, and you instantly know we are talking about a game-changer in the history of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Inspiration

Award-winning design all Round - #AnnualSpotlight

Freelance designer and illustrator James Round had never entered The Annual prior to 2020. The moment he did, he grabbed two Bronze prizes and was shortlisted for several others. He is now the #5 ranked Creative in the community, and for some really...

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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