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Features

Celebrity endorsements: can they really be that desperate?

There's nothing new about celebrities lending their name to a product in exchange for a fat wad of cash. Or, less frequently, because it's just out-and-out cool. James Bond will forever by synonymous with Aston Martin and Omega watches. There's even...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Professional development courses: a load of old tosh?

If, like me, you are registered with a number of job sites, you will probably get a weekly or even daily glut of emails telling you that you really ought to think about taking some sort of training course. Be it a course in Dreamweaver, Flash or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

A lot of Cillit Bang for your buck

Wandering around a supermarket when it's not busy like at 8am on a Saturday morning makes one of life's necessary evils ever so slightly more pleasurable. Not much more, admittedly I'd rather be asleep, for one thing but ever so slightly. One thing...

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Features

Rob Lowe just looked right at me!

For me, going to the cinema is often a slightly nervy business. When I go, I go because I like to see films on big screens with big sound how they're meant to be seen. I certainly don't go for a meal of slimy hot dog, popcorn, Revels and Coke, for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Does London Stifle Creativity?

Sunday night often sees me sitting at my laptop trying to rustle up some inspiration for my weekly blog post. Sometimes inspiration comes easily - trying my luck (successfully) at getting an interview with Ben Eine last week was a no-brainer, given...

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Features

Dr Who theme standing the test of time(lords)...

I can name three things which sent me running for cover behind the sofa when I was a child. The film Jaws especially with the entry of John Williams' iconic two-note blood-chilling theme; another Jaws, but this time from James Bond, bearing his...

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Features

Remember the SodaStream? Get busy with the fizzy again!

Do you remember the SodaStream? If you were a child back in the '80s, you were either the envy of your friends if you had one or else you were looking longingly at it in your friend's house and pestering your parents for one. Well, it's back...

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News

Calling all technophiles: the iPhone 4 is here

Last time I blogged about the iPhone, I was singing its praises while simultaneously warning that it could lead to serious relationship problems if it found its way into the bedroom. Don't get my wife started on Angry Birds, for instance. "Just one...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

F1: We Have A Winner

There are few sports as glitzy and glamorous as Formula 1. It's like rock'n'roll without the drugs but with everything else. A multi-billion dollar industry with fast cars (er, obviously), dashing men in shades, 'pit babes' (apologies to the...

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News

Dyson's Air Multiplier: it does what it says on the box.

This week, the soothsayers at BBC's weather centre promised me the dizzying heights of 22 degrees Celsius. Frankly, that would make a nice change because spring so far this year has been rubbish. If I didn't know better, I'd say that there was some...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Ikea vs. Idea

A friend of mine is trying to buy his first flat, finally getting on to the property ladder in his mid-thirties. Not his fault, of course - he works like a B-word - but such is the cost of living in London. So anyway, last weekend, I accompanied this...

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Features

Going up? They are at the House of Commons...

Like a lot of people in the creative industries, I feel underpaid. Unless you are fairly senior or have built an impressive range of clients for your freelance portfolio, I would almost bet that most of you think you're worth more than you currently...

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Features

Bored of Ford? American Idol isn't.

I love my Ford Focus. I've had it for ten years almost to the day and only now is it starting to grumble for the first time with 90,000 miles on the clock. It's reliable, solid, still looks lovely (in my eyes) and takes corners like it's on rails....

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Features

You have one billion Farmville gift requests. Accept or ignore?

Do you know what Farmville is? If not, lucky you. I do, unfortunately. Long story short, it's a Facebook application where you can tend to your own virtual farm: buying crops, animals, outbuildings...and last year you could even buy fireworks for New...

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Features

This Is The Man - but what is the point?

I'm blogging this week from sunny Malta. I'm not showing off (well, maybe just a bit - I did brush shoulders with La Toya Jackson in the marina this afternoon, as it happens) but I'm mentioning that I'm in Malta because I was interested and slightly...

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Features

Recruitment webshites

Last week, Michael (MD of Creativepool and my boss at least some of the time, as far as blogging is concerned) sent out an email entitled "We are not a recruitment agency!" Bold words, you might think, given that the one-liner under the email...

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Inspiration

iCame, iSaw, iBought. Now I'm iHooked.

There may be "an app for just about anything", but have we gone a bit nuts over the iPhone? Boys with toys. A bit of a generalisation, as rhyming adages go, but one which I think is more true today than ever before. No matter how old I get (and...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has named Ashley Shack as Director of Talent - a new role at the agency. Shack, who is American, arrives from Wieden+Kennedy London, where she was the Creative and Design Recruiter. She joins the management team at Droga5...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Up close and personal with Nastia Cloutier

Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev is a 19 year old portrait, fashion and beauty photographer based in Montreal. Despite her young age, she already has a roster of successful clients and an impressive Instagram following all captivated by her unique, highly...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

NowDiscover GmbH bridges the gap between video content and e-commerce

NowDiscover GmbH, a unique content recommendation engine built to bridge the gap between video content and e-commerce/retail, has formally launched into market. Following successful customer trials and rapid team expansion, the platform, which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Worldwide Bruno Bertelli, the ECD of Publicis Worldwide Western Europe, and CEO of Publicis Worldwide Italy, has been promoted to the newly created role of Global Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Worldwide. He will report to Arthur...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Take My Advice: Don’t give unwanted advice

My topic this week was going to be “how to write an ebook”, for no other good reason than I’ve been asked to write two in the space of a few weeks. Although I know what I’m doing, I thought it might be interesting to pop onto...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Events

The Deep Dive Report: Rights Here, Right Now

Celebrity sells. It’s a marketing device that can be traced back to the 1760s when Josiah Wedgewood used Royal endorsements to create an aura around his pottery and make the Wedgewood name famous. Later, author Mark Twain licensed his name to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Paperboyo: Clearly cut out for success

Richard McCormack - aka @Paperboyo on Instagram - is a man on a mission; a mission to interpret famous landmarks in an original and ingenious way. Like a non-permanent graffiti artist, he is the cardboard cut-out equivalent of Banksy. Certainly his...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

​Design Makes The Experience

Where can you find out how Adobe and other leading brands use design to create better customer experiences? It has never been more important to offer your customers a truly exceptional brand experience. In the digital era, where customers make...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Inspiration

BBH show us how to deliver a Must-Watch Infomercial

I’ve often thought one of the hardest things to do is to come up with a genuinely engaging infomercial. To turn something rather dull that people “really should” watch and listen to into something interesting and/or entertaining...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison

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