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The hardest word. Has 'sorry' lost all meaning?

by Magnus Shaw. Last weekend the BBC screened an episode of 'Tweenies' on their CBeebies channel and a minor fuss broke out. I should point out I don't watch CBeebies habitually and have never watched a complete 'Tweenies' show in my life - but I...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Waitrose issues apology over 'racist' Easter packaging

UK reatailer Waitrose has issued an apology after receiving customer complaints about a trio of chocolate ducklings being sold in its stores. The set of ducks included three types of chocolate that were labelled as crispy, fluffy and ugly, with the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen release apology for anti-vegetarian campaign

Full disclosure here; I'm not a vegetarian and have no intention of ever becoming a vegetarian. Now that doesn't mean I am unfamiliar or unsympathetic with the plight of the average vegetarian, but it does mean that some of you might assume that this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

The Flaw in Flawsome

Is the well intentioned brand-championing of our individuality actually working to reinforce outdated beauty ideals? Flawsome is intended to be a powerful statement of self-acceptance. In the recent Diesel, 'Go with the flaw campaign', we see a...

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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has added three new multi-award-winners to its creative department, bringing in Howard Green and Kate Allsop from Grey London and Alice Burton from Y&R London. At Grey, Allsop was part of the team behind News UK’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McDonald's pull tone-deaf dead dad ad

After receiving a barrage of bad press from medias both social and mainstream, McDonald's has bowed to public pressure and pulled their latest TV ad. The spot in question has been accused of “exploiting childhood bereavement” by not only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Donald Trump vs Architects of America on Climate Change

More than 250 American architecture practices have signed an open letter to Donald Trump ahead of the president-elect's inauguration on Friday. A host of firms including Snøhetta, Brooks + Scarpa, Deborah Berke Partners and Lorcan O'Herlihy...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi Magnus Djaba has been appointed by Publicis to take on the newly created Global President role at Saatchi & Saatchi, with current global CEO, Robert Senior, departing to pursue personal plans. Djaba, the UK CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Getty Images forecasts Visual Trends for 2017

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today unveiled its highly anticipated visual trend forecast. The ground-breaking forecast sets out the macro and micro trends that will influence design, advertising and brand communications...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

BBH London - KFC BBH London and Giles Ripley from Partizan have cast “Randy O’Brien,” the bogus KFC Chief Apology Officer, in a tried and tested comedy classic, the faux corporate apology. Hand-crafted in a single shot, what starts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

BBH London - KFC BBH London and Giles Ripley from Partizan have cast “Randy O’Brien,” the bogus KFC Chief Apology Officer, in a tried and tested comedy classic, the faux corporate apology. Hand-crafted in a single shot, what starts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Nextbit launches the gorgeous, crowd-funded Robin phone Kicking off a rather phone-heavy week in tech news, Nextbit has launched a new crowd-funded Android phone, which uses integrated cloud storage. The Robin was designed by Scott Croyle, former...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Top Advertising Stories of 2015

It's been one hell of a year, so boiling it all down into a few humble little articles is no easy task. But we're going to try. This year we expanded our horizons a little bit, encompassing the entire creative spectrum, and as such, these lists will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Does the UK really need a 'men-only' radio station?

Depending where you reside in the UK, you may be a listener to XFM. The original home of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, its format has largely been studenty, with a playlist dedicated to indie guitar bands, and a presenter roster of music buffs...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

How To Solve The Digital Creative Copyright Paradigm

Imagine if no artist had ever signed their canvas. What would the art market look like today, how would works be attributed; valued, bought and sold? Artists do identify their work and have access to well organised and established routes to revenues...

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Features

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a Clarkson...and let him go?

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson was forced to apologise for having said a bad thing. A very bad thing. It is the only word in the whole English language that I can think of that is 100%, totally and utterly off limits. The word is “n****r”....

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Horsing around. How Tesco could turn a crisis into an opportunity.

by Magnus Shaw. If you're going to be rumbled loading beefburgers with something other than beef, try to ensure it's not horse. Oats would be better. Or sweets. But, not cat or hamster - and definitely not horse. As Tesco has discovered, people...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Carr trouble. Why bad news needn't be taxing.

by Magnus Shaw Jimmy Carr is recording an episode of the sweary panel show 'Eight Out Of Ten Cats' tonight. A week ago, that news would be no more intriguing than discovering your train has a filthy lavatory. But a week is a long time in a troubled...

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Strife is tweet - a top ten of Twitter scandals

1. Social sausage Anthony Weiner (oh the irony!) denied everything and blamed hackers (they always do), when a photo of his genitals was tweeted from his account and sent to a woman in Seattle. The problem was that Weiner, at the time, was one of...

Posted by: Creativepool

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