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Features

Re:cycling. Should Lance Armstrong hand his sponsorship money back?

by Magnus Shaw. In this age of fitness fanaticism and dire public transport, it's not unusual to see people arriving at the office on a bicycle. How they find the stamina, I can’t begin to guess, but I don’t think they take the Lance...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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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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Industry

Context is queen - The power of contextual advertising

There’s an adage in online media that you’ve probably all heard a thousand times before - “content is king.” But the thing is, content without context is just words and pictures. If content is king then context is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Are monopolies destroying creativity? #HotTake

When news broke yesterday of Microsoft’s staggering bid to buy Activision Blizzard for a shade over £50 billion, three thoughts immediately ran through my head. Awesome, more games for me to enjoy on Game Pass. Wait a minute, isn’t...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creating Sustainable Brands: a Feature with Friends of the Earth

We’ve all witnessed the push to sustainability in the past decade. What were once talks in the realm of the ‘nice to have’ or some barely formed concerns about the health of our planet have now transformed into sheer fear for some...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Facebook’s business model is in danger

Facebook made it quite clear that the company isn’t fine with Apple allowing users to opt out of personalised ad tracking with iOS 14. Of course, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. Some context first: Apple has officially...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Why the industry needs more diverse voices – With Sachini Imbuldeniya

"No one makes a difference in the world by playing it safe." Sachini Imbuldeniya didn't exactly have an easy or calm childhood. Growing up in one of the "roughest" council estates in London, she learned to look after herself quite quickly, with her...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What will happen to Consumer Trust in a post-COVID world?

Remember the Cambridge Analytica breach in 2018? Also known as the greatest scandal in Facebook's history, loud enough to send dear Mark straight to the Supreme Court. It doesn't matter that he was confronted by people who clearly didn't know how...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Women’s Equality Party launches ads against abuse in Westminster

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has launched a series of ads asking why MPs facing unresolved allegations of harassment and abuse have been allowed to keep their jobs. WEP’s poster, print and social media ads (below), created by Quiet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

In an age of mistrust, out-of-home inspires confidence

It’s not news that public trust in the news media has declined in recent times, fueled in no small part by accusations of fake news and data privacy across social media. As a result, public confidence in social media is eroding. According to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Industry Influencers: Michael Scantlebury

Independent ad agency Impero was founded by Michael Scantlebury in 2009 as an innovative, risk-taking challenger to the big networks. The company recently reported a negative pay gap, with women being paid 3% more than men on average, while its...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Let’s pretend - Social influencers turn virtual

Activists, trendsetters, mummy bloggers, Youtubers, pet influencers, unboxers and Instagrammers. Everywhere you look on social media there is someone trying to steer your choice for your next purchase, be it a snack, trainers or a new car. But what...

Posted by: ifour
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Leaders

How brands become prophets – the rise of social prediction

A view from Chris Pearce... Charcoal, a substance once restricted to barbecues and gas mask filters, has become major food trend and is popping up in everything from chewing gum to black ice cream. A few years ago, it would have taken a major leap...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Leaders

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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Features

Creative Opinions: James Damore's Google Memo

Last week, there was a great deal of smoke being blown surrounding the memo released by Google employee James Damore, which inferred that women were biologically inferior to their male counterparts when it came to computer science and coding. These...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Brands and the Cult of Celebrity

Greenlight’s Tim Waine on how icons can still breathe new life into brand campaigns. Remember that ad featuring Cheryl Cole and L’Oréal? Times and trends may change, but celebrity brand endorsements remain one of the most powerful...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Leaders

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

License the star power of a legend

Celebrity endorsements-great for brand recognition, potentially not-so-great if your celebrity endorser ends up embroiled in scandal. Celebrities are people and people make mistakes. Unfortunately, the mistakes of celebrity endorsers are played out...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Leaders

Top 5 Highlights from Google I/O 2015 Keynote

Yesterday, when the rest of the world's attention was focused squarely on the (admittedly abhorrent) FIFA scandal, die-hard nerds such as myself has our attention fixed not towards Sep Blatter's crumbling ivory tower, but to San Francisco. Google's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The five most creative magazine covers of all time

Considering the magazine industry is in a pretty wobbly state, it's surprising how tame modern cover designs tend to be. Usually smothered in teaser lines over a bland Photoshop creation, it's increasingly difficult to tell one title from another. It...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

A Changing Tesco: What Does It All Mean?

Tesco hasn't had an easy time of it lately. First the horse meat scandal, then the bad news that last quarter saw a 3% drop in sales. Since then, Tesco’s been doing some serious soul searching, questioning everything from its ethics and health...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Leaders

Get happy. Is Arianna talking total Huff?

First, a bit of background. The Huffington Post is an online newspaper and it's rather successful. Actually it calls itself a 'news aggregator and blog' - but considering that is less clear than 'online newspaper', we'll stick with the latter. It was...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Media will eat itself.

Here's a story so bizarre, so post-modern, that it's hard to believe Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci are not involved. They're not though, because this is something that has actually happened; it involves two major television stations attempting to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

@Rupertmurdoch - Twitter's newest recruit.

Twitter is a platform frequented by young liberals and techy celebrities, or their PR companies, but New Years Eve welcomed a very interesting new recruit, no less then Britains most-hated OAP Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch has previously referred to the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

What kind of creative careers are there in esports?

It was 2003 when DOTA (Defence of the Ancients), the first true Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), hit the shelves of PC gaming. Since then, esports have been on a constant and steady rise, leading to widespread popularisation for a new kind of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Why your business should invest in influencer marketing

With many businesses still reluctant to invest in influencer marketing, dispelling the misconceptions is the first step to unlocking its full potential. A recent study reported that 80% of marketers plan to continue or increase their influencer...

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Leaders

The Humane League calls time on McDonald's 'party'

The Humane League has renewed its focus on McDonald’s’ unacceptable treatment of chickens with a new brand-jacking campaign calling for the fast food chain to review its animal welfare policies. Despite being one of the biggest...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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