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Toy Story remade

by Jessica Hazel. A long long time ago, when I was about 12 years old, I decided to copy out my favourite book on my typewriter, trace all the illustrations and put it back together in a lever arch file. The book was 'A Teenage Worriers Guide To...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - HomeAway In what is easily my ad of the week, given my love for all things Nick Offerman, the former Parks and Recreation star (and carpenter) urges people to “Get HomeAway from it all” as part of the holiday rental...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Designers light up the Thames for Illuminated River competition

Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which has seen 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation. Designs by six international teams,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

We Are Social - Diesel Diesel has appointed We Are Social to run its #forsuccessfulliving fall winter 2016 digital global campaign. The fashion giant is collaborating with photographer Terry Richardson for a global launch of the collection in Tokyo...

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News

Cannes Lions 2016 top speaking sessions to get ahead

There's lots to enjoy and soak up at the Cannes Lions festival, so much so that it can all be a little overwhelming. This is especially true when it comes to the various talks happening throughout the week. Here, we've collected a few of the more...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Taylor Herring - Pimms Jelly Good Show Whilst not technically an ad, I couldn't possibly help but kick things off this week with this wonderful activation by Taylor Herring for Pimms. It would be unpatriotic of me to do otherwise! What the summery...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Building A Team: Prototyping at W12 Studios

W12 Studios is a young digital product design agency based in London. We’ve been designing digital interfaces, primarily for the TV, for almost 4 years. During that time the studio has grown close to 40 designers, cemented itself in the TV...

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Design

Dutch Docklands: The masters of floating hotels for the future

Ever found yourself on holiday thinking "it's a great hotel, but I wish it was floating"? Then we bring good news. Fixed structures are a thing of yesteryear; the hotels of the future are laying their foundations in watery beds and Amsterdam based...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Saatchi London and Ron Swanson get gross for HomeAway campaign

A good laugh can go a long way. Which is why we were not so paitently anticipating some pretty glorious work when we learned that Saatchi & Saatchi London had teamed up with comedian Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from the criminally underrated Parks &...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

More Old Spice guys is never a bad thing Last month, Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Old Spice gave even more Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews, otherwise known as “The Old Spice Guys.” Whereas before the two men appeared in their own separate...

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Video Games

Play the new WWE game as the Terminator? Hell yeah.

As he famously promised 30 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger is indeed back, and in a big way. This summer saw the release of the latest Terminator movie, which also marked the former California governor's return to the big screen blockbuster scene...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Joseph Gordon-Levitt supports the National Parks

The North American National Park Service (as so lovingly portrayed on the sadly now defunct sitcom “Parks & Recreation") has teamed up with the National Park Foundation and Dark Knight Rises actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative online...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Newcastle Brown Ale goes satirical for the Super Bowl

Though Newcastle Brown Ale, the Heineken-owned British beer brand that is surprisingly popular across the pond, lack the finances to buy a national TV ad during the 2015 Super Bowl, they have struck upon an ingenious way in which to buy regional TV...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

ITV air the first ad break constructed entirely out of Lego bricks!

Last night during the broadcast of ITV's 'Dancing On Ice', viewers might have been more than a little surprised to see a brace of their favourite adverts reimagined as stop-motion Lego animations. This marks the first time in history that an entire...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

What a [lovely] load of rubbish

Question: if a piece of art can literally be mistaken for rubbish, does that make it rubbish? No, not necessarily '“ but it does raise an interesting and valid question about whether art can ever be called 'bad' (or 'good') and whether it...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

JCDecaux - Network Rail JCDecaux has retained Network Rail's £280m outdoor advertising contract and is committed to converting all of the transport network's advertising space into digital screens over the next five years. The outdoor operator...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Impero - Havana Club London-based independent creative agency, Impero, have announced their appointment as a key strategic and creative partner for Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum. The agency will be responsible for taking the Cuban rum in a...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

MSQ Partners/Hyperactive - blu blu, the original e-vapour brand, has announced the appointment of MSQ Partners and Hyperactive to launch its myblu electronic vaping product in the UK following a competitive pitch. The agencies have been tasked by...

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Inspiration

Homefarm: A very modern old age

We spend inconceivable hours dreaming of what our future might hold. How many kids we might have, if any at all. What kind of car we might drive. Where we might live. Yet, there’s a perception that once you cross the threshold into old age...

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cheetham Bell/iris/MEC/mSIX - Great British Bakeoff Channel 4 has announced that Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr. Oetker as the broadcast sponsors of The Great British Bake Off, set to return to screens this autumn for the eighth series. In its new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Yard - ROX Jewellery retailer ROX has selected technical marketing agency Yard to manage digital marketing for the rox.co.uk domain, commencing this month, with the project covering search, content, conversion rate optimisation and analytics. Yard...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Snoop Dogg to Chilean pop-ups

Pentagram - Leafs by Snoop Pentagram partner Emily Oberman has created the laid-back Californian cool branding for Snoop Dogg’s new range of Cannabis infused products, which are going on sale in the US (in legal states of course). Marijuana...

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Design

Cecil the Lion immortalised by Empire State Building

Cecil the Lion became an internet sensation last week, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Cecil was gunned down in his prime by a dentist and “Recreational game hunter” from Minnesota, who became just about the most hated man on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Top 5 tips for successfully working from home

Here’s a little fact for you: contrary to urban myth, newsreaders aren’t just wearing underwear when they’re sitting behind their desks, reading off the autocue. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I know somebody who...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Marmite spread the love this summer

Marmite have been milking the “Love it or hate it” tagline for decades now, to the point where it was actually starting to wear a little thin. This summer however, the brand is launching a limited edition summer spread, and to market it, they've...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Google let us be the Beatles

OK, so you won't get to experience the giddy thrills of being chased out of a packed venue by a horde of screaming teenage girls, and you won't suddenly inherit John Lennon's knack for penning bizarrely poetic rhyming couplets, but thanks to Google,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Snoop Dogg takes cannabis enthusiasm to its logical conclusion Rapper, actor and entrepreneur (you read that right) Snoop Dogg (the artist briefly known as “Snoop Lion”) is reportedly attempting to raise $25 million in order to invest in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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