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Features

Creating social barriers - Why do it to yourself?

by Andrew Greenhalgh. In an article (Marketing, March 6th 2013) about the latest Andrex campaign which asks whether or not the nation “scrunches or folds” their loo roll, a rather prudsih Nigel Roberts writes, "Who honestly thought that...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The challenge facing Facebook in 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Examine the figures and social media boggles the mind. Facebook boasts over one billion users - a seventh of the entire planet; Twitter has more than 100 million users. Even music-streaming app Spotify, carries 18 million...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Simon Attwater, LBi London

When did you join LBi and what encouraged you to? I joined LBi two years ago, with my writer Abi Ellis. Why? We'd have been stupid not to. We love every medium, but LBi's devotion to digital made us weak at the knees. And still does. It has all the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Tweeting for crisps.

by Magnus Shaw Special K eternally pitched as a "healthy" food, it's now at the centre of an "eat this and wear smaller jeans" campaign. It must be going well, because a line of Special K snacks has been launched named "Cracker Crisps." It's no...

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Advice

Opinions - The Paralympic effect

by Jessica Hazel The aftermath of the Olympics has been a bleak and disorientating time. Doctors have had to treat a number of patients suffering from Post-Olympic-Depression-Syndrome, or PODS as it is now known. It does feel like Boxing Day, or...

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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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Inspiration

CP Loves... Eye of the beholder. History's most powerful photography.

by Magnus Shaw The internet is full of hyperbole. Social media in particular. 'The funniest video ever!', 'The best song of all time!' - in a rush to draw attention to their tiny corner of the web, users understandably become overexcited and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Feathering the nest

Would you like to own Twitter? I'm not selling it or anything, so don't reach for your cheque book just yet. But if you were richer than golden syrup, I'm guessing you might be tempted. Only, here's a note of caution Twitter has yet to make a penny...

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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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Advice

Opinions - Fancy a fight? Join LinkedIn

by Ashley Morrison But not just any sort of fight. LinkedIn doesn't provide a sort of Brad Pitt / Edward Norton-inspired forum or portal where the first rule about Online Fight Club is that you don't talk about Online Fight Club. (Sorry if you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Unliked. Is the sheen coming off Facebook?

by Magnus Shaw When discussing Facebook, different rules apply. In Facebook's world, audiences, members, revenues and profits are measured on a macro-scale that dwarfs the figures bandied around in banking circles. A few statistics: -Users upload...

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News

Snap decision - why Facebook bought Instagram

Last Sunday Facebook surprised the world. Without waiting for their market flotation later this week - and like a big shot investment banker casually ordering the 1900 Cristal Brut - the social network laid down $1b in cash and stock to acquire...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - LMFAO!!! SEE WHO VIEWED YOUR PROFILE!! Click Here -->...

by Jessica Hazel Over the last week or so your feed on Facebook might well have come up with something like this: It comes from one of your friends with the title "LMFAO!!! SEE WHO VIEWED YOUR PROFILE!! Click Here -->..." If you are silly enough...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - All in the name

by Ashley Morrison In the past, we bloggers at Creativepool have given our opinions, advice and guidance, whether you asked for it or not! Hey, that's blogging for you. The internet is a free-for-all where anyone can purport to be an "expert", but...

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State of Grace. Beware - careless tweets cost careers.

Twitter can be a bear pit. As a repository for anything that crosses one's mind, it tends to attract rebuttals, rejections, replies and refutations like an old sweet attracts pocket fluff. However, with a bit of luck, a judicious following policy and...

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Social Media

DigitasLBi tells us which brands are most contagious on social media

Social media itself is pretty contagious. Indeed, try glancing over at a fellow commuter on your way to work tomorrow, seeing them on Facebook or Twitter, and NOT reaching into your own pocket to have a quick glance yourself. Seriously, it’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Influencer marketing and programmatic: A marriage of convenience

In the media world, not a week goes by without an article or discussion on the waning appeal of traditional media and the consequent flow of ad money to digital. But let’s set that aside for a minute because the bigger battle right now is between...

Posted by: VAMP
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Adam & Eve/DDB - Born Free International wildlife charity Born Free has appointed Adam & Eve/DDB to its creative account, as it switches focus to highlight the plight animals in UK zoos. This year, Born Free will attempt to raise awareness of the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Publicis London - Tourism Ireland Tourism Ireland has re-appointed Publicis London to develop its global creative work, and has appointed OMD as its global media agency, after a process involving Creativebrief. Both agencies will support Tourism...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

Trend Report: How Beauty Brands Got Digital

Once upon a time the beauty industry was in a pretty set way. Brands such as L’Oreal, Avon and Estée Lauder only needed to whip up tried-and-tested print and billboard campaigns with household celebrities in order to sell new products and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

A logo a day keeps procrastination away!

Oh for Pete’s sake!!! Did you know that over the course of the last ten years the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to a short 3 to 5 minutes and it keeps dropping every year. It is worth talking into consideration in the last...

Posted by: Peter Stylianou
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - George & Matilda Eyecare George & Matilda Eyecare has announced the appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi as its creative agency. In a major development for the industry, George & Matilda will bring a distinct range of eye-care...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

The Super Bowl isn't just the biggest day of the year for the NFL, it's by and large the biggest day of the year for ad land too, as countless millions from across the globe tune in to watch armies of heavily armoured blokes bash seven shades out of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Toyota unveil first campaign from new multicultural marketing team

This weekend marked the debut of the first campaign created by Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota's bespoke, multicultural marketing team, Toyota Total. The first two ads of the campaign, which is called “One Bold Choice Leads to Another"...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Burberry Uses The Twitter Buy Button

Last week Twitter launched the Buy Button which is a new way for users to discover and buy products on Twitter. The new tool will make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy and provides sellers with a new way to turn the direct...

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News

Hailo, Nowness, SoundCloud among winners of Lovie Awards

International sensation Hailo, lifestyle media provocateur Nowness, and pop culture gem Catleidoscope will be saluted alongside special achievement honourees Candy Crush Saga, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, and Inside Out Project founder JR...

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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Features

5 minutes with... Roz & Nicola - Creative directors at Minx Creative

"Minx Creative is a full service creative studio. We create integrated campaigns and design for print, identity, branding, display and digital based projects.." What do you actually do? It’s a pretty packed day for us both each day in the...

Posted by: Creativepool

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