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PayPal and eBay become separate entities from 2015

eBay announced yesterday that it plans to cease trading eBay and PayPal, the online auction site's electronic payment system, as separate entities, and will be operating them as independent publicly traded companies. The surprise move follows Apple's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Meet the man who built a life-sized Star Wars AT-AT in his back garden

Whilst some Star Wars fans (myself included as a matter of fact) might have marked their love of the franchise by buying their tickets to Rogue One weeks ago, others (or one at the very least) have decided to build their very own gigantic Star Wars...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Braintree join the Bitcoin bandwagon

Braintree, a subsidiary of eBay (eBay acquired Braintree in an all-cash £800 million deal almost a year ago) that deals with the payment processing for a number of popular mobile apps, recently announced that it would be accepting Bitcoin...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Distracted?

by Jessica Hazel. During the time it took to write this article I have gone to get some garlic bread out of the oven, eaten the garlic bread, let the cat in, chatted to my flatmate twice, opened my advent calendar, located the knife sharpener in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Annual 2022- Who will see your work this year?

Will my work gets seen by the "right" people is a key question when deciding on whether or not to enter any award. As a part of our commitment to making The Annual the "Most" Award, we make sure that your entries are delivered to and downloaded by,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Have you already seen Christmas ads go up? Here's why

There’s been an ever increasing sense of unease around the industry in the past few weeks, as a number of retailers announced that supplies have been slow to come, and there is a labour and stock shortage in the UK expected to last until...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 25 mind-blowing advertising facts you should know today

Did you think you knew everything about advertising? These top 25 historical facts about the ad industry will surprise you. It is History Month here at Creativepool, which is the perfect opportunity for us to be reminded that there is always...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Annual 2021: who will see your work this year?

Time is ticking! With the standard submissions deadline now out of the way, we are little more than two weeks away from the Annual 2021 final submissions deadline, on Thursday 10th June. The Annual is the Most Distributed creative industry award....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The endless curiosity of Birger Linke

DMG group creative director Birger Linke believes you can never run out of problems to solve. And that is the primest of fuels for creativity. Birger admits he would probably be a pilot if he hadn't chosen to follow his heart and dive into graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Introducing the Inside Out Awards™ 2020 Judging panel

We are delighted to announce this year’s Inside Out Awards™ Judging panel. We have worked hard to select a diverse team of judges with a range of knowledge, experience and skills. Our expert Judges all hold senior positions, are highly...

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Inspiration

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Company Spotlight: Maximising Studio Output

Ove the last 12 months, London-based design company Studio Output has shifted its focus with an increased emphasis on digital work. “Believing that brands are defined by their digital experiences, we’ve evolved from a generalist design...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Leaders

Brand simplicity – a trend or natural evolution?

In early January, Mastercard dropped its name from its logo, and a number of industry commentators picked up their pens to discuss the meaning of the move. The financial brand cited the removal of the wordmark as a move towards greater digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The power of cake: Content is making TV tastier than ever

From unpredictable reality shows to unmissable drama, TV programming is stronger and more captivating than ever, and there’s no better example than The Great British Bake Off (GBBO). Even after its controversial £75m move to Channel 4...

Posted by: TVSquared
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Top Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London taps 72andSunny ECD Saatchi & Saatchi London has hired the former ECD of 72andSunny New York to be its new chief creative officer. Guillermo Vega will join the agency on October 1 following the departure of Andy Jex, who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Is art advertising (3)?

Many artists say they despise advertising. One embraced it. In fact, he started out in the business. He even won awards. And advertising coloured his work when he turned himself into an artist. Andy Warhol recorded pop culture as he saw...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\China Ronnie Wu, executive creative director, TBWA\Shanghai has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\China with immediate effect. Ronnie joined TBWA\Shanghai at the end of 2015 as executive creative director, and during...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The movers and shakers of Cannes Lions 2018

The French Riviera sets the backdrop for Cannes Lions, the global event that rewards those working in the creative industries. The big hitters from advertising, music, digital and film will flock to the 65th incarnation of the sought-after creative...

Posted by: Lobster
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Top Hires of the Week

Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Framestore Framestore has announced the promotion of Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to Joint Heads of CG in London. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, Head of Animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s highly successful...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Creativepool announces worldwide winners for the Annual 2018

The Creativepool Annual 2018 winners were revealed in a momentous night at Banking Hall, London on Thursday 10th May. A night of anticipation and celebration, the 2018 Edition of the Annual unveiled a spectacular showcase of the winning creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top Hires of the Week

gyro gyro APAC has announced the promotion of two leaders to important new roles: Paul Hutt is now Chief Growth Officer, gyro APAC and Laura Bell is Client Services Director, gyro APAC. As Dentsu Aegis Network continues to invest in the growth of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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