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Leaders

ASA ban Juice Garden promotion for claiming drink “cures disease”

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a menu promotion from health food cafe and online retailer Juice Garden for implying that one of its products prevented, treated or cured disease. The company, which is based in my Birmingham and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Broadband ad rules shift comes into force thanks to ASA

Changes to fixed broadband advertised price claims have come into force this week after the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) signalled that transparency in broadband price ads must improve if advertisers are to be confident that their ads will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Mind your language. Why Spotify has nothing to fear from the ASA.

I've written before on the clumsiness and general lack of bite of the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) and this week sees them back in action, in hot pursuit of Spotify. It seems the music streaming site recently threw out an email to selected...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

The Loan Arrangers. Is It High Noon For Wonga And Friends?

At some point, perhaps four years ago, doorstep lending ('The Tallyman', as my grandmother would have termed it) suddenly became terribly old fashioned and parochial. Recession and financial misery inflated the market for non-bank lending at a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

The naked truth. American Apparel versus the ASA.

Brace yourself, I have some shocking news. An advertiser has used sexually provocative imagery to sell their goods. I know, it seems incredible, but I think you deserve the facts. Don't panic though. Fortunately the moral might of the Advertising...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Get your kit off for a can of pop?

by Ashley Morrison Last week, I was watching some film or other on TV with a few friends. Naturally, we engaged in some pseudo hoity-toity rah-rah intellectual badinage about such-and-such a character’s motivation during the ad breaks. That...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Sailing close to the wind. Did Kayak's ad deserve to be banned?

by Magnus Shaw. Perhaps surprisingly, I've only ever worked on a couple of campaigns which have attracted public complaints. One was a press piece for a now defunct cable TV network. At the time, it was the only service carrying the Disney Channel...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

What's the problem with the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings campaign?

This week Channel 4 has attracted considerable attention. Its high-profile, much discussed ‘documentary’ strand Big Fat Gypsy Weddings has returned to a big fat viewing audience and water-cooler debate over the style merits of pineapple...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Biomimicry and product design: Taking design inspiration from nature

Mimicking nature in man-made product designs has led to some of the greatest and most enduring inventions or products that exist today. In the modern era especially, designers are open to ways they can work together with our environment- rather than...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Global creative calendar: May 2022

Two years ago, this forecast of upcoming events became irrelevant, almost overnight. Since then, we have adapted - and now, rejuvenation is on the rise. Comparatively, we may go less often, stay closer to home, and spend more time phoning it in...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

The Green Claims Code in a nutshell | #SustainabilityMonth

Some 28% of consumers stop purchasing certain brands or products for ethical or sustainability-related concerns. To help that sink in, it’s nearly 1 in 3 consumers, and definitely more than a quarter. These findings by Deloitte shook the agency...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How your creative campaigns can help fight climate change

Earth Day 2022 is this week, and as we all slowly return to the usual routine of our normal lives, it's undeniable we have been forever changed by a global pandemic to think about the world on a much larger scale. Talk to any creative professional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The very modern problem of Greenwashing | #SustainabilityMonth

Virtue signalling is by no means a 21st century invention. For decades people have been popping their heads up above the pulpit to loudly add their voices to the genius of the crowd to make themselves look good. It’s good PR, frankly. But we...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

A saucy campaign 150 years in the making for Heinz | #BehindTheIdea

The latest saucy campaign for Heinz pokes fun at the brand for launching a new range of pasta sauces in the UK, 150 years after they first entered the market. The campaign, devised by Wunderman Thompson Spain, launched with a full-page ad in The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Going with the virtual flow - Top marketing trends of 2022

The marketing industry is always evolving and, as a result, the average consumer expects more and more each year. Every day, a new idea is put through its paces to entice customers and encourage them to make a purchase. The brands that refuse to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Yellow and blue - The creatives keeping hope alive for Ukraine

It’s been almost a week now since Vladimir Putin did the unthinkable and plunged Ukraine into a war they didn’t ask for in a move that still feels like the megalomaniacal equivalent of throwing your toys out of the pram. It’s dark...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

What is slow marketing and why is it fast becoming such a big deal?

Playing the long game is a concept that might be unfamiliar to ‘old-school’ marketers that were more bothered about getting results ASAP than building a long-lasting brand. But the consumers of 2022 have longer memories than their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How one agency is reintroducing web standards to the world

In February 2020, digital design and technology agency Studio 24 was awarded the contract to redesign the website of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). For those unaware, this is the prestigious, international organisation founded by the inventor...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

SWEAR IN YOUR F***ING ADS

WARNING: CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE* *Unless you don’t get offended by words like ‘fuck’. In which case, the warning should read: contains language. “Daddy, when are you going to teach me how to cut with a sharp knife and...

Posted by: Matt Batten
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Industry

Uncovering the new future with Ford and PunchBBDO | #BehindTheIdea

"People want tech to be helpful in their lives, but they see the futuristic tech as something unreachable today." It is with such simplicity that the team at PunchBBDO describes the premise and the idea behind their campaign for Ford Turkey, named...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

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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Workshop

A quick guide to getting mental health right in your ad campaigns

In the UK, mental health problems affect approximately 25% of the population every year. That is nearly 17 million people every single year. If it is true that advertising can be a driver for positive change, like all things creativity, it is our...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Making the Whiskas cat happy with AMV BBDO | #BehindTheIdea

Whiskas has always been a popular brand for cat owners and lovers. In an attempt to cement its reputation as the brand that truly understand cats, Whiskas turned to AMV BBDO to design a new, purrrfectly unique spot with the iconic Whiskas cat as the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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