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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Possible - Specsavers Specsavers has appointed Possible, the WPP digital creative agency, to handle digital service design. The agency pitched for the account in March, with the work previously handled by Biglight. Recently iProspect won Specsavers'...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The 'Welcome To Las Vegas' sign, appreciated.

by Magnus Shaw. If you've always been keen to see the very cornerstone of capitalism; a seething hub of avarice and a perfect mechanism for prising people's hard earned cash from their pockets, Las Vegas is for you. I've just returned from a...

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Inspiration

The great humility of Tanya Brookfield, CEO of ELVIS - #AnnualSpotlight

Remember the Golden Goobilee? You should. It was the brilliant ad that enraged conservatives back in February, to the point that an anti-LGBT petition tried to stop it from circulating online. Obviously they failed, and the beauty of that ad remains...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How can we *truly* make a difference for the industry?

A chat with the authors of Sustainable Marketing, published by Bloomsbury Business Some time ago, we worked on a piece about greenwashing and the harm it can do to the industry on the short and longer term. Too many organisations are still making...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Here's all the best 2020 Christmas ads!

All the 2020 Christmas campaigns in one place Every year the same story: agencies and brands coming together to release a stream of beautiful Christmas ads for the joy of us all. It has almost become tradition. There’s no Christmas without a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

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,...

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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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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

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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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Media Agency Group - Crystal Maze Live Media Agency Group (MAG) has been appointed to deliver a 12-month multimedia plan to build and drive ticket sales for the Manchester and London Crystal Maze Live Experience, after a competitive pitch. MAG...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Annual 2018 judging panel announced!

Top level creatives and marketers from agencies and brands around the world make up the judging panel for the Creativepool Annual 2018 - a celebration of the heroes behind the industry’s creative output. The judging panel, made up of 185...

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Leaders

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Splendid Unlimited - Royal Holloway Royal Holloway, University of London, has appointed Splendid Unlimited to transform the institution's website experience to communicate its reputation as one of the UK's best universities. Royal Holloway is ranked...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Uber launches first major UK TV campaign

Uber appears to be quite aggressively targeting the UK with its new brand campaign “Where to?” The campaign saw Uber’s first UK TV advert air at the weekend, with a series of out-of-home media also going live from today. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama (See Hero Image) Karmarama has hired Rob Chandler and Daniel Prestes as Strategy Lead for Data-Driven Content and Strategy Director respectively. Rob joins Karmarama following a year-long consultancy role, working with companies such as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MEC Wavemaker - Wilkinson Sword MEC Wavemaker has won the social media and content strategy for Wilkinson Sword’s portfolio of women’s shaving products in the UK. The agency won the business following a pitch against four undisclosed...

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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Impulse Impulse has launched a TV and online campaign for its new Why Not? fragrance starring Leanne Lim-Walker, a YouTube fashion blogger who embodies the brand's “Live Life on Impulse” personality. Impulse challenged...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: MEC

Wavemaker: Specialist content division By far and away the biggest news for MEC this month has been the launch of its specialist content division; MEC Wavemaker, which consolidates MEC’s content strategy, social, partnerships and experiential,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Advertising Week Europe: Live Streaming from Getty Images Stage

Advertising Week is the premier event for marketing, brand, advertising, and technology professionals. Boasting more that multiple events in 5 days with 200+ events including more than 180 seminars and workshops and endless opportunities to learn,...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Leaders

Cadbury and Fallon mount a search for the new Milk Tray Man

Cadbury has unveiled a new campaign that launches a nationwide search to find the next Milk Tray Man, bringing back an iconic company mascot that was arguably once as integral to the Milk Tray brand as the Milkybar Kid was to Milkybar. Kicking off...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Scenes: Cadbury's #FreeTheJoy campaign

This month, the awesome jelly Kitchen team have been busy hand crafting stop motion animation shorts for Cadbury. The chocolate giants have been sharing the colourful animations across their social media channels with the hashtag #FreeTheJoy, and you...

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Leaders

The blurred legal lines between inspiration and stealing.

When does homage become theft? And when does inspiration tip into plagiarism? Can a creative endeavour ever be called completely original? These were the questions facing a U.S. court, which last week found in favour of the family of the late soul...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Levis ran one of the most successful campaigns ever. So what now?

Nick Kamen was famous for a while. He was a pop star in the eighties and had a hit with a thing called 'Each Time You Break My Heart'. It wasn't terribly good. But his music wasn't the reason he was famous. No, the reason he was famous was for taking...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Brave Brands: Oreo

Oreo is an untouchable part of the American brandscape. There’s no doubt that if innocent-looking Oreo ever had any competition, it would squash it. How is this 102-year-old cookie such a powerhouse brand? 1. That emotional hook “The...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a Clarkson...and let him go?

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson was forced to apologise for having said a bad thing. A very bad thing. It is the only word in the whole English language that I can think of that is 100%, totally and utterly off limits. The word is “n****r”....

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Opinions - Stephen Hawking - the man. The brand.

by Magnus Shaw Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe - throughout the modern era, one or two human beings have exceeded their brief to be carbon-based lifeforms, walking around, eating dinner and making other carbon-based lifeforms. For want of...

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Workshop

Opinions - Help yourself. Is it ever okay to nick an idea?

by Magnus Shaw An enormous advertising company (Leo Burnett) and a small creative film company (Asylum) have had a difficult couple of weeks. It's a tangled tale but essentially Asylum produced a film for the McDonald's charitable foundation for Leo...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... Farewell The Word Magazine

by John Fountain I've been a subscriber of The Word since 2003. Forget any other music, arts or entertainment magazine, this was the one that I wanted to read. But sadly now this brilliant magazine created by David Hepworth and Mark Ellen has gone...

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Inspiration

Product design to kill for: designer coffins

Unless you're getting on a bit, you probably haven't given much thought to what sort of coffin you'd like to be buried in when the time comes. There's a funeral director in Golders Green that displays one in his window with a picture of a Spitfire...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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