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Road to ruin. The resignation letter that should worry us all.

by Magnus Shaw. This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed a scheme whereby employees will be invited to give up some of their employment rights in exchange for company shares. You may think this is a tremendous idea or the most cynical...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Is 'AdBlock' software unfair to the advertising industry?

You know 'Mozilla', don't you? The people who make the Firefox web browser? Well, it turns out they also make a thing called 'AdBlock Plus'. And, if you're using it, you're getting right up the noses of some advertising big-wigs. For the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

Opinions - Dead heat. Why The Exclusives is unfair on us all.

by Magnus Shaw Perhaps we shouldn't expect anything more from ITV2 - after all, this is the home of Celebrity Juice, Life On Murrs and The Only Way Is Essex. But while those shows may grate and irritate, they manage to avoid devaluing and...

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Leaders

Discussing sonic branding with the Global CMO of amp - #GettingToKnow

The story of amp Global CMO Uli Reese would sound incredibly inspiring to any musician out there. Forged by the scorching flames of TV composition in Hollywood, Uli entered the industry as a music composer and has found his own way through the music...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Photographer?

A guide to photography rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Telling entire stories with the power of one frame. Capturing emotions in a shot. This is the matter of which photographers are made; masters of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Visions in VR: Is the VR boom over before it started?

It would, perhaps, be unfair to say that the VR bubble has burst, because from where I'm sitting, it looks as though the bubble has barely left the niche market that spawned it. Yet, with so many headsets now sat gathering dust in closets and display...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Shutterstock Staffer takes two-faced portraits of Hollywood's finest

With social media and the mainstream news outlets still falling over themselves to celebrate Meryl Streep's bold and oddly subtle defamation of the incoming US president (he who shall not be names) at the Golden Globes, Hollywood is once again in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

DeepDive: Why Being ‘Meaningful’ Matters More in a Mobile World

“The word ‘purpose’ gets thrown around hugely these days,” started Jaimie Fuller, the founder of sports performance brand SKINS. To be purposeful, meaningful and authentic are watch-words for today’s marketer - and this...

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Leaders

MullenLowe Profero launches in Brazil

Following a hugely successful 2015 with global growth over 30%, MullenLowe Profero has announced the formal launch of its Brazilian office. The launch of MullenLowe Profero in Brazil is an opportunity to create a world class digital hub for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

LACMA let fans bathe in Purple Rain in honour of Prince

2016 has not been a good year for music, and I'm not talking about the fact that Justin Bieber continues his ungodly ascent or the fact that I failed to get tickets for next month's Radiohead gigs. I'm referring, of course, to the simply unfair spate...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

HI! MullenLowe consolidates group's Italian forces

MullenLowe Group has announced HI! MullenLowe, a new joint venture agreement entered into by Emilio Haimann, President and Creative Director of Hi! and Diego Ricchiuti, President and CEO of MullenLowe Pirella, to consolidate their forces in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann – Chevrolet From Like to Love Facebook has now become such an integral part of our lives that even a relatively minor new feature becomes a major news story. Jumping on the bandwagon of Facebook's new “Reaction” buttons, which allow...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week: Week 3

Publicis Worldwide Publicis Worldwide New York promotes Carla Serrano to CEO, effective immediately, according to North America CEO Andrew Bruce. The move is significant, positioning clients versus operations, at the centre of all agency activities....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Launchpad: The newest agencies opening their doors this month

This is a new monthly article focusing on the most exciting new agencies opening up across ad land. If we've missed any you think deserve a mention, feel free to let us know in the comments below. Billion Dollar Boy hits the Big Apple London-based...

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Leaders

Sir Terry Pratchett and Seth Rogan team-up to Fightback

Whilst beloved author and British institution Sir Terry Pratchett and professional Hollywood stoner icon Seth Rogan might not have a lot in common on paper, both have lent their support to a new campaign for Alzheimer's Research UK, which launched on...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

NatWest and M&C Saatchi play musical chairs

In a new fully integrated campaign from M&C Saatchi, NatWest use the metaphor of the classic party game, musical chairs, to promote the bank's decision to end introductory teaser rates on savings accounts and credit cards. The campaign will run...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

So long, farewell… The most pointless ad campaign in history?

This week has been one big, fat customer relations fail in the life of Creativepool’s grumpiest blogger. That’s me, by the way, and it’s a title I’m rather proud of. Oh, and before you go all grammar guru on me, and tell me...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Ogilvy lose Creative Director after 15 years

Abhijit 'Kinu' Avasthi, the national creative director of Ogilvy India, has decided to leave the agency after serving there for 15 years, in what is probably the most high profile creative exit of the year so far. Avasthi, who was handed the national...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Isn't it high time we got serious with the social media trolls?

We can't really go on like this. The alarming evolution of 'trolling' from pestering people online to the loss of life, has been eye-watering in its speed. The last week has seen a situation develop whereby a family whose daughter is missing, was...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

My afternoon with the Twitter conspiracists.

It all started innocently enough. Somebody I follow on Twitter, re-tweeted a post from somebody I don’t. The post suggested there had been severe wrongdoing in the Thatcher government of the 1980s, including the deeds of Mrs. Thatcher herself,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

HHGregg moves creative business back from Leo Burnett to Zimmerman

HHGregg, the electronics and home appliances store, announced yesterday that it will be leaving Leo Burnett and Spark SMG to return to Zimmerman Advertising, which handled the brand's creative and media planning since 2007. The retail chain moved its...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

WPP CEO survives shareholder revolt over excessive pay

WPP CEO, Sir Martin Sorrell has survived yet another revolt against his gigantic salary and bonus package, after over a quarter of the advertising giant's shareholders failed to back it at the company's annual general meeting yesterday, which took...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

What does Creativepool's Salary Guide have to do with Wimbledon?

Today sees the start of my favourite time of year: Wimbledon fortnight. And with Andy Murray defending his title and the intrigue surrounding his appointment of 2006 Ladies Champion, Amélie Mauresmo, there's a lot to be excited about. What does...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison

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