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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why on earth aren't brands doing enough for the environment?

It's no secret that the planet is suffering. Aside from Brexit, it's been the biggest thing affecting the news agenda for the past few years and coverage is only set to increase. But if the decay and gradual demise of our world is so important, why...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Barbie - The Dream Gap Project Starting at the age of five, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This is the Dream Gap and this is the year toy brand Barbie begins working to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BBH London - Burger King UK Burger King UK has appointed BBH London as its first creative agency, without a pitch, following the UK’s franchise’s buyout at the end of 2017. The UK franchise was acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint...

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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Awards

Cannes Lions 2018: The Grand Prix winners

Brand Experience & Activation Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house) Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Amsterdam Worldwide - Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has selected Amsterdam Worldwide as their lead global brand agency. The Amsterdam-based agency, with additional offices in Berlin and Paris, was engaged last spring in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

DCT8 - McLaren London-based media agency DCT8 has won the European Regional Office account for the high-performance and luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive Ltd. DCT8 Ltd, a full-service, global media agency, won the account as a result...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

The Food Bag You Cook In Your Washing Machine

A Tel Aviv student has designed a series of food bags that can be added to the laundry cycle to cook dinner at the same time as you wash your clothes. The Sous La Vie bags, which were designed by Iftach Gazit as part of his Industrial Design course...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

London Design Festival: 10 Must-See Events

The annual London Design Festival has become one of the most expansive and impressive celebrations of design in the world, with hundreds of things to do and see. The festival kicked off in earnest over the weekend, and it's certainly hit the ground...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Fémme visuals, Deliciously Ella and Hollyoaks

Supple Studio - D.R.A.W Recruitment Supple Studio has designed an identity system for D.R.A.W. Recruitment based around an interlocking “D” device and the strap line “The Art of the Perfect Fit.” The new company was formed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Saatchi London and Ron Swanson get gross for HomeAway campaign

A good laugh can go a long way. Which is why we were not so paitently anticipating some pretty glorious work when we learned that Saatchi & Saatchi London had teamed up with comedian Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from the criminally underrated Parks &...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Apple News of the Week Apple’s design team is reportedly planning to ditch pens and sketchbooks in favour of the iPad and the recently released Apple Pencil according to the company’s chief design officer Sir Jony Ive. The Apple Pencil...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Saatchi &Saatchi launch stunt-filled campaign for Toyota

There is surely still something to be said for ambition in advertising. As easy (and fun) as it is to be passive and cynical about the latest flashy campaigns from the biggest brands, it's more fun to simply sit back and let the spectacle do its job....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

adam&eveDDB ask Brits to share their teatime with the nation

Frozen food bigwigs McCain are launching two multi-million pound marketing initiatives this week that aim to shine a spotlight on the modern, midweek, British family dinner. The first is a week-long series of consumer generated content TV ads, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Tent & Super Brands London 2015

The 9th Edition of Tent and Super Brands London offered an insight into what is happening in the international design scene right now. From Super Brands to Tent London exhibitors showcased the highest standard of contemporary design and craft all...

Posted by: London Design Fair
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Entertainment

Does the UK really need a 'men-only' radio station?

Depending where you reside in the UK, you may be a listener to XFM. The original home of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, its format has largely been studenty, with a playlist dedicated to indie guitar bands, and a presenter roster of music buffs...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

The Glass Art of Hiromi Takizawa

Uniting glass and emotion, Japanese born Hiromi Takizawa has changed the rules, creating a new paradigm of conduct for heated glass that succumbs to her conscious and her subconscious. Displaying a mastery of the medium, she uses shape, reflection...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Account Wins of the Week

Grey London - Tate Modern The Tate Modern gallery has appointed Grey London as its creative agency of record for Britain, Liverpool and St Ives galleries following a competitive pitch. The result of the process, which was run in-house and began in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York TBWA\Chiat\Day New York has found its new CEO in the form of Rob Schwartz, who move into the (newly created) position from his previous role as global creative president for TBWA Worldwide. He will take charge of all...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Domino's take a slice out of Hollyoaks

It was announced yesterday that the global pizza chain Domino's will be sponsoring the popular Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks beginning Monday the 21st of January, taking over from the show's current sponsor VO5. The multimillion pound, two-year deal, will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Week In Advertising

Iceland, Peter Andre: When this low-market frozen food retailer had the strapline 'That's why Mums go to Iceland', they attracted enormous condemnation from those who pointed out, quite rightly, it was very sexist. They need worry no longer, for now...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

What would ITV's schedule look like if it went up-market?

Good Morning Britain 6:00am - 8:30am Suzanna Reid talks to Alan Yentob about his new beard. Meanwhile Simon Schama and Andi Peters drop into the International Symposium On Medieval Folk History in Bruges for more spins of the Wheel of...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

"Content is crap". Does ITV's Simon Daglish have a point?

Last week saw Sir John Heggarty proclaiming most modern advertising to be sh*t. Perhaps there's something in the bracing Spring air, because this week ITV's commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned brands that '90% of content is crap'. Some livewires...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

JWT Focus on the Future, Celebrating 150 Years in the Business

Global advertising agency JWT will this year be celebrating a landmark anniversary. 150 years ago on the 5th of December 1864, William James Carlton opened 'Carlton & Smith' as a newspaper space brokerage. 14 years later, James Walter Thompson (the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Personal best. What 2013 did for me.

For all its trials, hardships, wars and woes, 2013 still managed to inject some wonderful stuff into our busy, pressured lives. So, with 2014 snapping at our heels, this would be an appropriate moment to celebrate the things which enhanced the human...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Powder power. Ariel's stroke of advertising genius.

Do I moan a bit in my Creativepool columns? Don't answer that. As a fully paid-up, grumpy old copywriter, I know I probably do. But you can relax, because today I'm discussing something I really, really like. And handily, it's an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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