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How David Cameron proved the brilliance of a vintage strapline

David Cameron won't serve a third term as Prime Minister. We know because, he's just told us on the telly. Which is odd, as he hasn't yet won a second term. Many hope he doesn't. Anyway, there'll be plenty of time for political manoeuvring and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinions - Tweeting for crisps.

by Magnus Shaw Special K eternally pitched as a "healthy" food, it's now at the centre of an "eat this and wear smaller jeans" campaign. It must be going well, because a line of Special K snacks has been launched named "Cracker Crisps." It's no...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Social Media

Agencies under increasing threat from influencers

The head of social at one of the world’s largest cereal brands believes advertising agencies are under increasing pressure from a new generation of social influencers. Joseph Harper, who looks after social campaigns in the UK & Ireland at the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is art advertising (4): American Gothic

It is one of the most recognisable paintings of the 20thcentury. It has been ripped off, spoofed and copied thousands of times. Among other things, it has sold pharmaceuticals, beer and biscuits. Few people can actually tell you what it’s...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Multiple - Shell Shell Retail and Shell Global Commercial (Lubricants) have appointed eight creative agencies to their best-in-class agency roster and appointed MediaCom to handle global media planning and buying. The successful creative agencies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

UM - iZettle UM has won a four-way competitive pitch to become the exclusive UK media agency and lead agency for Europe for financial technology company iZettle. UM will handle all planning and buying for iZettle on an ongoing basis. This is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Special K and Katie Piper Bust Brand Myths and Tackle Social Media Critics

Special K has teamed up with courageous TV presenter Katie Piper in a new digital campaign which aims to bust myths wide open and challenge common criticisms surrounding the breakfast cereal. In a bid to tackle tricky questions around nutrition,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Kellogg’s Invests £6 million in Crunchy Nut

Kellogg’s is investing more than £6 million in advertising for Crunchy Nut this year, 31% of which will be spent digitally, as the brand reaches out to social influencers in its “Search for the Ultimate Crunchy Nutter” competition. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Kellogg's hits the sofa with Gogglebox

Kellogg’s has teamed up with the Gogglebox families in a bespoke ad campaign featuring the household favourites discussing their perfect bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. The ten second teaser films will launch on Channel 4 tonight (Monday...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - HomeAway In what is easily my ad of the week, given my love for all things Nick Offerman, the former Parks and Recreation star (and carpenter) urges people to “Get HomeAway from it all” as part of the holiday rental...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Good-Looking: Analysing health food's honest aesthetic

With the exception of Christmas - because it obviously doesn’t count - the post-processed hangover sweats of the past few decades have kicked in and they’ve got us skulking to the nearest raw bar to grab ourselves something cold-pressed....

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From YO! Sushi to World Sailing and Pandora

Paul Belford Ltd – YO! Sushi YO! Sushi has unveiled a pretty bold rebrand, which actually goes so far as to drop “Sushi” from the main logo. Elsewhere, it also takes on a decisively simpler, and more illustration-inspired look. The rebrand was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Kellogg’s & Leo Burnett launch 'Because Yum' social media campaign

Leo Burnett London has created a series of 18 short form content films for Kellogg’s to run across social media channels. The agency developed the “Because Yum” idea to encourage people to reappraise cereal as a potential snack,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett - Kellogg's Bran Flakes Kellogg’s Bran Flakes returned to our TV screens this week with an inspirational campaign created by Leo Burnett, which invites viewers to see the taste benefits of Kellogg’s Bran Flakes. “The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

DigitasLBi - Kellogg's DigitasLBi has been appointed as the retained digital agency for Kellogg's across the EMEA region following a competitive pitch. DigitasLBi will now partner with Kellogg’s to develop and implement a category-leading...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat Crossy Road FOR REAL In a piece of advertising that will absolutely delight casual commuter gamers and probably annoy almost everyone else, J. Walter Thompson London has created a full-size real-life version of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week: Week 2

Havas Chicago - Moen Moen, the number one faucet brand in North America, has named Havas Chicago as lead strategic brand and media agency of record. The decision follows a comprehensive agency selection process, as Moen plans to strengthen its brand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Catching up with Harvey Dormer

Part of the Focal Point interview series is to shine a spotlight on the best creative work we can find – and often that comes from our very own Creativepool members. Harvey Dormer's distinctive illustrative style has caught our eye a few times in...

Posted by: Jade French
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Windows 10 hits home The internet was awash with praise this weekend after Windows 10 began quietly slipping into the inboxes of eager Windows 7 and 8.1 users across the world. Some of the highly mooted features include the ability to stream Xbox...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Fancy a break, freelancers? Become an employee again

In April of this year, I quit my part-time job of 15 years (almost to the day). Until then, two days a week, I was one of a number of pairs of hands… (ugh! What an ugly way of putting it! But I’m leaving it in because there’s...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Irn Bru - Train The Irn Bru people have been making a virtue of tasteless ads for a while now. I suppose you'd call them 'cheeky', rather than full-on rude - and here's the latest. If one were to nit-pick, it could be said they are playing a bit...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

WCRS face the challenge this Mother's Day

The UK's largest curated online marketplace, Notonthehighstreet.com, recently launched its 2015 Mother's Day campaign, which was created by WCRS and is built around the challenge that awaits all sons and daughters this coming Sunday, March 15: What...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Kellogg's attempt to beat the banker

Kellogg's were recently announced as the new official sponsors of the popular Chanel 4 game show “Deal or No Deal.” The popular cereal brand have chosen to use the opportunity to promote their All-Bran range of cereals, which has recently been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Honey Monster comes of age

The Honey Monster was really starting to show his age when the official Sugar Puffs mascot was benched back in 2010, but it would appear he's due a comeback in his autumn years. Having originally been created by the advertising legend John Webster...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Most Influential Black Person in Britain

Karen Blackett OBE, chief executive of WPP's MediaCom, has recently been named “The Most Influential Black Person in Britain” by Powerlist magazine, but the 43-year old leader of the UK's largest media agency still thinks it's odd that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

We Love These Blurred Lines

Category blurring is a phrase you may have heard thrown about the office, but might not fully understand what it is exactly or how it works. Given that it's become a top tactic for leading brands across multiple FMCG categories, it would seem now is...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi NY introduce Grumpy Cat to Honey Nut Cheerios

'Grumpy Cat' (real name 'Tardar Sauce') is the owner of the face that has launched a thousand memes (and that would be something of a modest estimate), so it was only a matter of time before the advertising world got it's paws into her. The cat who...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Weight Watchers launches Love Fibre, design by bluemarlin

Global brand consultancy bluemarlin has continued its partnership with Weight Watchers to design packaging for Love Fibre, the weight loss organisation’s new venture into the cereal category. The range, created in alliance with Weetabix, the...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

You're hired! Are brands really taking on celebrities as staff?

When you arrived at work this morning, did you notice a pop star sitting at a flat-screen, typing away? Was there a movie idol in the kitchen fixing some coffees? Or a minor royal handing out the mail? If not, I'm afraid your firm is way behind the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

The Khloe effect. Has internet advertising abandoned creativity?

The Huffington Post reports that Khloe Kardashian (who?) is now being paid as much as $13,000 per tweet. The fee doesn't cover profound wisdom like "Remember sweat is fat crying" - it's for equally useful posts wherein she names brands and includes...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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