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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

BBC Earth announces VR partnership with Oculus

BBC Earth, the world’s leading natural history producer, has announced a new partnership with Oculus to launch three new bespoke virtual reality (VR) experiences, which will invite users to step into the lives of some very distinct animals. Users...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

ENVY Advertising use hiking naturists to promote customisable new BBC app

Hiking naturists are the stars as BBC launch a comedic new campaign, from ENVY Advertising, for the broadcaster’s new app, BBC +. Designed to provide customisable content collections, the free app gives users more control over the information...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

BBC announces UX&D Digital Design Research Roster

After a rigorous and creative selection process, the BBC have announced their new User Experience and Design (UX&D) Digital Design Research roster, which features the eight agencies the BBC is now committed to work with for the next 2 years. Over 50...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Sunshine help BBC3's online transition

When the news broke last year that BBC Three was going to be shelved as part of governmentally mandated cut backs at the beeb, I was more than a little upset. Not just because the channel is the source of my late-night Family Guy fix, but because the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

BBC Three combat new logo criticism with satirical comedy

Red Bee Media has designed a new logo for BBC Three, which has replaced the word “Three” with a more direct and confrontational symbol, which underlines the channel's vibrant, youth-focused content. The entire brand has been repositioned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

TV shows about the creative sector? Pah! Who needs 'em?

Antiques Roadshow, Flog It!, Bargain Hunt, Cash in The Attic, Dickinson's Real Deal - there’s no doubt the BBC and ITV recognise the crucial role selling old stuff plays in the cultural fabric of the UK. Indeed, one cannot help but be impressed...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Five reasons we should be worried about the BBC

The BBC is great, right? Doctor Who, QI, Strictly Come Dancing - what's not to like? Of course, there's much to praise about our national broadcaster - after all, they've provided us with decades of creative highlights. But 2016 will see a crossroads...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Vivid Sydney M&C Saatchi’s Bang PR has been appointed to represent the Vivid Sydney festival for the second year running after a competitive agency pitch.

 Vivid Sydney is a festival of light that transforms the Harbour City with its...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Idris Elba gives the BBC a taste of the future

Idris Elba (of pretty much everything you've ever seen in the last 18 months fame) is hosting a unique new 20-part digital series for the BBC in order to show off the beebs' ambitious new Taster platform. Taster is an intriguing online platform...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

BBC headquarters gains new identity

The former iconic BBC headquarters in London's White City are set to be transformed into a mixed-use development, which will comprise a new Soho House club and a hotel, as well as 950 luxury apartments and numerous offices, shops and restaurants. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Sony find new ways to play in China Sony is launching its Playstation 4 console in China early next year on the 11th of January 2015, closely following arch rivals Microsoft, who launched their own Xbox One console in October; the first console to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Busy Bees at the BBC this Christmas

The London-based media management company Red Bee Media, which was recently acquired by the Swedish communications firm Ericsson, has been incredibly busy this Christmas season, creating a set of ambitious idents for BBC One. The three idents each...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Spitalfields, these London pranksters are trolling your lunchbreak

In the latest “Go Fun Yourself” online film by Saatchi & Saatchi London for Toyota's Aygo, a group of four musical comedians make up humorous songs about passers by neat Spitalfields Market in East London. In the clip, which can be viewed...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Karmarama bail on BBC creative review

Karmarama dropped out of the statutory review yesterday for the BBC's creative account, which is looking more lucrative than ever before following the recent ambitious BBC Music ad (created by Karmarama) featuring a host of celebrated artists...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

BBC Music gathers 27 music stars for ambitious Beach Boys cover

In a new brand film created to promote the work of BBC Music, the BBC have created an ambitious new film that features a total of 27 current and legendary pop stars performing a new arrangement of the classic Beach Boys song “God Only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Why the news is always bad.

Earlier this year, Jeremy Paxman suggested some editions of Newsnight should simply inform the viewing audience there was nothing much to talk about, before rolling the closing credits. Knowing Paxo, he was probably just being provocative, or even...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Trends

3 Brands Expanding their Narrative through CGI Storytelling

Storytelling has always been at the heart and soul of a successful brand identity, creating an approachable personality to encourage consumer engagement. But with the rise of the tech-savvy Generation Z, brands are innovating by telling their tales...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Tune Out. What use is radio to young people?

Recently it was announced that Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra would be shedding a cross section of their DJs. Controller Ben Cooper has handed Mike Davies, Jen Long, Ally McCrae, CJ Beatz, Crissy Criss and Robbo Ranx their cards, and his actions are blamed...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Smooth operators. Whatever happened to real radio presenters?

The BBC notwithstanding, and a peppering of community outfits aside, there aren’t really any independent radio stations left in the UK. It’s all ‘networks’ - which is a rather overexcited way of saying a large corporation...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

What to watch? Why too many platforms are spoling the TV broth.

On 11 December 2008, Project Canvas was announced. A joint venture between the BBC, BT and ITV, it replaced the failed Project Kangaroo, a proposed video-on-demand service which was refused a licence on competition grounds and ended up as the SeeSaw...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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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News

The heads up. Why Facebook has lifted its ban on decapitation videos.

In my late teens, a video was doing the rounds. It was called 'Faces Of Death' and I don't think it was an official release - more a much-copied bootleg. Essentially it was a compilation of clips showing people meeting their deaths in accidents. A...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Funny business. British comedy writing is in crisis, but why?

Last week, I wrote about the key differences between copywriting and 'writing'. And while I attempted to make the challenges inherent in copywriting clear, I wouldn't say the profession is in crisis. Unlike the art of writing comedy. Quite when the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Bad reception. Why the worst thing about DAB isn't the advertising.

'Share the love!' says a one and half foot, massive headed, dead-eyed creature in a white jump-suit. Ordinarily the shock of this vision would wake you from your nightmare. You'd slope off for a wee and crawl back into bed. But this isn't a bad...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

A Doctor Who movie? Don't hold your breath.

Peter Capaldi is to be the new Doctor and I couldn't be more delighted. Apart from the fact I consider 'The Thick Of It' to be a television comedy so accomplished is resembles high art, Capaldi just has the face and demeanour of a Time Lord. Yes, I...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

The Beeb's new take on Glastonbury

As Glastonbury 2013 gets ready to kick off, those of us who are not there in person will no doubt be tuning into the BBC at some point over this weekend to enjoy their ever-extensive coverage of the event. The BBC have just unveiled their new logo...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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News

Nobody's fool? How The Guardian built the best April Fool's gag ever.

It has been suggested that working in the media is a fool's errand. Usually by people who would like to work in the media but believed those 'Traffic Warden - a lifetime of adventure' recruitment ads. However, once a year, their derogatory snipe has...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The hardest word. Has 'sorry' lost all meaning?

by Magnus Shaw. Last weekend the BBC screened an episode of 'Tweenies' on their CBeebies channel and a minor fuss broke out. I should point out I don't watch CBeebies habitually and have never watched a complete 'Tweenies' show in my life - but I...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Can blogs change an opinion?

Blogs can do many things. They can inform, entertain and sometimes educate. They can be a useful and more creative platform for someone to write more freely than when they begrudgingly trudge through the corporate work they might have to do for their...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Lee Ray

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/freelancedirectory/LeeRay Website: lee-ray.com " I am an experienced Artist and Illustrator with a B.A.Hons Degree in Product Design and 16 years experience in creating Concept Design, Illustration, and CG...

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Features

Off and On; The twisting tale of the ITV logo.

by Magnus Shaw. Perhaps surprisingly, there's only been an official ITV logo since 1989. Until then, the network was divided into autonomous regions, each with their own brand. If you're in your thirties or forties you'll remember your own - Thames...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Google's amazing new HQ

by Ashley Morrison OK, let's pretend that you haven't read the title of this blog (or looked at the first picture) and see if you can guess what sort of building this describes: "It's all about human beings and that's it! Think sunken snugs,...

Posted by: Creativepool

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