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Inspiration

#Trends. Furniture design - Even Brad Pitt is having a go.

by Creativepool. Brad Pitt already has a taste for the creative industry with his collaborative architecture work with the likes of Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas. Gehry was enlisted as one of the designers in his Make It Right Foundation, in an...

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Features

"Brad Pitt" - that's rhyming slang for...

by Ashley Morrison. ..the new Chanel No.5 advert. It is the most pretentious, pointless, self-indulgent load of nonsensical advertising I've seen in years. In case you're yet to join me in the rapidly growing involuntary projectile vomiting clan,...

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Technology

Airbnb launches Open Homes refugee housing platform

I've yet to have a bad experience in an Airbnb. Granted I might just have been lucky, but then the vast majority of my friends have shared equally positive experiences, so maybe they really do have an excellent vetting process (for balance, if anyone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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J. Walter Thompson create bonkers “Fresher's Fortune” game for HSBC

When we think of University Freshers, it conjures up images of glorious debauchery, taxi cabs doused in teenage vomit and Jägerbombs. What it doesn't bring to mind, even remotely, is the concept of responsible banking. It is, however, one of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Iggy Azalea & Mother go Fancy for the 1920’s

Mother London has teamed up with Finger Music London and Leisure Cruise to re-imagine Iggy Azalea’s hit single “Fancy” (featuring Charlie XCX), as a catchy 1920’s ditty for London-based gin brand Tanqueray. The song was...

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Features

Ten Japanese TV ads Hollywood's stars wouldn't want you to see

It would be slightly mean to accuse Hollywood's finest actors of greed - but only slightly. You see, not content with the multi-million dollar fees for the movies in which they appear, they flock to a highly lucrative trade in advertising cameos. And...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

The first screenshots of the new Microsoft Browser

Very few of us will mourn the death of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's default internet browser for their Windows operating system since (seemingly) the dawn of time. Edge, however, the browser set to usurp the ancient browser when Windows 10 ships...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Popcorn puzzles. The strange structure of movie posters.

I'm no statistician, but I can be fairly sure fewer people are watching movies at the cinema with every passing month. Netflix, Sky Movies, Film 4, downloads and DVDs are all conspiring to keep film buffs glued to the sofa and away from the big...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

One small mistake, one giant gaff

You must be used to my moaning by now. All those tortuously bad ads that drive me potty - from Brad Pitt waxing poetical in the agonising Chanel 'inevitable' campaign, to Spotify waffling on about what music does to us (which has nothing to do with...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Mayday, May Day! Crack open the Champers!

I didn't wake up this morning thinking, “oooh, today is a significant day.” Nor do I have a beer-fuelled celebration planned for this afternoon in the balmy bank holiday sunshine - or even a rosé-fuelled celebration planned for later...

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Features

Spotify is waxing lyrical

I'll be the first to admit it: from time to time, my blog posts can border on the vitriolic. But I flatter myself that, when I do let loose and turn the air puce, I'm only saying what quite a lot of people are already thinking. Such was the case a...

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Features

Another stink for Chanel. The trouble with the classic perfume brand.

By Magnus Shaw Helping the postman to haul several swollen mailbags through my front door, it occurs to me that Valentine's Day is also a busy time for the perfume industry. As most blokes are spectacularly unimaginative when it comes to buying...

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Features

The shape of things to come. Highly (in)accurate predictions for 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Very little is certain in this life, but the mad rush of predictions for the year ahead is a rock on which we can depend in the awkward gap between Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately, most of them will be wildly inaccurate - with...

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Features

Spotlight - Colette Alexandros - Illustrator

- View Colette's Creativepool profile "Always carry your artwork with you. Whether it is a business card or even your artwork on your phone, as you never know who you might bump into." How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years. Describe...

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Advice

Opinions - Fancy a fight? Join LinkedIn

by Ashley Morrison But not just any sort of fight. LinkedIn doesn't provide a sort of Brad Pitt / Edward Norton-inspired forum or portal where the first rule about Online Fight Club is that you don't talk about Online Fight Club. (Sorry if you...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

MSQ Partners/Hyperactive - blu blu, the original e-vapour brand, has announced the appointment of MSQ Partners and Hyperactive to launch its myblu electronic vaping product in the UK following a competitive pitch. The agencies have been tasked by...

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Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

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Top Hires of the Week

Stink Studios Stink Studios has grown its leadership team with the appointment of Kate Sutherland, L.A. Ronayne and Jim Hunt. Sutherland joins as Executive Producer from BBH, where she lead Digital Production. She was part of the successful team...

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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...

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Top Hires of the Week

Twelve Creative agency Twelve has announced that former Geometry Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner, Martin Smith, has been appointed as its new Group Strategy officer. Starting the role in mid-November, Smith will also play a role in...

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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...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Cadbury At an exciting time for the evolution of the Cadbury brand, and following a global review of agency relationships, the iconic chocolatier has appointed VCCP as its new global lead strategic and creative agency partner. Often referred...

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Technology

Tech Meets Creativity: Best of 2016 & Trends for 2017

Towards the tail end of 2015, everyone was declaring 2016 as the dawning “Year of VR,” and whilst there have been a number of major developments in the field this year, including the commercial launches of all three major platforms, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Taylor Herring - The Week Junior The Week Junior magazine have hired creative PR agency Taylor Herring to promote the brand in its debut year. The campaign will highlight Britain’s “Knowledge Gap” on current affairs and will see...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker has boosted its senior team with a series of promotions, including Ben Bradley as its new Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships. Bradley, previously a Business Director, will now lead Sport and Entertainment...

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Advertising

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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