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Trends

Five social media trends for 2019

Claire Lancaster, head of social media at IF Agency, starts the year with her prediction of the key trends that will define the next 12 months in social media, content and influencer marketing. "I expect reach, dialogue and influencers to all reduce...

Posted by: If Agency
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Technology

Visions in VR: Trends to Watch in 2017

It’s no secret that virtual and augmented reality technologies are going to conquer the market in the coming years and change our media usage in increasingly 'Black Mirror'-esque ways. Just like social media and the widespread use of mobile...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Two trends influencing the performance of your brand

The best-laid strategies have to be amenable to change. In the long term, market forces, cultural changes and technological innovation can all shift the foundations you’ve built on. And as Darwin explained: it’s not the strongest that...

Posted by: Bray Leino
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Inspiration

#Trends. The latest phenomenon at Apple stores.

by John Fountain More people visited Apple's 326 stores than Walt Disney's four biggest theme parks last year. And many visitors don't go to shop. They go to play. They go to have fun. It might be a shop but you know, it's a cool place to hang...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

The information age is dead

The information age is dead In the later part of 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first email, since then telecommunications and computer networks have become increasingly complex and powerful. Today every aspect of our lives relies on fibre optics and...

Posted by: Blutui
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Cool hunting with Carla Buzasi

We chatted with Carla Buzasi, Global Chief Content Officer at WGSN after her talk on ‘Cool hunting, how to be your own trend forecaster’ at Havas Cafe. With invaluable insight from Carla, we discovered that contrary to popular belief, being...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Focal Point: MVM talks iconic portraits and minimalism

Norwegian designer Magnus Voll Mathiassen (aka. MVM) has been working in design for over ten years. In that time he's amassed an impressive bulk of work. Whether it's sketchy minimalist portraits of pop culture icons like Kanye, or sketching for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Good ideas, executed flawlessly

As part of Fotolia’s ‘Unstock’ series we spoke to Contributor Darién Sánchez about his foray into the stock industry to uncover more about his unique illustrations and graphics.Darién SánchezFO: Can you introduce...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Features

5 minutes with... Scott Bedford - Creative Director at Jigsaw

What do you actually do? My main focus at the moment is driving innovation and creativity within the business - so a lot of creative and strategic thinking, and an awful lot of pitches, especially for the North American market. Jigsaw is a very...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Gerard Whelan - Designer and Art Director

--- "I'm attracted by the challenge to create." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Gerard Whelan, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. How long have you been an Designer...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or is it?

by Jessica Hazel When I am not blogging for Creative Pool I am running my vintage clothing market at Brick Lane and Spitalfields. All of the traders there follow the trends and stock their stalls accordingly, working hard to hunt down vintage...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

101 Color Combinations to Inspire Your Next Design

Color is one of the most critical aspects of a design. In this roundup, we compiled 101 brand new color combinations to inspire your next project. Color sets the tone of any visual, engaging viewers while shaping their perceptions. Whether...

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Inspiration

Seedlip's spirited answer to zero-proof

As we awoke this new year, rubbing the dry grit of 2017 out of our eyes – in search of the last bastion of moisture, on the loofa we used to call "tongue" – we might just have been able to whisper the words "never again" with a little more...

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Features

Personalisation is the future of marketing

Recently in marketing, there has been a lot of talk about approaches that had fallen out of favour, such as podcasts and direct mailers, making a resurgence. Is it nostalgia that is turning agencies heads backwards? The changing economic and...

Posted by: ifour
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Trends

I eat therefore I am - branding today's edible experiences

The food and drink landscape today has many different faces. But, one which continues full steam ahead is its wonderous reflection of people’s desire for experience over things. And now more than ever, how we fuel ourselves makes a statement...

Posted by: ECHO
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Technology

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

How brands are using Chatbots

Discussions about chatbots have been doing the rounds for a while now, they're usually encased within a ‘will they/won’t they?' hit the mainstream-type discussion, in which marketers like to tell us we’re on the cusp of THE next big...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

How will consumer engagement in 2025 challenge brands and agencies?

The Future Foundation, in consultation with IPA thought leaders and clients, and supported by Advertising Week Europe, has undertaken another 10-year trend study to prepare the market for the future. The first phase of findings identifies four...

Posted by: Melanie Howard
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Trends

Paris Dispatch: Meet the team behind the quaint shop OMY

When you discover OMY’s shop fresco for the first time - nestled inbetween quaint, Parisian side streets - you're locked in a moment of childish awe. In front of you looms a giant map of Paris; it covers the whole of the building, and it's...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

London's first Food Tech Hackathon with Jamie Oliver

Hackathons traditionally conjure up images of (male) tech brains surrounded by empty pizza boxes, beer cans, caffeine and questionable personal hygiene choices. But last weekend, London’s first ever Food Tech Hackathon blew the cobwebs out of this...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Intangibles: Shop For Avatars, Ringtones + Snapchats

In a world where art investment is one of the safest bets you can make, would you start collecting intangible objects? Well that’s the premis of The Walker Art Centre's a new online shop for artwork named Intangibles. The idea is to allow...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Wearable tech - Stylish or stupid?

The phrase on everybody’s lips, and the new tech-trend, is wearability. The idea is simple: technology you can wear everyday, synced with all your smartphones and tablets, allowing you to be stylish and connected. But is wearable tech here to...

Posted by: Olivia
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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Premium Coffee

Coffee, like wine, has become a product for aficionados. Consequently, a substantial market for high-concept bags of beans has evolved, with each brand using design as its weapon win the battle to become the coffee enthusiast's preferred brew. Below...

Posted by: Bluemarlin
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News

MY Single Band

Following my last post on the ingenious product design of Chris Godfrey, here is something from the other end of the spectrum i.e the absolutely crap end. Welcome to the world of MY Single Band people! For just £6 you can purchase what is...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Trends

WTF is happening? 5 consumer trends for 2020

What does the future look like? Change is happening at a faster rate than ever before and we've become one global community meaning we witness even more evolving of consumer habits. At Connect: London, Hollie Lubbock, interactive design lead at...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

Retail trends 2019: Ian Scott

Human interaction, the high street and 5G are all areas of focus in Ian Scott's retail trends report for 2019. The Williams Lea Tag shopper marketing and innovation manager sheds light on his predictions for the shopping space and how the point of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

Zine culture tops Shutterstock trends in 2019

Shutterstock has launched its eighth annual Creative Trends Report, which predict major trends in 2019 as well as what will be the rising topics and one to watch in the year ahead. The overbearing theme of the findings is that there will be a...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Ad trends 2019: Mark Melling

Verizon Media-owned global creative studio RYOT's head of EMEA, Mark Melling, believes it's time for advertising move on from being passive and one-way and that we have the tools and technology to make it happen. He gives his wider thoughts and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

Tech trends from CES 2019

Over a five-day period, I attended one of the largest consumer electronics conferences in the world, CES, to dive into the new tech and innovations that will be changing the advertising landscape in the foreseeable future. If we don't keep up, we'll...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Ad trends 2019: Sam Walker

Tech and data will try try - and fail - to outshine creativity in 2019 according to Sam Walker. The ECD at London creative studio Uncommon offers his thoughts on the year ahead. What will be the biggest trend in 2019? The trend of talking about...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Ad trends 2019: Carl White

Global CEO and co-founder of Nano Interactive, Carl White, talks about a shortage of talent and encourages greater collaboration in his thoughts for the year ahead. What will be the biggest trends in 2019 in your field? I expect to see massive...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Ad trends 2019: Hugo Drayton

Digital ad tech firm Inskin's CEO Hugo Drayton offers his three big trends for the industry in 2019 as well as explaining how Brexit, Blockchain and GDPR will affect advertising and creativity. What will be the biggest trends in 2019 in your field?...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

10 video marketing trends for 2019

The prospects for video makers and marketers in 2019 are beginning to heat up. The film and video industry is changing rapidly, with new gear, formats, channels, and avenues for advertisements gaining momentum every day. Let’s look at the top...

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Features

Ad trends 2019: Ming Chan

A further blurring of agency lines and overcoming an identity crisis are on the cards in 2019 according to global digital agency The1stMovement's LA-based CEO, Ming Chan. He offers his thoughts on what's ahead and urges companies to be more nimble...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Ad trends 2019: Ed Preedy

Ed Preedy, MD at computer vision company GumGum, believes there'll be much more visual content on the internet next year and explains how companies can harness the trend. He's also enjoyed the recent spate of retro ads and highights the increased...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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