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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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Features

What do apostrophes make? Prizes! The day John Lewis bagged my loyalty

Contrary to popular urban myth, I am not a member of the Apostrophe Protection Society. Yes, I did write a blog about Waterstone’s and the decision from their powers that be to get rid of the apostrophe in 2012. My blog did, incidentally,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Trends

4 need-to-know digital marketing trends for 2020

Digital marketing is constantly evolving, and with the new year bringing many more advancements, you must be aware of the changes we expect to see this year. Here, Marc Swann, Search Director at Glass Digital discusses the top digital marketing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Simple, mobile and personal: Six predictions for retail in 2020

The retail world is constantly in a state of flux, more so now than ever before with the majority of retail transactions now happening online and perpetual connection (via our smartphones) changing the way we shop and the way we interact with brands...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Personal shoppers: What’s expected of marketing in 2020

With the end of 2019 imminent, the conversations around what the marketing industry can expect in the coming year are well underway. Technology is expanding and developing at a rapid pace, and marketing is no exception. In the past year, we have...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why it pays to play the long game in the build-up to Black Friday

Black Friday has fast become the standout date in the UK ecommerce calendar. It may well be yet another transatlantic import to the UK retail scene, but it’s a date that consumers are looking out for and a date that ecommerce brands have very...

Posted by: Stickyeyes
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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Features

Unicorns of retail: How upstart D2C brands are changing the game

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers are fast gaining ground in an overcrowded market at a time when high street retail’s woes are only deepening. As iconic brands like Barney’s and Victoria’s Secret struggle in the US and Mothercare...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Get to know the 12 brand archetypes

Think about your favourite stories. Did you ever notice that the characters within them fall into broad categories? The hard-drinking detective fuelled by cheap liquor... The femme fatale who always has a perfect put down to hand... The naïve...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Features

Two’s a party – why collaboration can help you avoid privacy pitfalls

More than a year after coming into effect, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has transformed the data landscape and its effects look set to extend into the future, as nations worldwide adopt similar laws. Furthermore, big tech companies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why winning new business is difficult, misunderstood and vital

It may surprise some of you to learn that the job of creating new business opportunities within an agency, or any company for that matter, is the most difficult, misunderstood and vital. Here are three reasons why. Winning new business is...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Trends

The new era of conscious consumerism

The insatiable rise of the conscious consumer has taken extraordinary effect in the world of retail. The latest edition of Raconteur, in which Matter of Form (MOF) features, states two in three of us claim to be belief-driven buyers. A social...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

One year on: Winners, losers and what we've learned from GDPR

This week marks a year since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across all 28 member states of the European Union (EU). The privacy laws were enforced to increase and protect the rights people have over their personal data...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

Posted by: Max
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Advice

10 reasons why branding is important

Branding is much more than a logo or a single graphic element associated with your organisation. When thinking about your brand, you really want to consider your entire customer experience… everything from your logo, website, social media...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Features

Industry Influencers: Cat Davis

gyro is the first full-service global creative B2B agency. The company employees 700 people across 21 international offices with a shared mission to create ideas that are humanly relevant. Cat Davis, chief marketing officer, is one of those...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Engagement better than eyeballs for brands

Content which engages the right consumers rather than attracting an endless stream of clicks from irrelevant customers is what brands should be aiming for. A panel at Creativepool’s Connect: London festival agreed that it is better for content...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ryan Giggs’ brother Rhodri signs for Paddy Power

Rhodri Giggs has been unveiled as the face of Paddy Power’s new ‘loyalty’ campaign via an ad which mocks his ex-pro footballer brother Ryan and the affair which shocked the UK. In the tongue-in-cheek spot, Rhodri pokes fun at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Does your travel website sell your destination as well as Instagram?

Instagram offers the world through your phone, and travel industries cannot afford to be left behind in the digital landscape. Creating the perfect user experience has become an integral part of the travel sector and can be highly critical to...

Posted by: Naked Ideas
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A Kind of Magic: Freddie Mercury through Richard Young's lens

To mark last week’s release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the cinematic tale of Freddie Mercury and Queen, we spoke to photographer Richard Young about documenting the singer’s dazzling live performances, lavish parties, and quiet, candid...

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Features

Give your marketing the overnight test

Ben Matthews, principle planner at Havas Helia explains how having kids and applying the rules of parenting can help your marketing strategy… Being a planner often means applying knowledge from outside the traditional business sphere to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Unboxing unboxing

How packaging can drive sales and build advocacy at the heart of the unboxing experience. If you haven’t seen or heard about the unboxing trend consuming the internet then you’d better crawl out from behind that pile of plain cardboard...

Posted by: The Space Creative
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Impero - Havana Club London-based independent creative agency, Impero, have announced their appointment as a key strategic and creative partner for Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum. The agency will be responsible for taking the Cuban rum in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Brand & Deliver - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Publisher of the iconic Tomb Raider series, Square Enix, has appointed Brand & Deliver to secure UK brand partnerships for its upcoming blockbuster title, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Following the massive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

FCB West San Francisco’s FCB West, best known for its work on the Levi’s and Clorox accounts, has hired Justin Moore to partner with the recently promoted Mike Long as Co-Executive Creative Director. Moore and Long will report directly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Framestore Framestore has announced the promotion of Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to Joint Heads of CG in London. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, Head of Animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s highly successful...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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