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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...

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Features

Red vs Blue - Colouring Corbyn and Branding Bojo

Politics and marketing have never been so closely entwined in an age of 24-hour news and false facts. But after three years of Brexit burnout, the marketing teams behind the parties fighting in today’s historic general election have never had a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Behind the Idea: The secret AR cocktail menu 

Augmented reality is still something of an outlier when it comes to the marketing space. There have been many brands that have dipped their toes into the technology, of course, but to the layman, it’s still perceived as a gimmick that’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Open your ears – How brands can make sure they’re heard in 2020

It’s that time of year again when we start to cast off the shackles of what has been a rather turbulent year and look ahead at the beacon of hope that is the new year. In the first of our annual trend pieces for 2019, Michele Arnese, Global CEO...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is an Internet Without Advertising Possible?

What does your digital utopia look like? Can the internet be governed? Or do we have to fundamentally change how it works? I believe that the internet would benefit greatly from having all advertising removed. It feels weird to think about that....

Posted by: Studio Black Tomato
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Features

The unique creative culture of Royal Tunbridge Wells

As the agency prepares to turn 50 next year, Southpaw's MD Tom Poynter highlights the creative culture of one of England's best-loved spa towns. Situated in the heart of ‘The Garden of England’, this spa town takes its name from the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Trends

Colour me impressed - Shutterstock predicts the Colours of 2020

According to Shutterstock, the company that knows a thing or two about colour, it’s bold, saturated hues that are expected to dominate many of 2020’s top creative campaigns. It’s that time of year again where company’s start...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The sleek and stylish retouched world of Paul Hill

Paul Hill is a freelance retouching artist originally from East London whose stylish and eye-catching work, which he himself describes as “high end, creative retouching,” has been lighting up Creativepool for some time now. Paul’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Consumerism in the regenerative age – 4 brands to lead the way

In a world that needs to rethink consumption, who’s leading the way in innovative design and astute behavioural change? Ethical consumerism isn’t a niche for brands to stay relevant anymore. It’s a driver of mass demand. In my...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Advertising

Is Son-Heung-min the biggest brand in South Korea?

Son-Heung-min is more than just a footballer in South Korea and a new short documentary-style film for Bleacher Report Football proves it. The forward, who currently plays for north London club Tottenham Hotspur, has been in England since 2015, but...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Almost Famous: Shining the spotlight on celebrity relations

Just how far does the apple fall from the tree? Does Sibling rivalry multiply in the face of fame? Barnaby Slater interviews family members of famous figures in new podcast series Almost Famous. You probably haven’t heard of Barnaby Slater....

Posted by: Big Buoy
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Features

How ad agencies can tackle sexual harassment

One in 10 advertising industry employees have suffered sexual harassment at work in the last 12 months, a recent report by think tank Credos revealed. These shocking findings came despite previous steps taken by the industry to stamp out such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Does advertising lack originality?

They say Christmas is a time for giving. But first it’s a time for watching all the big brand ads so we can decide what to give and where to spend our money. And with the bulk of this year’s spots now released, what do they say about the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi creates Fake Views for Operation Black Vote

Operation Black Vote (OBV) has launched a campaign that uses real quotes from politicians to encourage Britain's youth, particularly Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, to register to vote. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi London, a hard-hitting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Bringing politics home for the BBC

With the 2019 general election fast approaching in the UK, the BBC has launched a promo for its coverage leading up to 12 December. Created by BBC Creative, the film puts the power in voters’ hands by showing a diverse range of families across...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Byron marks 12 years in the UK with new brand identity

It’s been 12 years since Byron arrived in the UK and since then a host of American-style diner restaurants have entered the scene including Five Guys, Patty & Bun and Shake Shack. With a successful decade and a bit under its belt, now Byron is...

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Features

How travel brands can use influencers for global growth

Today, a deserted holiday destination is hard to find. More likely than not, you’ll be enjoying the sights alongside a wall of outstretched arms attempting to take the perfect selfie while a drone whirs overhead. The pressure to achieve the...

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Advertising

Animation meets live action in McDonald’s Christmas spot

Fast food chain McDonald’s has unveiled its Christmas campaign for 2019, which is based on a young girl with a big imagination and tells the story of Archie the Reindeer. Created by Leo Burnett London, Passion Animation and Outsider, the film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

How to visualise the fear of public speaking

Pritam Biswas, of The Commas, is the artist behind the design of Speechless, a pocket-guide to public speaking and effective communication that was launched last year. If you work in the creative industries and have ever been at a loss for words...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (continued...)

Following our round-up of the first wave of Christmas ads from all the big UK retailers and others such as Amazon, Macy's and Cineworld, it's time to take a look at the latest seasonal spots doing the rounds this week. Entering the fray are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

5 marketing trends for 2020: Yuval Ben-Itzhak

2019 was the year TikTok exploded and influencer marketing gained traction, especially with marketers in beauty, fashion, e-commerce and auto. In 2020, we predict that influencer marketing will continue to grow and that social commerce will achieve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The future with 5G

As we hurtle towards the end of 2019, and constantly find ourselves asking where the year has gone, we need to start considering what the world will look like as we head into the next decade. The ways in which consumers and brands interact are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Freedom typeface marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

A film and new typeface inspired by original graffiti from the Berlin Wall has been created as part of a campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the structure coming down in November 1989. The film, created by HEIMAT Berlin, includes sirens, dogs...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Showing can-do spirit for Leonard Cheshire

Health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire’s film Actually, I Can aims to inspire people to get involved with its volunteering activities through a powerful story about a disabled man called Charlie. Created by 3angrymen Productions, it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

D Double E voices first UK Christmas ad for IKEA

UK grime act D Double E provides the soundtrack to IKEA’s first ever Christmas ad launching today, as he waxes lyrical about being house proud and silencing the critics. The spot, created by Mother, features a couple who become racked with...

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Advertising

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (so far...)

It's the start of November, which means it's time to put the kettle on, sit back and watch the barrage of Christmas ads already launched by brands this year. In the mix at this point are many of the big supermarkets with celebs such as Mariah Carey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

5 ways to create better marketing content

Agencies, in-house teams, freelancers - no matter who you are, our working lives are dominated by digital content. So what’s the challenge heading into 2020, and more importantly, what can you do to increase both the wellbeing and productivity...

Posted by: Canto
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Design

Royal Mail puts its stamp on Christmas 2019

British postal service Royal Mail has unveiled its Christmas Special Stamps for 2019 with a new Nativity theme. Created by London studio Charlie Smith Design and paper-cutting artist duo Hari and Deepti, the collection is both contemporary and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Features

Are brands doing enough for the planet?

The creative industry can help brands contribute to the greater good, in ways that feel genuine and authentic. It’s clear that consumers are becoming more attuned to brands acting in socially and environmentally beneficial ways and they show...

Posted by: Clarity

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