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Advice

Humanising the redundancy process

It would be easy in an economic environment like this to lay the blame for all redundancies on the 'credit crunch' but I believe that there are other reasons why some of these redundancies are taking place. In prosperous times creative businesses are...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Stop by the Brexit Halloween horror show

The countdown to Brexit is on and while MPs in Parliament continue to dither over the decision to leave the EU, for others the debacle is proving an opportunity to get creative. As the UK hurtles towards 31 October, Boris Johnson’s prospects...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

New Balance to enter London Marathon at dreaded mile 24

Virgin Money London Marathon sponsor New Balance is plotting an on-course activation at this Sunday’s race to help give runners an unexpected boost at the most daunting part. The global athletics brand will have a presence at mile 24, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

Posted by: Becky
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

RSA Films RSA Films has added filmmaker and acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor for commercial representation globally. The film, theatre and TV actor, who won a Golden Globe this year for Best Actor in FX’s “Fargo,” is also a natural...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Joining CHI&Partners this week are the talented creative team of Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon, who are coming to the agency after three years at rival London shop WCRS. As the team responsible for the multi-award winning campaign...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Dare.Win Dare.Win group has announced the promotions of copywriter Fabienne Fiorucci (formerly of Y&R and TBWA\Paris) and art director Damien Foui (formerly of Marcel and TBWA\Paris) to Creative Directors. This dynamic duo, known by their nickname...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas London has appointed former 101 London Partner & Head of Strategy, Clare Hutchinson, as its new Executive Strategy Director. In this new role, which she starts in November, she will report directly into Havas’ European Group...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Uncommon Creative Studio - Halo Coffee/Headstart This week saw the launch of Uncommon Creative Studio, which has been built with one singular mission. In a world where people wouldn’t care if most brands disappeared tomorrow, Uncommon wants to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Adland comes out in support of Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day (April 4) is a movement dedicated to showing how much further into the year a woman, on average, must work to earn what her male counterpart earned the previous year. The day, originated by the National Committee on Pay Equality (NCPE)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Soul office given a musical artistic makeover by Leopard's Lunch

Soul has commissioned London artist Kate Philipson, aka Leopard’s Lunch, to create a series of striking murals to decorate the agency’s office interior. The artwork, entitled “Bubbling with Creativity, Oozing with Soul,” has a bold, pop art...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Celebrate Christmas 2016 style with these Brexit Crackers

Whilst it might seem a little mean spirited for the festive season, we can never say no to a bit of delicious satire, so we were thrilled to hear that mcgarrybowen had created a set of Brexit-themed crackers for the Guardian. Aimed at putting a...

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...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

McCann London - Subway Subway is releasing a new festive campaign to celebrate its limited edition new sub sandwich, the “Festive Feast,” which is packed with turkey, sausage, bacon, and cranberry sauce. The ad, created by McCann London,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Catching up with character expert, Studio Murugiah

Studio Murugiah is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio based in London, specialising in illustration, art direction, typography and design. Having produced work for Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Little White Lies, Scribbler and LEON, as...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

#TechTuesday: More Pokémon, a self-driving bus and a talking T. Rex

The Week in Pokémon We already reported last week on the rather nifty Pokédrone, but in the wake of Pokémon Go's phenomenal success, there have been many more products announced to capitalise on the game's current ubiquity. Nintendo's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agencies share rejected Remain posters post-Brexit

I've waffled on enough already about the unmitigated disaster that has been the Brexit, and it's unlikely that a better advertising campaign could have saved us from the gallows, but it's still fun sometimes to ask ourselves “What If?” In...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

The creative industry responds to the effects of Brexit

“The situation can be (in broad terms) broken down as such: Bigots voting for economic isolation, and a grave instability the people who will actually live to see it (for the most part) don't want. Politics is broken. We are not governing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Wednesday's Top Highlights

Before we begin discussing the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Lions, if you want to keep track of all the award winners, you can keep checking the “Just Announced” page on the official Cannes Lions website for all award wins as and when...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

UK Creatives say NO to Brexit

Brexit is the nonsensical word on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, and with good reason. The EU Referendum is, by quite a wide margin, one of the most important democratic decisions most of us will ever have to make. By this point you probably...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Industry Garrett Reil has joined the global brand consultancy Industry as Creative Director, following a three year stint at FutureBrand. In his newly created role, Reil will have a remit to grow and develop the creative team, with creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Adam & Eve/DDB - Lloyds Bank For Your Next Step Lloyds Bank has launched a new brand campaign, its first since moving the account to adam&eveDDB in 2015. The new campaign introduces the “For Your Next Step” strap line, whilst also...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: BBH

Hijacking the CNN Republican debate to promote House of Cards On December 15, 2015, Netflix hijacked the Republican Candidate Presidential Debate on CNN in the US to build anticipation for the upcoming fourth season of “House of Cards,”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMF - ALDI Whilst it was once seen as the butt of a not particularly amusing joke, thanks to a significant brand refresh over the last few years, ALDI is now known for everyday groceries, special buys and low prices. However ALDI still isn’t...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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