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Technology

NowDiscover GmbH bridges the gap between video content and e-commerce

NowDiscover GmbH, a unique content recommendation engine built to bridge the gap between video content and e-commerce/retail, has formally launched into market. Following successful customer trials and rapid team expansion, the platform, which...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Inspiration

Fear of music. Is this the most disturbing pop video ever?

Here’s an odd thing about rock music: the more frightening it tries to be, the more hilariously ludicrous it becomes. Ozzy can bark at the moon till the end of time, but he’ll still be more golden retriever than werewolf. Ronnie James Dio...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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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News

Get Real with Jukin Media Competition: The Winners!

Jukin Media and Creativepool are thrilled to announce the winners for the first ever UGC video powered competition, chosen by our panel of expert judges from Ogilvy, Huawei, OLIVER, AKQA, BBH, BBD Perfect Storm, VCCP and Twitter. The Creativepool...

Posted by: Jukin Media
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Features

Empathy is everything in content design and creation

I recently directed a piece of video content which we hope will form the bedrock of a campaign driving awareness of a specific disease. The disease and its symptoms are taboo. The content and its story are empathetic. Sufferers of this disease...

Posted by: Matthew
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Trends

'Tis the season for festive creative

Cover image "Deer Santa" by illustrator Pete Ellis Whether they be a model maker, photographer, filmmaker, agency, agent or designer, it's a pleasure to see the amazing work that's uploaded every day by the Creativepool community. Here is a roundup...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Trends

Creative Stranger Things are happening

Next weekend the world will be turned upside down as the 80s return for Halloween in the style of Stranger Things inspired costumes and activations to celebrate the release of Season 2 on October 27th on Netflix. Topshop has teamed up with Netflix...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Social Media

Genero named as a Facebook Marketing Partner in Content Marketing

Global video production marketplace Genero has been confirmed as a Facebook Marketing Partner in the Content Marketing specialty. Genero connects brands looking to scale their video production with a global creative community of 300,000+ production...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Future Trends: Next-Gen Broadcast Technology and Consumer Electronics

The world of technology is constantly developing and we are charged with the task of staying ahead of the game in order to keep up with the latest trends in Next Gen broadcast and consumer electronics. As an industry that continuously encounters...

Posted by: The Crewing Company
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Awards

Are You the Best of the European Internet?

Calling all creators: the 6th Annual Lovie Awards Final Deadline is quickly approaching: Friday, 10th June. We are looking for the best of the European Internet, from websites, online advertising and video, to mobile apps and social media. The...

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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Advertising

New campaign aims to reduce 'women as objects' in advertising

Today is International Women's Day, so it's rather appropriate to ask ourselves, as an industry, whether we are actually taking gender equality seriously. Badger & Winters say we're still part of the problem, not the solution. Badger & Winters is an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Social Media

How the Google algorithm stole a blogger's domain name.

You may remember, in the early days of the internet, some very smart cookies enriched themselves considerably by buying up the domain names they figured would be in demand, just as soon as major corporations woke up to the new technology. Smart...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Vodafone - Let's Go While I don't object to advertisements suggesting a product or service will enhance a small corner of my life (it could be argued that's what all advertising does), I do find it tiresome when a brand proposes it has unlocked the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Videomakers: Join the “Tic Tac Side of the world!” campaign

Vizy, the world’s largest video crowdsourcing company has launched an open call in collaboration with Tic Tac® for their “Tic Tac Side of the world!” campaign. Tic Tac® invites videomakers to refresh the perspective of...

Posted by: Vizy
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Features

Jelly London launch Melvin Galapon to their roster

jelly London are immensely excited to welcome the effortlessly cool, and highly sought after, Melvin Galapon to our exclusive roster of talent. Melvin is a graphic artist hailing from a small town in the Northwest of England. A graduate from Central...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Features

Looks: engaging a post-human existence

The new ICA show Looks is a group exhibition presenting work by the likes of Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo, Juliette Bonneviot and Morag Keil opening 22nd April until 21st June. It’s an investigation into our contemporary relationship with technology,...

Posted by: Jade French
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News

Space brings home the bacon for Coral at CheltenHAM

Creative agency Space is putting bookmaker Coral in the winners’ enclosure with an extraordinary festival of micro-pig racing to coincide with the Cheltenham Festival that runs from 10 to 13 March. Coral’s CheltenHAM Festival will...

Posted by: Velvet PR
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Jackpot Joy - Bus Stop There's so much to baffle me here (which leads me to suspect these people are not really addressing me). Does Barbara Windsor really need money so badly that she's forced to appear in online bingo ads? Can't Eastenders give...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

How the golden age of pop videos threw up a glorious abberation

The golden age of the pop video brought us a buffet of treats, didn’t it? Who could forget Simon Le Bon lashed to a windmill sail in ‘Wild Boys’? Or Paula Abdul flirty dancing with a cartoon cat in ‘Opposites Attract’....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The Week In Advertising

eHarmony - Popcorn There's some furious competition between TV dating sites right now, and that means a plethora of TV ads. One campaign simply shows happy daters on happy dates, but eHarmony have gone more leftfield, using a bizarre scenario to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Nothing to fear. Why horror movies matter.

The most successful film in UK cinemas this week is 'Insidious 2'. Having seen the first 'Insidious' instalment just a couple of weeks ago, I don't think I'll bother with chapter two. The best horror movies are akin to long road trips through foreign...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Hot to trot. Why we've been waiting a decade for the 3 pony.

By Magnus Shaw I remember when the 3 mobile network was the new kid on the 3G block (will there be a 4 network soon, I wonder?). Keen to make its mark in a crowded marketplace, the brand introduced itself with a rather brave TV campaign. I say...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

10 awesome stop motion videos

Stop-motion clips seem to popping up all over the place at the moment. With the popularity soaring for this fantastic technique, the bar has really been raised for the standard of clips. From individual projects to all the way to company adverts,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Social Media

New Instagram Updates & What They Mean For You

Yesterday Instagram announced a new feature, allowing users to add hashtags and profile links to their bio. The update comes a few months after Instagram enabled you to follow hashtags for further ease in exploring the topics you like and discovering...

Posted by: Lobster
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Design

GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Ballerinas

The GIF turned 30 last year and yet this simplistic medium continues to evolve and amaze. At first GIF's, relegated to flashy, pixelated pop-up ads that made your eyes bleed, were shunned by any sophisticated designer. Now, advancements in mobile,...

Posted by: Phillip Powdrill
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Inspiration

Top 13 Inspired Halloween Projects for 2017

Cover photo: National Express by 3 Colours Rule I am always blown away by the variety, quality and quantity of creative work uploaded to Creativepool every single day. I delve into the site and an hour later, not unlike a Wikipedia black hole, I...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Advertising

Will the BA fire ruin their Christmas campaign?

With the Autumn hardly upon us, British Airways are set to launch their Christmas travel campaign. It's a digital affair, as you might imagine, and builds on their 'No Place Like Home' concept launched earlier this year. The ads use quirky sayings,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Very - Can't Wait For Summer Quite a plush and expensive looking spot for Very, here. And a nice little twist at the end. It's just a shame the whole thing is focused on models with 'perfect' beach bodies, rather than the actual people likely to be...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Travelodge - Travelodgical Here's an interesting thing. While Lenny Henry camps out in a railway station in their competitor's campaign, Travelodge pitch in with their guests as Sesame Street puppets. Other than comfort, I'm not entirely sure what...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Irn Bru - Train The Irn Bru people have been making a virtue of tasteless ads for a while now. I suppose you'd call them 'cheeky', rather than full-on rude - and here's the latest. If one were to nit-pick, it could be said they are playing a bit...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The Week In Advertising

The Green Party - Change The Tune Unlike the US position, political parties in the UK aren't permitted to buy up airtime for promotional purposes. They are, however, allocated pre-arranged slots on which to display their wares - and this is the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Celebrate defining moments in family history

Creative agency, Leagas Delaney London today launches two new films for Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. ‘The Maverick Whisky Makers of Dufftown’ heralds the latest instalment of the ‘Family Run...

Posted by: The Media Foundry
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Arnie And The Meerkat Unless you've been on holiday to Jupiter, you'll have seen the current 'Compare The Market' work, wherein Alexander and Sergei run into trouble with the former Terminator. But what happened behind the scenes? Here's your chance...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

Dove (US) - Men Care Other than a common language, if there's one thing that separates the Brits from the Americans, it's advertising. Take this spot for Dove Men Care; you just know it's an American ad before you even hear the first 'Daddy!'. In...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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