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Understanding propaganda in advertising

I’ve always been fascinated with the power of propaganda. Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and, of the many impacts it had on the world, it’s effect on advertising is the one I encounter every...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. The Dictator and the most extreme movie propaganda ever.

by Jessica Hazel Sacha Baron Cohen is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he has made a whole career out of it, pointing out the humour in all manner of taboo subjects and somehow not getting murdered by extremeists in the process. His...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

UKTV's ghost sign celebrates Dad's Army special

UKTV has commissioned a giant ghost mural in London calling on viewers to ‘join Dad’s Army’ for a three-day TV special for the classic comedy. Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will see three remade parts from the show's second...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How tech influences the way we view conflict

November 11 2018 marked the 100th Armistice Day since the end of World War I (WWI). It struck me how - despite all being tragic - most wars and conflicts have quite a different ‘feel’ in the public psyche. I think a significant part of...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Trends

Something to offend everyone – Hope to Nope at the Design Museum

“Something to offend everyone” – that’s how the curator describes Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, a new exhibition at the Design Museum looking at how people have used creativity to react to political upheaval over the past...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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Inspiration

Women in Photography: Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro is a name that many do not know, but perhaps one that they should. Born Gerta Pohorylle to a Jewish family in Stuttgart, Gerda would become one of the first female photojournalists to cover a war from the frontlines, and tragically would...

Posted by: Lobster
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Acne This week, Acne welcomed Director Laura Borgio to their ranks. A super innovative filmmaker with a passion for storytelling, Laura's rare ability enables her to create engaging, meaningful, and dynamic content across a multitude of different...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is art advertising (6)? Emperors, Kings and Queens.

Art is communication. Especially public art. In times gone by, when few could read or write, public monuments were nothing more and nothing less than propaganda. Julius Caesar commissioned statues of himself in armour to remind the citizens of Rome...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Features

Creative Opinion: Jani Guest on the steady decline of TV advertising

Jani Guest is not only the co-founder and managing director of Independent Films in London (having previously worked for Propaganda and Satellite Films), but is also the co-executive producer of the online channel for children, Kidspiration.tv. She...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Hoot Comedy Tom Bazeley, (second from left) former CEO of M&C Saatchi, is rejoining the world of production and IP to become chief executive of Hoot Comedy, a comedy production company he helped set up five years ago. He will rejoin Hoot Comedy this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Rothco promote Irish Defence Force recruitment with Video Game stunt

Detractors and meddling busybodies have been claiming for decades that video games are criminalising are youth and making them more prone to violent behaviour, but a bold and potentially controversial new campaign from Rothco aims to turn that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Cheil London Cheil London has boosted its creative offering by hiring award-winning creative director Russell Schaller as Creative Director of Film. Schaller joins the agency from Havas Worldwide London where he served as Creative Director. He will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

OMA and Bengler's Panda app disrupts the sharing economy

OMA has teamed up with creative studio Bengler to propose an app that allows workers being exploited by digital sharing platforms like Uber and Airbnb to fight back against their employers. On show as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Rufus Leonard mount one final REMAIN campaign

It's finally here. June 23. EU Referendum day. A day that will live in infamy whatever the outcome. The last few months have seen a dramatic escalation in propaganda from both sides. So much so that's it's genuinely difficult to know who to believe....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

AKQA unveil Hostile Takeover Weekend for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In what may very well be the ultimate targeted marketing campaign, AKQA spent an entire weekend mounting a calculated assault on one Call of Duty (colloquially known as COD amongst fans and detractors alike) game in order to promote the next game in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ogilvy&Mather immerse us in historical sites destroyed by ISIS

Over the last several years, countless historical sites have been lost to the ages due to conflict and natural disasters. It's not just the buildings and artefacts that are taken either, but the heritage and culture behind them that has been left...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Angry Birds 2 gets bigger, badder, birdier

Whilst it probably won’t go down in history as one of the very best video games of all time, Angry Birds is arguably one of the most important and influential, especially of recent years. Indeed, years before it was dethroned by the godawful...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins

Peperami After a competitive pitch process, Havas Helia, has won the digital engagement work for Peperami, the flavoured salami brand now owned by Jack Links. Havas Helia has been tasked with building a new UK website for the brand and driving...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Social media keeps the flame of free speech alive

Nobody was prepared for the abhorrent series of events that befell the staff members of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo yesterday in Paris. The vicious attack, brought on (once again) by nothing but harmless religious satire, shook the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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