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Advice

Opinions - The Paralympic effect

by Jessica Hazel The aftermath of the Olympics has been a bleak and disorientating time. Doctors have had to treat a number of patients suffering from Post-Olympic-Depression-Syndrome, or PODS as it is now known. It does feel like Boxing Day, or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Poetry, hair, taxis and other stories

Pentagram - Poetry Foundation A Pentagram New York team led by Michael Bierut have designed a new, typography-based visual identity for US-based organisation The Poetry Foundation. The organisation, based in Chicago, is a literary group and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Spot The Creativepool Logo on Taxis Around London

Creativepool is hosting the Pool Party London 2015 on Wednesday 16th September at Corbet Place in Shoreditch. Win Tickets for the #PoolPartyLDN Lead sponsor Brighmove Media, have branded black cabs for digital display Creativepool logo and they...

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Features

Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Genuine IPG-owned digital creative agency Genuine has hired Adam Kasper and Mitch Blum away from Havas and DigitasLBi, respectively. Kasper, an 11-year veteran of Havas (and a 22-year industry vet) and the advertising conglomerate’s former...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Impero uses social media to track heat waves and deliver ice cold 7Up

Every summer, heat takes over the conversation in Latin American cities. People talk on the streets, in taxis, in newspapers and on the TV. But nowhere does the heat rise as quickly and burn as fiercely as it does on social media. So, to combat the...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Selmore - ASN Bank Did you ever give any thought to the fact you've never switched banks in your life? I know I haven't. In fact, I've been with the Halifax for almost 20 years and I'm not even sure why. It turns out that I'm not alone according to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Inside The Mind of Ben Little, Co-Founder of Fearlessly Frank

What does it take to be a Founder of the next best tech company? Or the Director of a Fortune 500 Brand? A sensational appetite for learning is definitely one of them. Inside the Mind is a new series of interviews where we jump into the heads of...

Posted by: Alexandra Schott
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Technology

#TechTuesday: From playful electronics to drone football

Purposefully ridiculous, playful electronics from Slovenia Technology doesn't always have to be completely serious, sometimes it can be fun too! Enter the Slovenian designer Dan Adlešič, who recently updated his collection of toy-like...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Uber Eats: An appetite for growth

To date, Uber has dazzled us with its super efficient app, courier off-shoot, car-pooling service, quick and easy taxis - and their luxurious siblings. And to this already extended family Uber is now adding UberEATS; a new food-delivery service...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

The Super Bowl isn't just the biggest day of the year for the NFL, it's by and large the biggest day of the year for ad land too, as countless millions from across the globe tune in to watch armies of heavily armoured blokes bash seven shades out of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights in Tech

Apple file a patent for the Smart Ring In a week that saw the iPhone 6S sell 13 million units in just three days during its launch weekend (compared to 10 million for the iPhone 6 last year), Apple has also filed a patent for a “Smart...

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Events

Pool Party London 2015

Creativepool is now established for hosting advertising, creative and digital agencies, bringing together the creative industries top bodies to hang out with colleagues, friends and generally like-minded creative folk for free drinks and...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews present Jim Capp

Jim Capp, Creative Director at VCCP talks to Creativepool in the Ubiquitous Black Cab about how he always thought he was going to be a graphic designer, his crazy experience in Saudi Arabia and his 'marriage' with Colin Byrne. VCCP was founded in...

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Events

Save The Date! Pool Party London is coming...

First stop was Pool Party London 2014, then we jumped on a plane to Cannes Lions in June 2015 and now it's time for a second year of the iconic Pool Party London! Pool Party London 2015 From the great success and amount of positive feedback we...

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Design

Sanket Avlani thinks it's all about the journey not the destination

Taxis in Mumbai are not only the most convenient form of transport but have also become an iconic aspect of the city’s culture, and whilst a lot of care and attention is lavished on these taxis by their drivers, very little thought is given to...

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News

Homophobia flipped on its head by Dublin taxi driver

This week saw probably the most tongue-in-cheek comment yet on the upcoming Irish referendum debate on gay marriage. The taxi app Hailo (think Uber, only for actual taxis) released a hilarious and bitingly satirical online video in order to not only...

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Features

Five reasons we should be worried about the BBC

The BBC is great, right? Doctor Who, QI, Strictly Come Dancing - what's not to like? Of course, there's much to praise about our national broadcaster - after all, they've provided us with decades of creative highlights. But 2016 will see a crossroads...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The Black Cab Interviews present Neil Christie

Neil Christie, Managing Director at advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy London talks to Creativepool in the Ubiquitous Black Cab about management style, pitching to new clients and how to successfully apply for jobs. Wieden + Kennedy has eight...

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Advertising

Arena Media turns Black Cabs into Domino drivers

In a campaign full of media firsts, planned and bought by Arena Media, Domino’s Pizza will be advertising via London taxis for the first time, as well as via podcast platform, Acast. Domino’s branding will appear on London cabs, with the...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Vivid Sydney M&C Saatchi’s Bang PR has been appointed to represent the Vivid Sydney festival for the second year running after a competitive agency pitch.

 Vivid Sydney is a festival of light that transforms the Harbour City with its...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews presents Billy Faithfull

Billy Faithfull, Executive Creative Director at WCRS, talks with Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes. Hear Billy's thoughts on the book, whether creativity can be learned, and problem solving in advertising. Billy started his career in a design...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews present Ann Wixley

Ann Wixley, Creative Director at OMD UK, talks with Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes. Hear Ann's thoughts on the connection between performance art and experiential creativity, creating and producing ideas and their impact. Ann was a ballet...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews present Will Awdry

Will Awdry, Creative Director at Big Fish, previously at Ogilvy & Mather, talks with Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes. Find out what a Creative Director does, how important is a good idea and the dark arts of pitching. Along with five other...

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Features

The Black Cab Interviews present Laura Jordan Bambach

The president of D&AD talks to Creativepool in our Ubiqutious Black Cab about her early career, breaking into the creative industry, and how to succeed… Laura Jordan Bambach explains to Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes, how her many roles...

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Events

Creativepool #CPTaxi Competition

Creativepool hosted a Pool Party 2014 wednesday 10th September, #CPoolParty14. Lead sponsor Ubiquitous, have branded black cabs for Creativepool which had a unique spot at the event in Shoreditch. Not only was the liveried taxi parked in front of the...

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Events

Creative Industry End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014

The Creativepool Team believe it’s time for the creative industry to have an End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014! Watch Creativepool and friends take over Shoreditch on Wednesday the 10th of September. Look out for our Ubiquitous Taxis, the...

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Features

Twist and shout. How a town gained a brand from a happy accident.

To create a brand for a new building is to take on one of the most challenging projects in the industry. Once the brick dust has settled and the scaffolding rolled away, there's a need to create an identity and personality for a new development....

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Features

Is necessity really the mother of invention?

by Ashley Morrison. I wouldn't say I'm a gadget freak by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like some techie stuff that usefully enhances my life while being fun to play with. I spent an inordinate amount of time choosing my latest mobile - a...

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