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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

BETC Paris - CANAL The French TV networks CANAL+ and CANALSAT recently united their forces in order to become one giant television destination: CANAL. To celebrate this holy union, the new entity asked BETC Paris to create a spectacular commercial...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From saving British Hearts to Ballymore

Hato - Pick Me Up Graphic Art festival Pick Me Up is launching a new identity based around a digital tool allowing anyone to create and submit a letterform to be used in the branding. The new identity has been created by Hato, who also developed the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

Posted by: Jade French
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Technology

Detekt: Amnesty International uncovers government malware

Amnesty International, the human rights charity, recently unveiled a new tool that will allow users to detect government surveillance. The “Detekt” tool, which can be downloaded for free via a bespoke website, detects most well known...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Spray That Again. How evil is advertising?

Since an art director colleague introduced me to Banksy many years ago, I’ve enjoyed his stuff enormously. In that time he has painted throughout the world, from Sydney to Camden, LA to Palestine. The art critics bemoan him - too obvious, too...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Go home. Why the Government's ad vans were such a failure.

Our friends at the ASA have announced they are investigating the Government-backed campaign which saw vans driving through London, calling on 'illegal immigrants' to leave the country or face arrest. This follows 60 complaints and, despite some...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Careers

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

Posted by: Max
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Trends

Public sector ads - where we've been and what can we learn?

The closing event in the celebration of 100 years of Advertising - joint Government Communication Services and IPA (England and Scotland) Jan 2018. Chair - James Pais, IPA Scotland Chair & Creative Services Director, Frame Speakers & Panel...

Posted by: Becky
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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

Account Wins of the Week

Atomic London - Royal Opera House Atomic London has been appointed by the Royal Opera House to create the campaign around the transformation of the iconic London theatre through its Open Up project, due for completion in autumn 2018. The Royal Opera...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Netflix cannabis, eHarmony, YouTube and other stories

Carrot - Netflix Streaming giant Netflix has partnered with creative agency Carrot and a California cannabis dispensary, to produce weed themed around several of its TV series. The marijuana, which was produced in limited-edition packaging and went...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

INNOCEAN and Flatpack discover pulse-stopping beauty for Hyundai

Hyundai has teamed up with INNOCEAN, Keystone and Flatpack Films to create a slick and dynamic new ad to promote its new model: Genesis G80. Whilst most car adverts focus on the drama and action of the model on the road, this spot succeeds in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

2016's Top Ten Most Powerful Christmas Ads

Whilst it might not have gathered as much media coverage as other campaigns, Lidl's Christmas Turkey has been found to be 2016's most powerful Christmas TV spot according to research carried out by Kantar Millward Brown. It tested 19 of this year's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From High Fashion to North Korea

Spring - Browns Fashion Spring has rebranded fashion retailer Browns, including a redesigned logo, packaging, store design and website. Founded in 1970, this marks the London-based retailer’s first rebrand in 40 years. The aim is to reflect...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

#fansofcannes: Geico Unskippable

It’s fascinating to see how communications adapt (or fail to adapt) to changing media formats. Old Spice skillfully repurposed their ‘The Man your Man Could Smell Like’ TVC content for social media. Earlier this year, Jeep’s mobile-optimised...

Posted by: Jones Knowles Ritchie
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Shakespeare to Gü

MultiAdaptor - Shakespeare Lives MultiAdaptor has created the identity for the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives campaign, which marks the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Shakespeare Lives is an international programme of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Big Four agencies dominate Dubai Lynx shortlists

The lion's share of the Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity shortlists were released yesterday, with Leo Burnett, J.Walter Thompson, Impact BBDO and Memac Ogilvy leading the nominations. Leo Burnett will no doubt be attempting to repeat its double...

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Advertising

Rihanna teams up with JWT as Creative Director of PUMA

I’m not going to pretend to be the world’s biggest Rihanna fan. Indeed, I personally find her brand of hedonistic pop to be of the “All style, no substance” variety. As a personality though, she’s a beacon of light in an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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