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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Ad trends 2019: John Treacy

John Treacy, ECD at Proximity London shares his thoughts on the year ahead for advertising and tells us what the best campaign was in 2018. What will be the biggest trend in 2019? Brands going into ‘acquisition mode’ after GDPR has...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Account Wins and Acquisitions of the Week

Publicis - Diesel Diesel, the legendary fashion brand part of the OTB group, has appointed Publicis Italia, the agency led by Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis WW, to handle its global creative and strategy account. The...

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Advertising

WCRS and Sky Mobile “Say Hello” with Tom Hardy

Sky will unveil its latest advertising campaign tomorrow to promote the launch of Sky Mobile. The campaign reveals Sky’s new brand positioning “Say Hello,” which introduces customers to more choice, more flexibility, more control...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

What is Facebook Marketplace and should you be using it?

Anyone who has been watching AMC's “Halt and Catch Fire,” which takes place during the computer boom of the mid 1980s (and if you haven't you really should be) will have noticed that online retail transactions between users are actually...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The IKEA team explores innovation in their new lab Space 10

As a child, I always loved visiting IKEA, which I promise isn't half as odd as it sounds. Not only were the meatballs simply divine (they appear to have lost a little of their lustre of late though), but the IKEA closest to us featured not only a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: AOL

Speaking at The Hospital Club in London on tuesday (October 20) as part of the IAB UK Digital Upfronts, Hamish Nicklin, AOL’s UK managing director, said that AOL’s ambition is to become the most important media technology company in the world....

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Technology

Chiaro reboots the Pelvic Floor exerciser in a sleek new wearable

Pelvic floor/kegel exercises have had known benefits for women for decades, especially post-child birth, for strengthening bladder muscles, reducing the risk of pelvic prolapse and improving sex. It’s the same core strength promise of popular...

Posted by: Chiaro Technology Ltd
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Technology

The Week in Tech

R2-D2 takes to the skies! Disney and Japan's All Nippon Airways have joined forces (pun obviously intended) to transform a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into the beloved droid R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies, as part of the Star Wars Celebration event,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

MWC 15: the best of the rest

Whilst I already covered the two major players at the 2015 Mobile Web Congress, Samsung and HTC were not the only companies to unveil something of note at this year's mobile electronics trade show. As was expected given the precedent already set by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Apple accused of deleting their rivals

News has emerged over the last couple of days that Apple has been accused of scanning the iPods of its users for music that wasn't purchased on iTunes and effectively forcing them to delete those files. Apple however, are claiming the move was purely...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Spotify CEO bites back at Taylor Swift

Country darling turned stratospheric pop star Taylor Swift caused a minor uproar last week when she (or more accurately her record label) decided to pull her back catalogue from Spotify, including the new album “1989,” which is set to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

The Phones And The Fallout. What we should learn from the hacking trial.

Following a lengthy process and an awful lot of money, we now know Andy Coulson is guilty of conspiring to intercept voice-mail messages; he is also to be retried on the remaining charges. Rebekah Brooks has been acquitted though - and this is not...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

A Doctor Who movie? Don't hold your breath.

Peter Capaldi is to be the new Doctor and I couldn't be more delighted. Apart from the fact I consider 'The Thick Of It' to be a television comedy so accomplished is resembles high art, Capaldi just has the face and demeanour of a Time Lord. Yes, I...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Is this how recruiters view your work?

When I first starting out as a junior copywriter I went along to the D&AD workshops that were being held in various London ad agencies. These evenings were great for anyone who wanted to start out as a copywriter or art director because you could...

Posted by: John Fountain
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News

Would your mum understand that?

Would your mum understand that? It's fair to say that most of us hate bureaucracy. And meaningless, wordy bureaucracy even more. I've lost count of the number of times I've received a massive epistle from Barnet council when all they really want to...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

A guide to handling unpaid invoices and refusenik clients.

Creativepoolers in the fortunate position of holding down a fulltime staff job will be familiar with the warm glow of the monthly payslip. Sure, you'd probably like the net total to be larger, but at least your earnings show up on a predictable...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Technology makes me boring

By Ashley Morrison Considering that words and the effective use of them takes up pretty much my whole working life, I don’t read enough of them. No, cancel that - I do read enough of them, just not the right ones. Last night, I found a largely...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Are creative people undervalued?

by John Fountain. Welcome to 2013 and to the same old furies. Have you seen the survey on industry salaries published last week in Creative Review? What gets my goat is the findings. Particularly with the question "Are you earning the right...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Land of the free. Has charging for things become taboo?

HM Government and Tesco must have thought they'd found the Holy Grail. In an era of high unemployment and a conspicuous absence of career opportunities, the idea that the jobless could somehow be coerced into working for the ubiquitous supermarket...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Ryanair - the floating marketplace

Last week a couple of friends and I went to Berlin for a short break on the cheap. Unfortunately for us our tight budgets and last minute booking meant we had to fly with Ryanair, in the past this hasn't been much of a problem but we were unprepared...

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Features

Shouldn't banks just stop advertising?

When you're as reviled as the Black Death, figuring out a productive advertising strategy is quite a challenge. Indeed, some might suggest shutting your fat gob and staying well off the radar might be a good call. But when you're a megalomaniacal...

Posted by: Creativepool

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