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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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Design

Vans X Disney: Almost 50 Years Of Collaboration

You might not automatically put Disneyland and the Van Doren family together (unless you've seen the recent buzz around the new sneaker season), but the two companies have been linked together since the 1960s. A pair of Vans was the go-to shoe for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Don’t Have A Cow Man: The Simpsons Effect

What is it about the Simpsons that inspire graphic art? The simple lines? The spiky hair? A sudden influx of yellow and blue paint? From the 1990s to now, the Simpsons have held a special place in our hearts. There’s something about their...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

CP Loves... On The Skids. One song, two great campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw Even readers of my advanced years may struggle to remember The Skids. Formed in Dunfermline in 1977, the band bridged the final days of punk rock and the birth of new wave pop. They were pretty successful too. Singles 'Masquerade',...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Nostalgic Advertising- why fix it if it aint broke?

When it comes to trends, what goes around comes around. Trends will invariably repeat themselves once enough time has passed for them to become 'In Vogue'again. This is true across the board, from fashion and interiors to music and lifestyle choices....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Dear Photograph. Pictures From The Past Into The Present

The concept is simple: take a picture of a picture, from the past, in the present. Over the past year, the website received thousands of submissions. In fact, enough for a book, also called Dear Photograph, which was released last year. Taylor...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson bank on the power of nostalgia for Philadelphia

Nostalgia is a powerful thing that's often difficult to fully comprehend or even recognise. We are all, to some extent, hardwired to react positively to things that take us back to our own personal halcyon days, and negatively to things that remind...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Trends

Does advertising lack originality?

They say Christmas is a time for giving. But first it’s a time for watching all the big brand ads so we can decide what to give and where to spend our money. And with the bulk of this year’s spots now released, what do they say about the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Publicis Conseil launches Mission to Earth

A robot reminisces about a world it once knew in a new spot from French agency Publicis Conseil. Created for construction materials company Saint-Gobain and directed by Wilfrid Brimo, memories of human life are projected onto a screen to convey the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Bill Murray & Co return in new Ghostbusters game trailer

Nostalgia has been big for business for the past few years and a new HD Ghostbusters game is set to continue that trend as Bill Murray and his team of trusted scientists return for more adventures. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Advertising is not a craft, it's a business - Sir Martin Sorrell

The former founder of agency network WPP has hit out at creatives in the advertising industry by suggesting that too many are living in the past. Sir Martin Sorrell spent 33 years building WPP into a global powerhouse with the network welcoming the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Zine culture tops Shutterstock trends in 2019

Shutterstock has launched its eighth annual Creative Trends Report, which predict major trends in 2019 as well as what will be the rising topics and one to watch in the year ahead. The overbearing theme of the findings is that there will be a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

YouTube Music ad makes top 10 list for EMEA

YouTube has released its overall 2018 EMEA ads leaderboard, which includes a spot for its music service, YouTube Music, in at number nine on the list. The top spot is taken by German online real estate portal Immowelt, with its epic narrative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Features

What makes a great UGC campaign?

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, user-generated content (UGC) has had a storied career. From a few videos on a then little-known website called YouTube in 2006 to full-blown media campaigns harnessing the power of real people, the...

Posted by: Lobster
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Advertising

Top 20 Ads of 2017

With digital arguably superseding traditional TV advertising as the most relevant and cost-effective way-forward for the industry this year, it's surprising that we actually enjoyed such a banner year for great, 30-90 second creative content. Of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Personalisation is the future of marketing

Recently in marketing, there has been a lot of talk about approaches that had fallen out of favour, such as podcasts and direct mailers, making a resurgence. Is it nostalgia that is turning agencies heads backwards? The changing economic and...

Posted by: ifour
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Design

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Brands and Bands: The XX music video that's also a Calvin Klein ad

Even a few years ago, the concept of a credible, critically lauded indie rock band collaborating with one of the world's most visible brands would have seemed a preposterous concept. Imagine, for example, 2007 era Arcade Fire writing a jingle for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Nokia 3310 set to make dramatic comeback at MWC 2017

Anyone over the age of 30 will remember the original 'mobile' phones. It's ridiculous to think of it now, but back in the 80's, when the concept of mobile phones was first hitting the marketplace, the idea of carrying a lunchbox sized charger and a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Beach Meets: Jayde Perkin

Continuing our series of recent grad interviews, we chatted to Jayde Perkin - her delicate watercolour illustrations are full of cute pastel tones, and fun representations of everyday life. Plus, I’m a sucker for an illustrated gallery scene...

Posted by: Beach London
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Trends

Design Trends 2017: Upcycling

The concepts of building something out of nothing and finding gold in somebody else's garbage are very much at the heart of a trend that could very well be seen as a euphemism for 2017 as a whole, given the widespread disappointment with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - HSBC The latest HSBC UK campaign by J. Walter Thompson London aims to demonstrate how HSBC’s products and services keep its customers moving onwards with their lives. The four specific offerings are: a one day...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Year: 2016

Another 12 months and another few hundred ads to sort through, but this year it was actually more of a pleasure than a chore. My only criteria this year was that I vowed to steer clear of any spots that were tied to heavily to a particular pop...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: WeTransfer drop the transfer and other stories...

Bold Monday - WeTransfer Online file sharing service WeTransfer has unveiled a bold redesign of its identity, logo and website, which includes the rater severe step of removing the “Transfer” from the brand name. This is the first...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Rise of Retrobranding

Nostalgia in a digital age; a longing for local, community values in a culture of globalisation; striving for trust in a world that mistrusts big business; fear; bravery; trend. Whatever the reasons (and there are many), more and more rebrands are...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett

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