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Why neglect asset delivery? Don’t fall at the last hurdle.

There’s no denying it, the world of print advertising has changed drastically since 46 years ago when Tapestry began. The introduction of the internet and the rise of digital advertising has had a large effect on print media, causing brands and...

Posted by: Tapestry
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Leaders

First look: Product Launches

designjunction is set to be the platform for hundreds of product launches from global brands including: Another Country, Bethan Gray, Channels, Deadgood, Design House Stockholm, Friends & Founders, Humanscale, LSA International, Icons of Denmark,...

Posted by: designjunction
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Leaders

If PR didn't exist, would we bother to invent it?

A few years ago, the politician and journalist Matthew Parris made a film for Channel 4’s ‘Without Walls’ strand, in which he declared public relations to be an utterly pointless industry, without merit or use. He was forced to eat...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Canyon: The latest book launch from Ditto Press

Tonight is the launch of a new publication from Ditto Press (RSVP here). There’s a couple of reasons this makes us excited. First up, Ditto Press is awesome. Founded in 2009, their risograph prints are both beautifully produced and totally...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The best of Press Day at CES 2015

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only opened to the public today, but it held a special day for the press yesterday (January 6) where many exciting products and developments were announced. Here I'll be examining some of the most...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Is this the most ineffective press ad of all time?

I'm sorry for implanting a most unwelcome picture in your head, but I was taking a bath the other evening. The radio was on, I was leafing idly through a magazine and that's when I saw it - the least effective print ad of all time. In fact, it was so...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Phillip Powdrill's Love for Learning

Luck is an important factor at any given time in life. There is always a certain degree of planning ahead, but you would be surprised by the amount of sheer luck that is needed to actually break through. Now, you could argue that opportunities don't...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

When it comes to creativity, is it Game Over for Humans?

My fingers feel the smooth plastic on the keyboard as I type this sentence. I hear the rhythmic clatter of the keys. I know I am human. But how do you know? The words you’re reading right now could have been generated by a machine....

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Leaders

The road to Marketing Hell is paved with good predictions

To say that 2020 hasn’t turned out exactly as predicted for advertisers and marketers would be an understatement. So, if the experts can’t get it right - why do we as humans still need predictions in times that are seemingly...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Leaders

Introducing the Inside Out Awards™ 2020 Judging panel

We are delighted to announce this year’s Inside Out Awards™ Judging panel. We have worked hard to select a diverse team of judges with a range of knowledge, experience and skills. Our expert Judges all hold senior positions, are highly...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Wunderman Thompson's not-so-beautiful game

We've been trying to downplay and defuse the COVID-19 pandemic in our intros lately. Sadly, there are some related issues we just can't play with. The BBC has reported that domestic abuse calls have gone up 25% since the beginning of the lockdown....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight - Growing gracefully with Woven’s Mark Bower

Mark Bower has watched 'digital marketing' come of age over the last 20 years and admits it's been a wild ride. A lot has happened. But he’s convinced we are, even now, just getting started. This week, in the midst of a global meltdown, we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Remote Control: Monetising your lockdown

Panic mode has officially been engaged and no industry is safe from the fallout. The tendrils of COVID-19 have spread with wanton abandon, latching onto every sector; decimating some whilst only wounding others. For freelancers, the sting is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#EachForEqual: What International Women’s Day Means to Photographers

See what #EachForEqual means to these photographers as they prepare for International Women’s Day 2020, and learn ways you can add gender diversity to your own portfolio. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Eco or ego? The environmental impact of awards ceremonies

When it comes to paying lip service to environmental causes, the creative industries don’t exactly hold a monopoly but they are far from innocent either. As the generic public continues to ‘wake up’ to the realities of climate...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

From Museumification to Mash-ups: Five experiential trends for 2020

Surrounded by pizza museums, themed mini-golf, and interactive paintings, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we'd awoken to some kind of cartoon nightmare. But no, this is the experience economy in 2020. Experiential activations are both physical...

Posted by: Luc Benyon
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Leaders

Life is a story - The power of experiential storytelling

Humans need storytelling. Starting with the first cave paintings and carvings that told the stories of hunting and gathering; myths and legends that united people into societies; the invention of the written word, manuscripts and the printing press....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

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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Workshop

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Workshop

So, you've won an award...

Do industry awards just prey on pride? You don’t remember entering. You barely even remember the piece of work that’s been nominated. And you’ve certainly never heard of the Copywriting Republic Annual Presentation who are behind...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Leaders

How an audience-led approach can help luxury brands win in search

Who’s got game? - high street vs luxury We’ve seen the news articles of brands announcing store closures and reporting losses, such as Miss Selfridge and Debenhams. Miss Selfridge reported losses of £17.5m ahead of their flagship...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Women’s Equality Party launches ads against abuse in Westminster

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has launched a series of ads asking why MPs facing unresolved allegations of harassment and abuse have been allowed to keep their jobs. WEP’s poster, print and social media ads (below), created by Quiet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Epica Awards 2019 deadline extended

The Epica Awards, the only global creative awards judged by the press - including Creativepool - has extended its deadline for entries giving you two additional weeks to submit your work. Epica honours the year’s best work in the fields of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

What PR lessons can we learn from Brexit?

Brexit: the PR disaster that simply won’t go away. Heads have rolled, reputations have been severely tarnished, promises have been made and broken, and all the while the UK public has been left scratching its proverbial head trying to work out...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A moment with The Visual Agency

Indigo Award had the pleasure of meeting not one, but three extraordinary talents behind The Visual Agency-a multifaceted design company that has been taking the world by storm since 2011. The faces behind the enterprise are Giacomo Bettiol as...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Leaders

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Crushing deadlines for the Financial Conduct Authority

Remember when Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had to self-destruct in Terminator 2: Judgement Day? The scene has become so iconic that creative agency M&C Saatchi recently based a whole campaign on it for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

McDonald’s taps into hype culture for spicy McNuggets drop

We’ve all seen the cringey ads for millennial fashion brands like boohoo and Jameson Carter, but there's a hot new name in town. McDonald’s has ‘launched’ a fake fashion brand to promote its limited edition Spicy Chicken...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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