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Leaders

Jack Morton brought in the London New Year with a charitable bang!

Say what you want about Boris Johnson, but the bumbling buffoon/Mayor of London really knows how to put on one hell of a show! His New Year’s Eve fireworks, delivered in partnership with Unicef, saw in 2016 with a truly breathtaking show...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Geometry Global take to the streets for London youth

Just under a month after being appointed as the agency of record for The Mayor's Fund for London, Geometry Global London sent their employees out on the streets last week as part of the ambitious “Penny for London” scheme, which is...

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Leaders

London's Garden Bridge receives £2 million but still faces set backs

UPDATE Since I reported on the Garden Bridge last week, it appears there has been something of a reversal in its potential fortunes. Public opinion has been mixed from the start, but whilst it appeared the £175 million plan was previosuly certain...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Olympicopolis set to be the new cultural centre of London

Whilst few decried the creation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics, even the most rabid sports fans would happily admit that they were unsure as to what exactly the space would be used for once the games...

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Inspiration

The many friends of Friend + Johnson - #CompanySpotlight

It isn't often that we feature artist agents around these shores. Every time we do, incredibly inspiring companies such as Friend + Johnson remind us why we should never stop. Every artist represented by Friend + Jonhson works differently, but the...

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Leaders

The first open source Mozilla rebrand designs revealed by Johnson Banks

We reported last month on the ambitious Open Source Design Project being undertaken by Mozilla and the Johnson Banks consultancy and now the first seven potential identities have been revealed. The search for the not-for-profit software...

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Features

Spotlight: Alex Donne-Johnson

Alex Donne-Johnson is a multidisciplinary creative living and working in London. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and books. Computer Arts magazine named him a 'Leading creative' and he's been hired directly by clients such as adidas,...

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Leaders

Red vs Blue - Colouring Corbyn and Branding Bojo

Politics and marketing have never been so closely entwined in an age of 24-hour news and false facts. But after three years of Brexit burnout, the marketing teams behind the parties fighting in today’s historic general election have never had a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Stop by the Brexit Halloween horror show

The countdown to Brexit is on and while MPs in Parliament continue to dither over the decision to leave the EU, for others the debacle is proving an opportunity to get creative. As the UK hurtles towards 31 October, Boris Johnson’s prospects...

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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...

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Sadiq Khan on the hunt for London's first chief digital officer

Ever since Sadiq Khan was elected as the Mayor of London last year, he's appeared, to me at least, to be the one progressive spark in an otherwise almost oppressively right-wing and regressive current regime. He's not perfect, but he's certainly a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Agencies share rejected Remain posters post-Brexit

I've waffled on enough already about the unmitigated disaster that has been the Brexit, and it's unlikely that a better advertising campaign could have saved us from the gallows, but it's still fun sometimes to ask ourselves “What If?” In...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Rufus Leonard mount one final REMAIN campaign

It's finally here. June 23. EU Referendum day. A day that will live in infamy whatever the outcome. The last few months have seen a dramatic escalation in propaganda from both sides. So much so that's it's genuinely difficult to know who to believe....

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UK Creatives say NO to Brexit

Brexit is the nonsensical word on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, and with good reason. The EU Referendum is, by quite a wide margin, one of the most important democratic decisions most of us will ever have to make. By this point you probably...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

New London startup are out to create the world's lightest folding bike

Biking is officially cool again. Probably more due to the 2012 olympics and our growing concern with the environment and our individual health than Boris Johnson and his (admittedly rather successful) London bike share scheme, cycling to work has...

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Leaders

Festival of light to hit London next year

London is to be transformed next January by a festival of light, with 20 different installations set to help burn away the post-Christmas blues. The Lumiere light festival began in Durham back in 2009 as a biennial event, and makes its way to the...

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Leaders

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Affinity – Panasonic/Birch & White/Johnson & Johnson Tech driven advertising and media agency Affinity has won a trio of high profile clients as it continues to enjoy sustained growth. 

The Sydney-headquartered independent agency has been...

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Leaders

London's Old Manor Park Library reborn as creative workspace

The Old Manor Park Library in Newham, London, is to be transformed into a new workspace for creative businesses and artists by architects Nicholas Lobo Brennan and Astrid Smitham, who were appointed by the arts organisation Create. The duo want to...

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Leaders

Inspiration for Advertising Week Europe

Karmarama has used inspirational quotes from influential people such as director Richard Curtis and TV chef Jamie Oliver as a basis for a new print and poster campaign that aims to raise awareness of this year's Advertising Week Europe. The work...

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Leaders

Finally, the first Living Wage employer in Ad-Land

The UK branch of the Ogilvy & Mather Group recently became the first major, global advertising giant to instigate a Living Wage policy amongst its employees. Becoming a living wage employer means that a company will pay all of their employees a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Jeremy Deller's 'Sacrilege'

by Ashley Morrison. Tempting as it was today to blog about the Olympic Opening ceremony (you've gotta love that James Bond bit with Her Maj, haven't you?) I've decided to talk about another round-the-country event which is taking place at the moment...

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Leaders

I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle. Merry Christmas!

Does anyone actually enjoy writing Christmas cards? I mean, really enjoy it? I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that most people feel it’s bit of a faff they can do without. By card number ten - assuming you’re trying to...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Workshop

What to do when your client does not agree with you?

We’ve all had to deal with difficult clients or customers in our lifetime. If you’ve ever been through retail or hospitality (and I think most of us will have, to be fair) you know how difficult people can be. Surely not all of us will...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Annual 2021: who will see your work this year?

Time is ticking! With the standard submissions deadline now out of the way, we are little more than two weeks away from the Annual 2021 final submissions deadline, on Thursday 10th June. The Annual is the Most Distributed creative industry award....

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Leaders

Discussing sonic branding with the Global CMO of amp - #GettingToKnow

The story of amp Global CMO Uli Reese would sound incredibly inspiring to any musician out there. Forged by the scorching flames of TV composition in Hollywood, Uli entered the industry as a music composer and has found his own way through the music...

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Job Description: Branding Designer

A branding designer shapes a brand and how it’s presented to the public. In order to breathe life into a brand and give it a tangible identity, a branding designer must express their thinking via words and imagery that cut through the noise and...

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Features

How to handle a PR crisis: the best examples from brands

Whether we’re speaking about our economy or the reputation of a brand, there’s no denying that 2020 has been a year littered with crises here and there. We've seen different kinds of responses here and there, and if you are a brand, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Why Spotify's Work-From-Anywhere policy is the future of work

Amidst all the heavily unexpected things that happened when 2020 hit, a sudden push for smart and remote working was certainly one of the most prominent. Overnight, hordes of workers were forced to move from the office to the comfort of their own...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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