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If you were on a precipice, maybe you should just let go

Last week, I posted one of my most successful blogs this year. "Top 10 worst corporate phrases" was for all you folk out there who hate ugly jargon such as “reach out”, “touch base” and “push the envelope”. You...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Top 10 worst corporate phrases

The other day, I was told to reach out to someone. Reach out. Reach out as if I’m dangling Hollywood-style by my fingertips from a cliff, with Stallone looking all Botoxy-slumpy-faced in front of me, telling me to HANG ON! What I was actually...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Thinking outside the corporate box.

by Ashley Morrison. As a copywriter, a major part of the job revolves around using the right words to convey the right message in the most effective and persuasive way possible. If you're selling a product, you want the customer to read the copy and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The best and worst jobs of 2012 - where does yours place?

Careercast.com is a website owned by Adicio inc. and has just drawn up a list of the best and worst US jobs for 2012. There are 200 jobs in the list and it's compiled from data from the Bureau Of Labour Statistics, takings aspects such as work...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy prepares for the future with major corporate restructuring

Wieden+Kennedy, one of the largest and most prominent independent advertising agencies in the world, has announced a strategic shift in its organisational structure, including a new global stakeholder group, and a new leadership team to oversee the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

MullenLowe Group unveils new global corporate identity

Following the formation of MullenLowe Group in May 2015 - from the merger of IPG agencies Mullen in the US with global creative network Lowe and Partners - the network today has unveiled plans for its new global corporate identity. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The creative project's worst enemy? Panic.

The late Douglas Adams wrote one of the smartest, most intriguing and funniest books of the 20th century. It was called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. For the uninitiated, it features an electronic book (before they were real things), also...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Top 10 Worst Christmas Hits

Not that I have anything against festive cheer, but for some reason, this sometimes means that good taste seems to vanish completely, and this could not be more true when it comes to Christmas songs. With videos featuring a load of scouse wigs and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Bad reception. Why the worst thing about DAB isn't the advertising.

'Share the love!' says a one and half foot, massive headed, dead-eyed creature in a white jump-suit. Ordinarily the shock of this vision would wake you from your nightmare. You'd slope off for a wee and crawl back into bed. But this isn't a bad...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Claire Parker discusses corporate design ArboUnie

Claire Parker, Creative Director at our Amsterdam office, is part of the ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she will judge a corporate design, together with Tom Dorresteijn from Studio Dumbar and Stefan...

Posted by: Design Bridge
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Features

Do you really need to send that tweet? #PossiblyNot

For about five or six years, I have blogged for Creativepool. During that time, I’ve written 254 blogs, most of which I hope have been either interesting or amusing, informative or insightful. Some will have been more of one than the other, of...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Little moons, sacred gins and other stories

Pearlfisher London - Little Moons Pearlfisher London has created a new brand identity and packaging for Little Moons - artisan producers of premium gelato mochi ice-cream. A new identity and packaging design were needed to unify the two ranges -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Co-working spaces, low carb Hovis and other stories

DixonBaxi - Storey DixonBaxi has designed the visual identity for Storey, a new flexible workspace brand from property development company British Land. Storey has been launched by British Land to provide office space in London for companies that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

5 ways to boost your content for foreign markets

Robert Gorby, VP of SMB Business at SDL, examines 5 simple ways in which marketers and advertisers can boost their localisation efforts without spending a fortune. You would have to have been living on a desert island or under a rock to have missed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Snacks, whales, dolphins and other stories

BrandOpus - 9NINE 9NINE has unveiled a new identity and packaging for their range of healthy snacks with the help of leading strategic brand packaging design agency BrandOpus. Originally named “9Bar,” the brand needed to elevate itself...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Adland Responds to the Great Kendall Jenner Pepsi Debacle

When Pepsi dropped their no-doubt incredibly expensive and undeniably ambitious new ad earlier this week, they probably had no idea that, by week's end, the spot would have dominated global headlines, which is particularly impressive, given the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

R/GA - PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)/Guinness R/GA has won the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) agency review. The agency beat out incumbent Deutsch, Huge and other unnamed agencies to win what we’ve learned is a per-project assignment for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Bertie Bassett to a cheeky Nando's

Bulletproof - Maynards Bassetts Confectionery brands Maynards and Bassetts have been brought together under one identity to form a new more “Adult” candy brand as part of a rebranding strategy by Bulletproof set to roll out next month....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

4Dpresence bring us 3D holographic politicians

Having seen his outrageous speeches and horrific haircut, you might well think having Donald Trump in just one location is one too many. However, maybe you should brace yourself, because soon Trump (and many other less upsetting politicians) will be...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

How a hip hotel failed spectacularly

I'm not a hipster. That particular role is denied to me thanks to my great age, and my inability to grow a thick bushy beard. But that doesn't mean I can't have a little taste of the hipster world. So last weekend, I headed for the achingly...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

McDonald's preach lovin' over hatin'

McDonald's are thought to be switching up the ubiquitous “I'm Lovin' It” theme, which has been the cornerstone of their marketing strategy since 2003. The new twist on the 11-year-old theme is thought to be the equation “Lovin' >...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Well done you! Why the Halifax campaign is so insulting.

Nobody likes being patronised. Even small infants boil with fury when some dough-faced adult leers into their pushchair and makes 'woo-woo' noises at them. Probably. I think being patronised takes us back to school, when we were bound by the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Meet the Creative Director, Dominic Williams of Fat Media

Tell us a bit about you Dom... I’m a Liverpool lad who studied Fine Art at Uni, but then got interested in digital in the process. Straight from graduating in 1998 I joined an ISP which gave me my foundation in all things internet, then went...

Posted by: Fat Media
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Inspiration

Where the heart is. Is 'working from home' a dying art?

You may have noticed Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, kicking up some dust last month, when she announced a complete ban on working from home. This, she claimed, was to encourage collaborative working and collective thinking. However, there was a...

Posted by: Creativepool

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