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Inspiration

The Sweet Spot: Loveable Valentine’s Day Campaigns for 2016

In case you haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day drops in just two more sleeps. As ever, brands are busy capitalising on all the love in the air to match people to their products. So far we’ve seen a mixed bag of tongue-in-cheek...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Inspiration

The Creative Energy, Teamwork and Motivation of SMACK Agency

It is unusual to hear someone say that they always start working near the end of a deadline, because they are far more productive under pressure. Though one may think that this is the easiest way to mess up, SMACK agency and its co-founder Lubna...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

SMACK create Merry Moments for MS Society this Christmas

MS Society has teamed up with the award-winning, Covent Garden-based digital marketing studio SMACK to create its 2016 Christmas campaign; #Merrymoments. The campaign encourages the public to share stories, pictures and videos of their #Merrymoments...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Here's how Gamification will change advertising

You are having a stroll on the main high street, on your way to your favourite park in town. A few steps away from the main gates, you see a man running towards you. He looks scared. Click here to dodge him. Click here to stop him. You dodge the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the Idea: The powerful anti-exploitation campaign by Affixxius

Hard-hitting. Impactful. Crude in its sheer honesty. There are a lot of words that we could use to describe the beautiful campaign by Affixxius for the Leicestershire Police - but none of those would do it justice as much as spending just two minutes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is a Digital Experience?

The expectations of the average consumer from companies concerning marketing and communication have grown rapidly over the last two decades and a lot of this has to do with the growth in digital technology. We live in times where many retailers only...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

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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Leaders

Super Bowl 51: Ad land gets political. Or does it?

The 2017 Super Bowl came and went last night, with the New England Patriots coming back from the brink of defeat to score their fifth Super Bowl title. The real drama, however, appeared to be happening between the plays. Whilst Lady Gaga's half time...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

LIDA – Blue Cross Award-winning customer engagement agency, LIDA this week released a new integrated campaign for animal charity, Blue Cross. The charity tasked LIDA with developing a bold and brave campaign running across press, social, radio,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Cannes Lions 2016 top parties you must attend

Razorfish Reception 16.00-18.00 Monday 20 June Majestic Terrace East Cocktails and canapés will be on the menu directly following their main stage presentation. Samih Fadli is hosting the event, and will be on hand for discourse about how...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Discover a little something in your next Uber

In partnership with our friends at Uber and SUITCASE Magazine, we are launching #BackseatArt across six UK cities to showcase local artists. This week, cars in London, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle will contain limited...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Back Rub? The brands that changed their names.

On page one of 'The Bumper Book Of Branding' (which doesn't exist), we're told that a successful brand starts with a successful name. Y'know, something memorable, something that resonates with the audience. Crack the name and half the battle is won....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Crafts aren't creative – they're, well, erm...

Earlier this month, there was widespread consternation and outrage that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is going to exclude the 'crafts' as a category under the banner of 'creative industries'. Having done some work on a...

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

Benjamin Anthonisz

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/BenjaminAnthonisz Website: 76kid.com Facebook: facebook.com/76kid Twitter: @76KlD "My passion is digital design and illustration. This year I joined moonpig.com as Head of Online Design with the main objective...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Spraycan copywriting

Here's a true story. Back in the late 70's, right smack in the middle of punk rock, I studied graphic design at Hounslow. Unlike some of the more respectable educational establishments, Hounslow was a bit rough and 'edgy'. The area around the college...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Creativepool 36t5

Creativepool recently joined in with an initiative set up by Andi B where he was challenged to wear a new t-shirt every day of the year. Sounds like fun we thought, and who else are we going to get to wear those bright pink t-shirts of ours? Here's...

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Inspiration

Festive Sustainability: Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving and family celebrations. Yet, it can be a time of excess and over-indulgence - from gifting to greeting cards and glitter - we question if the glamour is worth the garbage. Figures show that the festive season...

Posted by: SGK
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Leaders

Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

BBC3 as an online channel: Innovative or Desperate?

BBC Three will become the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from a linear broadcast channel to online-first destination. The reinvented BBC Three will offer TV shows to stream and download through new homes The Best Of and BBC Three on...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Gourmet Burger Kitchen release apology for anti-vegetarian campaign

Full disclosure here; I'm not a vegetarian and have no intention of ever becoming a vegetarian. Now that doesn't mean I am unfamiliar or unsympathetic with the plight of the average vegetarian, but it does mean that some of you might assume that this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Glastonbury 2015 in Design

As a self proclaimed 'festival veteran' I like to think I've seen it all. I've seen 50 Cent pelted to within an inch of his life with piss, I've seen grown men weep into their lukewarm lagers as Radiohead finally give in and play Creep after almost a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Last week, Private Eye tried to satirise advertising - and failed.

You're probably familiar with the magazine Private Eye. If not, you just need to know it's the longest running satirical publication in the UK (maybe the world), is edited by Ian Hislop from 'Have I Got News For You', and is still remarkably fresh,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

'A five-year-old could have done that!' Do artists have it easy?

Regular readers of the Creativepool blog will know that, although I am no artist, I like nothing more than to spend several hours at an exhibition, having a good moan. True, I don't need to be in an exhibition to do that; Ed Reardon lives - he's 42...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Up In Smoke. Is there any point in 'No Tobacco Day'?

It's 'No Tobacco Day 2014'. Hooray. It is often said there are too many 'days' dedicated to this that and the other. And I think this rather proves the point. Not because the World Health Organisation (who are behind the event) shouldn't have an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Facing the music. Did The Brits' PR campaign go too far?

You may not have noticed, but they held the Brit Awards last night. You may not have noticed because the TV coverage attracted fewer viewers than any Brits this century. Whether this is a failure of broadcasting, marketing or pop music will remain a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Winners and losers – BrewDog vs Diageo

The Emirates Stadium played host to this years Drum Marketing Awards. McCann Manchester and Aldi Stores continued to reap the rewards of their ‘Aldi Likes Brands’ campaign. After winning the Roses Advertising and Design Awards Grand Prix...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

The art of the slogan. Dave Trott, Lipsmakin Pepsi and Emperor Rosko.

A few weeks back, Creative Review invited people to put forward their favourite slogan. The visual communications magazine said, Slogans are the epitome of the copywriters' art: the hopes, aims and very essence of a campaign or an organisation...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Ikea vs. Idea

A friend of mine is trying to buy his first flat, finally getting on to the property ladder in his mid-thirties. Not his fault, of course - he works like a B-word - but such is the cost of living in London. So anyway, last weekend, I accompanied this...

Posted by: Creativepool

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