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The Week In Advertising

H&M goes Gaga for Christmas H&M has thrown their hat into the Christmas ring with a glamorous new TV spot starring pop royalty Lady Gaga and classic crooner Tony Bennett. The duo are featured singing the classic “It Don't Mean a Thing (if it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

You're hired! Are brands really taking on celebrities as staff?

When you arrived at work this morning, did you notice a pop star sitting at a flat-screen, typing away? Was there a movie idol in the kitchen fixing some coffees? Or a minor royal handing out the mail? If not, I'm afraid your firm is way behind the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

From the sublime to the ridiculous - Femke Agema

Nothing hits the headlines of the fashion rumour mill like a completely impractical, no-one-is-ever-going-to-wear-that-down-to-Tesco-apart-from-Lady-Gaga type creation from the most haywired of designers brains. Newbie Dutch designer Femke Agema is...

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News

Hold onto your lunch - puking is the new Pollock

Millie Brown is a hotly tipped new artist with a very unusual technique. Aged 26 she spent her childhood growing up in a Bohemian family who moved around Spain and the South of France. Unable to grasp the local dialect, Millie befriended local street...

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Features

Product placement and music - why the world's gone Gaga

More often than not, late-night, post-pub activities seem to include hap-hazard YouTube antics and for a while now it has been almost impossible not to watch Lady Gaga and Beyonce's power pop duet 'Telephone' for the hundred-and-somethingth...

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Advertising

Cara Delevingne shows off her Lady Garden for TOPSHOP

TOPSHOP recently hosted a celebrity-studded event in partnership with the Gynaecological Cancer Fund, for the second annual “Lady Garden” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of gynaecological cancer. Organised by...

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Events

Thatcheristic: Art Below hosts Iron Lady exhibition

Controversial to the last, the funeral of Margaret Thatcher last week continued to divide the nation. Millions of pounds down the drain, or a fitting farewell to one whom many called the greatest Prime Minister since Churchill? Whatever one’s...

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Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

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Design

Design Vs Trump: Nazi Logos and Border Walls from IKEA and Katy Perry

You're all probably just as sick as hearing about Easy D (does anybody know what that really meant yet?) and his constant fear mongering, divisive hate speak and general incompetency. Historically, however, when in times of great political and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

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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Entertainment

Elton John: The Cut – Judges and Call for Entries announced

We already reported on Elton John: The Cut, the competition giving young filmmakers the chance to create the official music videos for iconic Elton John hits, but this afternoon, the judges line-up and official call for entries was finally announced....

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Tokyo

Tokyo is a never-ending magnet for creativity and no wonder - the city is rich with new opportunities at every turn, an infectious ‘anything is possible’ vibe, a huge population, and a steely determination to become Asia’s creative...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

How to think like a startup - whatever your size

Growth hacking is having a mainstream moment. It’s a phrase, and an activity, that started in the startup world. But what is it, and why are people outside of the startup world starting to pay attention? What is growth hacking? Put simply,...

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Advertising

Matthew McConaughey hired as Creative Director for Wild Turkey whisky

Until quite recently, Matthew McConaughey was seem as more of a punchline than a legitimate actor. A series of poor career decisions led to the formerly well-regarded actor being side-lined as a slack-jawed, indifferent rom-com schlub to act as the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Grey London - KOOVS Now this is something truly impressive. Many people balk at the idea of using a music video as advertisement, as they see it as some kind of infringement on artistry. That's largely bollocks though, as I'd argue that any music...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

NiceBot turns the other cheek on Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is a very modern, but very serious problem, which is especially rife on Twitter. Indeed, online bullying is more prevalent today than it’s ever been before, with Twitter alone registering something mean, cruel or hurtful posted...

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Advertising

Celebrate Coke's 100th birthday with Trussardi

It’s Coca-Cola’s 100th birthday, and to honour this century old institution, designers at Trussardi have given the can a makeover. If there’s one thing Coca-Cola have proven they can do is make their product a must have item...

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Entertainment

Channel 4 invade the X Factor with bionic pop star

If you were left more than a little confused by a short clip shown during the advertisements of last night's X Factor final on ITV, you were certainly not alone. The video in question featured a collage of bizarre images and aggressive sounds, all...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

One Direction officially “beat bullying” at the Clio Awards

Sew Branded, the brand image and marketing consultancy based in New York, has recently been honoured with a Clio Music Award for their “Together Against Bullying” public service announcement, which featured the boy band phenomenon One...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Beautiful Crime

Website: beautifulcrime.com Twitter: @beautifulcrime Facebook: facebook.com/beautifulcrime When did you start out blogging? Beautiful Crime has been around as a company since 2004, but we started blogging about urban, contemporary and digital &...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... The artist who inspired Madonna.

by John Fountain. "Among a hundred paintings, you could recognize mine, my goal was: Do not copy. Create a new style,...colors light and bright, return to elegance in my models." Tamara de Lempicka was not only a brilliant artist, she was also the...

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Inspiration

Job Idol (Britain's Got The CV Talent X Factor?)

I'm a bit of a sad case. I like American Idol. There, I've said it. I prefer it to the UK version of The X Factor, largely because it hasn't got that buffoon Louis Walsh on it but also because I feel that the singing talent in America is better than...

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Inspiration

From the people that brought us Kinetic Cats

Upon deciding that Brooklyn creative agency Labour were to be the first topic of my first Creativepool blog, you cannot begin to imagine how long I toyed with the idea of a political pun for the blog title. So long, in fact, that I was beginning to...

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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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Features

Mobile World Congress 2019: A virgin's view

As someone who hasn’t set foot inside an exhibition hall since my dad took me to the London Motor Show in Earls Court in 1995, I was intrigued to see what my visit to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the Fira de Barcelona would...

Posted by: Matt Box
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Advertising

10 nutty Snickers ads to satisfy your day

Snickers has always had a reputation for being the chocolate bar that conquers hunger fast and its oddball advertising through the BBDO network has backed up that claim in entertaining fashion. The brand has been a serial advertiser at the Super...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

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Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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