All Posts in advertising

March 21, 2017

Hot Northern Agencies

Whilst everyone’s banging on about the London ad scene, there’s a heap of top work being made outside the capital that doesn’t get shouted about enough. We already know London kills it! But some absolute shit hot brands owe their advertising success to, yep, agencies up north. If you don’t believe me check out Prolific North's Top 50 Agencies of 2016.

Here’s some examples you’ll probably recognise…

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March 8, 2017

Alison Carmichael : The Score

Yesterday, we celebrated International Woman's Day with 30 amazing pieces of advice from some of the industries finest. But... who created that incredible logo we heard you all ask? None other than the award-winning hand lettering artist; Alison Carmichael. We caught up with Alison to find out a little bit more about her story and how she ended up mixing with us 'orrible lot.

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March 8, 2017

Celebrating International Woman’s Day

Today we celebrate International Woman's Day with 30 amazing quotes from creative #girlbosses on what their words of wisdom would be to their younger selves. We were very lucky to have the amazing Alison Carmichael create our stunning 'AdHERtising' logo! Keep a look out for her interview in the next few days.

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March 1, 2017

UpNorthodox Thinking

Gone are the days when ad training only existed in London. This past decade has seen a shit ton of creative aid pop up outside of the capital, or at least on the internet. Yes, it’s hard to believe when many seniors simply suggest schemes that exist down south, which are of course fabulous, but not something everyone can afford or travel to when just starting out (me).

Most training isn’t just for students, and can be attended any time. So, don’t get into a strop about how you’ll never get into the industry because you’re oh so deprived whilst 'stuck' up North (again, me). I’ve found lots of similar stuff going on up these ends to tide you over in the meanwhile.

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March 1, 2017

Creative Conscience Awards

We’ve partnered up with Creative Conscience awards and Cause2Create to launch a creative brief around the Refugee crisis. The aim to improve connectivity, within camps, when re-settling in a new location, or how communities receiving refugees can help. This is a brief where the winning ideas can actually get made - so they can help real people.

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January 27, 2017

Why We Should March : Women in Advertising

After walking the Woman’s March in New York on Saturday 21st January, I was inspired to not only think about woman’s rights in general, but about women in advertising.

I’ll begin with a little historical recap as we all know woman’s rights have come a long way, and we should remember this, its good for the soul.

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January 18, 2017

CS Presents : Creative Super Powers

The new year is upon us and with that a flurry of events to inspire your tickers, noggins, brains or whatever you choose to call that thing at the top of your body are here.

Creative Social as always have got a bunch of jolly neat stuff lined up for the year, the first being Creative Super Powers. A session to help you reconnect with your inner free creative spirit, getting you ready to be fucking shit hot this year.

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November 11, 2016

Cause2Create X Creative Conscience : Live Brief

We've teamed up with Cause2Create and Creative Conscience to bring you a brief that really could make a difference in the world.

The brief is come up with solutions that connect refugees, this could be connecting them in camps, into where they arrive or to their families back home. The brief is open to you solutions whether they're product, advertising, a platform, anything! The only must is that they're feasible to produce, there's no big budget here. Think grassroots, partnerships things you might be able to do yourself with a bit of backing.

Head over to Creative Conscience to read the full brief and get thinking!

October 7, 2016

Ad-ventures Abroad : Shanghai

This story ends on a Chinese woman’s mantlepiece. It begins in John Hegarty’s office. As months go, August 2014 was a pretty bitching month. After a 10 month placement, Callum and I were given permanent jobs at BBH London. Two weeks later, they shipped us to the China office for a big pitch.

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September 29, 2016

Ad-ventures Abroad : Vilnius

It’s 1pm just outside of Minsk, Belarus. Its lunchtime and we’ve got Baloney and Potato soup, served kindly by the Babushka, who doesn't speak a word of English. We’re shooting in a plane hanger for our first TV ad for velcom, a Belarusian telecommunications company. Me and my copywriting partner have taken the train from Vilnius to Minsk to work on a campaign during our second month of a 1 year stint at DDB Vilnius, in Lithuania. Don’t worry, I’ve googled it so you don’t have to:

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