The Drum’s new documentary will blow your shocks off

Are shock tactics still shocking? Has advertising become boring? Can Vladimir Putin sell beer? Our friends at the Drum have been on a quest to find these answers and more…

Shockumentary speaks to industry greats such as John Jessup and Marc Lewis, and brands with shock pedigree, including BrewDog, Peta and Death Cigarettes.

Creative Circle was lucky enough to attend a screening last Thursday, but you can watch it from the (relative) comfort of your own desk right here:



See the Power of Poster Art this Monday

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Our friends at The Outdoor Media Centre present “The Power of Poster Art“, a semiotic study by Tim Spencer on how Outdoor gives meaning to brands. Learn the power of semiotics and the difference between information, propaganda and seduction.

March 31st at the ICA, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

If you’d like to attend, simply RSVP to Katherine at

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Draw Us a Circle

There’s an old old myth that says if you can draw a perfect circle freehand, you’re insane. So we thought we’d put the great and good of the UK’s advertising industry to the test. And we want many, many more, so put yourself to the test, draw us a freehand circle and put your name on it, then simply send us your efforts. The best will be featured at the Creative Circle Ball & Awards this Thursday night, so put Giotto to shame and get drawing.

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Creative Circle Ball & Awards: Get in or miss out

Industry tickets are very nearly sold out for this week’s Creative Circle Ball & Awards. So this is your last chance to book your place at one of the biggest maddest funnest naughtiestest nights on the creative calendar.

Get in now before you miss out altogether.

Join us THIS THURSDAY to celebrate the best of the year’s creative work, have some dinner, drink some drinks, catch up with all the mates you haven’t seen since the last Creative Circle Ball, and dance your face off with Eliza Doolittle.


We even have a few student tickets left. And once again, they’re just a tenner each. Email to get yours.

30 spaces reserved for students and young creatives tomorrow

Tomorrow sees the launch of This is Not. An Interview With Tony Kaye and many of the industry’s great and good have already RSVP’d. However, we’ve also set aside 30 tickets for Students and Young Creatives.


This will be your only opportunity to see this film in this form. Ed will also be filming the launch, and incorporating that footage into the film before being entered into film award shows around Europe.

So not only will you get to see the film, you might even be in it.

All you have to do is RSVP to

The first 30 respondents will get free tickets to the event on the 3rd Dec at Framestore.

Venue: Framestore Secret Cinema, 19 – 23 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QL
Date: 3rd December 2013 at 1pm