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Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

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11th Jul 2019 Insight
From knickerbockers to glory – part one

From knickerbockers to glory – part one

It’s a game of two halves, as shots reflects on the marketing around this summer’s Women’s World Cup. In part one, Carol Cooper takes to the pitch with expert commentators and explores how the fickle fortunes of women’s football down the years fed into the narrative of ‘the struggle’, the legacy of This Girl Can and how brands have backed the rebirth of a sport.

25th Jun 2019 Talent
Ketna Patel: The philosopher’s palette

Ketna Patel: The philosopher’s palette

Though her eye-popping work has been sought by clients from Tata Motors to Spike Lee, Ketna Patel is more than a pop artist for hire. With a tri-cultural, outsider’s vision and virtual ‘travelling studios’ in India and Britain, she’s on a mission to wander the globe and pose life’s big questions.

21st Jun 2019 Insight
Rich Silverstein: The Way I See It

Rich Silverstein: The Way I See It

Political, principled and with 35 years' worth of convention-busting work under his belt, Rich Silverstein shares much with his GS&P co-founder Jeff Goodby. But, as the co-recipient of this year's Lion of St Mark tells Carol Cooper, they also differ profoundly...

18th Jun 2019 Insight
Jeff Goodby: The Way I See It

Jeff Goodby: The Way I See It

As he prepares to receive this year's Lion of St Mark with co-founder Rich Silverstein, GS&P's Jeff Goodby tells Carol Cooper about the behavioural science of advertising and how all presidents should be able to take a pie to the face.

12th Jun 2019 Work
Punchdrunk and UNKLE mix an intoxicating cocktail of sound and vision

Punchdrunk and UNKLE mix an intoxicating cocktail of sound and vision

Works by Danny Boyle, Alfonso Cuaron and a host of contemporary artists unite in an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition, opening at the Saatchi Gallery today.

17th Apr 2019 Insight
The art of the cel

The art of the cel

From candlelit cave paintings to spectacular Spider-verses, mankind's been making moving drawings for millennia and, as far back as the late 1800s, adland has been harnessing its magical powers. Carol Cooper chats to industry magicians about the state of the animation nation today.

3rd Apr 2019 Talent
Pete Candeland on why the skies have it

Pete Candeland on why the skies have it

Whether it's making innovative, Grammy-nominated promos for virtual band Gorillaz or lush films for the BBC Olympics trails and The Beatles: Rock Band game, the Friends Electric director has his head in the clouds.

18th Mar 2019 Insight
It's a funny business

It's a funny business

Is humour still a crucial part of advertising? Has the Trump/Brexit axis of twattery and other woes of the world nudged mirth off the menu? Has snowflakery pushed us from joke to woke? Carol Cooper and industry pros take a look at lols in adland.

14th Mar 2019 Talent
A comedy of (good) manners

A comedy of (good) manners

Carol Cooper meets AMV BBDO’s creative duo Jack Smedley and George Hackforth-Jones, a pair of gentlemen jesters whose motto is 'never punch down'.

11th Mar 2019 Work
EXCLUSIVE: Luchadoras take a hallucinogenic trip into the desert

EXCLUSIVE: Luchadoras take a hallucinogenic trip into the desert

Ariel Danziger’s lush fashion film blends imagery from Latino wrestling with a dreamy pastel-hued pallette.

8th Mar 2019 Insight
Becky Martin on funny bones, female directors and formulas for LOLs

Becky Martin on funny bones, female directors and formulas for LOLs

The award-winning director behind Peep Show, Veep and the British Airways Safety Film series chats to Carol Cooper as part of our Comedy Focus.

8th Mar 2019 Insight
Send in the (lady) clowns

Send in the (lady) clowns

Since This Girl Can jiggled its way onto our screens in 2015, there’s been some improvement in how women are portrayed in ads, but though we’re seeing more images of wobblier, tougher lasses, where are the funny ones? Carol Cooper investigates.

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper
Contributor

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