Dougal Wilson

Dougal Wilson: good with kids

Insurance is a hard product to sell in an interesting way. But a new ad for John Lewis, directed by Dougal Wilson, is a masterclass in how to make a boring subject entertaining. And it also shows off Wilson’s enduring skill in drawing out dazzling performances from child actors…

The CR Annual 2015 – Best in Book

Here are this year’s Best in Book – those projects deemed by our judges to be of special merit selected from our showcase of outstanding work in visual communications over the past year

Ads of the Week

This week’s advertising round-up has it all: an interactive ad, an Instagram ad, even a few TV spots. Kicking off proceedings though is this lovely, Captain Pugwash-esque poster campaign for the English National Opera’s forthcoming Pirates of Penzance show, directed by Mike Leigh…

Delightful new ad from Ikea

Ikea has started the year with an advertising bang, in the form of this charming new film, directed by Dougal Wilson and created by Mother London, which forms part of the brand’s ‘Wonderful Everyday’ campaign…

Six Great New Music Videos

It’s pouring with rain (at CR Towers at least) and frankly a bit of a dull Tuesday, so what better time to catch up on some great recent music videos? Click through to see new promos for Peace, Dirty Vegas, Androp, Klangkarussell, Plurabelle and Chet Faker…

Six New Ads To Watch

In this week’s ad round-up we bring you TV ads for John Lewis and Dick’s Sporting Goods, a web campaign using Pinterest for CB2, an elaborate book designed to promote Brazilian kitchenware company Tramontina, and a kid’s charity campaign created using WhatsApp. Kicking off proceedings, however, is this print campaign for The Sunday Times…

Six New Ads To Watch

This week’s round-up of new ads features some lovely print work, web work, ambient (is that phrase still used?) work, as well as some great films. We begin with an epic number for Lurpak which sees director Dougal Wilson take us on a journey to a new cooking galaxy, far, far away…

CR Blog Stories of the Year 2013

In our review of 2013, we run down the top ten most popular stories from the Creative Review website this year. Click on the links in the headlines to read the original posts

Ad of the Week: BITC, Ban The Box

This week’s Ad of the Week is a charity campaign that aims to highlight the difficulties that ex-offenders experience in the job market. It mixes simple but effective filmmaking with clever use of technology to create an ad that will genuinely make you think.

New interactive ad campaign from St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance has today launched a heart-wrenching campaign, titled Save The Boy, that aims to encourage people to learn basic first aid, as while there may be thousands of SJA volunteers in the UK, they can’t always be there when an emergency occurs…

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