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Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Features Editor

Carol has been writing for shots for over 11 years and, in the role of Features Editor, adds to her workload of articles and profiles with regular Work postings.

23rd Jun 2022 Work
Renault's real-life doting dads

Renault's real-life doting dads

More than 30 years after the original ‘Papa, Nicole’ ads, the auto brand revives the popular campaign, with genuine stories exploring issues faced by modern-day fathers and daughters.

21st Jun 2022 News
Cannes Lions 22: Film Craft, Digital Craft, Industry Craft and Design Lions winners

Cannes Lions 22: Film Craft, Digital Craft, Industry Craft and Design Lions winners

Regenerated coral, redacted dictatorships, Ukraine's cultural identity, and a boy's lost youth all feature in the remarkable winning work from this year's Craft Lions.

20th Jun 2022 Talent
Maria Garrido's lessons in listening

Maria Garrido's lessons in listening

As the Jury President of the Entertainment Lions at this year's Cannes, Maria Garrido, Global CMO, Formerly Vivendi, is on a mission to give ear to all voices on the panel. She talks to Carol Cooper about tuning into to true brand value, tuning out of BS and being booed on stage.

17th Jun 2022 Work
black midi’s monochrome madness

black midi’s monochrome madness

The UK rock trio releases its new single Eat Men Eat with a compelling, and largely insane, promo.

17th Jun 2022 Work
Röyksopp rolls with the rock

Röyksopp rolls with the rock

The collaboration between production house Bacon and the Norwegian electronic duo continues with this trippy piece of geological splendour accompanying the band’s new track Sorry.

16th Jun 2022 Work
Questlove's love for the sacred spell of words

Questlove's love for the sacred spell of words

The latest iteration of The New York Times’ Independent Journalism for an Independent Life campaign takes us inside the world and words of musician, DJ, journalist and filmmaker Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.

14th Jun 2022 Work
Customers go cuckoo for Juni

Customers go cuckoo for Juni

The Swedish fintech start-up promotes its banking service with a quartet of quirky spots.

9th Jun 2022 Work
Cyberaction takes arms against Putin’s propaganda

Cyberaction takes arms against Putin’s propaganda

72andSunny and Kyiv-based agency Nebo have teamed up with Ukrainian journalists to tell Russians the horrific truth about 'the special military operation’ using pirated content.

8th Jun 2022 Work
Oatly’s diddy dealers

Oatly’s diddy dealers

The plant-based brand releases a highly enjoyable film featuring school children running a racket – in oat milk

7th Jun 2022 Work
At home to prejudice

At home to prejudice

Pharmaceutical brand Viiv Healthcare, together with HIV awareness groups GeSIDA, SEISIDA and CESIDA launch a thought-provoking social experiment that reveals the hidden stigma that the disease carries.

1st Jun 2022 Work
Margate's Black dreams matter

Margate's Black dreams matter

This moving short film shines a light on People Dem Collective, an organisation helping the Kent seaside town to embrace and support Black, Brown and diaspora communities.

31st May 2022 Work
Veet visualises gonads gone AWOL

Veet visualises gonads gone AWOL

The hair removal brand releases an uplifting spot depicting the freedom enjoyed by a pair of floating family jewels.

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper
Features Editor

For 11 storm-tossed years now, Carol’s been lurking in the hold of the great ship shots, churning out in-depth features, country profiles and interviews with such heroes as Frank Budgen and David Droga.

Variously known as shots’ sub-editor, contributing editor and ma’am, Carol helps produce shots magazine, curates and posts loveliness to shots.net, generally swabs the decks and has been known spend up to 12 hours tussling with one single marine metaphor.

Prior to, and alongside, shots, she has worked for a staggering variety of consumer titles, writing stuff ranging from e-sports analysis for Broadcast, to saucy nonsense for Nuts. 

Carol is also a playwright and loves shots more than words can wield the matter.

Work, Craft, Profiles, Insight