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Careers

Having a niche, an area of expertise as a Creative

Within the Creative Recruitment Sector, we notice the importance and advantage of having specific industry or market knowledge more and more. Carving out your own niche, becoming an expert within a specific area or sector (beyond Creative, think...

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Social Media

Why Instagram should be careful

I have been a user of social media since Facebook launched back in 2004 and like many of you have seen the development and additions of existing and new channels. In recent years the giant that once was Twitter seems to be struggling and in my...

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Trends

5 Models for the Future of VR Marketing

VR is the only medium, besides reality, able to create presence. It substitutes the physical world for a constructed (or recorded) one and fools the 3 “parts” of your brain to give you the subjective perception that you’re there....

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Features

Cannes Lions 2017: Artificial Intelligence with Wain Choi

In partnership with 90 Seconds, Creativepool caught up with the Wain Choi, Chief Creative Officer for Cheil Worldwide Seoul, at Havas Cafe in Cannes. Wain explained the importance of representing creative work, and inspiring the creatives of the...

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Technology

Mother make a major investment in VR/AR

Mother has announced an investment in virtual and augmented reality startup Dream Reality Interactive (DRI), signalling a recognition of the growing role of the technologies in communications. DRI was founded by Dave Ranyard, who in his previous job...

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Social Media

Genero named as a Facebook Marketing Partner in Content Marketing

Global video production marketplace Genero has been confirmed as a Facebook Marketing Partner in the Content Marketing specialty. Genero connects brands looking to scale their video production with a global creative community of 300,000+ production...

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Advertising

Proximity London give blue plaques a splash of colour for Pride

Many modern outdoor activations can feel gimmicky and trite, like physical click-bait. This is particularly true when they are tied to a specific event or celebration. This, however, really struck me as something smart, creative and bold. As part of...

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Advertising

Sorrell responds to WPP hack

Sir Martin Sorrell has issued a memo calling upon WPP employees to help minimise disruption to client business after the ransomware attack yesterday. In the same memo, which you can read for yourselves in full below, he also assured everyone that...

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Awards

CS Mini Cannes - 19th July 2017

We are back for our annual round up of everything Cannes Lions. #CSminicannes hits the London stage with an inspiring selection of talks and panels from key creative leaders to give you the low down on what everyone was buzzing about at this year’s...

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Advice

Million Dollar Women: Three things that resonate

I’ve been talking about the #Million Dollar Woman Summit a lot! To my tribe, my clients, my mentors and friends. And all this talking happens to coincide with the second year anniversary of me founding Perfect Tribe (thank you all for the...

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Technology

Top Highlights from Viva Technology in incase you missed it

Returning for the second year, the global innovation event co-organised by Publicis Group and Groupe Les Echoes, Viva Technology, turns Paris into a hub for the latest groundbreaking startups centred in Paris and beyond. With over 60,000+ attendees...

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News

Cannes Lions 2017: Creative renaissance with Dominique Delport

Named the People’s Choice Influencer of the Year by Creativepool, Dominique Delport, Global Managing Director at Havas Group, and Chairman of Vivendi Content, was able to meet with Creativepool founder, Michael Tomes, at Havas Cafe on the sunny...

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Advertising

WPP hacked in global cyber attack

WPP has reportedly been subject to a significant global cyber attack, with reports of systems crashing and ransom demands. Several WPP agencies, including GroupM, MediaCom and Y&R, are thought to be affected by the attack, which began this afternoon...

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Features

Cannes Lions 2017: The influence of imagery with Paul Foster

We took a break from the busy, bustling crowds on the Croisette and sat down with Paul Foster, Senior Director, Creative Content at Getty Images to talk about the 20th Year of Young Lions and imagery at Havas Cafe. Paul believes in the power of...

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Features

21st Century Women: An alternative view of Cannes 2017

As this year’s Festival of Creativity draws to a close, it’s safe to say that Cannes 2017 has been predictably unpredictable. From a semen testing app scooping a Grand Prix, through to the epic 17-minute film triumph from, of all brands,...

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Features

Cannes Lions 2017: LGBT Heroes with Jackie Stevenson

We took a break from the sun and sat with Jackie Stevenson, Founder & Global Managing Director of The Brooklyn Brothers at Havas Cafe during Cannes Lions to chat about the importance of entertainment in communications and conversations in...

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News

Cannes Lions 2017: Importance of strategy with Amy Emmerich

We sat down during Cannes Lions 2017 to talk about the opportunities, strategy and conversations surrounding the representation of girls with Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer at Refinery29 during a break from the sun at Havas Cafe. Starting our...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Duality of data with Grant Owens

We took a pit stop with Grant Owens, Chief Strategy Offficer at Critical Mass along the Croisette to talk about the duality of data, content and augmented reality. The last few years has seen a growth in the conversation around data, with Artificial...

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Technology

Cannes Lions 2017: The growth of connectivity with David Black

We were able to chat with David Black, Managing Director, Branding & Consumer Markets at Google UK on the growth of connectivity, the importance of digital skills and machine learning in the shade and comfort of Havas Cafe. With the majority of the...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Cool hunting with Carla Buzasi

We chatted with Carla Buzasi, Global Chief Content Officer at WGSN after her talk on ‘Cool hunting, how to be your own trend forecaster’ at Havas Cafe. With invaluable insight from Carla, we discovered that contrary to popular belief, being...

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Economy

MEC supports female entrepreneurs with AllBright partnership

MEC UK has partnered with AllBright to help achieve its mission to make the UK the best place in the world to be a female founder. AllBright was launched in 2016 by co-founders Debbie Wosskow OBE (CEO and Founder of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones...

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Entertainment

Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2017: The Films

Last week, the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase enticed over 2,000 Cannes delegates to get out of bed and invited them to be inspired, educated and entertained. Taking place at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the...

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Advertising

Smart home brand Hive wishes us sweet dreams

The Centrica smart home brand Hive has today unveiled “Sweet Dreams,” the second spot in its multi-market “Let’s Get Living” campaign, which broke earlier this month – providing specific perspectives on how people can benefit from Hive...

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News

Cannes Lions 2017: Leveraging human memory with Fitch

We sat down with an expert panel consisting of; Dominique Bonnafoux, Senior Strategist at Fitch, Mike Reed, Founder and Creative Director at Reed Words, Jason Bruges, Founder and Creative Director at Jason Bruges Studio and Per Sederberg,...

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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: The Last Big Winners

Now that the sun has set on the Cannes Lions 2017, we're looking back over the weekend at the big winners that were announced at the climax of this year's tumultuous, exhausting but reliably satisfying festival of creativity. There's been no shortage...

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