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What do you do with a problem like Myspace?
Myspace. Myspace is how the Arctic Monkeys took over the world. Myspace is how you used to stalk the hot person in your lectures. Myspace is how you presented your ideal self to the world.
Myspace is sadly a thing of the past as a recent visit to my old profile proved. Yet even though it exists only as a digital thing, what to do with it is one of the most pressing problems that owners News Corp face.
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5 Minutes with... Peter Riley 20:20
Peter Riley is the Chief Creative Officer of the digital advertising agency, 20:20. Starting off in the industry as a copywriter, he now spends his days overcoming clients' problem with creativity.
We sat down with Peter to discuss what he loves about the job, his favourite pieces of creative work and advice he has for people wishing to make a name for themselves.
So join us as we talk about working abroad, building treehouses and when you know you're onto a winner.
Read the interview here
What's the point? How Microsoft ruined the art of presenting
Presentations are the meat and drink of the creative business. Pitches, new work, training, seminars - the gap between occasions at which someone (sometimes you) stands in front of a bunch of people and shows them things is never very large.
So what makes the difference between a great presentation and a direly dull one? Subject matter, charisma, humour and pace all play a part - but there's one element that has the potential to pull the whole thing down and that is PowerPoint.
Here, Magnus Shaw argues that the industry's over dependence on this software has ruined the art of presenting.
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"CV + TLC = Job" from Dynamic New Alliances
There's no two ways about it, a CV can make you or break you in terms of recruitment. However, there are so many questions that arise when compiling a document to essentially sell yourself.
How long should it be? How much info do you include? What format is best? With this in mind, this week, Jinx gives us some priceless CV tips from potentially the most important perspective - the recruiter's.
With fantastic insights into how long recruiters spend looking at each CV, and how you can make sure yours gets the desired results, you certainly do not want to miss this!
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Design a T-shirt for Firefox!
Calling all illustrators! Mozilla need your help in creating a T-shirt to promote the official launch of Firefox 4!
The goal of this challenge is to create a unique design that captures the essence of Firefox 4. The winning design will be printed as the official Firefox 4 launch t-shirt, and will be broadcasted over a host of online channels such as the Mozilla blog and Facebook!
For specifications, entry details and deadlines, click the link below and get drawing!
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When I grow up I want to be…
What if you knew what you wanted to do as a career when you were 10 years old? Or 7 years old? Or even 3 years old? Not very likely... Or is it?
In Japan, a work-oriented theme park is the latest place to take the kids on a Saturday for a bit of amusement in the form of pseudo-real-life work experience. From firemen to doctors, from vets to flight attendants, these kids have the chance to experience what might be waiting for them in the outside world.
In his blog this week, Ashley finds out how KidZania works...
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CP Spotlight - Rod Hunt
Rod Hunt is a London based Illustrator & artist who has built a reputation for retro tinged Illustrations & detailed character filled landscapes for UK & international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising & new media, for everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, theme park maps, iPhone apps & even the odd large scale installation too!
We took time out to sit down with Rod to discuss his illustration projects and experiences. We soon found out it could have been entirely different for Rod, as he explains that he initially intended to go into Biochemistry and Horticulture!
Read more on this encounter as we discuss working for Top Gear, Dr Manhattan and drawing everyday for a living
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Smart remarks. Pearls of wisdom from advertising's more colourful characters.
Why is it everybody goes back to the days of Leo Burnett, Burnbach and Ogilvy when they're looking for quotes on advertising?
Dunno, is it that nobody has said anything smart during the last 30 years. Well wrong. Some of the juiciest can be found from more recent times and here John has picked out a few gems to prove the point.
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Blog of the month - Identity Designed
Identity Designed is a showcase and forum for those involved in the design of brand identities and is a website made possible through a collaboration with experienced designers across the globe.
Users can submit work to the website, provide articles on their area of expertise or simply join in on the blogs and comments section.
You can take a look here
Central Station Launch Book
If you haven't heard of Central Station before, it is a creative social network where you can talk to peers and showcase yourself. As if that wasn't good enough, they have just launched a book to celebrate their success.
This fantastically designed book includes summaries of key projects from the network's first year, including collections from Turner Award winning artist.
Containing over 100 pieces of work by Central Station artists and with a digital version also available as a free download, this is like Christmas come early for creatives!
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