Creativepool - A bigger and better service than ever before!
Everyone at Creativepool is in a fantastic mood as of late - and for a good reason , too! We currently have the most jobs on the site than ever before and the company is growing at a rapid rate.
To keep up with the progress of the site, we have hired 3 new employees to help the cause, so we'd like to welcome Sheikh Kamara, Jodie Brooks and Michael Pope to the team.
Mr Blog. Recognising and honouring the under-appreciated characters in our high street
Today I thought we'd have a look at some creative work that really stands out from the crowd. No, it's not what you think. It's not an ad. And it's not a clever bit of design. Nor is it a logo, a show on the telly, a website, an app, a computer game or for that matter anything else that fits under the usual banner of 'creative work'.
What I want to show you today is a blog. A blog about shops. Ordinary shops. Boring shops. Chip shops. Music shops. Hairdressers. And the one thing that links all these shops together is each one has 'Mr' in its name.
Read John's post here
Apple prepare iPhone Nano
Reports are flooding in that Apple is secretly working on a smaller, cheaper version of the the iPhone to be released later this year.
In an attempy to head off the challenge from Google Android devices, the cheaper alternative to the iPhone is planned around making cost savings by resusing components, including the processor, from the iPhone 4.
This news along with the news that Microsoft and Nokia are announcing a tie-up between Windows Phone 7 and Nokia smartphones, means the race is on to produce the best and cheapest smartphone on the market.
Read here for the full article
John Barry: The Man With The Midas Touch
Blogging aside, one of the other strings to Ashley's bow is being a Film/TV/Media composer. So last week's news that one of his film composer idols, John Barry, had passed away came as quite a shock.
Barry composed the scores for Born Free, Out Of Africa, Dances With Wolves, Zulu and 11 Bond films (amongst others) in a prolific career which spanned over 50 years.
This week, Ashley takes a look at some of his favourites soundtracks by John Barry - The Man With The Midas Touch.
Click here to read Ashley's blog
Publishing Expo 2011
Publishing Expo is the biggest event of its kind and is shaping the future of publishing; be it print, online or mobile.
In 2011, Publishing Expo are running alongside two of the biggest events for marketing and advertising, providing media, advertising and marketing professionals with everything they need under one roof.
With a new venue to accomodate record attendances, and free registration, the Publishing Expo hits town at Earl's Court 2 on 1st and 2nd of March.
Click here to register
Rock the Casbah Advertising and Egypt
We have it easy really. In fact so cossetted are we, so inured to anything really uncomfortable, that most TV advertising passes us by in a 'take-it-or-leave-it' haze. But does the developing world have the luxury of being so agnostic?
CreativePool blogger Magnus Shaw was in Egypt when the civil disruption broke out and was struck by the contrast between the very western television commercials and the poverty and anger on the streets. This is what he wrote from the lobby of his hotel.
Click here to read on
In our last newsletter, we asked the question "How did the holiday period affect the rate of business?"
Unfortunately, just over two thirds of you said business had slowed right down and was almost non-existent.
Only a third of people noticing a slight increase in rates.
This week we're asking "Do you think it's possible to get rich in the creative industry, is that what motivates you?"
Cast your vote here!
Step inside the weird and wonderful world of French shoe designer Benoît Méléard where shoes are no longer banal leather foot-shaped necessities but architectural triumphs where elastic bands suspend all manner of unexpected shapes and structures.
. Pioneer of the heelless shoe, Méléard has just launched his Spring/Summer 2011 collection which surpasses itself in terms of imagination and innovation.
Architects and designers take heed, this blog is not only for the fashion focused...
To read, click here
Manchster Design Symposium - Tickets on sale now!
The inaugural Manchester Design Symposium has 'The Value of Design' as its central theme. The event brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from the design world to
The event will be chaired by Professor David Crow, Dean of Manchester Metropolitan University's Faculty of Art & Design.
The event is developed by Design Initiative in partnership with Independent Northern Creatives. Tickets go on sale now, so don't miss out!!
Click here for more info
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