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Creating an employee brand that people believe in
In almost every business the attraction and retention of staff is a key requirement and often burning issue that management teams spend hours debating and a great deal of money trying to get right.
In this article we look at creating a brand that people believe in. These comments are based on our exposure to the market and the feedback we receive everyday about the perceptions of creative agency brands.
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Fruits of their labours - what is Apple doing in China?
Walk into any creative studio and you're sure to see them. Macs. Gleaming and proud, standing to proud attention and almost looking a little smug. Since Apple realised there was a need for a computer crafted for the design industry, the Mac has steadily built a reputation as the tool for the hip, alternative thinker. And the ubiquitous iPod has only added to its allure.
Unfortunately, the company behind these objects of desire may well be as exploitative and shady as all those other big corporations, if recent reports are to be believed. Many Mac products (and especially the iPad) are put together in the People's Republic of China and the factories in which they are built share very little with the laid-back studios in which they operate.
Here, Magnus Shaw scratches the surface of the Mac manufacturing operation and finds some disturbing facts ...
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How the East was won - Tracey Emin and the historical aesthetics of East London.
There is more to Tracey Emin than her unmade bed, particularly if you are familiar with the East End of London.
The historical buildings and cultural diversity of the area are under constant threat by planners and developers who want to replace Victorian architecture with high rise statements of power and capitalism.
Emin has fronted a number of successful campaigns to keep the East interesting, you can read about them in this blog...
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CP Spotlight - Craig Matchett
Craig is a member of our Freelance Directory and we were so impressed with his work we were compelled to showcase his designs in this week's newsletter.
Craig tells us what attracted him to his chosen field, the lessons learned during his career and his favourite work to date.
So, as we talk about NASA, Men in Black and chrono bubbles - be sure not to miss out on this interview.
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Damien Hirst: Spinning Into Control
Inspiration can come from the strangest of places...and this week, Ashley found his while trudging round a car showroom.
Britart supremo Damien Hirst designed the bodywork for a bespoke Audi A1 using his famous spin art technique.
Ashley finds out just how - and why - he did it.
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Blog of the month: UX Booth
The UX Booth is a blog by and for the user experience community. Their readership consists mostly of intermediate user experience and interaction designers, but is a good source for anyone interested in making the web a better place to be.
Founded by only 4 members, they have since grown into a sizable community that writes on a variety of disciplines including UX, UI and usability.
The blog also encourages guest posts so if you've got something to do with UX that you want to share, there's no better place to do it.
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Get the most from the hard work you perform
A recent independent survey by the Professional Contractors Group has found that Freelancers choose to become so for positive reasons, rather than through necessity.
The desire for flexible working and an increased trend in this working style has been welcomed by Creative businesses through the recession, producing a smaller core of permanent staff and larger numbers of freelancers and temporary workers.
Despite the economy proving challenging for employers and Freelancers alike, the latter have found a very productive way of making more from their hard earned cash through companies like Halcyon Management.
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Meet Jonathan Wilcock. Owner of Remedy Creative
Jonathan Wilcock has changed from the guy that first started in advertising back the 80's. His full and glorious head of hair that once flowed like a burst pipe has gone. His clothing choice is now less Samaritans. And it seems the half smoked fag that was a permanent fixture behind his right ear has been surgically removed.
There's a good reason for all this. It's called; 'running your own agency'.
So today John heads to Tunbridge Wells in Kent to discover how Mr Wilcock is coping with running Remedy and discovers a world of polite conversation, dainty pink biscuits and sensible M&S shirts. Well, not really, just wrote that last bit to wind him up.
Read John's interview here
3D printing offers ability to print physical objects
As Christmas fast approaches, millions will opt to spare themselves the crowded high street and instead settle down in front of the computer and do their shopping there. Yet buying online has always had one key disadvantage: you have to wait.
But technology is now coming online that could allow you to receive your goods straight away. As the cost of 3D printing hardware begins to drop, bespoke, printable products may be about to hit the market.
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The East London Design Show 2010
The East London Design Show (or ELDS) is an annual event that brings together the best of the UK's independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof, in Shoreditch, just before Christmas.
ELDS is 'the' event to discover tomorrow's talent today, with over 38 brand new designers joining this year - many launching products, alongside superb design from established and respected designer maker
The event runs 02/12/2010 - 05/12/2010 and tickets are just a fiver. So why not join them and take advantage of special show offers and make a day of it!
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5 minutes with... Graham Pugh - Teamspirit
Starting out studying copywriting at Watford college, Graham Pugh is now the Executive Creative Director at Teamspirit. We grabbed Graham for a quick chat about the the industry and a few insights into what hisjob entails.
Graham tells us the ups and downs of his day to day work life, his hatred of a lack of balls and his best advice for people in the business.
Click the link below to read Graham on naysayers, his fave piece of creative work and wanting to be a popstar.
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