Creativepool gets on TV as Trinny and Susannah pop in for an interview
Lights, camera, action! Keep a look out for the Creativepool offices on TV as Trinny as Susannah asked us to help promote their new show.
The ladies came in to stage an interview to mentor their unpolished protege as he was questioned by our very own Business Development Manager. However not everything goes as planned and hilarity ensues.
The new show is not out yet but we have been given a hilarious clip of the edited version that will be inserted into the episode.
Watch the video here
Shouldn't banks just stop advertising?
While we are all trying to cope in the aftermath of the recession, Magnus sticks the knife into the fat-cat bankers who have bankrupted our nation.
Dumbfounded as to how they can have the audacity to promote their services after crippling the economy, Magnus brilliantly disects all the ad campaigns currently on our TV sets.
Read Magnus' Blog here
5 minutes with... Richard Jones - G2
This edition sees us delve into the mind of Richard Jones, Creative Director of G2.
Richard talks to us about how he got into the business, what he loves and what he hates about the job.
So join us as we find out about making money out of making stuff up, nearly becoming an aeronautical engineer and being Mr Mum.
Read the interview here
Banned Adverts - they've got it all wrong.
Jessica's blog gives us an insight into how advertising is changing as we plummet deeper and deeper into a "nanny state"
New and edgy ideas are being overlooked in favour of more drab and dull attempts, but who are the real offenders when it comes to sending a message through advertising?
Read Jessica's piece here
CP Spotlight - Iain Cox
Once again we bring to you one of our stars of the Creativepool website - we shine our big sparkly spotlight upon Iain Cox, one of the most passionate illustrators we have seen.
Iain tells us all about what motivates him, the moment he knew he wanted to become an illustrator, and where he dreams of working.
So join us as we talk about castles, the ability to fly, and tax returns.
Catch up with Iain here
The creative industries just need to do more to reach out and promote themselves
This month's article looks at the initiatives creative industries can get involved in and create to gain self promotion.
With the entire creative sector having just gone through such an uncertain and tough period, there is no better time to invest in the multitude of opportunities that are out there.
Read the article here
Crimes Against Footwear...am I wrong?
Let's be honest, there are alot of horrendous shoes out on the highstreet these days. In his blog, Ashley gives his two cents on these crimes against fashion.
Focusing on a wide range of shoes currently on the market, we are shown everything from the "Raspberry swizzle stick shoe" to the "Storm Trooper shoe".
So read on as Ashley gives a man's opinion on what shoes are currently "in".
Read the blog here
Win £500 art vouchers and free coffee for a year with Apostrophe
Would you like the chance to have your design seen all over central London? Would you like a unique platform to 'espresso yourself'?
Apostrophe have launched a competition, giving you the opportunity to explore your creative talents in the public eye. You will be given the chance to design special edition winter cups that will be running throughout London from November 2010 to January 2011.
The competition has launched and the deadline for entries is midnight on 16th August 2010.
For more information click here
Whatever happened to Creative Independents?
John's blog takes a look at the short but sweet era of the "Creative Independents" - a group of creatives that banded together to give people an alternative to going to the big agencies.
Born out of the recession of the 90's, the independent agencies really took off, yet there are little to no signs of them existing in present times.
Find out about the rise of the Creative Independents and what was to be their biggest downfall.
Read John's Blog here
Ogilvy & Mather's Antonio Navas & Shakira's World Cup Video "Waka Waka" is Biggest YouTube Hit Ever
Every four years there comes the World Cup, this is a good thing. However, every four years there also comes the inevitable, awful World Cup tribute songs that invade the charts for a couple of weeks. This is not so good.
However, Ogilvy & Mather teamed up with Shakira and broke the mould with "Waka Waka" and subsequently scored the most hits on YouTube. Ever.
Sung by international singing and dancing sensation Shakira - "Waka Waka" was developed by Ogilvy & Mather Executive Creative Director Antonio Navas in collaboration with the singer.
Read all about the YouTube phenonmenon here
5 sites to check out
Graphic Design Apps for your iPhone
Get the most out of your iPhone with these awesome apps.
T-Shirts designs - partly funny, mostly hilarious.
Lindsay Lohan has acquired a pen friend whilst being locked up.
Slightly addictive but if you find out the point of the game, please let us know.
Old Spice, New Ad campaign
Revolutionary. A Social network powered advertising campaign.