The Voice of the Creative Industry

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Features

10 Reasons Why You Want to Instagram in our Lounges

London is full of Instagram-able spaces, but it’s often rare to find somewhere where you can work and snap at the same time. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done with our exclusive designer lounges. We have filled them with quirky...

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Careers

Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Snap LDN - Good Hemp SNAP London has been appointed lead creative agency for Good Hemp and will be working on the immediate launch of their new chilled milk product into key retailers. Good Hemp was founded by Glynis Murray and Henry Braham in 1998,...

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Advice

How Much Creativity You Should Put Into Your Writing Job

Not everyone is born with a natural knack for writing and those who know they have what it takes often find themselves at odds with what they are able to produce, versus what their employer wants. In many cases, the writer’s creative mind...

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Creative Coffee Break: Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing software. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, you can edit, adjust colour, refine audio and more - all in one seamless, integrated workflow. We’ve just posted the...

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Careers

Portfolio Critique #3 - Bryce Koetitz, Videographer

I am no videographer but an Art Director does look at reels when deciding who to hire to execute their storyboard. For that reason, it is just as important for videographers to position and showcase their work in a way that appeals to production...

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Advice

7 Steps to Killer Content

By Suzie Ryan, If you’re anything like me, you’ll have spent a fairly sizeable amount of time reading articles like this one. Maybe you’re feeling motivated to go forth and begin documenting your next-level, incredible...

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Advice

Q&A: General Art Director Questions

One of our interns had to interview me for school so I went ahead and recorded it. Now, the audio is awful and the video cut out half way through the interview, but hey... screw it. Hope this Q&A provides some insight into the basic job description...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Multiple - Shell Shell Retail and Shell Global Commercial (Lubricants) have appointed eight creative agencies to their best-in-class agency roster and appointed MediaCom to handle global media planning and buying. The successful creative agencies...

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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the second in a...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Impero - Havana Club London-based independent creative agency, Impero, have announced their appointment as a key strategic and creative partner for Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum. The agency will be responsible for taking the Cuban rum in a...

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Events

August Creative Calendar

The summer brings the festival season to the creative calendar, with music in the US with Lollapalooza and Burning Man to film and VFX on the other side of the world in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Whether you're looking for content marketing...

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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the first in a...

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Is art advertising (3)?

Many artists say they despise advertising. One embraced it. In fact, he started out in the business. He even won awards. And advertising coloured his work when he turned himself into an artist. Andy Warhol recorded pop culture as he saw...

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Careers

Portfolio Critique #2 - Spencer Gabor, Art Director

Today, we critique the creative portfolio of a talented Illustrator by the name of Spencer Gabor. Please post any constructive criticism you might have for Spence in the comments of the video. On a side note, if you would like your portfolio...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

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Trends

The information age is dead

The information age is dead In the later part of 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first email, since then telecommunications and computer networks have become increasingly complex and powerful. Today every aspect of our lives relies on fibre optics and...

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Design

Let’s pretend - Social influencers turn virtual

Activists, trendsetters, mummy bloggers, Youtubers, pet influencers, unboxers and Instagrammers. Everywhere you look on social media there is someone trying to steer your choice for your next purchase, be it a snack, trainers or a new car. But what...

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Inspiration

Deep Dive: How New Media is Shaping the Future of Storytelling

On 26th July 2018, Creativepool and Jukin Media hosted a Deep Dive panel session into the impact of new media (user-generated-content) on the future of storytelling in advertising with Archie Tollast, Senior AD @ WCRS and representatives from the...

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Advice

Engaging people? It’s simple. Be authentic.

As the need for brands to evolve and innovate, adapting to category disruption, we know that driving audience engagement is more critical than ever before. With that in mind, we’ve curated a few key insights that best demonstrate why authenticity...

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