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News

Judges Judge

I was fortunate to be selected as a judge at this year’s Creative Pool Awards. What did I learn from the experience? That it’s hard to be a judge of creative work – Even though I do it day in day out as Design Director at B&D. The reason why...

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Careers

Making creative choices at the start of your career

Reflecting on some mentoring I've done in the past with digital, creative and marketing people at the start of their careers (as part of the Direct Marketing Association's mentoring scheme) and it is very clear to see that many feel overwhelmed by...

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News

Creativepool announces worldwide winners for the Annual 2018

The Creativepool Annual 2018 winners were revealed in a momentous night at Banking Hall, London on Thursday 10th May. A night of anticipation and celebration, the 2018 Edition of the Annual unveiled a spectacular showcase of the winning creative...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Genius Gluten Free TMW Unlimited has been appointed by Genius Gluten Free, the UK’s market-leading gluten-free lifestyle brand, to handle its digital and social account following a competitive pitch. TMW Unlimited will work...

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Features

A closer look at AI in marketing

Are you ready for the AI take over? Depending on what you read, the robots are either on their way to take our jobs, or they’re already here. Delivery drivers, telemarketers, the Taxman - no one is safe. Apart from content and creativity...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

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Trends

The Flaw in Flawsome

Is the well intentioned brand-championing of our individuality actually working to reinforce outdated beauty ideals? Flawsome is intended to be a powerful statement of self-acceptance. In the recent Diesel, 'Go with the flaw campaign', we see a...

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Events

Get Real with Jukin Media Competition: Meet the Judges

Jukin Media and Creativepool are proud to announce the judging panel for the very first UGC powered competition, which invites creatives from all over Europe to produce a :15, :30 or :45 second social media campaign using Jukin Media's incredible...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong - Nikon J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong has been reappointed as the regional digital agency-of- record for Japanese camera manufacturer Nikon. As the incumbent, J. Walter Thompson retains its duties encompassing...

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Design

Craft Month: Introducing... Cabeza Patata

Creative Duo Cabeza Patata (that's Potato Head in Spanish) have recently joined the Jelly Futures family just in time for Craft Month - that was handy wasn't it?! Formed by illustrator and craftswoman Katie Menzies and 3d artist and animator Abel...

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Advice

How to Network in Person. Valuable Tools in a Digital World.

Make no mistake, personal networks are a powerful thing. They are a source of inspiration and learning. Will provide support through the good times and the bad. Keep you innovative and provide a sounding board for key decisions. Help you get things...

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Features

Empathy is everything in content design and creation

I recently directed a piece of video content which we hope will form the bedrock of a campaign driving awareness of a specific disease. The disease and its symptoms are taboo. The content and its story are empathetic. Sufferers of this disease...

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Advice

Ten principles for creativity.

For the last fifteen years, we’ve been helping brands use creativity to change things for the better. When it comes to our creative ethos, we keep it simple. Just four beliefs drive our work: Make things that are beautiful. Make things that are...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett Melbourne Leo Burnett Melbourne has announced a new line-up in its creative department with the appointment of four new Creative Directors - deepening the agency's core offering as a creative solutions company. Chris Jovanov, Jess...

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Design

Introducing HolaBrief.com, a better way to create design briefs

A lot happened since my last post talking about my branding process. I started new projects with clients I already had which made me realise how much they trust me. I met new people willing to start new collaborations. I also received (and declined)...

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Inspiration

CREATIVE MANIFESTO

Creativity is associated with the arts. We think of designers or architects and presume that they’re creatively blessed. But the teachers, nurses, chefs and lawyers? Nah. It’s a perceived wisdom emphasised by education - take the...

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Events

DWA brings you the May Creative Calendar

In this topsy-turvy world, deciding when and where to invest one’s time and energy is of critical importance. Especially for creatives and other entrepreneurs where the need to be strategic and innovative is constant, conferences, festivals and...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

innovision - Pride in London Pride in London has appointed innovision as its new production partner for 2018. The exciting new partnership follows confirmation from the Mayor of London that Pride in London has been re-appointed to organise The...

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Why neglect asset delivery? Don’t fall at the last hurdle.

There’s no denying it, the world of print advertising has changed drastically since 46 years ago when Tapestry began. The introduction of the internet and the rise of digital advertising has had a large effect on print media, causing brands and...

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Careers

Tips For A Creative Interview

For creative advertising newcomers: Are you applying for an Art Director or Copywriter internship or job? Here is my perspective on how to be successful in a creative interview. Best of luck. Hope you get the gig!

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