The Voice of the Creative Industry

Browse the latest news, blogs and thoughts from across the creative sector.

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Top Hires of the Week

Framestore Framestore has announced the promotion of Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to Joint Heads of CG in London. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, Head of Animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s highly successful...

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Account Wins of the Week

Manning Gottlieb OMD - The UK Government The UK Government has awarded its media-buying contract to Manning Gottlieb OMD in a four-year deal worth up to £600m that aims to “set the global standard for transparency.” The new...

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Features

Poolcast: Talking all things Cannes Lions with Philip Thomas

On a rather less than spectacular London spring day, we sat down with Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, the parent company of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and its five associated Festivals, Money2020, and a diverse...

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Careers

What Account Service Looks For In A Creative

In Advertising, it often feels like Account Service vs Creative. But can't we all just get along? Today, we get the Account Service perspective on what makes a good creative to help us better facilitate and foster that relationship.

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Features

Four first date tips for marketers to woo consumer hearts

For many, the royal wedding between Harry and Meghan brings inspiration for those looking to find their perfect partner - filling consumers with a lot of love and joy. Brands, publications and consumers alike have all been speculating about the...

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Top Hires of the Week

Dentsu Aegis Network Dentsu Aegis Network has hired Victoria Milligan as Marketing & Communications Director for Media Brands, UK & Ireland. In the new role, Victoria will co-ordinate the marketing and communications of Dentsu Aegis Network media...

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Trends

The Northern Creative Revolution

Make no mistake the creative industries are thriving. The value to the UK economy exceeded £91 billion in 2016 and the sector is growing faster than any other. 1 in every 8 businesses in the UK is now defined as ‘creative’ which...

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The top brands preparing us for the Royal Wedding

Even those of us purposefully trying to avoid the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle this Saturday (May 19) can't deny that it has given marketers an excuse to flex their creative muscles. Whether those muscles are...

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Account Wins of the Week

WPP - BP BP has selected WPP as its preferred partner to provide marketing communication services for its Corporate, Fuels and Castrol businesses globally. The decision is the culmination of a thorough competitive review process which began in mid...

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Events

Take Fucking Risks: meets Cindy Gallop & Ellie Flynn WRAP UP

Date 9th May 2018 Speakers Paul Mellor, Mellor&Smith Cindy Gallop Ellie Flynn Venue The Vaults, Waterloo, London Wow! FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY of you showed up at The Vaults on Wednesday. This was our 5th event and the largest yet… by...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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