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Industry

The Flying Stars of Sierra Leone | #BehindTheIdea

As the UEFA Euro 2020 captures the headlines across Europe (with much regret across England), the time is now to celebrate a different group of footballers: the amputees from the Salone Flying Stars. The Sierra Leone Civil War killed over 50,000...

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Leaders

How music and cinematic trailers enhance games brand identity

Games pull their audiences into extraordinary worlds made of fantasy, deeply human stories and epic challenges. As the 'gaming' demographic reaches an ever so broad spectrum of audiences all over the world, gaming brands are finding new ways to...

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Inspiration

Behind the life of a gaming concept artist | #MemberSpotlight

Miguel Nogueira loves research. He lives for research when he works on his beautiful artworks, and in another life, he would probably have been a traveller around the world - seeking knowledge and wisdom far and wide. For those who are less adept at...

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Job Description: Design Manager

A design manager is employed to lead numerous design-related tasks. These may include web design, product development, advertising or general creative roles. These individuals can be employed in construction, in graphic design firms, in the...

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Leaders

Living for the thrill - With Territory Studio | #GettingToKnow

No business is invincible. When Covid hit the industry, Ryan Hall from Territory Studio saw businesses big and small crumble under the weight of a scary societal crisis - but it was also a chance to reconnect with the industry's inner self, to find...

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Industry

Small acts of generosity with Cadbury and VCCP | #BehindTheIdea

Even the smallest gesture can bring a smile to someone who might need it. This is the simple, yet powerful idea behind VCCP's latest ad for Cadbury, named 'Bus.' Directed by Academy director Fréderic Planchon, the spot shows a little boy...

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Leaders

The art of pitching in a pandemic

A year of remote working has forced many to re-channel their resources to the online environment - including the pitching progress. As pitching moved out of meeting rooms and into a virtual screen, agencies have found ways to perfect their approach...

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Features

Do You Really Know Where Your Audiences Are?

Is effective TV advertising a thing of the past? Audiences are fragmenting, viewers are spending time across a range of linear and digital devices, and brands are struggling to follow their consumers across the ever-growing multitude of...

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Industry

Creativepool Annual 2021 Shortlist Announced!

The shortlist for the Creativepool Annual 2021 has been announced, featuring a braod pool of talented and diverse individuals, creative companies and brands who strived for excellence in 2020. Agencies on this year’s list include Iris, FCB,...

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Leaders

Can Brands Make you Happy?

I was asked recently - 'What brands make you happy?' Almost every day my colleagues and I are asked to help organisations find their deeper purpose, unravel their values and promote a part of life they can slot into to make the most profitable...

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Inspiration

Stealing The Mona Lisa

Every year the Mona Lisa is visited by around 10 million people. All clambering to get a look at that famous smile, walking past other great works of art that adorn the walls like they are strangers in the street. It's La Gioconda they want to see....

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Leaders

Five ways to avoid burnout as a creative professional

We will forever remember the past 16 months as the moment in which mankind realised they could be as productive from home as they are in the office - if not even more. Sadly, it was also a time of pay cuts, layoffs and job losses. A time when a...

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Industry

Global creative calendar: July 2021

As our world continues to shapeshift, some longstanding business and cultural gatherings are inviting us back in person. And still, the trend of innovative online events remains a massive learning opportunity, where access continues to surge. Simply...

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Leaders

What role will the tech sector play in the economic recovery?

It's been over a year since the first lockdown came into place. People are eager to leave their homes to socialise again, shop and find new experiences - which doesn't necessarily mean we should do it before it's common sense to do so, but it does...

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Job Description: Design Director

A Design director bridges the link between creative employees and management. A senior role for leaders with a proven track record of effective communication, innovation, and high-level design problem-solving, design directors ensure that all...

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Inspiration

The many faces of a Greek creative studio | #CompanySpotlight

When Dot Creative Studio was born in 2011, the business had to find its place in a market stippled with some sort of ignorance about the creative arts. But if you ever wondered about whether creativity does indeed thrive in restraints and challenges,...

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Features

A behind-the-scenes look at storytelling with virtual production

Imagination Creative Director, Tony Currie and Digital Production Director, EMEA, Paul Marsden, take us behind the scenes of our latest ground-breaking work with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Below, they talk us through the creative process of...

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Leaders

Looking into the Creator Economy and its Communities

From Twitch to Snapchat, Patreon and OnlyFans, the creator economy has boomed in recent years and especially as the pandemic hit some content creators quite hard. For those less familiar with the term, the creator economy is that sector of the...

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Features

Why you should stop accepting free pitches right now

Just the other day I saw a freelance job ad looking for a freelancer who would rewrite 10 articles of 3,000 words each… at the price of $25. $25, for about 30,000 words. It is over half of a medium-sized novel - which are usually paid by...

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Leaders

Five Ways To Avoid Burnout As A Creative

As the world opens up again, many of us will find ourselves in new and exciting working environments. And while exploring the world can be a great opportunity to find creative inspiration, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you take...

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Inspiration

Make what makes you smile - #MemberSpotlight

Richard Hill defines himself as a down-to-earth Creative Director, and we can definitely see where that sentiment comes from. As an extremely passionate creative professional, Richard can find inspiration wherever he goes, but makes it his own...

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Inspiration

Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

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Workshop

Are you pricing your agency services the right way?

As businesses, agencies have the grave burden to make profit with which they can generate growth and help the team thrive. With that in mind, pricing your agency services is arguably the most difficult part of founding and running a successful...

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