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Leaders

How anamorphic digital outdoor is redefining OOH

As technology progresses, the push for immersion and for a blended reality with our everyday screens is what will define most of the future trends in the advertising industry (and beyond). It started with VR and AR; now it's moving onto...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Art Director?

A guide to Art Director rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry In the advertising world, Art Directors are the hand of creativity. They are responsible for what commercial campaigns look like, they oversee...

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Industry

Here's all the Gold Winners from Annual 2021!

Annual 2021 represented a milestone in the realm of creativity this year. Following nearly two years of Zoom calls, restrictions and social distancing, The Annual was a chance to celebrate and to showcase the best creativity has to offer, an occasion...

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7 simple ways for freelancers to win big clients

It is a widely known fact that big clients do things differently. The largest organisations in the modern brandscape will have millions of dollars to spend in marketing budget, but they obviously won’t be keen on spending them all in a risky...

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Leaders

How Dynamic Advertising can help fight ad fatigue

Context, context, context. As the cookieless future approaches, we will hear more about context and contextual advertising, be it location-based or else. In an ever-shifting brandscape triggered by the pandemic, the need for increased...

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Features

Would you buy a meme for $560,000?

If you love kittens and have been around the internet for a while, you know about cryptocurrency and the rise of NFTs. Spelled out as Non-Fungible Tokens, NFTs are a new form of bitcoin that is being discussed extensively in the creative industry and...

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Workshop

A quick history of TikTok and how we can use it to our advantage

I used to think I would never understand TikTok. It was clearly not for me, made for natural performers and younger people who loved to mess around with silly challenges. But then I saw some friends following influencers who did educational content,...

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What kind of creative careers are there in esports?

It was 2003 when DOTA (Defence of the Ancients), the first true Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), hit the shelves of PC gaming. Since then, esports have been on a constant and steady rise, leading to widespread popularisation for a new kind of...

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Industry

Creativepool Annual 2021 Winners Announced

Chelsea Pictures is awarded our first ever Grand Prix with #Wombstories The Annual 2021 winners have been selected, showcasing the ‘most’ people and companies who have achieved creative excellence in the past year. Now in its sixth...

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Industry

Global creative calendar: September 2021

Never have we found so many extraordinary offerings to showcase in a Global Creative Calendar edition. Wherever you are, you will recognize many of the social engagements returning to pop culture's center stage. Historically, we have hit the road to...

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Industry

UK Creative Festival Launches Summer 2021

Use the code Pool21 at checkout to obtain a 25% discount on Festival Passes! The UK Creative Festival 2021 will launch this summer at Dreamland, Margate. Taking place over three days (September 8th,9th,10th) the festival will celebrate the best of...

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Workshop

The Curious Commutes of Hendrick's Gin and Space | #BehindTheIdea

Have you ever found yourself in a gravity-defying bus stop, with upside-down bottles, roses and Victorian surrealism? Thanks to Space and their work for Hendrick's Gin in selected UK locations, you just might soon. As restrictions begin to relax,...

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