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Trends

Designers’ Response to Secure Our Future

With “well-being” and “sustainability” being the key focus nowadays, we’ve created a shortlist of new innovative solutions and products showcased at Futurebuild this year where designers and brands across the globe came...

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Design

UK Inside Out Awards™ 2020 - Now open for entries.

Showcasing the very best of the UK’s in-house creative talent. The Inside Out Awards™ recognise and honour the very best in-house creative talent from across the UK. Highly regarded within the design industry the Awards identify and...

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Advice

How to inspire and get the best from your design team

Keeping a team of designers inspired may be a daunting task. Creative minds all coming together to achieve the same goal, yet all with different traits and creative backgrounds. Sometimes getting the best from your design team is as easy as pulling...

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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

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Features

Five Essential COVID-19 Adaptive MarCom Tips, Week of 30 March

A month ago, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Deputy News Media Branch Chief Benjamin Haynes issued his COVID-19 briefing update, reporting on the “very few cases” of Corona Virus in the U.S., and “no community...

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Inspiration

Agency insights on how to remain creative during lockdown

Doomsday may not have befallen us yet, but a few of my acquaintances dare to disagree. Being stuck at home with 18-month-olds (and sometimes with 81-year-olds) makes some of us wish we could just step outside and catch that blessed virus once and for...

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Trends

Two minutes of noise for the NHS and the art of self-isolation

Last night at around 8pm, something quite spectacular happened: En masse, the UK took a few minutes out of its prolonged panic and self-isolated worry to take to their doorsteps and applaud the people who have emerged as the real MVPs in this time of...

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Can I get fired because of coronavirus?

Tens of millions of workers all around the world are being asked to stay home as we speak, in the attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. At the same time, millions of others have no choice but to keep going to work. No matter where you stand in...

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Features

Who owns the future of sport?

When it comes to engaging the fans of the future, some sporting organisations and sponsors could be doing more. Imagination's Creative Strategist, Alex Beazley-Long, discusses below. A changing landscape In the past, sports organisations did not...

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Features

Member Spotlight - Growing gracefully with Woven’s Mark Bower

Mark Bower has watched 'digital marketing' come of age over the last 20 years and admits it's been a wild ride. A lot has happened. But he’s convinced we are, even now, just getting started. This week, in the midst of a global meltdown, we...

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Features

Why the future of content production is in cloud storage

The streaming services market is flourishing, with many established entertainment brands now rushing to create their own platforms, such as HBO Max and NBC’s Peacock. Having failed to capitalise on a sector that’s been dominated by...

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Careers

You Little Jerk – Creating Culture with Larry Hubatka

Today's video is all about the culture within an advertising agency, what it is and how we can effect it. To help me cover the topic, we're going to get a little help from the book "You Little Jerk" by Larry Habatka. It's a great, quick read filled...

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Features

How can brands adapt to change in the luxury sector?

As luxury consumers' behaviour changes from 'having' to 'being', experiences are being increasingly valued as much as products. Brands can capitalise on this by creating experiences that are the sweet spot between brand aspiration and brand vision....

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Advice

The Employer Guide to Remote Working

As the world prepares for even more strict measures of lockdown, we decided to provide guidance on how to handle remote working for your employees. The below guide collects information from official sources, such as the UK Government's website, and...

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Advice

Remote Control: Monetising your lockdown

Panic mode has officially been engaged and no industry is safe from the fallout. The tendrils of COVID-19 have spread with wanton abandon, latching onto every sector; decimating some whilst only wounding others. For freelancers, the sting is...

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Features

How to Help Fight the Pandemic with your Creative Skills

It doesn't matter if you are a designer, a writer, a brand or an agency; the world is coming together to fight the spread of COVID-19, and the creative industries have certainly heard the call. As the whole world prepares to lock down, knowing about...

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Features

How to win in the new retail landscape

Retail is not dead, boring retail is dead As we all know, the retail industry has been through a period of immense flux. However, after a difficult few years it feels like it’s emerging from the dark and a new retail landscape is bringing...

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Features

How to create and activate an effective brand strategy

This blog looks at how a good brand strategy can help you change the way people think, feel and act. But you have to embed it across the whole customer and employee experience, not just the brand expression. Branding is, and always has been, about...

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Features

Powered by experience: welcome to the future of marketing 

Millennials and Gen Z consumers are over owning “stuff.” Instead, they’re after memories - 82% said they’ve participated or attended at least one live brand-related experience, according to Eventbrite, while 72% said...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Committing to Europe in a post-Brexit world

The Guardian recently launched a new dedicated series entitled "This is Europe" which pledges its ongoing commitment to Europe in the wake of Brexit. To support This is Europe, the Guardian is running a multi-layered marketing campaign in...

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Careers

Investing In Your Craft

Whether it's committing to learning a new skill or developing further professionally, betting on yourself and simply giving yourself the opportunity to progress is vastly important to your overall career growth. Sometimes it can come at a slight...

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Careers

3 golden rules for being a better freelance partner

Freelancers (like you) are increasingly becoming an integral part of the modern business environment. Technology and collaboration tools allow people to work from anywhere and communicate with anyone, at any time, all over the world. And online...

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Awards

How to Craft a Winning Annual 2020 Entry in 7 Simple Steps

There is only one week left to the Annual 2020 late deadline. It is time to get your works ready for submission. Numerous factors go into crafting the winning entry. If you're wondering where to start, here's our 7-steps guide to a perfect Annual...

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Features

Member Spotlight: Robert Hooper on why we need more dreamers

Rob Hooper describes himself as a digital illustrator that “helps people bring their ideas to life with witty ideas and punchy visuals.” He’s been working in the creative industries for 35 years, migrating from a start in design and...

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Features

Designing for small spaces - Facing the challenge

When I was young, my uncle gave me his stamp collection. I was instantly captivated by all these beautiful miniature artworks from across the world. I would spend hours poring over them, organising and reorganising them, by colour, or by countries...

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Inspiration

Stanford the Flying Pig: Up, Up and Away!

Liz Carlston had written a book. She wanted to self-publish it on Amazon but needed to make her book different from everybody else’s. Children’s books all look the same nowadays: arty-farty and scratchy. Loose creations that look more...

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