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Leaders

How can today’s finance brands navigate the years ahead?

We are approaching a whole new world for brands and consumers alike, one in which humanity will matter more than anything else. Yet, it would be foolish to overlook what has happened in the past 16 months - and how the financial struggles of many...

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Job Description: Events Designer

Events always have been and always will be an incredibly important part of the creative industries and Events Designers are the ones working behind the scenes to bring events to life. If you’ve ever found yourself at an event where you were...

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Inspiration

The classy artistry of a talented photographer | #MemberSpotlight

Intimate, natural, meticulous on lighting. So does photographer Yigit Gunel describe his style, albeit gladly and much humbly admitting he still has things to learn. Whether that be true or not, there is something in the artistry of Yigit which...

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Leaders

The Good Rebellious Spirit of Mark Ralphs | #GettingToKnow

From finding inspiration in all corners of the industry and beyond to envisioning new ways for his team to work better (and happier), Mark Ralphs from Good Rebels is a restless leader and one that was able to develop the digital agency in Europe and...

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Industry

Fighting prejudice with Lipton & RedwoodBBDO | #BehindTheIdea

There are many hidden powers in the beauty of music, but if we had to name our favourite, it would definitely be the power to connect. To fight prejudice and champion union through creativity and music, Lipton partnered with RedwoodBBDO and...

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Inspiration

A glimpse behind the veil of Sound Design | #MemberSpotlight

Most of the pictures you'll see of Volker Armbruster below picture him in his studio or next to a piano. We believe it is for a good reason. We have no trouble imagining that Volker would rather spend time in his studio making some beautiful music...

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Features

Travel and sustainability: Transforming for the future

The year 2021 represents an interesting juncture for the travel and tourism industry and one that is full of tension. After the upheaval of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, people are desperate to travel again - to explore beyond their domestic...

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Features

Ads that made history: 1984

Such is the power of Apple’s 1984. You see as little as a string of 4 numbers (or more precisely, a date), you see a still frame from the original ad, and you instantly know we are talking about a game-changer in the history of...

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Inspiration

Top 25 mind-blowing advertising facts you should know today

Did you think you knew everything about advertising? These top 25 historical facts about the ad industry will surprise you. It is History Month here at Creativepool, which is the perfect opportunity for us to be reminded that there is always...

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Industry

How to hire a great creative director - 5 top tips

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” That’s the well-worn cliche that continues to hold billions back from greatness every single day but for some, the crown seems to fit pretty naturally. Such is the case with all the best...

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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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