The Voice of the Creative Industry

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

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Multiple - Shell Shell Retail and Shell Global Commercial (Lubricants) have appointed eight creative agencies to their best-in-class agency roster and appointed MediaCom to handle global media planning and buying. The successful creative agencies...

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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the second in a...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Impero - Havana Club London-based independent creative agency, Impero, have announced their appointment as a key strategic and creative partner for Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum. The agency will be responsible for taking the Cuban rum in a...

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Events

August Creative Calendar

The summer brings the festival season to the creative calendar, with music in the US with Lollapalooza and Burning Man to film and VFX on the other side of the world in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Whether you're looking for content marketing...

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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the first in a...

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Is art advertising (3)?

Many artists say they despise advertising. One embraced it. In fact, he started out in the business. He even won awards. And advertising coloured his work when he turned himself into an artist. Andy Warhol recorded pop culture as he saw...

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Careers

Portfolio Critique #2 - Spencer Gabor, Art Director

Today, we critique the creative portfolio of a talented Illustrator by the name of Spencer Gabor. Please post any constructive criticism you might have for Spence in the comments of the video. On a side note, if you would like your portfolio...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

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Trends

The information age is dead

The information age is dead In the later part of 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first email, since then telecommunications and computer networks have become increasingly complex and powerful. Today every aspect of our lives relies on fibre optics and...

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Design

Let’s pretend - Social influencers turn virtual

Activists, trendsetters, mummy bloggers, Youtubers, pet influencers, unboxers and Instagrammers. Everywhere you look on social media there is someone trying to steer your choice for your next purchase, be it a snack, trainers or a new car. But what...

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Inspiration

Deep Dive: How New Media is Shaping the Future of Storytelling

On 26th July 2018, Creativepool and Jukin Media hosted a Deep Dive panel session into the impact of new media (user-generated-content) on the future of storytelling in advertising with Archie Tollast, Senior AD @ WCRS and representatives from the...

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Advice

Engaging people? It’s simple. Be authentic.

As the need for brands to evolve and innovate, adapting to category disruption, we know that driving audience engagement is more critical than ever before. With that in mind, we’ve curated a few key insights that best demonstrate why authenticity...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

72andSunny - Trojan Following a competitive review, Trojan Brand Condoms has tapped 72andSunny New York as its lead creative agency. As the leader in the condom category, Trojan will work with 72andSunny New York to engage a new generation of...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA AKQA welcomes Christine Grand as Client Partner in the San Francisco studio. She will report to AKQA Director of Client Services Kristin Goto. Christine is a global marketing leader with over 15 years’ experience driving digital...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Adam & Eve/DDB - Born Free International wildlife charity Born Free has appointed Adam & Eve/DDB to its creative account, as it switches focus to highlight the plight animals in UK zoos. This year, Born Free will attempt to raise awareness of the...