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The creative industry’s connection to inspirational, educational and thought-provoking content.

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What will happen in advertising in 2013?

by Ashley Morrison. It seems clear to me that adverts are getting cleverer. Gone are the days of naive wonder with small children pondering how Mummy gets the dishes so clean, or young teenagers dancing around in waistcoats while sucking on their...

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Santa Claus - what the science says.

Merry Christmas Creativepoolers everywhere. As this piece arrives on Christmas Day, you'll have seen that Santa has completed his work. But, have you ever wondered what Father Christmas goes through every year? Well, we have. Which is why we set...

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Inspiration

The 12 Days of Christmas. BANNED.

Christmas Eve is finally here and I'm feeling festive. Well, actually, I was feeling festive a while ago because I've been doing an awful lot of carol singing throughout December. Not that I'm bragging but, for the most part, these carol concerts...

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Best of the web

by John Fountain. Looking for a bit of creative inspiration over the festive season? Yep, me too. Never mind, let's make do with some weird, wild, crazy, funny and stupid stuff that I've tracked down on the web. Take a bunch of random comments and...

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A freelance copywriter's letter to Santa.

by Magnus Shaw. Dear Santa, I'm not sure if you're aware, but Christmas is coming. Next week, apparently. With this in mind, I thought I'd better drop you a note to outline some of the stuff I'd like you to provide. I suggest you take the Harley...

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Distracted?

by Jessica Hazel. During the time it took to write this article I have gone to get some garlic bread out of the oven, eaten the garlic bread, let the cat in, chatted to my flatmate twice, opened my advent calendar, located the knife sharpener in the...

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5 minutes with... Simon Attwater, LBi London

When did you join LBi and what encouraged you to? I joined LBi two years ago, with my writer Abi Ellis. Why? We'd have been stupid not to. We love every medium, but LBi's devotion to digital made us weak at the knees. And still does. It has all the...

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Can blogs change an opinion?

Blogs can do many things. They can inform, entertain and sometimes educate. They can be a useful and more creative platform for someone to write more freely than when they begrudgingly trudge through the corporate work they might have to do for their...

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Inspiration

CP Loves...Nemesis Pictures

by Jessica Hazel. Singapore is home to Nemesis Pictures, a commercial photography studio founded by established photographer Jeremy Wong. He is the brains behind the pug loaf, an amazingly strong and memorable image which has found it's way onto...

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Remember my name. Why aren't there more famous copywriters?

by Magnus Shaw. Almost 2013 and the general appetite for celebrity displays no signs of abating. Not only do we have a voracious interest in those who are famous, but we're carrying an insatiable hunger to be well-known ourselves. Forget...

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News

Frank Gehry to design Facebook's new California campus

Facebook has brought in the famed architect, Frank Gehry, to design the expansion of the California headquarters in Menlo Park. Plans for the 420,000 square foot plot will include a single-story warehouse with a roof-top garden that will cover the...

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Claire Parker discusses corporate design ArboUnie

Claire Parker, Creative Director at our Amsterdam office, is part of the ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she will judge a corporate design, together with Tom Dorresteijn from Studio Dumbar and Stefan...

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Do you love what you do?

by Ashley Morrison. And do you do what you love? OR do you now HATE what you USED TO love? If it's the latter, is that because it's now your job - and, because you do it day in, day out, it's taken all the love away? I put out this question out in...

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Stuart Wilson, Creative Director at JWT London

Stuart Wilson Creative Director, JWT London... Website: jwt.co.uk Twitter: @JWT_London Facebook: facebook.com/JWT-London Twitter: @stuwilson JWT London is an integrated creative agency of international imagination. Our heritage of innovation, our...

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Benjamin Anthonisz

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/BenjaminAnthonisz Website: 76kid.com Facebook: facebook.com/76kid Twitter: @76KlD "My passion is digital design and illustration. This year I joined moonpig.com as Head of Online Design with the main objective...

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Design Juices

Design Juices started back in January of 2010. It was a structured way to document all the inspiring work and creative designers I was finding in my research online. The blog grew from this scrapbook of inspiration into a more structured way to give...

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Spotlight: Graham Higgins

Graham Higgins is a motion graphics designer who works mostly in After Effects and Maya, but says he still feels like a bit of a novice in the motion graphics industry. CP profile: creativepool.co.uk/GrahamHiggins Website: sircharlesgraham.com How...

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Pillar Box Post

Website: pillarboxpost.com When did you start out blogging? I started blogging just over 3 years ago in the summer of 2009...which happened to be about 3 years after I resolved to start a blog! How did you choose your blog name? One of the (many)...

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Mischa Lee

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/MishcaYLee Website: whenyellowmeetsgrey Facebook: facebook.com/bonybean "I am a multi-layered graphic designer and illustrator with different personality traits that loves to giggle. This enables me to play...

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Lee Ray

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/freelancedirectory/LeeRay Website: lee-ray.com " I am an experienced Artist and Illustrator with a B.A.Hons Degree in Product Design and 16 years experience in creating Concept Design, Illustration, and CG...

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5 minutes with... James Ramsden of Rufus Leonard

James Ramsden is a Creative Director at Rufus Leonard, an independent creative communications agency with over 25 years experience helping brands succeed in today’s always on world, located in the heart of London’s busy Clerkenwell...

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Logoed

Website: logoed.co.uk Twitter: @Logoed When did you start out blogging? We started the blog way back in 2001 - so we've been going for 11 years now! How did you choose your blog name? It was simply to represent what the blog was about at the...

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Creative Mug

Website: www.creative-mug.com/ Twitter: @Creative_Mug Facebook: facebook.com/CreativeMug When did you start out blogging? We started CreativeMug in November 2011, after blogging on other places around the web for some years. How did you choose your...

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James Easley - We Love...

We Love is a strategic creative agency with digital at its heart. We offer a smarter way to connect and create resonance with audiences, across multiple digital platforms. At We Love our imaginations have no limits and we work collaboratively to make...

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Jack Fairclough

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/LittleHoudini Website: littlehoudini.co.uk(under construction) Facebook: is for stalkers! Twitter: twitter.com/littlehoudinii " Hi I'm Jack….I will illustrate/animate and design for food! " How long have...

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Belinda Hawkins

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/belindahawkins Vimeo: vimeo.com/belindahawkins "I've worked in Perth, Western Australia for over 6 years as an agency producer in television production and post-production. Perhaps my biggest achievement was...

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Craig Roderick - Nexus/H

Together is better… Together makes a bigger impact. Together is more knowledgeable. Together is more cost effective. Together is easier. With strategic planning, advertising, digital, design and media planning under one roof, together is...

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David Airey

Website: www.davidairey.com/ Twitter: @DavidAirey Facebook: facebook.com/davidaireydesign When did you start out blogging? October 2006. Kind of by accident, really. I didn't know what a blog was, or how important it would turn out to be in terms of...

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Jesus Revuelta - DoubleYou

What do you actually do? Tags: [nike], [nestlé], [team], [concept], [integrated], [digital], [social media], [strategy], [ideas], [trendwatching], [advertising that does not seem advertising]. My time is now - NIKE FOOTBALL SPAIN from...

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Achraf Amiri

- View Achraf's Creativepool profile here Website: achrafamiri.blogspot.co.uk/ Facebook: facebook.com/Achraf-Amiri-The-Hidden-Son-Of-The-Addams-Family Twitter: twitter.com/ACHRAFAMIRI ""I am the hidden son of the Addams Family" Young creative minded...

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Art Sponge

When did you start out blogging? Back in 2009. How did you choose your blog name? I thought of symbolically 'absorbing' art from around the web. Thus, Art Sponge. What's it all about and why? It's about finding great visual art from hardly known...

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Adam Chiappe - Forever Beta

Forever Beta is an integrated creative agency that believes in the power of WOW. We were voted ‘Best breakthrough agency” in this years MAA Awards. We believe everything is Forever Beta. Constantly changing, improving, researching,...