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Leaders

Looking into the Creator Economy and its Communities

From Twitch to Snapchat, Patreon and OnlyFans, the creator economy has boomed in recent years and especially as the pandemic hit some content creators quite hard. For those less familiar with the term, the creator economy is that sector of the...

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Features

Why you should stop accepting free pitches right now

Just the other day I saw a freelance job ad looking for a freelancer who would rewrite 10 articles of 3,000 words each… at the price of $25. $25, for about 30,000 words. It is over half of a medium-sized novel - which are usually paid by...

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Leaders

Five Ways To Avoid Burnout As A Creative

As the world opens up again, many of us will find ourselves in new and exciting working environments. And while exploring the world can be a great opportunity to find creative inspiration, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you take...

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Inspiration

Make what makes you smile - #MemberSpotlight

Richard Hill defines himself as a down-to-earth Creative Director, and we can definitely see where that sentiment comes from. As an extremely passionate creative professional, Richard can find inspiration wherever he goes, but makes it his own...

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Inspiration

Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

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Workshop

Are you pricing your agency services the right way?

As businesses, agencies have the grave burden to make profit with which they can generate growth and help the team thrive. With that in mind, pricing your agency services is arguably the most difficult part of founding and running a successful...

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Inspiration

We’re over the rainbow: It’s time to stop Pinkwashing

Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and, if you’re lucky, you might get a mumbled “Happy Pride” as the barista hands you your flat white. It can only mean one...

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Leaders

How to master the virtual pitch in a hybrid working world

As we move towards a new normal of hybrid workforce and increasingly virtual environments, pitches also move to the virtual scene and agencies will soon be required to up their game in a yet fiercer and more competitive environment. When you look at...

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Features

Here’s why a good client-agency relationship goes both ways

Clients. We love them, sometimes we hate them. They are what keeps this industry going - the makers of the creative sector, in a sense. Without them having needs, agencies wouldn’t be offering solutions; it is a business relationship based on...

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Leaders

Horsin' around with the editor of The Stable - #GettingToKnow

Candide McDonald grew up in an advertising family. Her path into the industry was almost written in the stars, and her numerous years as an ex-senior creative are a testimony of that love for the industry. Later, Candide went on to found The Stable,...

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Workshop

Are you being overworked?

Spoiler: if you’re reading this, you probably are Like most other sectors, the creative industry is one of deadlines. There’s that deadline to deliver the pitch, that other one to complete a project, that copy to write, that award to...

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Inspiration

Step outside of the box - #MemberSpotlight

If there is one designer in this industry with which delicacy of style and quality of craft meet, that must be freelance graphic designer and surface pattern illustrator Camilla Blom. As one of our certified studiopro, Camilla is one of our Top 50...

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Inspiration

Turn your work into a question mark - #MemberSpotlight

Your work has to be like a question mark. If there is one piece of insight you can gain from McCann Paris Associate Creative Director Joseph Dubruque, it is this one for sure. Joseph, who was chosen to judge the Covid-19 category for Annual 2021...

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Leaders

What does the end of cookies mean for marketing data insights?

Cookies are crucial to understanding customer behaviour online, but in recent years, having to accept or reject cookies has become somewhat of a nuisance for the average online user. Also, one can argue they're not exactly the best for privacy. In a...

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Industry

Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

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Inspiration

Of big cats and ambitions - #AnnualSpotlight

Mr Perou entered the Creativepool community like a comet piercing through the night sky. His stunning photography left an everlasting mark in our hearts since the date he joined, to the point that we were quite thrilled to see him enter Annual 2020...

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Leaders

Go your own way | By the CEO of Redwood BBDO

This new wave of purpose comes with a caveat: brands are eager to jump on the most popular causes, and sometimes forget about their own, true essence. Purpose should be personal. It should be lived and breathed every day, from the brand's core and...

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Inspiration

Everyone hates advertising, until they lose their Dog

Then they want to figure out the best way of stopping people in their tracks, taking notice, and finding Fido. The same is happening with brands with a focus, or increased interest in digital. Every brief asks creatives to think...

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Inspiration

You are not designers

A call to arms to the creative industry Terminology of job roles is a surprisingly potent thing. For years we at SomeOne shunned them, refusing to enter into the argy bargy of ‘my job is bigger than your job’. But it soon became clear...

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Inspiration

Step out of your comfort zone

There’s a common understanding in the fiction writing scene, according to which conflict drives story. Even outside of fiction, it is a common storytelling technique to highlight the struggles of your characters to make them more relatable. We...

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