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Features

Servers? Who needs ‘em?

The one constant over the past 30 years when creating, hosting and managing web services has been the not so humble and often temperamental server. Whether you’re running a website, email or web app you’ve always needed somewhere to store...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

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Advice

Beginner's Guide To Double Exposure In Photoshop

For those looking for cool effects in Photoshop, double exposure is a pretty fun one to mess with. Combining two images can elevate the artistic nature of your piece and make beginners look much more professional. I hope it provides you with a new...

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Features

Cryptocurrencies and Commerce

By Fred Moore On account of some modest and wildly unsuccessful bitcoin day trading - it’s a mug’s game to try and predict the intra-day movements of something that can swing 20% one way or another within the time it takes to walk to the...

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Features

Time to unleash the latent Creative Superpowers in your teams

We are about to enter an Age of Creativity; successful Leadership will be about creating cultures that encourage creativity and help employees unlock the four creative superpowers of Maker, Hacker, Teacher and Thief. As technology continues to...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

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Awards

Cannes Lions 2018: The Grand Prix winners

Brand Experience & Activation Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house) Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Getty Images - Pride in London Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, has been appointed as an Official Media Partner of Pride in London, which will see it capture this year’s official celebrations and set up a legacy collection...

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Features

Committing Mass Genericide

Have you committed genericide? I have. I do it at least once a week in fact. I commit genericide at work when I add more Post-its of things to do to my computer screen. I do it at home - when I’m relaxing in my garden in the hot weather with a...

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Design

The art of Campari arrives in London

Many of the people stumbling out of work and into 30 degrees heat this week will more than likely be thinking of rounding off the working day with a palate-scraping Spritz. Intrinsically Italian, this classic aperitivo treat is particularly...

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Careers

Mentorship - The Key To Growth

Today, we're talking mentors. At the beginning of your career, nothing is more important to your long-term growth than mentorship. Finding a mentor is crucial to picking up different skills, creating an efficient career path for yourself, and working...

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Advice

How to Write a Winning Award Entry

There’s no doubt about it that creative agencies love to win awards. If you have the budget and the resources, entering and winning awards should form part of your overall new business process,. It’s a great way to raise the profile of...

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Advertising

Out-of-home set to score highly during World Cup fever

Summer’s most high-profile sporting event is the perfect opportunity for brands to get outdoors With the UK’s most anticipated sporting event of 2018, the FIFA World Cup Russia, now well underway, and England emphatically qualifying for...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas helia Havas helia announces the expansion of its senior management team, as Paul Kitcatt and Lisa Lee join to drive the business forwards and support the marketing agency’s sustained growth, following a series of new business wins. Both...

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Advice

The Death of the Deck?

Is an agency deck the best way to sell your agency culture, ideas and services? Is the old PowerPoint presentation still a “crutch” agencies need or would it be better to ditch the deck in favour of a more interactive, informal...

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Events

DWA brings you the July Creative Calendar

In this topsy-turvy world, deciding when and where to invest one’s time and energy is of critical importance. Especially for creatives and other entrepreneurs where the need to be strategic and innovative is constant, conferences, festivals and...

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Features

Three things from Cannes: taboos, trends and tears

With Cannes Lions closing its doors last Friday, we asked five creative leaders, to share their thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions. They will also be speaking at ‘Creative Stories…from Cannes’ 18 July for a more in-depth overview of the...

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Events

Connect Cannes: The Lowdown

We completed our annual pilgrimage to the South of France this year with Connect Cannes, brought to you by Creativepool and Blutui. At Creativepool, it is our mission to connect people online, offline and in person through a number of different...

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Features

The Future of VR & AR at VR World, London

By Suzie Ryan Two of our most enthusiastic techies – Hamzah Ghafoor, Creative Technology Lead and Stephen Beaumont-Adam, Senior Project Manager – head to VR World at Kensington Olympia to find out what augmented, mixed and virtual reality has in...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

M&C Saatchi - GambleAware GambleAware has appointed creative agency M&C Saatchi to develop a new safer gambling advertising campaign. Broadcasters and gambling industry groups drew up proposals for a major responsible gambling advertising campaign...

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Trends

Influencers democratising impact on fashion

Online reviews, blogs and social networks have given everyone with access to the internet a chance to be heard. An easy outlet to connect with people, share experiences and spread ideas. The subsequent rise of bloggers and influencers quickly gained...

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Features

What’s the point of traditional advertising in 2018?

Creativepool Creative Debates are the tonic to the endless one-way talks that we have an abundance of in our sector. We teamed up with Dare during Cannes Lions 2018 to tackle a controversial question, ‘What’s the point of traditional...

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Inspiration

And the #WeWhoTravel winners are...

In May 2018, Hotels.com and studiocrowd launched the #WeWhoTravel photograph competition inviting members of the global Creativepool community to submit their #AccidentallyWesAnderson city snaps. Over 1100 photographs were submitted from which 26...

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Inspiration

Critiquing My Very First Advertising Portfolio

Today, I go 8 years back in time and review my first ever advertising portfolio. I feel a bit vulnerable but I think that being transparent with you all can be eye opening while you are trying to build your first books. I'm going to start critiquing...