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Inspiration

Behind the Idea - Fixing a cultural defect

A powerful campaign from TBWA\Helsinki for iconic Finnish media brand Demi features powerful images of young people looking in the mirror and seeing things they think should be improved in their reflection. Problems with self-esteem and...

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Industry

Global creative calendar: February 2020

SXSW launched 33 years ago in Austin, Texas, USA. Next month, over 150,000 people will convene there once again to redefine the cutting-edge in interactive, film, music and culture, focusing on trends like: AI; Academic Assessment and Accountability;...

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Leaders

Design Process Behind A Dodgers Illustration

Here's a quick behind-the-scenes video covering my process designing a Los Angelas Dodgers baseball illustration. Also included are two little mini Adobe Illustrator tutorials over two tools that I use all of the time. So with that said, let's play...

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Leaders

CES 2020: Our Top Tech Picks

Let’s talk tech. From parallel reality to living laboratories, we saw some mind-blowing innovation at CES 2020. Scroll down to see what piqued our interest. Quibi present Turnstyle: Vertical Streaming We aren’t the first to admit that...

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Features

Creative Annual 2020 Spotlight: Building the HYPE

Hype is a boutique creative communications agency with a distinctly hands-on approach that has been a valued member of the Creativepool community for many years now The agency’s commitment to collaboration and innovative storytelling was...

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Inspiration

A 2020 Vision

So, 2020 has started on a positive note: A threat of world war and fires the size of Germany raging over Australia, darkening skies almost 10,000 miles away. And how does the media world respond? Mild annoyance that weight watchers were using the...

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Inspiration

Why celebrating success can motivate and disrupt a team

With Boris promising to ‘bung a few bob so that Big Ben can bong’, (which is surely the British entry to the Eurovision Tongue Twister contest), I thought it might be interesting to see how celebrating success can motivate or disrupt a...

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Workshop

File Organization Tips For Art Directors

Today, we enter the exciting world of creative file management. I know. Sounds thrilling! But keeping your projects organized as a Graphic Designer or Art Director is crucial when things get busy. I've been using the same system for the past 8 years...

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Inspiration

4 need-to-know digital marketing trends for 2020

Digital marketing is constantly evolving, and with the new year bringing many more advancements, you must be aware of the changes we expect to see this year. Here, Marc Swann, Search Director at Glass Digital discusses the top digital marketing...

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Features

Behind the idea: Putting the O in retro with Cassandra Brooksbank

Great Guns director Cassandra Brooksbank recently reunited with coffee design company Fellow for a myth-busting new campaign. Inspired by Fellow’s too-good-to-be-true Old Brew Grinder, this retro film references such iconic conspiracy theories...

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Inspiration

A New Decade Of Graphic Design

In today's video, I aggregated a list of graphic design trends from some completely-reliable google searching (ehhh like 10 sites) so that we're all aware of what's poppin' in the design world of 2020. Let's enter this decade in the know, shall...

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Leaders

Getting to Know: Mark Harrison - The man who shot Prince Andrew

Mark Harrison has shot a lot of famous people in the last 20 years and the vast majority of them have thanked him for the privilege. Mark, you see, is a photographer of rare insight that has used his lens to flatter some of the most powerful and...

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Inspiration

Looking Forward: What Will 2020 Bring for Digital Advertising?

Over the last ten years, digital advertising has come a very long way. At the turn of 2010, we were only beginning to see the very early potential of video ads, we weren’t quite aware of the impact that social media would have on the industry...

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Leaders

Exhibiting: Bucking the Digital Trend

Exhibiting events have been around for over 160 years. Believe it or not, it was London’s very own Hyde Park that housed the very first trade show: The Great Exhibition. The reason for these type of events? To get all of the best products in...

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Inspiration

Simple, mobile and personal: Six predictions for retail in 2020

The retail world is constantly in a state of flux, more so now than ever before with the majority of retail transactions now happening online and perpetual connection (via our smartphones) changing the way we shop and the way we interact with brands...

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Features

Behind the Idea: The redemption of Gio Compario

GoCompare is a brand that has become synonymous with a certain character that has proven polarising (to say the least) amongst British TV viewers. When Wynne Evans first burst onto the scene towards the end of 2009 as Gio Compario, nobody could...

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Leaders

The structured approach to chaos 

Despite common perception, organisation and creativity don’t have to be mutually exclusive. But in creative agencies – where teams juggle multiple clients with constantly changing demands – forward planning and prioritisation can seem...

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Inspiration

Hygiene Poverty: Addressing the UK’s Hidden Crisis

2018 was the year of the side hustle. Perhaps you were genuinely inspired to expand your experience, get that idea off the ground, desperate to earn a second wage: we all had our motivations. I found my own side hustle, but my motivation was...

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Leaders

Life is a story - The power of experiential storytelling

Humans need storytelling. Starting with the first cave paintings and carvings that told the stories of hunting and gathering; myths and legends that united people into societies; the invention of the written word, manuscripts and the printing press....

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Workshop

How Much Money Does An Art Director Make?

How much money do you make as an Art Director in the advertising industry? This video is a simple aggregation of research, mostly made up of that sweet, fun statistical salary data from Glassdoor.com, Salary.com, and Payscale.com. If you're curious,...

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Leaders

Year 2 Recap + I Have Officially Been Spoofed

Year two in the books for this creative advertising channel. I think it's been pretty successful. Lots of love and positivity + we got spoofed haha. Here is a quick 'thank you' video: I appreciate each and every one of you who has made me a part of...

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Industry

Global creative calendar: January 2020

In the months ahead, this Global Creative Calendar will once again open exciting new doors of possibility. Entering any one of them is sure to impact your life for the foreseeable future - and also, most likely, in far-reaching ways that you could...

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Workshop

Steps To Creating An Ad Campaign From Scratch

If you want to be an Art Director or Copywriter, you've got to have a portfolio. But putting a portfolio of work, of ads, of campaigns together is kinda terrifying in the beginning. Where do you start? Well... you could start with this video. :)