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Leaders

How brands can engage consumers online

It was clear quite early on that 2020 would become the year when socials took the centre stage. With most of the world in lockdowns or respecting social distancing rules, there were few outlets for entertainment and creativity outside of our beloved...

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Inspiration

Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

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Inspiration

Take a deep breath - #MemberSpotlight

Mariano Gabriel Vidal is an animation artist. He is also the character designer behind the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards Nominee show Mini Beat Power Rockers. The best part is that, by his own admission, Mariano also got into the industry by...

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Features

The top qualities of a successful marketing leader

We’ve seen all sorts of scenarios and an abundance of different situations in the past year. In all of these cases, the best brands in the eyes of the public were the ones showing compassion, empathy and care. In short, the most human. You...

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Leaders

Traditional brand purpose has made consumers complacent

But a new wave of change-makers is here to change that… Is the branding industry’s obsession with purpose simply encouraging consumers to maintain bad habits? Nowadays we expect brands to weave a sustainable or charitable message into...

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Job Description: Chief Creative Officer

The dream weavers at the centre of every creative enterprise, chief creative officers are a unique combination of managerial flair and creative talent. They offer a necessary balance between the CEO and CFO and need to realise that creativity is the...

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Industry

Dreams of 5G with Orange, Publicis and Apple - #BehindTheIdea

With a long-time partnership with Apple, Orange was one of the main carriers in France working to promote 5G with the launch of iPhone 12. Having such a solid relationship in place, it would have been easy for the Orange brand and Publicis Conseil to...

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Inspiration

23 Moons of Animation - #CompanySpotlight

How do you succeed in a challenging animation market? Creative animation studio 23lunes might have a few stories to tell about that. Operating in what CEO and Director Jordi García defined a pretty limited Spanish market, 23lunes works daily to...

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Inspiration

Top 20 illustrations to get you inspired today

From digital to 3D, editorial and packaging, a collection of the best and most inspiring illustrations from last year. Nothing like a good year stuck at home to get you inspired. Right? If you’re like me, by now you have realised that being...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Animator?

A guide to animation rates, with tips and advice from an experienced professional in the industry Animators are extremely fascinating professionals, often with a broad skillset and a full range of incredible ideas. They work with static images to...

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Features

How to handle a PR crisis: the best examples from brands

Whether we’re speaking about our economy or the reputation of a brand, there’s no denying that 2020 has been a year littered with crises here and there. We've seen different kinds of responses here and there, and if you are a brand, you...

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Inspiration

Living and breathing creative passion - #MemberSpotlight

Talented graphic designer Ralph Solly was one of the many redundancies caused by Covid-19 and its global impact on the creative industry. Like many graphic designers, Ralph did not give up on his passion, and instead decided to start his own...

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Leaders

It's time for a branding reset

A sudden global pandemic has truly shaken the brandscape we used to know and cherish. Many organisations have panicked and jumped aboard the train of the most technological solutions, sometimes losing bits of themselves in the process. It is...

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Industry

Connecting back to nature with Air Wick - #BehindTheBrand

Over a year after our first global lockdowns, many are the new lessons we have learned from a global pandemic. One of these is that the best brands are the ones with a powerful identity. In that, Air Wick has very few equals. Darren Morgan, Global...

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Inspiration

Behind the life of a talented cartoonist - #MemberSpotlight

Clearly, being a cartoonist isn't for everyone. It requires mastery of a certain style, a flair and a very peculiar sense of humour. Simon Ellinas certainly has both. Born with a pen and pencil in his hands by his own admission, Simon has been...

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Features

Facebook’s business model is in danger

Facebook made it quite clear that the company isn’t fine with Apple allowing users to opt out of personalised ad tracking with iOS 14. Of course, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. Some context first: Apple has officially...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Photographer?

A guide to photography rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Telling entire stories with the power of one frame. Capturing emotions in a shot. This is the matter of which photographers are made; masters of...

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Industry

How Shift Engage roasted a brand mascot - #BehindTheIdea

There's brave and then there's bold. This short ad by Shift Engage and ALULA Animation Studios probably has a bit of both, with a pinch of genius here and there. It is a proven #fact that chickens cannot fly. Well, not in real life, they can't - but...

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Inspiration

The fearless gambles of Signal Film - #CompanySpotlight

How do you cut through the noise in the overly-technological age of social media? How do you aim to be different when the barriers of entry to production stand lower than ever? If all this sounds discouraging, you should clearly read the story of...

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