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Features

Why freelancing is the future of work

The crest of the Covid redundancies wave may well be a thing of the past, but there is no denying that the impact of a pandemic on such a vast scale will be felt in the job market for years to come. With furloughs and lay-offs spreading across the...

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The future of Product Design is ethical

One day, robots will inherit the earth. As machine learning and artificial intelligence make bigger leaps forward year on year, product design, UI and UX do so as well, by leveraging the power of machine intelligence to solve the world’s most...

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Leaders

Hybrid partnerships are the only answer to 'broken' agency models

If we are to change the 'broken' agency model, hybrid partnerships may be a great place to start. A hybrid partnership brings down any and every wall between client and agency, by fostering a collaboration between the brand and the agency's team....

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Leaders

"If you do it right, it will last forever" | #GettingToKnow

Founder & Creative Partner of ROOK/NYC Mark Christou is particularly attached to this famous quote by Massimo & Lella Vignelli, according to which quality will always win over time. Juggling a mix of client meetings and calls, projects and more on a...

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Forget VR – The future of advertising is Mixed Reality

Virtual Reality is now. If most of the advertising industry hasn’t jumped on the VR ship yet, you can bet we will soon - or at least, as soon as those incredibly expensive headsets become a bit more affordable (or attractive?) for the general...

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Leaders

What brands can learn from the LGBTQIA+ culture

The future is inclusive. Anyone denying that is either a bigot or something else that rhymes with the word. Every year we see brands from everywhere in the industry embrace the Pride rainbow in more or less cheesy ways - but there is still so much...

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Workshop

The Ultimate and Comprehensive Guide to Freelance Tax

In 2015, nearly 40% of the UK’s self-employed workforce did not file their taxes by the HMRC deadline. That accounts for over 890,000 freelancers in the UK, who all faced a £100 late fee. The mere thought of taxes is often nightmare fuel...

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Inspiration

The importance of being modest | #MemberSpotlight

There is a great deal of stuff one can learn by simply travelling around the world. Demian Campos is the Founder & CCO of creative and advertising agency WINGS, and he has travelled far and wide to occupy a number of creative positions in the...

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Industry

How to choose an advertising agency

The world of advertising does not work the way it does in Mad Men. Or at least, it doesn’t anymore. Indeed, it is often argued in some corners that a lot of the ‘old-school’ romance of the industry has been eradicated by decades of...

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Legends of Design: Jonathan Ive

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive is one of those figures who will always be remembered for leaving an everlasting mark in the history of design, technology and creativity. Save for the late Steve Jobs, there is no one who had more relevance in the history of...

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Ads that made history: Think Small

World War II is over. The western world is benefitting from an economic boom that is bound to last quite some years, and the effects of which we will still cherish and love many years ahead. Of the numerous societal innovations from those years, the...

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Leaders

Social commerce: why we must not ignore this new ROI goldmine

As we ease back into a new normal and things start opening up again, there are new avenues of profits for brands and advertisers worldwide that simply can't be ignored. Our favourred social media platforms have turned into proper digital...

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Workshop

Do you need a degree to work in advertising?

Freelancer or not, the dream of working in advertising is real for many creative professionals out there. It gives us a career prospect and a much concrete way to give shape to our dreams. As much as it would be lovely to live off prints and short...

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Workshop

How to avoid being bullied by your client

You can hear horror stories from all over the industry, and unfortunately any agency leader can tell you that they are far too common. Clients leveraging their influence and the power of their wallets to have agencies submit to abusive behaviour,...

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Industry

Global creative calendar: August 2021

Among dozens of momentous events set to play out in the weeks ahead, many are already underway, or will commence with the dawn of August. A large number are also new in this edition. Among them are some of the world's most famous cultural and...

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Leaders

Make to Treasure. Adding true value to the art of production

A few months ago, and sort of by accident, I coined the phrase ‘Make to Treasure’. It was in the process of writing our first update on sustainable production at the end of a steep learning curve of a year. A year we’d started out...

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