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Inspiration

The unmistakable identity of NOW - #CompanySpotlight

Online, you can find Chief Creative Officer Ben da Costa referring to himself as someone with a "big nose" and "big ideas." Now we know which one of the two is true. You must be secretly a genius to name your advertising agency NOW. There's no way...

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Workshop

A simple guide for creating high-converting Facebook Ads

Despite some may say Facebook is declining, it is still the biggest social network worldwide with billions of active monthly users in the second half of 2020. With such huge potential, advertisers all around the world should be experts in crafting...

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Leaders

Creating the unexpected with the Media Director of Golley Slater

Reading a lot, setting up career goals, chasing the unexpected - this and more does Amelia Stevens to keep herself motivated on a daily basis. By her own admittance, Amelia believes she never really had a calling for what she wanted to do. All she...

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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

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Industry

Inside Out Awards creating a new home for in-house creative teams

The Inside Out Awards are on a mission to inform, inspire and celebrate the next generation of trailblazing in-house creative team leaders across the UK. 2021 sees more opportunities for those working within an in-house creative team to hear from...

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Leaders

The value of individualisation in the new world of retail

When you think of retail and Covid-19, you can't help but feel a sense of discomfort pretty much off the bat. Retail has been heavily hit in the middle of this pandemic, with high street stores and firms closing up, tourism going down and an overall...

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Features

Why Spotify's Work-From-Anywhere policy is the future of work

Amidst all the heavily unexpected things that happened when 2020 hit, a sudden push for smart and remote working was certainly one of the most prominent. Overnight, hordes of workers were forced to move from the office to the comfort of their own...

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Inspiration

The worst LGBTQ+ campaigns, ads and initiatives

The most uninspired and offensive campaigns ever created for the LGBTQ+ community. It is always great to see a brand showing support towards the LGBTQ+ community. Representation in the creative industry is certainly on the rise, though there are...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance musician/composer?

A guide to freelance music composition rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Musicians and composers set the mood of the stories we love and cherish the most in our hearts. Without musicians, horror films would...

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Inspiration

Exploring the Art of 3D Realism - #MemberSpotlight

There surely are some stunningly talented artists out there. 3D and VFX Artist Daniel Magyar is without a doubt one of them. A fan of 3D realism and clearly a skilled creative professional, Daniel has been playing around with 3D software since his...

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Workshop

7 Story Archetypes: using plot to build brands

At Southpaw we’re kind of obsessed with storytelling in the brand building process. Within storytelling’s golden trio of character, incident and plot, it’s plot that provides the vital framework to hang everything from. Enter the...

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Leaders

Screens aren’t going anywhere - Hero or Villain?

The explosion of screens into our daily lives, as companions, assistants, and entertainment hubs has been phenomenal. Most estimates even suggest that screens now outnumber humans on planet Earth. The growing societal concern of the dangers of...

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Features

Why are creatives more vulnerable to mental health issues?

Years after finishing my studies, I find myself still thinking about all the amazing figures and inspiring creatives I studied for Italian Literature. From Petrarca to Dante, Foscolo and Leopardi, most of my childhood and teenage years were spent...

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Industry

Journalists from Mexico are Still Speaking Up - #BehindTheIdea

It is safe to say that some journalists can be seen as guardians of the truth. These heroes of the Information Age will go at great lengths to ensure that the truth is spoken, heard and spread across the public - even at the cost of their own...

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Inspiration

Raw simplicity and clarity of design - #MemberSpotlight

It sounds cliché, but one of the most important recommendations a starting designer should heed is to keep things simple. Easier said than done, of course - and yet some designers, such as Jennifer Swales, make of simplicity the founding stone...

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Leaders

Finding your Tune - With the Wunderman Thompson LatAm CCO

"I’ve lived all my life in Argentina, a place in which we are used to going through economic and political crises again and again." This is the sentence with which Dany Minaker opens his answer to one of our questions below. A sentence which...

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Inspiration

The Electrifying story and faith of Rhapsody - #CompanySpotlight

Many would lose hope in the event of a global pandemic hitting the industry. Matter of fact, many did - at least for a bit. That was not the case of Rhapsody. Starting out as an East End print production company, Rhapsody operates in the retail and...

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Leaders

A look at influencer marketing and dating brands

Influencer marketing is on the rise, as influencers prove to be one of the most effective marketing tools in the era of social media. These inspiring social figures can attract hundreds of thousands of followers, bringing a wide array of benefits to...

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Inspiration

How an illustrator chooses her own battles - #MemberSpotlight

Sure, design is a business. But stories like the one of Rebecca Hayter show us daily that it can also be about something else. To put it simply, Rebecca chooses her own battles. She started saying no to jobs with clients involved in animal cruelty...

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Features

The worst practices in LGBT+ marketing and advertising

Stereotypes, inconsistencies, hypocrisy - some campaigns have them all, others just a few. The LGBT+ community can’t afford the privilege to say they are loved everywhere they go, and it’s perfectly fine for brands and campaigns to try...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance illustrator?

A guide to freelance illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Illustrators are the makers of dreams. By combining art, design and creative skills, illustrators work to produce original images for a wide...