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Features

Why spending money does not buy you friends

This week, Michael Bloomberg called time on his attempt to win the Democratic nomination to run against President Trump. The New York billionaire laid out roughly $550 million in just over three months of campaigning. Bloomberg spent a mind-boggling...

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Trends

Behind the Idea: Spamming your boss for equality

9 out of 10 men believe that men and women should take time out to care for their family, whereas only 2% of parents take this up. The Shared Parental Leave policy introduced by the Government is complicated and often only offers men statutory pay,...

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Awards

Are Creative Awards Useful for Brands?

Let’s be honest, sometimes it can feel as though ‘awards season’ never truly ends. The creative industries are riddled by jaded marketers that regularly bemoan the industry’s tendency to invest far too much time and money on...

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Features

Behind the Idea: Faking Royalty with loyalkaspar for CNN

Creative branding agency loyalkaspar recently created a series of live-action spots to promote the new CNN documentary series, “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty,” which uses archival footage and interviews with insiders and experts...

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Advice

What Is An Art Director?

What even is an Art Director? That's the question I asked many current and past Art Directors in today's video and well... it's kind of hard to explain. The role is broad and multifaceted so summing up the job in a simple and concise way is kind of...

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Features

Agency Spotlight: Standing apart with PB Creative

A creatively-led independent brand design agency that has had their work featured on Creativepool three times already this year so we thought it was about time we gave them the spotlight treatment. We sat down with PB Creative founder Ben Lambert...

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Trends

I need to mask you a question about coronavirus

Sitting on the tube this morning I counted 6 people wearing face masks. On the escalators at Angel, another 3 or 4 (one might have been a student fashion statement, it’s sometimes hard to tell). And these weren’t kooky Halloween masks...

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Trends

The rise of wellness tourism

Wellness tourism is now worth an estimated £491bn globally, and it’s growing more than twice as fast as general tourism. Is it Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop empire? But what are the reasons behind its booming popularity? Is it Gwyneth...

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Careers

Let's Stop BSing In Advertising

We're all at least a little bit guilty of at some point BSing our way through a presentation, from talking about industry-changing trends that still aren't completely defined (like 5G) as if we're experts, or throwing a skill on our résumé that...

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Features

Integrated payments: the key to a unique shopping experience

UK Ecommerce is set to account for almost a quarter of all retail spend in the UK in 2020, and it’s well documented that the high-street is struggling to compete with online retailers. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has even called 2019...

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Inspiration

Member spotlight - The bleak beauty behind Ken Gerhardt's lens

As the 2nd ranked photographer on Creativepool with over 40 years of experience, Ken Gerhardt certainly knows more than most about the art of photography. In recent years, he’s rediscovered his love for black and white film, feeling that the...

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Awards

Creativepool Annual 2020 - The Most Judging Panel Announced

We’ve roped in an enviable roll call of top tier creatives and marketers to cast their considered critical eyes over the work that lit up Creativepool in 2019. Pulled from every corner of the industry, with representatives from some of the...

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Careers

Burnout: It's not just for millennials!

While agencies are understandably focusing on the wellbeing of their younger workers, stress affects all of us. When asked to give an insight into how we approach mental health at Southpaw, our CEO Tom Poynter argued that senior industry staff are at...

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Features

Getting to know - Doing digital differently with David Wharram

For this week’s getting to know, I sat down with David Wharram, the CEO of Coast Digital - a digital marketing agency that prides itself as an agency that thinks about digital marketing “in a different way.” What does that mean...

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Trends

15 things millennials want from the workplace

Millennials seem like a complicated generation through and through. They keep rewriting the way our society works and that can be confusing and tough for the people trying to retain Millenials in the office and give them work. Suddenly, cubicles...

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Features

What Does An Art Director Think About While Illustrating?

Internal monologue has been a hot topic as of late so I thought I would share a glimpse into my brain and my thoughts while illustrating a poster of LeBron James. I discovered that my brain is a bit all over the place while designing but I'm sure I'm...

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Features

Why data’s time will never run out in the hourglass economy

In almost all areas of the economy the middle ground is on the decline. In grocery, powerhouses Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda have been assailed by discounters Aldi and Lidl. In fashion, social media is rendering luxury labels more...

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Features

Getting to know - The big ideas of Kevin Forister

If you have been reading Creativepool for a while then Kevin Forister is probably a name you’re well aware of. For years now, Kevin has been spoiling us with his weekly videos geared towards inspiring aspiring creatives and we’ve also...

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Trends

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

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Features

Innovation, brand value and the customer journey

Consumer decision making is changing, and that’s impacting brand loyalty. This became clear to me while I was researching a presentation I made at an event held to examine the role and the market opportunity presented by online video. One of...

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Careers

The key to building a successful employee training programme

One of the essential element of any successful business is well-trained employees. Skills, training, experience and knowledge are always in high demand. Efficiency and safety are the names of the game and the more productive an employee is, the...

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