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Creativepool Annual 2021 Winners Announced

Chelsea Pictures is awarded our first ever Grand Prix with #Wombstories The Annual 2021 winners have been selected, showcasing the ‘most’ people and companies who have achieved creative excellence in the past year. Now in its sixth...

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Global creative calendar: September 2021

Never have we found so many extraordinary offerings to showcase in a Global Creative Calendar edition. Wherever you are, you will recognize many of the social engagements returning to pop culture's center stage. Historically, we have hit the road to...

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UK Creative Festival Launches Summer 2021

Use the code Pool21 at checkout to obtain a 25% discount on Festival Passes! The UK Creative Festival 2021 will launch this summer at Dreamland, Margate. Taking place over three days (September 8th,9th,10th) the festival will celebrate the best of...

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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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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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How to hire a great Illustrator - 5 top tips

While many of the creative arts have been shaped and moulded by the passage of time and the gentle thrum of technology, illustration is, at its core, still the same art form that it was hundreds of years ago. It’s also an incredibly...

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Fighting prejudice with Lipton & RedwoodBBDO | #BehindTheIdea

There are many hidden powers in the beauty of music, but if we had to name our favourite, it would definitely be the power to connect. To fight prejudice and champion union through creativity and music, Lipton partnered with RedwoodBBDO and...

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How to hire a great creative director - 5 top tips

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” That’s the well-worn cliche that continues to hold billions back from greatness every single day but for some, the crown seems to fit pretty naturally. Such is the case with all the best...

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The Flying Stars of Sierra Leone | #BehindTheIdea

As the UEFA Euro 2020 captures the headlines across Europe (with much regret across England), the time is now to celebrate a different group of footballers: the amputees from the Salone Flying Stars. The Sierra Leone Civil War killed over 50,000...

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Small acts of generosity with Cadbury and VCCP | #BehindTheIdea

Even the smallest gesture can bring a smile to someone who might need it. This is the simple, yet powerful idea behind VCCP's latest ad for Cadbury, named 'Bus.' Directed by Academy director Fréderic Planchon, the spot shows a little boy...

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Creativepool Annual 2021 Shortlist Announced!

The shortlist for the Creativepool Annual 2021 has been announced, featuring a braod pool of talented and diverse individuals, creative companies and brands who strived for excellence in 2020. Agencies on this year’s list include Iris, FCB,...

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Global creative calendar: July 2021

As our world continues to shapeshift, some longstanding business and cultural gatherings are inviting us back in person. And still, the trend of innovative online events remains a massive learning opportunity, where access continues to surge. Simply...

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Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

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