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Inspiration

Job Idol (Britain's Got The CV Talent X Factor?)

I'm a bit of a sad case. I like American Idol. There, I've said it. I prefer it to the UK version of The X Factor, largely because it hasn't got that buffoon Louis Walsh on it but also because I feel that the singing talent in America is better than...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

The Most Influential Black Person in Britain

Karen Blackett OBE, chief executive of WPP's MediaCom, has recently been named “The Most Influential Black Person in Britain” by Powerlist magazine, but the 43-year old leader of the UK's largest media agency still thinks it's odd that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Tech talent choose the most innovative offices

The key to attracting top tech talent is having an innovative office with the latest devices and equipment, according to a new report from YouGov. British businesses need to invest in the latest tech developments in order to stay competitive and...

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Careers

Culture is more important than talent, says Havas CEO

The culture at a company is more important than the talent employed, according to Chris Hirst, European and UK group CEO at Havas. The exec held a session at Creativepool's Connect London festival and shared his thoughts on what makes a great leader...

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Design

New Talent Alert: Nice Shit and Everyone's favourite

Things have been busy over in Jelly London HQ! We have signed not one but TWO new directors onto our animation roster. Nice Shit - our fresh animation collective from Argentina and Italy. Self-confessed storytellers, character lovers and detail...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Raw talent with Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne is a 23-year old fashion and portrait photographer based in The Cotswolds. Her style is unmistakable - favouring raw, striking images (often -though not exclusively- of people), which are instantly recognisable. The boldness of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hull, Hand-made Candles and Britain's Oldest Brewery

Bulletproof - PizzaExpress Artisana Bulletproof has designed the packaging for a new frozen supermarket range by PizzaExpress. The “Artisana” range is an exclusive for supermarket Iceland, and follows on from the restaurant’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Find Talent Faster: Search Update 5.1

We've produced a new guide on the changes we have made to how you can find the best in talent on Creativepool. The Creativepool People Search has gone through the second big update in 6 months. Most of this is behind the scenes giving you more...

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Economy

Futurebrand examine how the Brexit could damage “Brand Britain”

It's been over a week now and the creative world is still reeling from the effects of Brexit. But the real question going forward, is how this seismic economic shift will affect not only the future of the UK and its creative industries, but the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

What is the future of creative talent?

Creativity in London is in a great place and the output of agencies is now as diverse as ever. Sure; there are still fantastic TV ads, such as this years British Arrows Commercial of the Year by AMV’s Mike Sutherland and Ant Nelson for Currys...

Posted by: Gemini People
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News

Get Me Hire: We've explored how to make the most of your talent

Creativepool has been supporting those who are looking to hire the best talent and those who are looking climb the creative ladder for over a decade. We’ve decided to dig a little deeper into the process to give you insight on how the industry...

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Careers

Funding for creative talent at UAL

University of the Arts London is the leading specialist creative university with an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL draws together six Colleges each with its own world-class reputation:...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Creative Job Posting: Capturing the right talent

How much time do you spend looking at a candidate’s CV? I know when I was a recruiter I usually didn’t spend more than ten seconds scanning through and less if I wasn’t totally engaged. A job seeker probably takes the same amount of...

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Inspiration

The RA Summer Exhibition: "I could do that - but I've got talent"

You've got a little less than a week to get yourself down to the Royal Academy to marvel at the wonders of the Summer Exhibition. Or do I mean wonder at the marvels? Or neither? Do I mean marvel at the lack of talent - or the extraordinary choices of...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Roald Dahl. More than mere talent

I've always been interested in creative people. Why they do what they do. Where their ideas come from. What makes them tick. Today, for no other reason than I want to, I thought I'd write something about a true legend and a prince among men: Roald...

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Advice

Where's The Talent?

by Simon Harle, Dynamaic New Alliances. No matter where you look at the moment in the industry, there is a severe shortage of true talent! For the last 18/24 months the lack of digital PM's, AM's, SAM's and AD's has been discussed, questioned and...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat Crossy Road FOR REAL In a piece of advertising that will absolutely delight casual commuter gamers and probably annoy almost everyone else, J. Walter Thompson London has created a full-size real-life version of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Simon Cowell: The master of marketing

What is Simon Cowell? A TV presenter? A music producer? An pop manager? Well, undeniably all these things; but ultimately he's one of the most accomplished marketeers the UK has ever created. Just look at his greatest achievement. He not only...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Nationwide get emotional and easyJet get technological

Despite having appointed VCCP to its creative account back in March, Nationwide have opted to keep their latest campaign in-house. The “On Your Side For Generations” campaign is built around a new 90 second TV ad, which will break during the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy London

Are you a soft mint or a strong mint? In a bizarre, but hilarious new campaign for Trebor by Wieden+Kennedy London, viewers are being encourages to “Choose their Trebor.” The campaign highlights people’s affinity to Trebor’s incredibly minty...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

It's bake or break time for the Italian Stallion

First it was Arnold Schwarzenegger shouting at Meerkats, now it's Sylvester Stallone delivering bread. What next? Jean-Claude Van Damme waxing lyrical about ice cold American beer? The new Stallone-starring spot by WCRS for Warburtons bread, is just...

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Advertising

Uncommon tells the story of television for ITV

UK-based broadcaster ITV has launched a new ad fronted by legendary newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald that shows how stories we see on screen can affect us. The 90-second ad, created by Uncommon Creative Studio and directed by Billy Boyd Cape, features...

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Features

Simon Frederick on why Black is the New Black

As photographer/director Simon Frederick peers down the stairway overlooking his current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, it’s a significant moment. Black is the New Black features 30 prominent black personalities from the worlds...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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