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Leaders

Steve Austen-Brown on knocking down walls

It is quite universally recognised and understood that siloed approaches are more harmful than not. On top of that, you may be the greatest architect of them all, knowing all about your theory and with a perfect understanding of the craft - but if...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning the Power of Switching Off with Ryan Brown

You're reading this sentence on a screen. No matter how big or small, that screen is with you for most of your day and keeps you connected at all times. Technology has changed the way we all create and experience creativity, but it is also important...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Newcastle Brown Ale goes satirical for the Super Bowl

Though Newcastle Brown Ale, the Heineken-owned British beer brand that is surprisingly popular across the pond, lack the finances to buy a national TV ad during the 2015 Super Bowl, they have struck upon an ingenious way in which to buy regional TV...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Droga5 and Newcastle Brown Ale take top Facebook Studio Award

For the second year running the top distinction at the annual Facebook Studio Awards has gone to an advertising agency and brand combination, who used the social media platform as a base from which to launch a successful campaign. This year the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

5 minutes with... Andrew J Brown - Creative Director at Brass

"A new agency 28 years young. Brass is a new breed of marketing communications agency. Using new insight, ideas and technology, we help clients succeed in a world of constant change." What do you actually do? Work on strategy and creative delivery...

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Industry

Colourful Bing Bang Bong for RuPaul's Drag Race UK - #BehindTheIdea

RuPaul's Drag Race has become a global sensation in recent times, and a great context to promote inclusivity and love as part of a reality TV competition. The most famous Drag Race in the world has just recently landed in the UK as well, where the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

You are designing tomorrow’s rubbish

It was just a few months ago, in February, that the AF&PA (American Forest & Paper Association) released a comprehensive research document in which it surveyed a number of paper mills around the US, offering then some guidelines on how to make more...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Wonderlust of Monika Jurczyk - #MemberSpotlight

From the land of unicorns and wind, comes an illustrator who's seen much and dreamt even more. Monika Jurczyk has been drawing since she was a child, a lover of adventure and an eternally curious creative. With her bold, colourful and minimal style,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Broadcasting the Mars rover landing with Ocean Outdoor - #BehindTheIdea

How do you livestream the Perseverance Mars 2020 mission from NASA as it happens, to the big screens in Piccadilly Circus? If it sounds like a daunting task, rest assured that it is. According to Ocean Outdoor, such feat was never attempted before -...

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Industry

An Ark for the Children - #BehindTheIdea

There is one magical place in Chipping Barnet, England, where caring nurses, doctors and volunteers work relentlessly to make every little moment count for families of children with life-threatening conditions. Even in a year like 2020, Noah's Ark...

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Industry

Every tear tells a different story - #BehindTheIdea

Back in 2015, Maurice Mikkers made an interesting discovery: different emotions lead to different kinds of tears. A tear of pride has a different composition compared to one of heartbreak, love, sadness and so on. So at some point last year, as the...

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Inspiration

Classy Creativity: a Chat with Cheddar Creative

It takes guts to find the courage to start from scratch. It can go either way. Too many have fallen under the weight of poor planning, but those who have succeeded give us hope that we can do the same. Cheddar Creative is a prime example of that. In...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is the fuel of endless inspiration?

When you are just starting out, you can easily get caught in a storm of passion, ambition and motivation for everything related to your craft. Some people lose that, or become disillusioned with time. You shouldn't. Senior Graphic Designer Stuart...

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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

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Leaders

From condoms to cannabis: how to market your taboo product

The conversation around controversial and taboo sectors is changing. Topics that used to be hard to tackle even ten years ago are now out and in the open, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities for marketers and brands. It does, of course,...

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Inspiration

Teresa Chan's Fragrant Creativity in Isolation

You can often hear that artists and creatives tend to feel lonely much more easily. Be it for an enhanced kind of sensitivity or a particular disposition of character, being a professional creative can be isolating and a global pandemic isn't...

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Leaders

The overnight shift towards E-Everything. Do you feel exposed?

The more time we spend in lockdown, the more people are starting to realise that COVID-19 was not a cataclysm for the business world - it was a catalyst of change, an occasion to adapt or die and accelerate innovation for those ready to embrace...

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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson
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Inspiration

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...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

Creativepool Annual 2020 Spotlight: Breaking bread with the Big Buoys

As part of our series shining a spotlight on Creativepool Annual winners from last year, we sat down with post-production specialists Big Buoy, the studio that claimed two top places in last year’s annual. Their big win was for post-production...

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Leaders

Life is a story - The power of experiential storytelling

Humans need storytelling. Starting with the first cave paintings and carvings that told the stories of hunting and gathering; myths and legends that united people into societies; the invention of the written word, manuscripts and the printing press....

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Inspiration

How brands embraced Halloween in 2019

It's the scariest day of the year and there's no getting away from the fact that Halloween offers another opportunity for brands to buy into the celebration with spookily-themed products and marketing. Beyond big boxes of orange pumpkins on show at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Stranger Things star leads team of trailblazers in new Samsung ad

Samsung has launched a digital ad via We Are Social Australia fronted by four well-known personalities including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The spot sees the actor and creator appear alongside Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Steve...

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Inspiration

7 major trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now the dust has settled after another busy Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it's time to take stock of some of the trends from this year's event. Here're seven major themes we observed at thenetworkone... Ugly sells I’ve...

Posted by: thenetworkone
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Inspiration

Bethesda E3: Here’s to games embracing colour again

Something struck me as I watched the Doom Eternal showcase during Bethesda’s E3 conference. For a gritty game about violently blowing up demons, Doom Eternal is incredibly vibrant and bursting with colour. Even compared to the previous Doom...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Leaders

Reconnecting with our roots: How VR can bring us back to reality

I have always deeply revered nature. Growing up in Cornwall surrounded by the ocean on (almost) all sides has meant I’ve always been aware of the scale of the wild world outside. I am keenly aware of the beauty of nature, but never forget the...

Posted by: George P. Johnson UK
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Leaders

Top hires this week

Arnold steps down at AMV Rosie Arnold (pictured) is to step down from her role as creative partner at AMV BBDO. Arnold was most recently head of art and creative partner but spent 33 years at BBH, where rose to creative director, prior to joining...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Anxiety, loneliness, heartbreak, Peanuts

Peanuts! A children’s comic strip, with the coolest dog in the world, reaching more than 350 million people in 75 countries. But a comic strip way ahead of it’s time, addressing modern day neuroses such as anxiety, loneliness and...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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