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Inspiration

Five Reasons to use Professional Creative Crowdsourcing

Businesses have been using the internet to outsource work to the crowd for over ten years now. Coined “crowdsourcing” by Wired writer Jeff Howe in 2006, brands continue to dabble with the art with varied success. In just the world of...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

The Northern Creative Revolution

Make no mistake the creative industries are thriving. The value to the UK economy exceeded £91 billion in 2016 and the sector is growing faster than any other. 1 in every 8 businesses in the UK is now defined as ‘creative’ which...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Advertisers show growing appetite for in-house agency services

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of advertisers are shifting towards stronger relationships with fewer suppliers as the move towards on-site and in-house solutions gains momentum, according to a new ISBA study. The study reveals that external agencies are...

Posted by: Sharon Whale
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Trends

Creative Stranger Things are happening

Next weekend the world will be turned upside down as the 80s return for Halloween in the style of Stranger Things inspired costumes and activations to celebrate the release of Season 2 on October 27th on Netflix. Topshop has teamed up with Netflix...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Features

Creative Opinions: James Damore's Google Memo

Last week, there was a great deal of smoke being blown surrounding the memo released by Google employee James Damore, which inferred that women were biologically inferior to their male counterparts when it came to computer science and coding. These...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

Having a niche, an area of expertise as a Creative

Within the Creative Recruitment Sector, we notice the importance and advantage of having specific industry or market knowledge more and more. Carving out your own niche, becoming an expert within a specific area or sector (beyond Creative, think...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Economy

Creative Opinions: The Snap UK General Election

When Theresa May announced yesterday morning (18 April, 2017) that it was her intention to hold a snap general election in the UK on June 8 (a move that was since validated earlier today by a vote of 522 to 13), the UK media did what it always does....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinion: Immersive Filmmaking in 2017

We’re in a unique moment in time which offers us the opportunity to blend traditional methods of filmmaking developed during the past 100 years with a new set of creative tools and displays in immersive content that allows filmmakers to engage and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinion: Thoughts on Branded Content for 2017

At K7, our role is to help creatives find, create and sell the hottest content around the world. Historically, our focus within that has always been with in what we’d now define as ‘classical television’; that largish screen we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Matthew McConaughey is the highest paid Creative Director in Adland

OK, that headline might come across as a little bit clickbaity, but it's a pretty shocking statement that is not only true, but indicative of the way celebrity culture has managed to integrate itself within the advertising industry. Matthew...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Black Friday 2016: A Creative Review

Black Friday is a very modern phenomenon. A true triumph of commercialism, it's a perfectly placed date in the cultural calendar that gained so much attention a few years ago that South Park deemed it necessary to construct a feature-length episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

The creative industry responds to the effects of Brexit

“The situation can be (in broad terms) broken down as such: Bigots voting for economic isolation, and a grave instability the people who will actually live to see it (for the most part) don't want. Politics is broken. We are not governing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Awards

2016 Creative Industry Top 100 Influencers

Our 2016 Annual came with a new accolade: The Influencer of the Year, where Creativepool honour the individuals within the industry that have surpassed expectations and impacted the market in 2015 and beyond. They're people who don't follow the herd...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Bauhaus to Google: Starting a Creative Movement

Earlier this year I was approached by Sarah Hill to write a piece on creativity in our agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, for a new book called #FuturePRoof and some of the things that we have learnt after launching our first *Global Center of...

Posted by: Simon Shaw
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Advertising

JCDecaux launches London-based digital creative hub

Outdoor advertising company JCDecaux has announced the launch of its London based digital creative hub “JCDecaux Dynamic,” with the appointment of BBH’s Alex Matthews and Rick Burgess as MD and CTO respectively. JCDecaux Dynamic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Let me Tela you a story: Meet Shara Vickers, Creative Director

Avid readers of my Creativepool blog - of which there must be literally…some - will know that I upped sticks and moved from the Big Smoke (London) to the Big Nice And Airy (Saffron Walden) a couple of years ago. During this time, I’ve...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Economy

Creative industry employment dwarfing other sectors

When people ask me what I do for a living, I often simply reply; “I write.” This response is often met either by furrowed brows, genuine interest or complete surprise, as it would appear that to some people, the concept of actually making...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Creative Branding: What's It Good For?

A brand is the visual, emotional, rational, and even cultural image that people associate with a product or with a company. Brands are more important at this period in time than any time in the past century. Brands bring together psychology and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

UK Creative Industries hit record high!

According to new figures recently published by the UK's Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), the UK's creative sectors (which encompasses everything from film, tv and music to advertising and design) were worth £76.9 billion a year to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Is Texas the next creative hub?

Saatchi & Saatchi LA agency is following Toyota, its sole client, to Texas. Toyota announced in April that is would be shifting its sales and marketing headquarters from Torrance, California to the Dallas suburb of Plano. The Publicis Groupe agency...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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