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Features

When AI Marketing Goes Wrong: The Willa Wonky Washout #MarketingMonth

For over a year now we’ve been waxing lyrical on this site about the creative potential of AI, but we’ve also never shied away from highlighting the potential pitfalls. One of those pitfalls was underlines quite spectacularly this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Global creative calendar: March 2024

Warning: Featured happenings in this edition of our global creative calendar are closer than they appear. Over the past several years, these updates have presented thousands of opportunities to advance knowledge, sharpen skills, immerse within...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

A Brief History of Diversity in Advertising #DiversityMonth

Adland has not always been known as the bastion of diversity and inclusion it is today… mostly. Indeed, we only have to cast our minds back to the halcyon days of the Mad Men and the regrettable ads that now seem as outdated as blackface and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

KOTEX tackle taboo-breaking design in menstrual health #BehindTheBrand

Pearlfisher, the brand design agency, has unveiled its design for The Pack by KOTEX for tween girls at school in South Africa. The kit goes beyond the traditional functionality of fem-care to transform menstrual education into an engaging, empowering...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Making a creative leap with Lauren Maynard #GettingToKnow

FutureBrand - the brand-led business transformation company that has helped transform household names such as American Airlines, Sanofi, McDonald’s, NatWest and Barilla - has appointed Lauren Maynard as its new Global Chief Growth Officer. In...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The agency founder who became her own client #BehindTheBrand

Sister Mary, a new strategic design agency founded by Leigh Chandler, has unveiled the design for a limited-edition run of intricately designed votive candles. The client? Leigh herself. Leigh, whose 20 year career has seen her design for major...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#MemberSpotlight on commercial director and filmmaker Martin Edwards

How did you get into the industry? I was living the dream of being an indie filmmaker in New York-in other words, struggling to pay the rent and eating a lot of iffy cheeseburgers-when a friend hooked me up with a gig at a SoHo ad agency....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Beyond Radio

Throughout my career as a sound designer, I've witnessed rapid changes in the audio landscape. As I reflect on this, I realise that there has never been a better time to work in audio. Radio listenership is currently at an all-time high, podcasts...

Posted by: Chris Turner
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Leaders

Whisking up a storm with Amy Still #GettingToKnow

Amy Still is Founder & CEO at Whisk. With over 15 years of experience in digital and social-first advertising, she’s witnessed the shift from mass broadcast platforms to niche community-driven spaces, where people seek more authentic and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Diversity isn’t just good for PR: It’s good business #DiversityMonth

Diversity is so much more than a trend-it's a strategic imperative. For agencies, the challenge is no longer just about being politically correct or ticking boxes for corporate social responsibility; it's about building a more diverse and socially...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

What does it take to refresh a 64-year-old heritage brand? #BehindTheBrand

IMG is a global company heralded with founding sports marketing as we know it - founded by pioneering marketer and agent Mark McCormack, it all began with a handshake in 1960 and the world of sports changed forever. Last month, the company unveiled...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

What the second rise of Trumpism could mean for creatives

As we all know, the creative industries thrive on the principles of diversity, open expression, and global collaboration. These are not principles even the most ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump would ever align him with and with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on illustrator and designer Andy Carolan

How did you get into the industry? It was actually by accident! Many years ago I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and found that I went from being an energetic person to one who was effectively ‘marooned’ at home. As I had always been artistic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Nataly Kelly, CMO of Zappi

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? I’m based in Boston, and I generally start my workday rather early, by checking in with our Zappi teams in Europe. We begin each day with a daily virtual stand-up in our...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

QR Codes: Your Pocket Portal in Education

Imagine a world where learning isn't confined to the four walls of a classroom or the pages of a textbook. Where boundless knowledge awaits, just a simple scan away. In today's dynamic educational landscape, QR codes are transforming this vision into...

Posted by: Creativepool Partner
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Inspiration

Sorting our Limes from our Lemons #CompanySpotlight

Lime Creative is a boutique communication agency offering large agency experience, specialising in the luxury lifestyle, with offices in London and Beijing and partners around the world. With a team made up of designers, writers, developers and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is TikTok a positive influence on diversity? #DiversityMonth

If a fair proportion of the mainstream legacy media were to be believed, TikTok represents a very real threat to our children. In reality though, anyone that’s ever spent even a little time scrolling through the app will tell you it is, in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The Taylor Swift AI Scandal and the Bleak Implications of Deepfakes

Of all the fresh horrors wrought by AI in recent years, few chill the blood quite like the concept of the ‘deepfake’. If the term still means nothing to you then allow me to ruin your day - in essence, it’s the concept of creating...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Trends in Content Creation: What Captures Audience Attention in 2024

In today's world of information overload and high competition, creating effective and audience-engaging content becomes a necessity for any business or creative professional. Trends in content creation provide marketers with new ideas and tools to...

Posted by: Taker | Maker
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Features

The Top 10 AI Trends of 2024 #PredictionsMonth

The exponential rise of AI is well and truly underway and there isn’t a tide big enough to stop it at this point. Rather than wax lyrical on the inevitability of my own career being forfeit, however, I’m choosing to live with the machine,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Creative Careers in Gaming Industry - TOP 6

Looking for creative caree­rs in gaming? The gaming industry has plenty of roles for those­ with artistic talent who love creating game­s. This article will introduce six exciting care­ers, from game artists to game...

Posted by: Creativepool Partner
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Features

The existential horror of virtual influencers #PredictionsMonth

If you thought the bog-standard former Love Island contestants and overly enthusiastic gamers that make up so much of the influencer space were bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This year, with AI entrenched in our culture in a way that would...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Fellow creatives, here are five ways to start the year right

We’re three weeks into 2024, which means you have probably settled nicely into the new year and are making good progress with creative endeavours. Whether you’re busy with client work or broadening your horizons with personal projects, It’s...

Posted by: Novagram
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Inspiration

What all Creatives Can Learn from Hayao Miyazaki

There are few creative directors in recent history as revered and beloved as Studio Ghibli mastermind Hayao Miyazaki. His name alone conjures dazzling visions of dream-logic wonder and colourful melancholy. He is, to all intents and purposes, the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Should brands be giving freebies to influencers? #PredictionsMonth

Depending on who you ask, influencers are either a blight on the media landscape or the “most organic and transparent way to bring new audiences to your brand”. I, as ever, fall somewhere in the middle. I appreciate the appeal of somebody...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

#MemberSpotlight on Creative Director John-Louis West

With a background in print design and advertising, John-Louis West has over 20 years of experience as a design consultant, which places him at the intersection of business, digital, graphic design, and motion graphics. We caught up with him this week...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Colours You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Year #PredictionsMonth

Colour is a subjective thing. For one thing, we have no earthly way of knowing if what I perceive as red looks anything like what you perceive as red (not really, anyway) and then there’s the emotions we inexorably tie to certain colours; green...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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