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Leaders

D&AD Day Two Roundup: Grey London out in front

Things are really starting to heat up over at the Old Truman Brewery, with the second set of D&AD Pencil winners for 2016 having been announced to coincide with the first day of the inaugural D&AD Festival. Please note that victorious entrants will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Publicis Worldwide put their front foot first

Publicis Worldwide are continuing to expand their roster of digital and mobile focused businesses with the acquisition of the award-winning mobile specialist business, Front Foot, which will be joining forces with Publicis Worldwide Australia,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Up front. What does 'Page Three' have to do with cancer?

On the whole, we don't tend to turn to The Sun for medical advice. Insensitive headlines about torpedoed foreign ships and prurient trivia about the borderline famous - yes, absolutely. But practical guidance on cancer prevention? Not quite so...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Spotlight - Gary Carr - Front-End Web Developer

- View Gary's Creativepool profile ‘Always make a plan, starting with a pencil and paper no matter what you're working on you need a starting point' Describe your work in one sentence. A freelance front end developer with a passion for new...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: Homosexuals are Still Revolting

If your first reaction to the headline above was of pure shock amidst some confusion, clearly Martin Firrell and Clear Channel have done an amazing job. ‘Still Revolting’ is a OOH project featuring three artworks by public artist Martin...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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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Inspiration

The 2015 Trends and Futures in Food + Drink

Until recently, it would have been difficult to imagine butter gracing the front cover of British Vogue. But in June, the new superfood to watch made its fashion debut as part of a new breed of cultured products being championed by both chefs and the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Nobody's fool? How The Guardian built the best April Fool's gag ever.

It has been suggested that working in the media is a fool's errand. Usually by people who would like to work in the media but believed those 'Traffic Warden - a lifetime of adventure' recruitment ads. However, once a year, their derogatory snipe has...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

10 ways to fend off freelance loneliness in 2021

Happy new year, freelancers! Surely 2020 has been an interesting one for all of you, in both good and bad ways. After an initial discouraging time of radio silence and cancelled projects, it seems that some clients are finally starting to come back,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the Idea: The powerful anti-exploitation campaign by Affixxius

Hard-hitting. Impactful. Crude in its sheer honesty. There are a lot of words that we could use to describe the beautiful campaign by Affixxius for the Leicestershire Police - but none of those would do it justice as much as spending just two minutes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Inspiration

The most popular Web Design trends for 2021

Anyone following the video games industry has probably seen this coming for a while, but we humans love interaction and most of all, we love games and stories. There’s nothing quite like a good interactive experience with our web browser to...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

2021: Predictions for an Unpredictable Year

One thing we can predict for the year ahead is that what will have unfolded 12 months from now is most likely unpredictable. Our shift online has undoubtedly accelerated across the board - markedly with older generations who are typically slower in...

Posted by: Wolff Olins
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Inspiration

Making music in the streaming age – #CompanySpotlight

When the advent of streaming unleashed pretty much what looked like a catastrophe on the music industry, many were forced to adapt or die. Founder of Syncsmith Gavin Mee was placed in an uncomfortable position - but he managed to make that harshness...

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Features

#StandAgainstRacism: Why we need more ads like Sainsbury's Gravy Song

And why racism is still a huge problem in the UK So one day, a November day like many others in this strange 2020, Sainsbury’s comes out with a series of three ads to celebrate Christmas, made by the folks at Wieden+Kennedy. Pretty standard...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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...

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Inspiration

Freelancing to avoid burnout

The dream of working at a big corporation or agency may soon fade out as you realise that burnout is always around the corner. It's scary. It's frightening. It makes you feel lost. But freelancing is here to make up for that - at least for freelance...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Do Schools Kill Creativity? In celebration of the late Sir Ken Robinson

In the short weeks between my interview with Creativepool and its subsequent publication, a man I’d often described as a hero passed away. The death of Sir Ken Robinson, eminent educationalist and academic, was slow to be picked up on by the...

Posted by: Heather Golding
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Industry

Supporting underrepresented talent with Daniella's Guestbook

There is clearly a problem with representation in the creative industry. With mostly white males and females holding a position of power, Asian, Latinos and Black creatives are very few and far in between. This leads to a plethora of underrepresented...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Top 15 Most Inspiring Lockdown Campaigns

The best campaigns made during the COVID-19 outbreak No matter how crippling of a blow it receives, the creative industry will always be ready to stand back up and prove its resilience. Even earlier in the year, with the world preparing to shut...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Loving shots and stories with filmmaker Darren Statman

We love a good story. And film director Darren Statman has plenty to tell. It isn't every day that we get the chance to open a window into a creative professional's life, but with our Member Spotlights it does happen fairly often. What we love about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

75% of the industry will keep supporting remote working post-pandemic

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Discussing the value of deadlines with illustrator Derek Bacon

Some people thrive under deadlines, others just can't handle the pressure. But if you are a freelance illustrator and 3D artist, deadlines are pretty much part of your daily routine. Derek Bacon appreciates the value of deadlines. He believes that,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to Protect Your New Website From Cyber Attacks

Websites power the world. With over 1.8 billion sites (or even much more now) on the web, you can find sites that do just about everything. Whether you’ve designed a new blog, an eCommerce platform that will someday rival Amazon, or anything...

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Inspiration

Grasping the dramatic storytelling of Sergio Onzari

Sergio Onzari prefers content to packaging, travel to office life, and ultimately wants the world to know that storytelling is what dictates every step of his life. Having started in an advertising agency in Buenos Aires, the content producer is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How AR can save the travel industry post-COVID

It is no surprise that the pandemic has had drastic effects on travel across the globe, with thousands having holidays cancelled. While many still have the travel bug and would love to rebook, they remain anxious to leave the country. Travel...

Posted by: Poplar
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Inspiration

Warmth, art and survival in Ben O'Brien's illustrations

Love for nature, capturing the moment and finding the beauty in how things look. This is the drive that guides Ben O'Brien, freelancer in Somerset, former animator and now a hardened 15-year illustrator. Though it may not seem like it, Ben's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A spotlight on one of the most exciting new agencies in South America

Nicolas ‘Nico’ Perez is an ambitious, ‘ideas-first’ bilingual Creative Director and Copywriter from Chile with 10 years of experience working in different countries and creating integrated campaigns for major brands like...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Talking pen, paper and torment with Severn Agency

Severn describes itself as something more than a simple design consultancy, they see themselves as a “multi-disciplinary studio” that sees great design as much more than decoration. With each new job they set out to understand their...

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Features

What to do when the plagiarist strikes?

Of all the projects I’ve been involved with since my career in design and branding kicked off some twenty years ago, there are few I feel as fondly towards as the Studiocanal cinema ident. I remember the day we received the brief; the rush of...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Features

How neuroscience can save Christmas for brands

Yes, it's September, and you're not the only one wondering where the year went right now. Excuse the 'C' word, but Christmas is around the corner, at least for consumers. Brands will already have most of their planning ready for this year, and they...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The industry’s mental health is in bad shape, but there's hope

With the COVID-19 outbreak showing no signs of giving up, more and more professionals in the creative industry have been struggling with mental health, with 67% of people feeling now more anxious than ever, according to Anxiety UK. The mental health...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Patola Figueroa on being a woman in the creative industry

There are plenty of words we could write about Isobar Mexico VP, Patola Figueroa. There is plenty of time we could spend trying to capture her essence, her strength, her attitude to leadership and all of her personal backstory. But in truth, there...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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