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Great customer experience adds value and makes our lives better

A conversation with David Shulman, chief experience officer of VMLY&R on how his recent visit to India shaped his opinions on the significance of customer expereince. The often-ignored subject of customer experience is gradually becoming an...

Posted by: David Shulman
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Features

Creativepool Annual Spotlight 2020: Mark Richardson of Superfried

Freelancing is one thing but being a one-man design studio is another entirely. Enter Mark Richardson; the man who founded Superfried in a London bedroom back in 2007. Now based in the centre of Manchester, Mark has managed to build up an incredible...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why it’s worth £6,000 a month to keep you out of a job

Dreams are funny old things. You’re playing for Scotland and you’ve just scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the World Cup final - a clear giveaway this is a dream ­- the referee’s blown the whistle… and you...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Features

Member Spotlight: Learning to accessorise with Joanna Godbold

Every once in a while, I like to break out of my comfort zone and explore a side of the creative industries that I might not have much (if any) stock in. Fashion is one such avenue. My fashion sense primarily stretches to jeans, t-shirts...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

Creative insights: Oliver Lyu on a career in stock music 

Shutterstock isn’t just the internet’s go-to repository of stock images, it’s also home to thousands of stock music tracks that offer a more affordable solution for filmmakers who might not have the funds to licence Taylor Swift...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Making the jump from Designer to Head of Design

The jump from designer to Head of Design is like that from musician to conductor. A designer is a highly skilled specialist that performs as a part of a larger ensemble. The Head of Design decides how to interpret new works, unifies the performers,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to know: The ‘wonky mind’ of Simon Callender

Simon Callender isn’t just Creative Planning Director at Initials, he’s also a keen motorcycle enthusiast with an Amazon series under his belt! But we’re not here to talk to him about that today, we’re here to talk all things...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A clashing of cultures & the future of collaboration in the media

The emerging workforce spent their formative years collaborating through online services, competing in e-Sports, and solving problems remotely through their games console, mobile or tablet. They have got used to, and excelled at, creating,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

A 2020 Vision

So, 2020 has started on a positive note: A threat of world war and fires the size of Germany raging over Australia, darkening skies almost 10,000 miles away. And how does the media world respond? Mild annoyance that weight watchers were using the...

Posted by: JSR Content
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Features

Creativepool Annual 2020 Spotlight: Simon Waloszek on next-gen creativity

Simon Waloszek is something of a Creativepool legend. In the 6 years since he first joined the site, his work has been nominated for the Annual four times and last year, he received two silver People’s Choice awards for his insanely colourful...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know: Mark Harrison - The man who shot Prince Andrew

Mark Harrison has shot a lot of famous people in the last 20 years and the vast majority of them have thanked him for the privilege. Mark, you see, is a photographer of rare insight that has used his lens to flatter some of the most powerful and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Exhibiting: Bucking the Digital Trend

Exhibiting events have been around for over 160 years. Believe it or not, it was London’s very own Hyde Park that housed the very first trade show: The Great Exhibition. The reason for these type of events? To get all of the best products in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Behind the Idea: The redemption of Gio Compario

GoCompare is a brand that has become synonymous with a certain character that has proven polarising (to say the least) amongst British TV viewers. When Wynne Evans first burst onto the scene towards the end of 2009 as Gio Compario, nobody could...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The structured approach to chaos 

Despite common perception, organisation and creativity don’t have to be mutually exclusive. But in creative agencies – where teams juggle multiple clients with constantly changing demands – forward planning and prioritisation can seem...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Hygiene Poverty: Addressing the UK’s Hidden Crisis

2018 was the year of the side hustle. Perhaps you were genuinely inspired to expand your experience, get that idea off the ground, desperate to earn a second wage: we all had our motivations. I found my own side hustle, but my motivation was...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Features

Agency Spotlight: The eclectic passions of the Deep

Deep is a design agency focused on branding, design for print and digital communications. The agency has existed since the turn of the century and has spent the last 20 years carving out a niche for itself on London’s fashionable Union Street....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Managing your finances

Okay, so this is a tough one for most people to be honest, but as a freelancer, this is very important. You don’t know when your next paycheque is coming in and have to do your own accounts. When you set up as a freelancer, you have three...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Networking

Networking is separate to finding clients because it’s not really about getting work, but meeting people. I know personally how hard this can be, being an awkward dude with a shit ton of anxiety. Talking to strangers is tough, but you’ll...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Returning clients

80% of your work comes from 20% of your clients. Returning clients are what will keep you in business and constantly working. So, be sure to keep good relationships with the people you have previously worked with so your phone is always...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Showing can-do spirit for Leonard Cheshire

Health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire’s film Actually, I Can aims to inspire people to get involved with its volunteering activities through a powerful story about a disabled man called Charlie. Created by 3angrymen Productions, it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Invoicing

Okay, so now the job is done, it’s time to invoice and get that money! Although you might think this is the easy part, sadly it’s not always the case. Staying on top of payments is important in making sure you get paid, on time, and...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Features

Getting to Know… Hnry's James Fuller

In three years, Hnry has become Aotearoa New Zealand's fasted growing tax agent and happily calls itself your 'financial sidekick'. It's an ideal option for freelancers as it provides all your invoicing, payments, expenses and tax services in one...

Posted by: Portfolio Recruitment (AKLD) Limited
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Freelance

The Freelancer Guide: Being on the job

I wasn’t too sure whether to make this an article or not. But, I’ve learnt the importance of having a professional attitude to your work and relationship with your clients. This can be as simple as emails! No slang or abbreviations...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: 8 sobering stories for the NZ Transport Agency

Drinking? Don’t drive. That’s the message in a recent spot launched by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to deter Kiwi guys from getting behind the wheel after a few beers. Research shows that 85% of drink drivers involved in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

So, you've won an award...

Do industry awards just prey on pride? You don’t remember entering. You barely even remember the piece of work that’s been nominated. And you’ve certainly never heard of the Copywriting Republic Annual Presentation who are behind...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Features

Secret Location’s not so secret splendour; an Emmy-winning VR studio

Meet the development team behind Secret Location, a project-based digital service start-up that quickly gained momentum by shifting its focus towards original content, IP, and technology. Today, it's a multinational enterprise and motto is no...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Freelance

The Freelancer Guide: How to find clients

Finding clients, or ‘new business’ is tough. They are often like buses, you wait ages for one, then all of a sudden two or three arrive at once. This is evident more so for creatives, as we are not very tuned to the business side of...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: 3D artist Fedde Souverein switches up the world

Whether it’s a puzzling political statement (Statue of Confusion, pictured), views that bring the world into people’s backyards or a dragon made of milk, Amsterdam-based 3D artist Fedde Souverein's work is sure to capture your...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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