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Creativity v automation: Why the benefits outweigh the barriers

The automation of specific functions has been met with two dominant barriers: one being the perception that only humans can do ‘creative’ tasks, and the other is the fear of humans being replaced by machines in a cost-saving exercise. If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

What goes into designing the first 100% paper poppy? #BehindTheIdea

The Royal British Legion's 2023 Poppy Appeal launched last week with an appearance on BBC Breakfast that introduced the new 100% paper, fully recyclable poppy designed by Matter, and created through a collaboration of British partnerships. These...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

5 Outsourcing Trends To Look Out For In 2024

In the ever-evolving world of business, the concept of outsourcing has become synonymous with adaptability and efficiency. As companies navigate the intricacies of a fast-paced global marketplace, they continually seek innovative ways to optimize...

Posted by: We Are Amnet
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Features

Global creative calendar: December 2023

While 2023 is almost history, I hope you are ready, willing, and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world’s most elite organizers are preparing to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Leaders

Growing unicorns with Mulenga Agley | #GettingToKnow

Mulenga Agley is on a mission to grow unicorns. As founder and CEO of growth marketing agency Growthcurve, Mulenga and his team employ the latest marketing techniques to help VC-backed startups grow exponentially. After nearly a decade in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Mike Khouri, CEO @ Tactical

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? I don’t think there’s ever a typical day. And I love that there isn’t. I started Tactical ten years ago during the early days of the iPhone and in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Art is dead(?) - The dangers of AI in creative spaces

“Roko’s Basilisk” is a popular thought experiment. It proposes a hypothetical situation in which an all-knowing, all-powerful. An evil artificial intelligence comes into power in the future. It may want to destroy every human who...

Posted by: Think Design Manchester Ltd
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Features

Generative AI: more harm than good for influencer marketing? #FutureMonth

As the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken over discussions from Parliament to Cannes Lions and beyond, industries across the world have begun to implement the technology into both their everyday processes and future plans. The greatest...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Bye Bye Birdie – Could Threads Do Better? #FutureMonth

At first glance, Threads is an exciting new addition to the ever-growing social media landscape. Dubbed the Twitter Killer, the app may prove to be a serious competitor to what used to be Twitter and is now re-branded X, with sign-ups totalling over...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How AI Can Save Creatives Money Without Replacing Us | #MoneyMonth

If you’re a creative currently in the midst of an existential crisis; you’re not alone. On paper there should be nothing to worry about. After all, creativity is subjective and reactionary, while AI is objective and purely logical. Never...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

AI won’t be taking your PR or comms job anytime soon | #MoneyMonth

AI has the potential to change our world beyond recognition. For example, the AI generated picture of the pope in the puffer jacket going viral looked pretty realistic - didn’t it? Or how about the images of Donald Trump being arrested in New...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The role of customer service in protecting brand reputation

Customer service is the face of a brand. The ease and speed of communications and how customers are spoken to and treated by advisors, helps them decide whether that company values their loyalty and repeat business. When customers have a negative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

#CompanySpotlight on Industry-leading DAM software company Bynder

Through its technology, Bynder is a company that helps all types of brands - including Spotify, Puma, Five Guys, and Icelandair - create timely and culturally-relevant marketing content for its advertising campaigns and branding efforts. Working at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Using AI For Creativity Without Losing Ourselves

Unless you've been hidden away with your head down editing, animating, creating or filming, then you'll of seen the outpouring of mind-blowing creative AI tools across all of your social feeds, inboxes and events. At Tilt, we're very aware of how...

Posted by: We Are Tilt
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Workshop

Studying the quiet evolution of The Frameworks | #CompanySpotlight

For this week’s company spotlight, we focus on The Frameworks, an independent design consultancy and frequent Creativepool contributors. We caught up with James Trowman, Partner and General Manager, to discuss the origins, challenges and future...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Designers can’t work alone - True creative power is collaborative

Most brands accept that creativity is a positive thing when it comes to promoting their business. But, too often, they focus only on visual design when developing their creative assets - and tend to view it as just pretty pictures. That narrow...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

2023 Resolutions: Top tips from entrepreneurs & agency leaders

People use a new year as a fresh start, evaluating the past year with introspection and making goals for a better year ahead. Work-related new year’s resolutions for freelancers and business owners are created in this process. While many...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The importance of visualisation in programmatic DOOH campaigns

Digital Out of Home (DOOH) has made outdoor audiences easier to engage with for brands of all sizes. With a variety of screen sizes, and more campaign flexibility, many brands are taking the plunge for the first time. For those looking to take...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Are robots replacing us?

This is a question those in the creative industry have probably asked themselves in the past few years. Hugo Evans, senior designer at We Are Tilt has a decade-long career spanning branding, print and digital. The arrival of artificial intelligence...

Posted by: We Are Tilt
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Industry

Can Twitter clean up its act in the Elon Musk era?

The deal to acquire Twitter is done. Elon Musk has now completed his $44bn takeover of the social media company. But while many of us have been distracted by the ‘will he, won’t he?’ headlines over recent months, perhaps what we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to Enhance Brand Awareness with Digital Marketing

Did you know that 46% of consumers in the US only buy from businesses they can trust? Only after they do research and read reviews to get familiar with the company do they consider buying. The first step in all this is finding out about your brand....

Posted by: Alina Tytarenko
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Features

Global creative calendar: October 2022

Each year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health, Entertainment, and even more. The latest edition of our Global Creative Calendar...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

The new vanilla (or 'How Trends Work')

Well, there’s a thing. A few articles up (the one about yellow) I made a rather tongue-in-check prediction about ‘next years colour’ and yesterday afternoon what drops into my inbox? “Colour of the Year 2023 - Wild...

Posted by: Richard
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Industry

What businesses should do to prepare for digital transformation

In today’s digital era, it’s more important than ever for businesses to manage their core operations electronically. According to Edward Coram-James, Co-founder and CEO of digital marketing agency, Go Up, this is because of one simple...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

SEO Corner - Building useful content briefs

Working closely with content marketing teams is an inevitable part of the SEO professional’s daily life. A majority of the interaction happens through managing the creation of content. SEOs, for better or worse, put their watchful gaze on each...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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