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Technology

What skills do you need to collaborate with AI?

Tim Hole is a high-performance specialist and founder of Breathe Labs, a company providing coaching, training and collaboration systems to the creative industry. As well as implementing systems to help people work better together as humans,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

AI in Voice needs UX - are your UX skills developed enough?

The most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on were ones where challenges were presented through the change and innovation of technology, which ultimately affects social culture, communication and human interaction. We are now experiencing fast...

Posted by: Sam O'Brien
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Advice

The Most Important Soft Skills Freelancers Need to Develop

You’re an expert in your respective field and you’re confident that a stellar freelance career lies ahead of you. I know the feeling because I’ve been there. Freelancing gives you a lot of freedom and hope in the very beginning. While this is...

Posted by: Laura Buckler
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Technology

Jamie Oliver and AKQA launch one of the first Amazon Alexa Skills in the UK

Jamie Oliver has partnered with AKQA to create one of the first Amazon “Alexa Skills” in the UK. For those who haven't been following Amazon's foray into internet of things domination, “Alexa” is the name given to the AI that forms to core of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

How to... Keep your creative skills up to date

Written by Nathan Mayatt, Workstation - Specialist creative and digital recruiters since 1989. Keeping ahead of the game by making sure your skills are up-to-date is essential to protect yourself over the next couple of years. The market has become...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Digital Design and Development - The amalgamation of skills sets

In this month's article we will be looking at the grey area these days between front end design and development. Most of Source's clients have restructured their creative and tech departments forcing people to be able to design and build projects and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

D&AD New Blood Shift 2019 deadline extended

D&AD has extended the deadline for applications to its life-changing and career-making free night school, New Blood Shift, to next Monday 26 August. This year also sees the introduction of a new £10,000 travel and accommodation fund for New...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Rewriting the rules of advertising

As a general rule, people don’t like rules. Especially when it’s a rule telling them not to do something. It’s our natural instinct to push the red button and rebel. Could this explain the negative reaction to the new rule against...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Technology

Smart speakers set to drive the future of e-commerce

Not too long ago, smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home were there just as a nice to have in the corner of the room. They’d be great for playing the odd song when guests were over or proving a conversation point mid-argument. But...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

How to be a better entrepreneur

In the digital age, anyone can become an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good entrepreneur. While there is no single skill that can turn someone into a more successful entrepreneur overnight, there are some essential skills that you...

Posted by: Reporter
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Advice

How to convince an angel to fund your start-up

Financing a start-up business can often be one of the most challenging tasks in an entrepreneur’s journey. While some people manage to save enough over a number of years and others may choose to take out a business loan, often the preferred...

Posted by: Reporter
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Company Spotlight: Brave moments with DixonBaxi

DixonBaxi’s co-founder Simon Dixon believes designers and other creatives should stop worrying about what others are doing and enjoy the moment. “They can be desperate for the next big thing and fear they are missing out,” he...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The stylus is mightier than the sword

In an image-saturated advertising world, it can seem like an impossible task to defend your brand from invisibility. When it comes to finding a direction for your brand, rebrand or campaign, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your instinct may be...

Posted by: ifour
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Features

How agencies can gain a competitive advantage when selling to brands

Tenacity One of the main reasons people tend to ‘fail’ at new business is they give up all too easily. It may be very ‘un-British’ to keep on at people and sell things, but if that is the job you must do, do it with skill and...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Trends

7 major trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now the dust has settled after another busy Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it's time to take stock of some of the trends from this year's event. Here're seven major themes we observed at thenetworkone... Ugly sells I’ve...

Posted by: thenetworkone
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Features

IGTV: One year on and a hotbed for creative marketing

This month marks one year since Instagram launched IGTV. A native long-form video channel within the app, IGTV was destined for big things. After all, it combines two big social trends: Instagram itself and video. But the new feature has not yet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Cosmo Mulford's pen and ink art adds detail to the doodle

Asked what inspires his black and white hand-drawn pieces created with ink pens, illustrator Cosmo Mulford (below) says his style is influenced by comic books and Japanese art. English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and Czech painter and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Top 10 tips for new designers

A year or so ago I was invited to do a talk at Shillington. I wasn't sure what to say and wanted to make sure it was actually useful, rather than just showing some pretty pictures. So, I had a think about what would've been useful to me when I first...

Posted by: Mark Richardson
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Design

Mike Sharpe's top tips for 3D designers

The demand for skilled 3D designers has increased in the past few years thanks to tighter budgets and shorter delivery times. Technology now plays a significant part in cost-cutting on shoots and computer-generated work is key to delivering a project...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Chris Hirst

Prior to being named global CEO of Havas Creative, Chris Hirst was CEO and chairman of Havas UK and Europe. As UK CEO, he led 1,800 people across both creative and media disciplines, so he knows a thing or two about management. Recently, he wrote a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Ete Davies

London-based independent agency AnalogFolk's former head of delivery Ete Davies was promoted to MD of the company in 2016. Having spent time at other digital outfits such as AKQA, Tribal DDB, Modern Media (Digitas) and SixandCo, he has overseen...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Adam Kerj

Adam Kerj is chief creative officer and MD at Accenture Interactive, Nordics. Having had a long and successful career at global agency level, he's experienced the ups and downs of doing day-to-day client work and believes it's currently the most...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

In defence of side hustles

Creative at Revolt, co-founder of social enterprise CRACK + CIDER and D&AD judge for Side Hustle, Scarlett Montanaro has a penchant for purpose. Exploring the deeply personal and complex relationship she has with her passion project, she writes about...

Posted by: D&AD
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Features

BleepBleeps' Tom Evans: 4 inspiring side hustles

The industry is increasingly recognising and valuing the side hustle. Side hustles are finally gaining the recognition they deserve. People are waking up to the fact that they are a fantastic way to foster a spirit of entrepreneurialism and help...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Mentor Sessions: Amy Hammond

One of the reasons why the Creative Mentor Network (CMN) was set up five years ago was to teach young people about the various roles that exist in the creative industries. Schools don’t necessarily offer information on all the ways creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Michael Scantlebury: Independents on the up

Asked for his thoughts on the current state of the advertising industry, Michael Scantlebury, founder and director at independent agency Impero, says he feels we’re on the cusp of a recession. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, as the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Careers

Mentor Sessions: Toby Snowdon

The Creative Mentor Network (CMN) is a London-based charity working to make the creative industries more diverse and inclusive through mentoring. The programme sees a host of talent from some of world’s top agencies link up with young mentees...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Trends

Accelerate your brand evolution with hybrid thinking

Think about the word “hybrid,” and it’s likely to evoke thoughts of eco-friendly cars, new types of plants cultivated by combining those that already exist, human robots in sci-fi novels, or even crossbred dogs. By its very nature,...

Posted by: AdventureLAB
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Advice

Master the art of negotiation

“Every negotiation is different, but the basic elements do not change.” These are the wise words of William Ury, a prominent academic negotiation trainer. Based on history, we know that great negotiators can prevent wars, build...

Posted by: Katrina Cooper
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Advice

How to run a successful creative hack

Organising a creative hack can be a great way of getting people to interact with your brand and overcome a problem as part of a team. Non-profit organisation Sightsavers works to protect eyesight and the fight for disability rights and held a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Careers

Culture is more important than talent, says Havas CEO

The culture at a company is more important than the talent employed, according to Chris Hirst, European and UK group CEO at Havas. The exec held a session at Creativepool's Connect London festival and shared his thoughts on what makes a great leader...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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