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Are you pricing your agency services the right way?

As businesses, agencies have the grave burden to make profit with which they can generate growth and help the team thrive. With that in mind, pricing your agency services is arguably the most difficult part of founding and running a successful...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Rethinking sustainability with Nestlé and FutureBrand - #BehindTheIdea

When Nestlé Brazil turned to FutureBrand São Paulo with a new challenge, the team was tasked with a rather ambitious brief: to highlight the company's commitment to sustainability with a renewed brand architecture, whilst showcasing the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

7 reasons NOT to enter awards

Industry awards. Who needs them, right? Shows assembled by organisations who are building a business on the industry and its professionals. And with each one comes a set of doubts, disappointments and sometimes misconceptions which tend to undermine...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

The poetry behind the Fireflies spot by Creature London - #BehindTheIdea

Who doesn't love fireflies? They are little, delicate, lovely insects made of the matter of dreams, perfect to showcase choreographed visuals and incredibly beautiful production value. The spot made by Creature London for Solita below is all this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

We must adopt "Regeneration" now

To those who closely observed the creative and advertising industries in the past year, it may seem like the pandemic was a catalyst for change and it brought about a shift in consumer habits that wouldn't have happened before. In truth, and at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Annual 2021: who will see your work this year?

Time is ticking! With the standard submissions deadline now out of the way, we are little more than two weeks away from the Annual 2021 final submissions deadline, on Thursday 10th June. The Annual is the Most Distributed creative industry award....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Reframing the role of creativity in sustainability

"There is nothing new under the sun." This ancient expression from the Book of Ecclesiastes made it through to us to this day, and it is especially relevant to the world of creativity: there isn't really anything new and original, just remakes and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Annual 2021 FAQ: The 10 ‘Most’ Asked Questions About the Awards

This is it! With the Annual 2021 standard submissions deadline out of the way, you only have until midnight PT on 10th June to enter the awards. I'm sure some of you will still be working on their entries. It’s all good. We all love to leave...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

A pinch of Imagination - #AnnualSpotlight

As our top ranked Experiential Agency, the team at Imagination certainly has some fire in them and they want to make sure the entire creative industry knows about it. As you will read further below, Imagination knows how wonderful it is to be able...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

The Reverse Selfie of Dove and Ogilvy – #BehindTheIdea

Dove has become an incredibly well-known brand for challenging the established standards of "beauty" and promoting natural beauty across all ages. With this campaign by Ogilvy, the brand reached entirely new heights. The video campaign below shows a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How can we *truly* make a difference for the industry?

A chat with the authors of Sustainable Marketing, published by Bloomsbury Business Some time ago, we worked on a piece about greenwashing and the harm it can do to the industry on the short and longer term. Too many organisations are still making...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The future of branding is community-born

It was just over the weekend that Discord announced its new brand. A “Blurple” brand, not quite blue, not quite purple, re-envisioning the iconic mascot Clyde to render it more print-friendly and… well, cute. Discord’s new...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Positive Perspectives from Latin America - #AnnualSpotlight

Last year, a communications agency from Latin America surprised us all across the board by being awarded the PR Agency of the Year prize in Annual 2020. One year later, and the energy of Sherlock Communications (also to be rendered as Sherlock Comms...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Looking back on Annual 2020

Shiny covers have started to flood our social channels, as the trophies for last year’s Annual 2020 reach our winners this week. Looking back on the year that’s just been, it’s hard to say this wasn’t somewhat of an...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Why big brands need design systems

It is now yesterday's news that the consumer experience has almost entirely shifted online as a result of a global pandemic. With such sudden change in behaviour, consumers have honed their taste in regards to interactive experiences, and they are...

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Leaders

Brands must make sustainability for the many, not the righteous few

Consumers are not stupid. Anyone who's been in the advertising game for long enough will know that, and they will also know that underestimating customer expectations is a recipe for certain failure. Still, customers will be looking for the best...

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Leaders

Beauty beware - the B-Corps are coming

The global vegan market is predicted to reach $31.4 billion by 2026. The rise of the plant-based diet has recently generated a whole new wave of consumer awareness in certain sectors, with environmentally conscious consumers looking for greener...

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Features

The role of Adland in the climate crisis

It’s a problem as old as advertising itself, much debated in the industry every time one dares unearth the topic: Adland sells stuff. As such, it is intrinsically in Adland’s nature to be utterly and completely unable to reach true...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

7 reasons why you should enter Annual 2021

After a year like 2020, the need to celebrate and have some lighthearted fun is now more relevant than ever. With the Annual 2021 submissions deadline now only a month away, we thought we’d let you know of 7 great reasons why you should enter...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Design for people, not just the planet

For every person who will take durable jars to refill, there’s thousands who won’t. In the race to reach sustainability and be regarded as the greenest brand in the biz, consumers are often overlooked. This is not to mean that their...

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Inspiration

Oscar Pop! 2021’s Best Picture Nominees as Original Pop Art Posters

When casting an eye back over the goings-on this week, I felt a subtle pang of despair. Between the capitalist nightmare that was the ill-fated European Super League, David Cameron lobbying dramas and… more Prince Philip, it all just felt so...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

How to make your reduced marketing budget work harder

As the coronavirus crisis continues to hit cash flows, force redundancies and cause disruption to normal business operations, thousands of companies across the UK are currently operating on reduced marketing budgets. Though putting marketing...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

How to choose a Copywriter

The written word is a funny thing. It’s something `almost all of us have a basic understanding of and use every day to reply to emails, forward distracting memes to our co-workers and message our significant others about dinner. But how often...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Why 2021 must become the year of inclusive workplaces

Though Covid has somewhat strengthened some workplace ties between employees, there's still a significant portion of the workforce which doesn't exactly feel more connected than before. In fact, this physical distance seems to have hurt the industry...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

You are designing tomorrow’s rubbish

It was just a few months ago, in February, that the AF&PA (American Forest & Paper Association) released a comprehensive research document in which it surveyed a number of paper mills around the US, offering then some guidelines on how to make more...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Retoucher

The job of a retoucher is far more complicated and exciting than just making exceptionally pretty people even prettier. Editing images and videos, or photographic retouching, helps the creative present his or her project in the best light...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The evocative video artistry of Andrea Pierri - #MemberSpotlight

Andrea Pierri thinks of himself as a creative video maker, and if there is one thing that certainly isn't missing from his videos, that is creativity indeed. From poetry to visual arts and communications, Andrea can gain inspiration from almost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Social Commerce: the new retail avenue for brands

Following the rise of social media during the pandemic, one may be left to wonder about the destiny of retail and how retail sales will be shaped by such surge in social media user bases. It is true that there is an opportunity for brands to take on...

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Industry

Behind the nature of plastic with Cheil - #BehindTheIdea

Right when you start thinking that creativity cannot be pushed any further, there will always be a campaign such as this one by Cheil Central America ready to amaze any advertising professional out there. The Nature of Plastic was born out of a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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