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A Copywriter’s Guide to Communicating with AI

How often do you open Google to look up a synonym with your Thesaurus of choice? A writer's life is quite challenging as it is, and doing that as a job means that sometimes your brain just won't collaborate. Luckily, researchers all around the world...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Advice

Top 5 tips for successfully working from home

Here’s a little fact for you: contrary to urban myth, newsreaders aren’t just wearing underwear when they’re sitting behind their desks, reading off the autocue. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I know somebody who...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Job Description: Copywriter

Creative copywriters are employed by agencies both permanently and on a freelance basis to develop advertising concepts. They mainly deliver the words and verbal content that accompanies the visual elements. Agency copywriters usually work in close...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How the Microwave Advisory Board made life easier for 'working wives'.

Many, many years ago - when I was a mere lad (so that really is a long time back), many products had 'boards'. I don't mean the manufacturers had directors - although they did. Nor do I mean they came complete with a large piece of wood - excepting...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

What does working with John Hurt have to do with copywriting?

John Hurt, Sir Neville Marriner and I walked into a bar... No, that isn't the opening of a joke; it actually happened on Saturday. (Yes, it really did.) Luckily, there was no rerun of any alien-bursting-out-of-the-stomach scene. Always a bonus. So,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Working from home: a rod for your own back?

Over the summer, I was working for a client in southeast London. I’ll be honest: the travel was a pain in the butt. We were in that ridiculously hot stretch of the summer where it was hotter in London than in most of Europe. The tube was...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Could you help this copywriter find work in Chicago?

The Creativepool network spreads far and wide and maybe you could help a fellow creative in need of help. Damien James is a US copywriter who has spent the last three years with his wife and children working in Krakow, Poland. Last week the time...

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Inspiration

Where the heart is. Is 'working from home' a dying art?

You may have noticed Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, kicking up some dust last month, when she announced a complete ban on working from home. This, she claimed, was to encourage collaborative working and collective thinking. However, there was a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 Minutes with... Sarah McCartney - Copywriter and Perfumer

by John Fountain. Head writer at Lush from 1996 to 2010, Sarah is now Head of Ideas at the writing agency Afia. As an author she has penned 'The Fake Factor', 'Online Marketing in 7 Days (for people who can't avoid it any longer)', and '100 Great...

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Meet Nick Asbury. Award winning copywriter.

Nick is a writer for branding and design. His work has won two Yellow Pencils in D&AD Writing for Design and appeared in the annual four more times. Personal projects include Corpoetics, a collection of poems made by rearranging corporate copy, and...

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Features

90% of the creative industry is working from home

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Working as a mum and a leader through the lockdown

If you are a parent in this global climate of pandemic lockdown and quarantine, perhaps the Coronavirus isn't looking so gloom from inside the house after all. Gayle Carpenter is the CEO and Founder of Sparkloop creative agency and is now faced with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

The Employer Guide to Remote Working

As the world prepares for even more strict measures of lockdown, we decided to provide guidance on how to handle remote working for your employees. The below guide collects information from official sources, such as the UK Government's website, and...

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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Careers

Portfolio Critique: Copywriter takes on adidas

Isabella Ciardelli, a current account co-ordinator seeking to become a future copywriter, threw her book my way for a nice and friendly portfolio critique. She took on powerhouse brand adidas and also showed off her bilingual skillset in a campaign...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Why flexible working is good for creative business

Letting creativity reign in the workplace is key to establishing an engaged and innovative workforce, and it’s an even more important behaviour that needs to thrive in the creative industry. The challenge for companies is to figure out how they...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to become a copywriter in a year

Recently, a viewer reached out with only a year left before graduation and asked what he should do for the next 365 days to become a copywriter. Luckily, I know a guy who did just that. Today, we take a drive with Carter Skeen to see how he became...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advice

4 ways co-working spaces can save you money

Whether you own a small business just starting out, are a large one looking to cut costs or a freelancer on a budget, there is one common crucial factor in succeeding or going under - and that’s saving on overhead. This can be an...

Posted by: Elena Willson
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Advice

Job Description: The Copywriter

Do you want to write for a living? In advertising, a copywriter is one of the most valued members of the team. They are the voice of the brand. I've put a quick video together on the qualifications needed if you're interested in becoming one. Thanks...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Portfolio Critique #4 - Jacques Chouinard, Copywriter

Today we critique the portfolio of a copywriter who has just entered the ad game. In a copywriters book, it's important to analyze both the ideas and the writing skills/style. And that is exactly what we are going to do on Jacques Chouinard's...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Co-working spaces, low carb Hovis and other stories

DixonBaxi - Storey DixonBaxi has designed the visual identity for Storey, a new flexible workspace brand from property development company British Land. Storey has been launched by British Land to provide office space in London for companies that...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Working in chalk and cheese with Studio C&C

Studio C&C is design duo Adam and Donal, who complement each other's strengths to produce collaborative design, art, publishing and fashion pieces. Their trippy, tropical style caught our eye... First off tell us who you guys are, what you create...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Leo Burnett partners with Hornet to show McDonald's is 'Always Working'

McDonald’s UK has launched a charming new campaign by Leo Burnett, which has been designed to show the ongoing work carried out to adapt the world famous Happy Meal for the better. From reformulating key menu items to offering fruit and books,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

MediaCom change attitudes toward office working

In a media industry first, MediaCom has announced the launch of Project Blend; a unique talent management initiative that shies away from the traditional media industry approach to working. Rather than focusing on the amount of hours workers spend at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Tom Dixon designs new co-working space, Interchange, in Camden

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has created the interiors for a new space for start-ups in North London called “Interchange,” marking the first time the designer has created a co-working space. The space is spread over three...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

I’m the best copywriter in the world ever – guaranteed*

Nobody likes a show-off. Unless they’re on X Factor and have zero talent, of course; THEN we like a show-off because it makes the dismissive “you’ve got four noes” that bit sweeter. But seriously, if you’re going to brag...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Saatchi & Saatchi say “Labour isn't working”

Saatchi & Saatchi has not only announced that they won't be backing the Labour Party for this year's general election, but expect the Conservatives to win. CEO Robert Senior said that, though the agency handled the advertising for Labour's campaign...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

At last, somebody has created the perfect copywriter's website.

Think back about fifteen years or so, and you'll probably see yourself slowly (very slowly) browsing the internet on your dial-up connection, looking at websites and thinking 'I've gotta get myself one of those'. If you're a designer or art director,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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