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Advice

Bad accounting habits to give up for the new tax year

The end of the tax year is approaching, which means it’s time to think about making a few resolutions to make your business better over the next 12 months. So if you’re considering making a fresh start during the new tax year, are there...

Posted by: FreeAgent
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Features

Perspective: How brands can make the most of Amazon Advertising

With a market share of 4.2%, Amazon is now the fifth largest retailer in the UK, accounting for £4 in every £100 spent. According to market research company Mintel, a staggering 86% of UK shoppers use Amazon, with under a fifth stating...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Use of #ad more than doubles on Instagram

The number of influencers promoting products on Instagram has increased significantly in the past year, with the use of ‘#ad’ more than doubling in that time to +133%. A new influencer marketing trends report from Socialbackers, an...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How healthy are your freelance business finances?

Working as a freelancer in the creative industry is highly rewarding, but it can also be a daunting process to keep on top of your finances being out on your own. There’s lots to think about including whether the rules of operating as a sole...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

How to cut down on freelance admin

Sponsored Post As a creative freelancer, you’ll often have more choice over projects and freedom in the way you work compared to people who work full-time for one company. But you’ll also have more paperwork to handle - something that is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to Survive the January Self Assessment Rush

Everyone knows that preparing and filing your annual Self Assessment return is stressful. Between grappling with HMRC’s rules, putting together your evidence of income and allowances and racing against the 31st January deadline, it can feel like an...

Posted by: Crunch
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Features

Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

Posted by: Qumin
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Events

We’re exhibiting at Connect: London

So - how are your business finances? Do you know how you’re going to make an even greater success of them? Could you be paying less in tax? And what about those bits you just wish someone else could take care of, so you could get back to doing what...

Posted by: Crunch
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Features

The communications industry has a communication problem

As we build up to Connect: London 2018, a new kind of festival for the creative industry taking place next month, a selection of names appearing at the event will be speaking to Creativepool over the next few weeks. The aim is to offer insight into...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

180LA 180LA announces that two new teams will be joining the agency, bolstering a highly regarded creative group. Copywriter Will Sands, previously at Deutsch and AKQA, will partner with Art Director Robison Mattei. Prior to joining the team at 180,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new Chief Marketing Officer, marking the first appointment to the management team by Giles Hedger, CEO at M&C Saatchi. Appointed to the Board of Sport England in 2013, Bosomworth has been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Jeremy Corbyn is the most searched political leader online in the UK

Ahead of the UK General Election this Thursday (08/06/17), new online search trends analysis research has reveals that Labour was the most searched for political party by the UK public from April to May 2017. Captify, a Search Intelligence driven...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Snapchat shares plummet after disastrous debut

Last night, shares in the boldly named Snap, the parent company of the snap-happy social media picture sharing titan Snapchat, fell by almost a quarter after the app reported significant losses and poor user growth. The company's first results as a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Richard Branson and Y&R London open Dyslexic Sperm Bank

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has supported the launch of a new charity, Made by Dyslexia, at the world’s first “dyslexic sperm bank.” Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful and famous dyslexics, and its purpose is to help...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

La La Land was robbed at the Oscars according to Social Media

Global media agency Carat analysed consumer sentiment around the Oscars on social media to determine the ‘audience votes’ ahead of the big announcement made on 26th February, when the underdog “Moonlight” walked away with the Best Picture...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Top Tech Trends of 2017 from the Industry

AI, VR, AR. 2016 was very much the year of the double letter acronym, and, if our panel of industry experts is to be believed, then 2017 looks set to take the developments of 2016 and push them into overdrive. We asked a number of industry experts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Why The Art World Is Ready For Tech Adoption

Museums around the world welcome millions of visitors each year, accounting for a $192 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. But with the Millennial generation already surpassing Baby Boomers by the millions, and Gen-Z projected to make up 25%...

Posted by: Adam Jenkins
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Taylor Herring - The Week Junior The Week Junior magazine have hired creative PR agency Taylor Herring to promote the brand in its debut year. The campaign will highlight Britain’s “Knowledge Gap” on current affairs and will see...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

From Freelancer to Business Owner: How do you get there?

We’ve advised and helped many candidates make the switch from a permanent position to freelance when the right thing has come along and vice versa. We’ve previously shared some first hand advice for both, the switch from freelance to...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Advice

Free online finance guide for freelancers

Unsure what your freelance rate should be? Fed up of pesky late-paying clients? Too scared to take a holiday? You need A Field Guide to Freelancer Finances! Packed with tips, reports, real life stories and much more, our free ebook is all about how...

Posted by: FreeAgent
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - George & Matilda Eyecare George & Matilda Eyecare has announced the appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi as its creative agency. In a major development for the industry, George & Matilda will bring a distinct range of eye-care...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Exhibition Designer

Exhibition designers are responsible for the design and layout of shows and exhibitions. View People View Companies View Jobs Job Description, Salaries and Benefits Exhibition designers are responsible for the design and layout of shows and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Technicolor bags The Mill for a cool £190 million

Technicolor has added another aptly colourful string to its rainbow this week with the acquisition of London-based studio The Mill (the world’s largest VFX and content creation studio for the advertising industry) for just a shade over...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Isobar - Chambord Isobar has been appointed as the UK social and digital agency for Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, owned by Brown-Forman Beverages. Isobar will manage all social and digital strategy and activity in the UK, continuing to build...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Awards Roundup

ANDY Awards Leo Burnett was the most awarded agency network earlier this week at the 51st annual International ANDY Awards. In addition to the sixth consecutive Network of the Year win, Leo Burnett London received the prestigious Richard T. O'Reilly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Say what? 15 ridiculous things overheard in agencies

Here's a little plug for a Twitter feed we can all enjoy. Called @AgencyQuotes, it simply compiles strange, amusing and ridiculous things which have been uttered in the offices of creative businesses throughout the land. Highly entertaining and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Video Games

Top 5 Weirdest Flappy Bird Clones

Tiny Flying Drizzy - Are you a fan of chart-topping hip-hop star Drake and a fan of Flappy Birds? If so, this is the game for you. Collect Grammy Awards as Drake's disembodied head in this vaguely creepy clone that looks as if it were cobbled...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Carat strike gold with £550 million Government account

The Dentsu Aegis Network's Carat agency has officially snatched the £550 million UK Government buying account from GroupM, the media-buying division of WPP, after GroupM filed a claim at the high court in London to challenge the decision. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Keep Track Of Your Wish List With Twitter

November is the busiest marketing month and Amazon is giving its customers another tool to keep track of all the goodies that will be filling up their online shopping baskets. Yesterday Amazon introduced #AmazonWishList, allowing customers to add...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

McCann reclaim Coke from Leo Burnett in China

McCann recently won back the Chinese Coca-Cola account they lost to Leo Burnett back in 2007. The switch will not be affecting Leo Burnett's Publicis Groupe siblings or WPP's Ogilvy, which handle the Coca-Cola owned brands Sprite, Minute Maid and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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