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Inspiration

Top 25 most inspiring creative inventions and products of all time

When you look at the history of product design and the greatest innovations of all time, it’s hard to ignore how a large amount of incredibly amazing inventions have all started popping up rather recently. The golden age of innovation and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

What we can learn from the success of the shorter work week in Iceland

We heard a great deal of talks about mental health, work-life balance and authenticity during the past year, and the push to remote work is certain to leave a long-lasting mark in the workforce - creative industry or otherwise. What was once...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Ads that made history: Think Small

World War II is over. The western world is benefitting from an economic boom that is bound to last quite some years, and the effects of which we will still cherish and love many years ahead. Of the numerous societal innovations from those years, the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Social commerce: why we must not ignore this new ROI goldmine

As we ease back into a new normal and things start opening up again, there are new avenues of profits for brands and advertisers worldwide that simply can't be ignored. Our favourred social media platforms have turned into proper digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Do you need a degree to work in advertising?

Freelancer or not, the dream of working in advertising is real for many creative professionals out there. It gives us a career prospect and a much concrete way to give shape to our dreams. As much as it would be lovely to live off prints and short...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How to avoid being bullied by your client

You can hear horror stories from all over the industry, and unfortunately any agency leader can tell you that they are far too common. Clients leveraging their influence and the power of their wallets to have agencies submit to abusive behaviour,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Global creative calendar: August 2021

Among dozens of momentous events set to play out in the weeks ahead, many are already underway, or will commence with the dawn of August. A large number are also new in this edition. Among them are some of the world's most famous cultural and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Leaders

Make to Treasure. Adding true value to the art of production

A few months ago, and sort of by accident, I coined the phrase ‘Make to Treasure’. It was in the process of writing our first update on sustainable production at the end of a steep learning curve of a year. A year we’d started out...

Posted by: Heather Golding
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Inspiration

From London to Zimbabwe with Shift Engage | #CompanySpotlight

Founded in the heart of Zimbabwe after the founding partner relocated from London, Shift Engage was born out of circumstances and transformed a temporary move into a life opportunity for a number of talented professionals in Harare. An independent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Ads that made history: IKEA's Dining Room (1994)

When we think of ads that made history, we usually focus on one particular aspect. We want to see the most expensive, the most effective, the one that made us all laugh or cry, maybe even the one who made us all wish we could start a class action on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Stories beyond video editing | #MemberSpotlight

It makes sense for a lot of creative professionals to see themselves as builders or architects. Essentially, that is what we are doing: building narratives, telling stories, working with structures and raw materials to make something greater. This is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The creative, fascinating and overlooked history of the lyric video

What was the world's first lyric video? How was it born, and why was it important? Lyric videos often do more than show you simple words on screen. They are creative pieces of motion capture and/or production, they capture the viewer's imagination...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Executive Creative Director

The executive creative director (or ECD) is the head honcho as far as the creative team is concerned. The person behind the curtain engineering the creative identity of a company and facilitating the adoption of that identity throughout all media...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The art of building creatively with a creative director | #MemberSpotlight

Based in Surrey, Andy Martin is a creative director/senior graphic designer who has been in the industry for over 22 years. After so long, you'd think anyone would start to lose their passion. Not Andy. Passionate as ever, developing his skills and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

From Magic Lanterns to ToonBoom: The Outstanding History of Animation

When I was a kid, I used to consume a whole lot of animation. Disney was my favoured choice to fill a boring evening, but I would not disdain Looney Tunes, Pingu (big one for me) or the occasional Matt Groening stuff. To me, animation was a given....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Legends of Advertising: Sir Martin Sorrell

Few people in advertising can hope to compete with the fame and legacy of Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell. At the age of 76 and counting, the historic founder of WPP is still very much in the game, a proof of character with no equals in advertising and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Fighting malaria with Dentsu and Malaria No More | #BehindTheIdea

Malaria is one of the world's deadliest and oldest preventable diseases. Global efforts since 2000 have saved thousands of lives, but Malaria No More feels that there is a risk that worldwide stakeholders will start resting on their laurels....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Loving life with a talented illustrator | #MemberSpotlight

Few people in the industry are as positive and forthcoming as Alexander Mikhaylov, a talented illustrator currently based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Alexander lives life at face value and his unique personality spreads positivity from every word of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How to hire a great Illustrator - 5 top tips

While many of the creative arts have been shaped and moulded by the passage of time and the gentle thrum of technology, illustration is, at its core, still the same art form that it was hundreds of years ago. It’s also an incredibly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

What to do when your client does not agree with you?

We’ve all had to deal with difficult clients or customers in our lifetime. If you’ve ever been through retail or hospitality (and I think most of us will have, to be fair) you know how difficult people can be. Surely not all of us will...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Why working in the Creative Industries has changed and may never go back

A global pandemic makes history in many ways. One is by introducing unprecedented changes in the basic mechanisms of society; another one is by revolutionising the job market. With remote working becoming a widespread reality, there has been a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What hides within an electriclime? | #CompanySpotlight

As a relatively young boutique film studio, electriclimefilms was founded in 2010 and has since expanded globally, with offices in Singapore, Dubai and Sydney. 11 years later (no, we're not old - you are), they are still working with brands and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Ads that made history: No. 5 The Film by Chanel

Nicole Kidman and Film Director Baz Luhrmann have always had their own “thing.” By good Baz’s own admittance in an old Vanity Fair interview, him and the movie star have worked together since they were much younger and there has...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How can today’s finance brands navigate the years ahead?

We are approaching a whole new world for brands and consumers alike, one in which humanity will matter more than anything else. Yet, it would be foolish to overlook what has happened in the past 16 months - and how the financial struggles of many...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Events Designer

Events always have been and always will be an incredibly important part of the creative industries and Events Designers are the ones working behind the scenes to bring events to life. If you’ve ever found yourself at an event where you were...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The classy artistry of a talented photographer | #MemberSpotlight

Intimate, natural, meticulous on lighting. So does photographer Yigit Gunel describe his style, albeit gladly and much humbly admitting he still has things to learn. Whether that be true or not, there is something in the artistry of Yigit which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Good Rebellious Spirit of Mark Ralphs | #GettingToKnow

From finding inspiration in all corners of the industry and beyond to envisioning new ways for his team to work better (and happier), Mark Ralphs from Good Rebels is a restless leader and one that was able to develop the digital agency in Europe and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Fighting prejudice with Lipton & RedwoodBBDO | #BehindTheIdea

There are many hidden powers in the beauty of music, but if we had to name our favourite, it would definitely be the power to connect. To fight prejudice and champion union through creativity and music, Lipton partnered with RedwoodBBDO and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A glimpse behind the veil of Sound Design | #MemberSpotlight

Most of the pictures you'll see of Volker Armbruster below picture him in his studio or next to a piano. We believe it is for a good reason. We have no trouble imagining that Volker would rather spend time in his studio making some beautiful music...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Travel and sustainability: Transforming for the future

The year 2021 represents an interesting juncture for the travel and tourism industry and one that is full of tension. After the upheaval of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, people are desperate to travel again - to explore beyond their domestic...

Posted by: Imagination

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