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Inspiration

The agency founder who became her own client #BehindTheBrand

Sister Mary, a new strategic design agency founded by Leigh Chandler, has unveiled the design for a limited-edition run of intricately designed votive candles. The client? Leigh herself. Leigh, whose 20 year career has seen her design for major...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#MemberSpotlight on commercial director and filmmaker Martin Edwards

How did you get into the industry? I was living the dream of being an indie filmmaker in New York-in other words, struggling to pay the rent and eating a lot of iffy cheeseburgers-when a friend hooked me up with a gig at a SoHo ad agency....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Beyond Radio

Throughout my career as a sound designer, I've witnessed rapid changes in the audio landscape. As I reflect on this, I realise that there has never been a better time to work in audio. Radio listenership is currently at an all-time high, podcasts...

Posted by: Chris Turner
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Leaders

Whisking up a storm with Amy Still #GettingToKnow

Amy Still is Founder & CEO at Whisk. With over 15 years of experience in digital and social-first advertising, she’s witnessed the shift from mass broadcast platforms to niche community-driven spaces, where people seek more authentic and...

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Inspiration

Building a greener future for London with TfL #BehindTheIdea

Transport for London (TfL) with the help of agency of record VCCP London and Wavemaker UK, launched an awareness campaign last year for the huge range of improvements TfL is continuing to make across its network. Some of the many improvements that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

What is diversity washing and how can you avoid it? #DiversityMonth

To an extent, the creative industries have always dealt in smoke and mirrors. Obfuscation is, after all, part of what makes the whole thing so exciting. We live, however, in a world that increasingly values transparency, particularly given the age of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Diversity isn’t just good for PR: It’s good business #DiversityMonth

Diversity is so much more than a trend-it's a strategic imperative. For agencies, the challenge is no longer just about being politically correct or ticking boxes for corporate social responsibility; it's about building a more diverse and socially...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The Rise of AI in Design: A seismic shift is happening right now

I just hung up the phone. It was my friend Heather on the other end. Heather is not just any designer; she's an absolute wizard when it comes to navigating the world of AI in design. In fact, she's so good at it that she even teaches classes on the...

Posted by: Marc Posch
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Workshop

What does it take to refresh a 64-year-old heritage brand? #BehindTheBrand

IMG is a global company heralded with founding sports marketing as we know it - founded by pioneering marketer and agent Mark McCormack, it all began with a handshake in 1960 and the world of sports changed forever. Last month, the company unveiled...

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Industry

What the second rise of Trumpism could mean for creatives

As we all know, the creative industries thrive on the principles of diversity, open expression, and global collaboration. These are not principles even the most ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump would ever align him with and with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on illustrator and designer Andy Carolan

How did you get into the industry? It was actually by accident! Many years ago I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and found that I went from being an energetic person to one who was effectively ‘marooned’ at home. As I had always been artistic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The importance of representation in advertising #DiversityMonth

The broader societal call for diversity and inclusion is an echo that’s been resounding across adland for a while now and, given the way advertising has always acted as society’s mirror, it’s a call that can no longer be ignored if...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Diversity, Creativity, and the Assistive AI Revolution #DiversityMonth

With Artificial intelligence (AI) and its effect on the creative industries at the forefront of current debates, this article aims to take a step back to approach this complex but increasingly pertinent relationship from an angle that hasn’t...

Posted by: SphereTrax
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Features

Do Brands Still Believe in Love? #ValentinesDay

Valentine’s Day is a holiday beloved by few. For many of us, it’s little more than a cynical stopping gap between Christmas and Easter to claw at our pockets. There appears to be a disconnect, however, between how much we care about...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The Transmedia Opportunity for Games

Written by the Strategy team at Waste Creative. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Barbie, Lego… we watch their movies and shows, read their comics, collect their merch and in many cases, play their video games. They’re the epitome of something called...

Posted by: Teodora Miscov
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Nataly Kelly, CMO of Zappi

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? I’m based in Boston, and I generally start my workday rather early, by checking in with our Zappi teams in Europe. We begin each day with a daily virtual stand-up in our...

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Features

Super Bowl 2024: Ad Roundup

While most of the media seem to have focused almost all their attention on the off-pitch romance between Kansas City Chiefs tight end (chuckle) Travis Kelce and most famous person on the planet Taylor Swift, last night’s Super Bowl was a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Nephology For Business, anyone?

Was fascinated by a TV programme the other evening, on the possible reasons behind why we’ve been experiencing some oddly ’stuck’ weather patterns in the last couple of decades. And yes, hooked because we really love to talk about the weather...

Posted by: Richard
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Industry

Augmented Reality: Supercharging consumer attention

Claudia Mastromauro, VP of Sales, Strategy & Operations, UK, Aryel Global attention spans are rapidly dropping, with the average attention on a screen falling from two and a half minutes in 2004 to 47 seconds in 2023. The average internet user is...

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Inspiration

Sorting our Limes from our Lemons #CompanySpotlight

Lime Creative is a boutique communication agency offering large agency experience, specialising in the luxury lifestyle, with offices in London and Beijing and partners around the world. With a team made up of designers, writers, developers and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What the UKs favourite ads of 2023 say about adland in 2024

They say the best way to figure out where you’re going is to look back at where you’ve been, and the last 12 months have been anything but boring so there’s certainly a lot of ground to cover. Of course, I spent most of December...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Is TikTok a positive influence on diversity? #DiversityMonth

If a fair proportion of the mainstream legacy media were to be believed, TikTok represents a very real threat to our children. In reality though, anyone that’s ever spent even a little time scrolling through the app will tell you it is, in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

#GettingtoKnow John Martinelli, Head of Production @ Solarflare

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? My role as Director/Head of Production at Solarflare is very varied, so as cliche as it sounds no two days are the same. That said, I typically search for inspiration each...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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