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Features

How the music industry is winning Covid

Around this time last year, I was getting pumped up to go to a Nightmare Before Christmas live concert on the night of the 5th of December. Danny Elfman was there. Pretty much the entire cast was there. Tim Burton wasn't, but that's okay. It was one...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How to nail your brand's purpose

Purpose is a buzzword we've heard quite a lot in recent years. To some it's just a nice-to-have, a pleasant addition to the mission of your brand and a good complement for your products. For others, purpose is something else. It is direction,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Not a 9-to-6 job: How Chief Executive Nicolas Geahchan remains motivated

Chief Executive Nicolas Geahchan is both a creative leader and a business head. Nicolas has always considered advertising one of the most interesting jobs people could make. Creative professionals get paid to think creatively, and there's no way the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

”Will you do that for free?” - The Price of Creativity

Would you do that for visibility? Imagine this: you have the flu (which is really the least worrying thing that can happen to you this year, believe me) and you go to your doctor of choice to have some medications prescribed. You then head to the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the Idea: How the Sainsbury's 2020 Christmas Ads came to life

Six years ago, Sainsbury's made one of the most unforgettable and compelling ads in the history of advertising. 1914 is quite easily one of the best Christmas ads ever made, showing the power of stories bringing people together - even in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Designers shouldn’t spend 8 hours a day stuck to a chair

Staying in touch with reality is a powerful drive for your creative inspiration. When we ask those wonderful creatives in our community how they stay inspired, most of them reply that having a walk or looking at the world around is their personal...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Should you leave your job during the pandemic?

You keep looking at the clock waiting for your day to end. The thought of Monday mornings just won’t let you enjoy your weekends. You can’t wait for the next day off - even if you just spent an entire week on leave. We’ve all been...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Flexibility of Freelancing

Some days ago we asked our community why they chose to become freelancers. The answers were quite interesting: the thrill of the unknown, the variety, the freedom, the flexibility. In truth, flexibility seems to be quite a common theme for seasoned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Being a creative woman in Covid times

To us men, sitting at a desk and sipping hot drinks from our favourite mug, this pandemic sure felt a bit strange. No more taking the Tube to go to work, no more spending huge chunks of our day to commute and so on. So much time saved. Most...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Choose chaos, not stability - With Strategic Planner Manabu Kudo

"Mistakes have always been my best friend." We've talked at length about how stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to stimulate creativity. Playing safe isn't always the best option, and it is sometimes necessary to take risks in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Global creative calendar: December 2020

While 2020 is almost history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world's most elite organizers are preparing to unleash...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

A Critique of Criticism (for anyone who’s ever had a bad review)

On January 29th 1968. the New York Times carried a review of an album by an up and coming musician. Unfortunately for the aspiring artist it was not a positive one. ‘Alienated Young Man Creates Some Sad Music’ ran the headline, and the...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Freelancing to avoid burnout

The dream of working at a big corporation or agency may soon fade out as you realise that burnout is always around the corner. It's scary. It's frightening. It makes you feel lost. But freelancing is here to make up for that - at least for freelance...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Where Next for the Glenfiddich stag?

"Personal growth comes from embracing risk" Glenfiddich isn't new to taking risks. Its iconic stag is the symbol of this spirit, the personification of ambition and the will to dare. Space Agency was tasked with bringing all of this to life - and it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why your work environment matters – With Group CEO Russ Lidstone

"Life is too short to work with people you don't like or respect." Russ Lidstone grew up in a small fishing town in Devon. Not many can easily get out of that life. To an extent, your roots and background are exactly what defines you, and it's not...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Let your creativity be of inspiration to others

As a global community, we have the priceless fortune to witness works by creatives from all around the world. Few things are as valuable as seeing how creativity spread across the globe. This week we are going as far as Indonesia to have a virtual...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is a Digital Experience?

The expectations of the average consumer from companies concerning marketing and communication have grown rapidly over the last two decades and a lot of this has to do with the growth in digital technology. We live in times where many retailers only...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

Here's all the best 2020 Christmas ads!

All the 2020 Christmas campaigns in one place Every year the same story: agencies and brands coming together to release a stream of beautiful Christmas ads for the joy of us all. It has almost become tradition. There’s no Christmas without a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Print is definitely not dead

Promoting your business offline Pre-internet, promotion looked very different. We relied on using print to show off our best work. We used to send out portfolios so that prospects could see our work in print-form. It’s all very well having a...

Posted by: SEVERN_
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Leaders

Diversity Drives Creativity – with CCO Owen Lee

If we want more tech wizards, more creativity, more diversity, we need to be exciting and fun again. The creative industry used to be the 'best place to work.' Over time, that fun got diluted and the purpose of the whole industry arguably got...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Do Schools Kill Creativity? In celebration of the late Sir Ken Robinson

In the short weeks between my interview with Creativepool and its subsequent publication, a man I’d often described as a hero passed away. The death of Sir Ken Robinson, eminent educationalist and academic, was slow to be picked up on by the...

Posted by: Heather Golding
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Inspiration

Why collaboration is the key to effectiveness

Some agencies help brands succeed with cutting-edge, disruptive campaigns that will leave a mark in the industry forever. But no matter what kind of brand it is, they all have to start somewhere. It is the task of agencies like B&B Studio to help...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Best 30 Websites for Creative Inspiration

Of course we are in the list. Any creative professional will need some daily inspiration to overcome the occasional roadblock at work. It’s just the way things are - we need to look at art to remain inspired. Whether you are a designer, an...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Supporting underrepresented talent with Daniella's Guestbook

There is clearly a problem with representation in the creative industry. With mostly white males and females holding a position of power, Asian, Latinos and Black creatives are very few and far in between. This leads to a plethora of underrepresented...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why passion trumps talent - With Global CCO Matt Eastwood

You'd be surprised how many doors just being naturally curious can open for you. Curiosity and passion can push you farther than any creative director ever could. Proof of that be the journey and ventures of McCann Health Global Chief Creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is the fuel of endless inspiration?

When you are just starting out, you can easily get caught in a storm of passion, ambition and motivation for everything related to your craft. Some people lose that, or become disillusioned with time. You shouldn't. Senior Graphic Designer Stuart...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Company Culture is more than words, perks and drinks

The Jefferson Talent Group have teamed up with Fiona Wilson to look at health and happiness in the marketing industry, running a series of workshops to discuss mental health and wellbeing. Alongside these workshops, we’ll explore the good, bad...

Posted by: Jefferson Talent Group
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Features

The key to successful fan engagement

2020: The year fan engagement took centre stage The pandemic has upended all of our lives in one way or another. While some industries pivoted to limit disruption, others are struggling as Covid-19 continues to take its toll. The sports industry is...

Posted by: Paul Bidder
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Industry

When will the industry recover from the COVID-19 crisis?

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Save 20% with this Adobe CC Black Friday deal

You can now grab all the Adobe apps for an exclusive price It's on. Adobe is offering 20% off the Adobe Creative Cloud exclusively for Black Friday, in a limited-time sale running from today, 16 November, until Friday 27 November. Those interested...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

All creatives are plagiarists

If we strictly look at the meaning of the word, plagiarism means taking someone else's work and claiming it is your own. It is not just stealing; it is more vicious and twisted. Like admitting you have no ideas for yourself. Yet most creatives are...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Breaking your creative patterns

Curiosity brings knowledge. Knowledge brings experience. Experience brings confidence. You are hardly going to make it as a creative if you don't open your mind to new inputs and experiences. We know we babble about that a lot, but the more members...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Blood, Sweat and Loads of Hamm

Spending ten years in the wrong place can truly wear you down. But it can also help you understand what you really want, and who you really aspire to be. That was the case for Garrick Hamm, Creative Partner at Williams Murray Hamm. Though he claims...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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