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Advice

How to convince an angel to fund your start-up

Financing a start-up business can often be one of the most challenging tasks in an entrepreneur’s journey. While some people manage to save enough over a number of years and others may choose to take out a business loan, often the preferred...

Posted by: Reporter
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Features

The Branded Landlord

The property market has undergone seismic change, moving with revolutionised consumer needs. As part of a wider series assessing the Future of Life, Community and Development, this article will comment on the new role of landlords, branding and...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Beyond funerals, odd pops and other stories

SomeOne - Funeralbooker (Beyond) Studio SomeOne has rebranded and renamed funeral price comparison website Funeralbooker, with a “charming” and “radical” identity that aims to stand out from a “sea of sameness” in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Women in Photography: Diane Arbus

“My favourite thing, is to go where I’ve never been” Diane Arbus has been called sensational, bizarre, unique. Her distinctive and unusual subjects and gritty techniques make her images instantly recognisable, even amongst the...

Posted by: Lobster
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Trends

Developing An Eco-Responsible Approach To Event Management & Marketing

Any organiser of events interested in eco-responsibility will sooner or later have come into contact with the Sustainable Development standard specific to events: the ISO 20121 standard. The ISO 20121 standard deals with "Responsible management...

Posted by: Phil Michael
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Trends

'Tis the season for festive creative

Cover image "Deer Santa" by illustrator Pete Ellis Whether they be a model maker, photographer, filmmaker, agency, agent or designer, it's a pleasure to see the amazing work that's uploaded every day by the Creativepool community. Here is a roundup...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Design

Banksy's Balloon Girl revealed as the UK’s favourite British artwork

Street artist Banksy has been ranked ahead of the likes of Turner and Constable with his Balloon Girl ranked the “nation’s favourite British artwork” in a new study which shines a spotlight on our ever-changing tastes in art. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

MEC supports female entrepreneurs with AllBright partnership

MEC UK has partnered with AllBright to help achieve its mission to make the UK the best place in the world to be a female founder. AllBright was launched in 2016 by co-founders Debbie Wosskow OBE (CEO and Founder of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker has boosted its senior team with a series of promotions, including Ben Bradley as its new Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships. Bradley, previously a Business Director, will now lead Sport and Entertainment...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Art Exchange unlocks the art world by uniting art, tech and business

Art Exchange, a new art event featuring a range of exhibitions and talks fusing the worlds of art, tech and business is launching in London this month. The aim of the event is to show how art can help companies and individuals adapt and prosper, in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Taylor Herring - Pimms Jelly Good Show Whilst not technically an ad, I couldn't possibly help but kick things off this week with this wonderful activation by Taylor Herring for Pimms. It would be unpatriotic of me to do otherwise! What the summery...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Grey Group

Grey London launches The Rules of Cheese This summer, Grey London has re-launched the nation’s favourite cheese brand, Cathedral City. The fully integrated brand re-launch from Dairy Crest, which carries the tag-line “Love Cheese?...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH Sport: The Lawn Tennis Association Go Hit It The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced the launch of their first-ever brand campaign this week, and its a bit of a big hitter! “Go Hit It” is part of an effort by the brand to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson bank on the power of nostalgia for Philadelphia

Nostalgia is a powerful thing that's often difficult to fully comprehend or even recognise. We are all, to some extent, hardwired to react positively to things that take us back to our own personal halcyon days, and negatively to things that remind...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Dying to be happier? It's your funeral

Contrary to what you might think, based on my frequently acerbic blog posts, I am not a complete misery. Oh, things annoy me, sure. And truth be told, probably more so than the average person. As my dad used to say, “I don’t suffer fools...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Entertainment

Real life Crystal Maze to open in London next year!

Of all the annual Christmas specials, the one that always made my heart sing as a youngster were the Crystal Maze specials, where a group of hapless adults were replaced by a group of equally hapless children. It gave me a giddy thrill to see kids...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Live streaming from AdWeek: Times Center Stage: Thursday

Live Stream: 9:00 - Managing Disruption There’s no question the media and advertising worlds are being turned upside down daily. New technologies enable innovation around business models and distribution, while barriers to entry for new...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Economy

Could London be losing its creative class?

Rohan Silva, a former senior policy advisor to UK prime minister David Cameron, has warned Londoners that the flow of creative people from New York to Los Angeles could be sign of things to come for the big smoke. He believes that the recent trend of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Meet Lily: The drone that's not a drone

If you thought the selfie stick didn't take the idea of convenient distance snapping far enough, there is now a legitimate flying camera on the market, and it not only works (well in fact), but works without a remote control! Dubbed; “The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Cannes Lions and R/GA start it up!

It was announced yesterday that this year’s Lions Innovation Festival programme will include a unique new Start-up Academy, developed in partnership with pioneering global digital agency R/GA. The academy has been designed to help innovative new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Adfest 2015 Roundup

This weekend saw the 18th annual Adfest 2015 Awards take place at PEACE, Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand. Here we'll be running through a few of the most notable wins. Young Lotus Abigail Montana and Margarita Salvador from Lowe...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CP+B Jason De Turris was named this week as the new chief strategy officer at CP+B, a promotion from his role as VP, executive planning director. As part of the promotion he'll be relocating to Hong Kong to help open the agency's new Hong Kong...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Manchester United goes anime like Kill Bill

The Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria have transformed into Anime characters for a new campaign. The “Hungry To Win” campaign for global marketing partner, Nissin Foods, aims to deepen the club's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Is anybody else nervous about the new Star Wars movie?

The news that the next 'Star Wars' film will be a sequel to episode six - 'Return Of The Jedi' - fills me with genuine excitement. That it will star Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew is thrill upon thrill. However, if this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Personal best. What 2013 did for me.

For all its trials, hardships, wars and woes, 2013 still managed to inject some wonderful stuff into our busy, pressured lives. So, with 2014 snapping at our heels, this would be an appropriate moment to celebrate the things which enhanced the human...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

#Trends. Love to hate Damien Hirst.

by Jessica Hazel. Damien Hirst is one of Britain's richest people. In 1992 his pickled shark entitled 'The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living' was commissioned by Charles Saatchi for £50,000 and then sold in 2005 for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Are creative people more likely to lie and cheat?

by John Fountain A few years back a copywriter, who shall remain nameless, took it upon himself to take a piece of my work and put it on his website. He claimed that he had a right to do this because he was involved in the creative process, although...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

V&A Illustration Awards

I stumbled upon the V&A Illustration Awards quite by accident. Although I've lived in London for a number of years, I'd never been to that museum, so I decided to pop along to get some inspiration for this week's blog. It's a deceptively large maze...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Getting to Know... FF LA's Nicolas Berthier

French creative agency Fred & Farid Paris recently named Nicolas Berthier as creative director at its West Coast studio FF LA in the US. Having spent the last year as associate creative director for the company in Paris, Berthier has made the move...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

18 authentic fan photos for the NFL kick off

After a long summer away, American football is back! As the NFL gears up for another big season - its 100th - a new ad featuring real fans celebrates the fierce rivalries of the sport across the US. Inspired by this year’s Thursday Night...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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