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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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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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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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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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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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Features

Ads that made history: 1984

Such is the power of Apple’s 1984. You see as little as a string of 4 numbers (or more precisely, a date), you see a still frame from the original ad, and you instantly know we are talking about a game-changer in the history of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 25 mind-blowing advertising facts you should know today

Did you think you knew everything about advertising? These top 25 historical facts about the ad industry will surprise you. It is History Month here at Creativepool, which is the perfect opportunity for us to be reminded that there is always...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

How to hire a great creative director - 5 top tips

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” That’s the well-worn cliche that continues to hold billions back from greatness every single day but for some, the crown seems to fit pretty naturally. Such is the case with all the best...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

The Flying Stars of Sierra Leone | #BehindTheIdea

As the UEFA Euro 2020 captures the headlines across Europe (with much regret across England), the time is now to celebrate a different group of footballers: the amputees from the Salone Flying Stars. The Sierra Leone Civil War killed over 50,000...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How music and cinematic trailers enhance games brand identity

Games pull their audiences into extraordinary worlds made of fantasy, deeply human stories and epic challenges. As the 'gaming' demographic reaches an ever so broad spectrum of audiences all over the world, gaming brands are finding new ways to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Behind the life of a gaming concept artist | #MemberSpotlight

Miguel Nogueira loves research. He lives for research when he works on his beautiful artworks, and in another life, he would probably have been a traveller around the world - seeking knowledge and wisdom far and wide. For those who are less adept at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Design Manager

A design manager is employed to lead numerous design-related tasks. These may include web design, product development, advertising or general creative roles. These individuals can be employed in construction, in graphic design firms, in the...

Posted by: Creativepool

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