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Patrick Collister on "Does digital need art directors?"

What do you call a designer who can't draw or use a computer? That's right. An art director. I found that posted on a blog. Ouch. And yet it is true that the role of the art director has been transformed by technology. When I was the creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Entertainment

Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2017: The Films

Last week, the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase enticed over 2,000 Cannes delegates to get out of bed and invited them to be inspired, educated and entertained. Taking place at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entries open for Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2016

Ever dreamed of seeing your work up on the big screen in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes? Saatchi & Saatchi has established a reputation for unearthing the new directors of tomorrow with the annual New Directors’ Showcase (NDS) at Cannes Lions...

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Saatchi celebrate 25 years of the New Directors' Showcase

The world was a different place in 1991. But aside from the breakup of the Soviet Union, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the assassination of Gandhi and Operation Desert Storm, 1991 also marked the inaugural Saatchi & Saatchi New...

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Features

Behind the scenes with jelly's newest directors Mr Kaplin

We're very excited to introduce the amazingly talented Mr Kaplin to jelly's red hot directors roster. We talk inspiration, dream clients, and why animation is such a powerful storytelling tool... Mr Kaplin specialises in 3D design and animation....

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Whybin\TBWA claims Lynx/Axe global creative directors for Sydney office

Gary McCreadle and Wesley Haines, former board partners and creative directors at BBH London and global creative directors on the Axe/Lynx account, have been taken on board by Whybin\TBWA as executive creative directors for its Sydney office,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

5 minutes with... Roz & Nicola - Creative directors at Minx Creative

"Minx Creative is a full service creative studio. We create integrated campaigns and design for print, identity, branding, display and digital based projects.." What do you actually do? It’s a pretty packed day for us both each day in the...

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Features

Creative Directors on camera

From YouTube, leading advertising creatives explain what they do, why they do it and what excites them. Bill Bernbach on Creative Qualities. 'The basis for persuasion is to understand what motivates a man' Brilliant stuff from the greatest...

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Inspiration

Spotlight: Photographer Nigel Harniman on 30 years of shooting cars

“I’ve been freelancing since 1989 and have shot globally for most automotive brands from Rolls Royce to Renault, Bentley to Buick, Cadillac to Kia,” says Nigel Harniman, reflecting on 30 years of photography. “More recently,...

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Trends

If creative teams were Marvel heroes

French agency We Are Social has created a series of logos based on the concept of creative teams being superheroes. To celebrate the talent, passion and superpowers that go into some of advertising’s most indispensable job titles, the...

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Inspiration

Creativepool Spotlight: Ben the Illustrator

Having won a silver award in last year's Creativepool Annual for New York City Department of Transport, self-employed artist Ben the Illustrator is the focus of this Spotlight Q&A. Find out about his route into the industry which has led to working...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Who do you work with as an art director?

Art directors in the ad industry (especially at your larger shops), communicate with a lot of people to get the job done. Let's go through the list of who they might interact with on a daily basis once they're out from behind the computer. This...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Creatives and AI: Are they the perfect match?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the pace of many industries - and the creative fields are no exception. While there is still a stigma of fear towards AI in some sections, the majority are beginning to see the positive impact the tech is...

Posted by: Lobster
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Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

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Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

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Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

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Features

Is art advertising?

Probably the most successful art director of all-time is Rene Magritte. He has had more of a hand in more award-winning ideas than even Neil Godfrey. And Godfrey was named by D&AD as the most awarded art director in their 50-year...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Top Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has named Ashley Shack as Director of Talent - a new role at the agency. Shack, who is American, arrives from Wieden+Kennedy London, where she was the Creative and Design Recruiter. She joins the management team at Droga5...

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Top Hires of the Week

Sibling Rivalry Award-winning production company Sibling Rivalry has bolstered its directorial roster by signing on renowned commercial, documentary and short narrative filmmaker, Sandra Winther. With a style that melds documentary and narrative...

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Top Hires of the Week

RSA Films RSA Films has added filmmaker and acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor for commercial representation globally. The film, theatre and TV actor, who won a Golden Globe this year for Best Actor in FX’s “Fargo,” is also a natural...

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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

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Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new Chief Marketing Officer, marking the first appointment to the management team by Giles Hedger, CEO at M&C Saatchi. Appointed to the Board of Sport England in 2013, Bosomworth has been...

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Top Hires of the Week

Clemenger BBDO Sydney Clemenger BBDO Sydney has announced five new creative hires - its second major injection of talent into the creative department since Ben Coulson, chief creative officer, joined the agency earlier this year. Vanessa Robinson...

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Top Hires of the Week

Dare.Win Dare.Win group has announced the promotions of copywriter Fabienne Fiorucci (formerly of Y&R and TBWA\Paris) and art director Damien Foui (formerly of Marcel and TBWA\Paris) to Creative Directors. This dynamic duo, known by their nickname...

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