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Inspiration

The importance of authenticity in personal branding

We are all familiar with branding and how important it is when it comes to business, but fewer people are aware of the power of personal branding, and the benefits it can bring to your professional life. Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos is famously quoted...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The power of real: Balancing authenticity with social media pressures

Most of us are guilty of (and feel guilty about) comparing ourselves and lives to what we see on social media. The stream of beautiful people, places and things can sometimes feel relentless, with everyday consumers and influencers alike feeling the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What happens when the 'authenticity bubble' pops?

As consumers are hammered in the economic turbulence they seek stability, security and comfort amongst authentic brands. This pattern amongst consumers has led many brands to rethink their positions and consider existential questions regarding the...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Industry

Has Gen Z become too trigger happy for old school advertising?

Does anybody remember actively looking forward to the adverts? I do. We’re talking about the halcyon days of the mid-90’s here, when TV advertisements were proper events that sent shockwaves across the playground. Today, it’s only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How to get sustainable messaging right | #SustainabilityMonth

We’re approaching the tail end of sustainability month and while we have touched on everything from the most sustainable careers to how to avoid greenwashing, one area we have yet to fully explore is how to actually do sustainable marketing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

International collaboration in the modern workplace

Creating, cultivating, and maintaining a collaborative culture across global teams is vital for international businesses who want to succeed. In doing this well, businesses gain new perspectives to better be able to innovate and grow. With the new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is slow marketing and why is it fast becoming such a big deal?

Playing the long game is a concept that might be unfamiliar to ‘old-school’ marketers that were more bothered about getting results ASAP than building a long-lasting brand. But the consumers of 2022 have longer memories than their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The next frontier - The rise of NFTs in retail

Great news: according to The Collins Dictionary, NFT was the word of 2021, which means there now exists a go-to way to explain these elusive virtual tokens to your grandparents... Defined as “a unique digital certificate, registered in a...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Inspiration

A retro flash mob featuring Steps brings the house down | #BehindTheIdea

Last month, O2 launched a social first campaign to promote the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 foldable phone by UK agency of record, VCCP London and Girl&Bear. The campaign saw the iconic Noughties pop band, Steps, take over the famous O2 arena with a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

SWEAR IN YOUR F***ING ADS

WARNING: CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE* *Unless you don’t get offended by words like ‘fuck’. In which case, the warning should read: contains language. “Daddy, when are you going to teach me how to cut with a sharp knife and...

Posted by: Matt Batten
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Inspiration

All the best campaigns of 2021 in one place!

After the terrific display of creative prowess from the industry in 2020, 2021 could only be a further step up for advertising campaigns all over the creative & mar-comms field. With campaigns to push vaccinations and groundbreaking ideas from brands...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Here's all the best 2021 Christmas ads in one place!

All the 2021 Christmas campaigns in one place As we all know, there’s no Christmas without a heartwarming, tear-duct-shattering series of lovely Christmas campaigns. Brands and agencies line up every year to release a stream of Christmas ads...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Have you already seen Christmas ads go up? Here's why

There’s been an ever increasing sense of unease around the industry in the past few weeks, as a number of retailers announced that supplies have been slow to come, and there is a labour and stock shortage in the UK expected to last until...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

7 uplifting workplace trends that will define your return to the office

Crazy as it sounds, 2022 is around the corner and with it, a new age for the future of work. As Covid restrictions get lifted and people get their full round of vaccines, workers will be expected to return to the office at least a few days per week....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

See Annual 2021's best Agencies, Brands, Talent and Leaders of the Year!

The Creativepool Annual is all about championing excellence in the creative industries. Now that our stellar lineup of winners for Annual 2021 has been announced, it is time to take a closer look at those companies and professionals who defined...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Would you buy a meme for $560,000?

If you love kittens and have been around the internet for a while, you know about cryptocurrency and the rise of NFTs. Spelled out as Non-Fungible Tokens, NFTs are a new form of bitcoin that is being discussed extensively in the creative industry and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

We should start rewarding failure

Henry Ford believed that “failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Yes, that Henry Ford. The man we all know from history for being incredibly successful in the car business had actually failed...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The future of freelancing is few, curated and collaborative

There is a common and shared belief amongst the top freelancers in the industry: a great career in design starts when you are able to say “No”. Once you’re past the initial hurdle of having to scramble for clients and projects, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

The secret to good UX may not be what you think

With the consumer world increasingly moving online, brands are being faced with the challenge of developing top-notch platforms to replace otherwise clunky and dated experiences. Long gone are the days of stiff, counter-intuitive and painful User...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The future of Product Design is ethical

One day, robots will inherit the earth. As machine learning and artificial intelligence make bigger leaps forward year on year, product design, UI and UX do so as well, by leveraging the power of machine intelligence to solve the world’s most...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The 15 workplace innovations that will change your work life forever

The future of work is hybrid - if you’ve been around the Creativepool Magazine for long enough, you’ve read this many times from me now. While remote work is definitely here to stay, there is still a significant percentage of the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

What we can learn from the success of the shorter work week in Iceland

We heard a great deal of talks about mental health, work-life balance and authenticity during the past year, and the push to remote work is certain to leave a long-lasting mark in the workforce - creative industry or otherwise. What was once...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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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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