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Leaders

The key to great client relationships? Don’t forget your toothbrush

How do you ensure a healthy client-agency relationship? There is no hard and fast rule of course, and different approaches may work for different teams. Some are content with keeping client relationships to just feedback calls and general meetings....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

ifour client Fourex wins Virgin Media Pitch to Rich campaign

Tunbridge Wells based creative design agency ifour are celebrating today as client Fourex reaches the final and wins in the ‘New Things’ category of Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich 2015 campaign. ifour were appointed by the duo...

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Features

It's over. Is it ever okay to fire a client?

Firing a client is an unusual notion - counterintuitive even. Business norms suggest an enterprise will always welcome the presence of as many paying customers as possible. So why would anyone ever sack a client? Actually, although it would be a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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20 Quirky & Creative Responses to Weird Client Requests

Entitled 'A Creative Catharsis', Ireland's creative community got together to release a lot of pent up anger and sadness through the medium of the A3 poster, all in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital. Ad creatives, designers, animators,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

No pressure: The designer who has Bowie as a client

By John Fountain With a new album soon to be released, a stripped down remix of 'Sound and Vision' on air for Sony and a must-see exhibition at the V&A, it seems that after 10 years of next-to-nothingness, the enigma that is David Bowie is back. And...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions- Are client amends a daily kick in the teeth?

by John Fountain If there's one thing that creative people and account handlers have in common it is that neither are telepathic, telekinetic or have the power to read minds. Yet it seems many clients think otherwise. Work that has been carefully...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Sign here. Introducing the new freelance/client contract.

by Magnus Shaw Freelancing - it's a tough old game, eh? You don't know if you're coming or going half the time. Working in your jim-jams one day, sipping a latte in a la-di-da marketing agency the next. Occasionally you even miss "Cash In The...

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Features

Do you have a client from hell?

We all know the overused retail mantra 'the customer is always right'. It's been rammed into our consciousness since we got our first Saturday shops as grumpy teenagers and began having to deal with The Great British Moron. In my experience, the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Classy Creativity: a Chat with Cheddar Creative

It takes guts to find the courage to start from scratch. It can go either way. Too many have fallen under the weight of poor planning, but those who have succeeded give us hope that we can do the same. Cheddar Creative is a prime example of that. In...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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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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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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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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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...

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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

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

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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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

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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Inspiration

I can’t imagine a life without photography

We can usually trace back our own passions to a very specific moment in time. For some, it was the first time they were asked to write a story as a school assignment - leading to a career in writing. For photographer Marcus Peel, it was the moment he...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The effects of the corona crisis on the creative job market

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

Designers are not a one-stop-shop

Many designers like to think of a specialty - in fact, that's how things should be. However, way too many employers overestimate the simply human capabilities of a single designer. In other words, it is not uncommon for an employer to hire a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Top 15 Most Inspiring Lockdown Campaigns

The best campaigns made during the COVID-19 outbreak No matter how crippling of a blow it receives, the creative industry will always be ready to stand back up and prove its resilience. Even earlier in the year, with the world preparing to shut...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Andrea Lennon on why we should value togetherness while apart

Hearing Critical Mass EVP and managing director Andrea Lennon speak about her team, you would figure it is the most looked after bunch of creatives in the world. And you wouldn't be too far from the truth. Among a number of other awards this year,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning the value of self-doubt with film production house Anattic TV

"You’ll know you’re on the right path when you realise that no matter how better you get, you’ll always criticise yourself." We've had way too many occasions to talk about the impostor syndrome and why you shouldn't believe it. And...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description - 3D Artist

The third dimension has been enticing artists for decades, but it’s only in relatively recent years that some incredibly talented creatives have been able to truly utilise the flexibility, the depth, the power and the potential of 3D artistry....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Al Young on loving the ordinary

There may not be a secret formula to great leadership, but if there were, we'd say that chief creative officer Al Young is on the right path to finding it. Having joined St Luke's as a junior writer all the way back in 1992, Al has "grown into" his...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Most freelancers will need nearly a year to recover from the COVID 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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Industry

75% of the industry will keep supporting remote working post-pandemic

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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Industry

Report – Will the creative industries recover from the COVID 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. Back in April, when the industry was still adapting to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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