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5 easy tips to send the best holiday gifts to your freelance clients

December is a bit like the Valentine’s Day of freelancing - a chance to show appreciation to your significant clients for everything they’ve done for you since you first met. This may involve sending freelance holiday cards, gifts and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

7 simple ways for freelancers to win big clients

It is a widely known fact that big clients do things differently. The largest organisations in the modern brandscape will have millions of dollars to spend in marketing budget, but they obviously won’t be keen on spending them all in a risky...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

How Wonderstuff reaches clients without pitching | #CompanySpotlight

Based in North East England, Wonderstuff is a wonderfully ambitious branding agency with a great heart, committed to making each client's journey unique. Wonderstuff does not pitch. The team has been expanding solely through referrals and word of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Purpose isn’t just a shiny tick box to offer your clients

Love the new Conscious products made-in H&M. At least 50% of Conscious products is made from sustainable materials! And the remaining half, well… We don’t care about that, do we? H&M often makes the headlines for all the wrong reasons,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The impact of remote filming on clients and producers

Among the many innovations that the 2020 Covid crisis accelerated, remote filming is certainly the most interesting. If anything, because it was a proper life-saver for an entire sector. Both the events and the production industry have been forced...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

The Freelancer Grind: Returning clients

80% of your work comes from 20% of your clients. Returning clients are what will keep you in business and constantly working. So, be sure to keep good relationships with the people you have previously worked with so your phone is always...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Leaders

The Freelancer Guide: How to find clients

Finding clients, or ‘new business’ is tough. They are often like buses, you wait ages for one, then all of a sudden two or three arrive at once. This is evident more so for creatives, as we are not very tuned to the business side of...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Leaders

To hug or not to hug? The 'right' way to greet colleagues and clients

Who'd have thought that greeting people would become such a 21st century problem? Of course, the protocols for saying 'hello' and 'goodbye' have varied from culture to culture, country to country, for millennia. Indeed, in France (where they're very...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

A guide to handling unpaid invoices and refusenik clients.

Creativepoolers in the fortunate position of holding down a fulltime staff job will be familiar with the warm glow of the monthly payslip. Sure, you'd probably like the net total to be larger, but at least your earnings show up on a predictable...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Over promise, under deliver. How lazy clients kill campaigns.

by Magnus Shaw. A couple of years ago an ailing roadside restaurant chain called in a radical TV chef to boost their menu and therefore their revenues. They refurbished some tired looking outlets, hired new people and ran a fairly hefty marketing...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How to... Get bigger clients

by Printed.com. Every small business strives to win bigger and bigger clients who have more money to spend, but if you're going to to do this you need to pitch your services in a way that appeals to them and gives them confidence that you can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Working smarter, not harder: Top tips for freelance creators

Freelancers and independent contractors have a lot to keep track of. Whether you tend to take on lots of fast turnaround jobs or spend months at a time with one single client, it’s likely you have an abundance of files and admin that go along...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

9 reasons why you should enter Annual 2022

Whether it is your first time taking part or you've been entering into The Annual for year's. Here's 9 great reasons why you should get involved. 1. Most Distributed Giving your work global exposure. The Annual is distributed to and downloaded by...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

#GettingToKnow RCA masters graduate Paul Wearing

Paul Wearing is an RCA graduate based in London. A born traveller, he has worked extensively throughout the US and Far East with fashion, interior design and advertising houses. The influence of his design background is evident in much of his...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Biomimicry and product design: Taking design inspiration from nature

Mimicking nature in man-made product designs has led to some of the greatest and most enduring inventions or products that exist today. In the modern era especially, designers are open to ways they can work together with our environment- rather than...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Which 5 design trends are most useful for marketing in summer 2022?

It is never too late to include design into your marketing plan, especially in the context of a new season. Here are five of the most promising design ideas for summer 2022 (with examples) to assist your organisation in meeting and crushing its...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Industry

6 important design elements for a landing page that converts

Retail e-commerce sales are set to hit an eye-popping $5.4 trillion by the end of this year; even so, many would be surprised to realise that the average conversion rate ranges between 1% and 4% for many industries. These statistics make it clear...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Transforming Royal Ascot into a high-stakes Netflix drama | #BehindTheIdea

Drama takes the saddle in another heart-racing campaign for Royal Ascot. The ad, created by Isobel's Tom Dyson and Lance Boreham, takes the form of a 60-second film reminiscent of a Bond-esque movie trailer or a high-stakes Netflix drama. Directed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow B-Reel's innovative and eccentric creative director

An experienced creative director versed in advertising and design. Pieter Konickx comes from a background in graphic design but has spent his career elevating his skillset on broader capacities to allow him to climb the ranks within the industry....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Blockbuster video - Shining the #CompanySpotlight on Swhype

Swhype is a UK-based company that declares itself an “end-to-end” video agency - a video production company, animation studio and creative agency rolled into one. That’s a lot of hats to manage and we want know how they balance...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Capturing live music magic with Jonny Nolan | #MemberSpotlight

Jonny Nolan is a music and portrait photographer based in Bristol and Chester. As a music photographer, he as been lucky enough to shoot the likes of Arlo Parks, Royal Blood, Idles, beabadoobee, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Streets among many...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to achieve performance objectives with connected experiences

Performance metrics for digital advertising have transformed our industry. Transparent, targeted, and accountable campaigns are more impactful than ever. The challenge to brands is wading through the variety of digital advertising options. Choose...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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