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Opinions - Why do creative agencies all talk the same?

by John Fountain I'll wager that if you visit any creative agency's website and go to the "About" page you'll find that, though the pictures and design might be poles apart, the words themselves will all be pretty much the same. Which is weird when...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Creative Debates: Agencies only talk about innovation

This year, Creativepool is back at Spikes Asia; the region's oldest and most prestigious festival of creativity, which has now grown into a glorious three-day celebration of inspiration and creative achievement and an unrivalled platform from which...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

January 2019 Creative Calendar

In the months ahead, this Global Creative Calendar will once again open exciting new doors of possibility. Entering any one of them is sure to impact your life for the foreseeable future – and also, most likely, in far-reaching ways that you could...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Events

November 2018 Creative Calendar

Anyone who commits to lifelong learning can expect many prolific returns. Expanding one’s knowledge presents opportunities to better understand the world and our fellow humans while advancing our skills. In a constantly changing world,...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Events

September 2018 Creative Calendar

Three main reasons people attend events are Education, Destination and Networking. Whether your focus is advancing knowledge and skills, visiting places exotic or nearby, or making deep connections to launch your career in new directions, this...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Events

August Creative Calendar

The summer brings the festival season to the creative calendar, with music in the US with Lollapalooza and Burning Man to film and VFX on the other side of the world in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Whether you're looking for content marketing...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

Making creative choices at the start of your career

Reflecting on some mentoring I've done in the past with digital, creative and marketing people at the start of their careers (as part of the Direct Marketing Association's mentoring scheme) and it is very clear to see that many feel overwhelmed by...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: Adland insiders on the Publicis Cannes Lions pullout

The news that Publicis Groupe was pulling out of Cannes Lions next year (and all other awards shows in kind for the next 12 months) was quite comfortably one of the biggest stories of the festival this year. The fact that they are doing so supposedly...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Careers

Having a niche, an area of expertise as a Creative

Within the Creative Recruitment Sector, we notice the importance and advantage of having specific industry or market knowledge more and more. Carving out your own niche, becoming an expert within a specific area or sector (beyond Creative, think...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Features

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Matthew McConaughey is the highest paid Creative Director in Adland

OK, that headline might come across as a little bit clickbaity, but it's a pretty shocking statement that is not only true, but indicative of the way celebrity culture has managed to integrate itself within the advertising industry. Matthew...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Facebook's Creative Expansion

Facebook announced this week that their Creative Hub will be available for the entire industry to use worldwide. Facebook is also introducing a new Inspiration Gallery that will showcase examples of outstanding mobile creative across Facebook and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Because agencies can’t change on their own

The argument for diversity has been dining out for a long time now, with a lot of fat being chewed but no one quite swallowing. That is until a couple of big spenders, HP and General Mills, upped the ante with the threat of not spending their money...

Posted by: Andy Bolter
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A new kind of creative agency at KEMMLER KEMMLER

Over in Berlin, KEMMLER KEMMLER are breaking down the traditional boundaries between art & design agencies and strategy implementation to deliver high-profile campaigns across the fashion and lifestyle industries. Sebastian Kemmler, one of the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Creative Translation teams up with JCDecaux and Creative Review

Our friends at Creative Translation have teamed up with JCDecaux and Creative Review to cast their keen talent-spotting eyes nationwide. You might’ve noticed the campaign already - following the success of the creative showcase at our Pool...

Posted by: Joe Bracken
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Advertising

Step into a new creative Garden

Former Zulu Alpha Kilo executives Shari Walczak and Shane Ogilvie have left their posts as executive planning director and executive creative director respectively, to set up a new agency simply called “The Garden,” which they envision as...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Will The New Creative Agency Hub In Argentina Become A Success?

The leading global marketing services company, McCann Worldwide is partnering with Argentine creative Martin Mercado to start the new global creative agency hub in Buenos Aires with its name, Mercado McCann. With the strong talent capability behind...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

26 Creative Guerilla Marketing Examples

We are so overwhelmed with advertising everywhere that it becomes hard for creative agencies to make ads that stand out. Guerilla advertising is a great way to make unusual, surrealistic visuals and situations that passers by will remember. As...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Creative Corner at FESPA 2013

Creative Corner is a free conference for brand owners, creative agencies and designers. It’s alive with ideas for adding impact to your work, whether you’re creating: Retail branding Visual merchandising In-store promotion and...

Posted by: FESPA
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News

Creative outsourcing. Welcome to the on/off creative department

Many creative agencies face a growing dilemma. And as usual the dilemma is about time management and profit. In the current economic scenario, running a creative business is getting tougher by the day. To stay competitive in the market, many agencies...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Are creative people undervalued?

by John Fountain. Welcome to 2013 and to the same old furies. Have you seen the survey on industry salaries published last week in Creative Review? What gets my goat is the findings. Particularly with the question "Are you earning the right...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Paul Logan - Creative Director at Breathingjuice

"Breathingjuice produces digital design and motion graphics for a wide range of clients and the very best creative agencies. We create digital content that can work across multiple platforms including website channels, social media campaigns, mobile...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Opinions - The sensory overload inside American ad agencies

by John Fountain During my career I've had to come up with ideas in all sorts of shabby environments. For a year I worked out of a garage in Paddington. While in Singapore my office was on the second floor of a very dodgy shopping precinct. And...

Posted by: Creativepool

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