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Inspiration

Opening windows with creative director Dennis Hooftman

When it comes to inspiration, few things are as important as being able to remain open to new inputs. Creativity isn't always about doing something original. Sometimes, looking at work that has already been done can help you come up with new,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How Creative Director Matt Rooke made it through a recession

There's no doubting that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting several corners of the industry in more or less similar ways. A lot of professionals, even beyond the actual creative industry, are talking about one of the worst recessions of the past 100...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know... Ben Keylock, Creative Director at Golley Slater

It isn't hard to imagine that most creatives struggle with overcoming their imposter syndrome. That feeling of being inadequate and just pretending to be creative bugs most of us, pushing us further down when we probably have all the qualities to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Take a drive with a creative director

This week, we take a drive with creative director, Mack McCullough, as he dishes out advice and insight on how to get into the advertising industry. He also ventures through his journey from law student to copy crafter so... yeah... feel free to...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

Posted by: Max
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Workshop

The Journey - Sherri Krekeler, Group Creative Director

This week, we take a drive with a true super hero who crushes it inside and outside of work. Sherri Krekeler is a Group Creative Director, an inspiring leader, and an awesome mom of two. It was a real treat to gain her perspective and knowledge on...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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VCCP appoints John Cherry as creative director

VCCP are thrilled to announce the arrival of John Cherry as creative director to the expanding creative department following new business successes this year including Cadbury, Domino’s, Suzuki and Britvic. A hugely talented creative, he comes...

Posted by: VCCP
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Matthew McConaughey hired as Creative Director for Wild Turkey whisky

Until quite recently, Matthew McConaughey was seem as more of a punchline than a legitimate actor. A series of poor career decisions led to the formerly well-regarded actor being side-lined as a slack-jawed, indifferent rom-com schlub to act as the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Let me Tela you a story: Meet Shara Vickers, Creative Director

Avid readers of my Creativepool blog - of which there must be literally…some - will know that I upped sticks and moved from the Big Smoke (London) to the Big Nice And Airy (Saffron Walden) a couple of years ago. During this time, I’ve...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Wieden's creative director presented with governmental award

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam creative director Alvaro Sotomayor, has been awarded a rare and prestigious honour by the Amsterdam City Council in recognition of his creative contribution to the city over his 20-year career at the agency. Sotomayor was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rihanna teams up with JWT as Creative Director of PUMA

I’m not going to pretend to be the world’s biggest Rihanna fan. Indeed, I personally find her brand of hedonistic pop to be of the “All style, no substance” variety. As a personality though, she’s a beacon of light in an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Ogilvy lose Creative Director after 15 years

Abhijit 'Kinu' Avasthi, the national creative director of Ogilvy India, has decided to leave the agency after serving there for 15 years, in what is probably the most high profile creative exit of the year so far. Avasthi, who was handed the national...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

CAA Marketing scoop new creative director from Ogilvy & Mather

CAA Marketing, the marketing division of the Creative Artists Agency (one of Hollywood's top talent agencies), has hired former Ogilvy & Mather Paris executive director and creative director Fred Levron to fill the same role at their Los Angeles...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

O.R Radhakrishnan named executive creative director at Enormous Brands

O.R Radhakrishnan has beed scooped by Enormous Brands, the Mumbai, India-based agency, which provides complete marketing and brand solutions to brands. Radhakrishnan joins EB as executive creative director from McCann Mumbai, where he served as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Natalie Lam appointed as executive creative director of Razorfish

Yesterday, it was announced that Natalie Lam has been appointed as executive creative director of Razorfish, at the agency's headquarters in Times Square, New York. Razorfish is a part of the Publicis Groupe holding company, and is one of the world's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Kat Gates named Global Creative Director at Leo Burnett for P&G

It was announced earlier this week that Kat Gates has been hired as the new global creative director for Leo Burnett Worldwide, where she will manage all creative for Procter & Gamble's 'Always' brand, which specialises in feminine care and hygeine...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

McCann HumanCare hires Auge Reichenberg as Executive Creative Director

It was announced on Tuesday this week that Auge Reichenberg, one of the most respected creative executives in healthcare communications, is to join McCann HumanCare, the consumer-focused health and wellness arm of McCann Health. She joins McCann from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

TBWA\Raad Dubai names Rohan Young as Executive Creative Director

It has been revealed over the weekend that ad man Rohan Young is to take the role of executive creative director at TBWA\Raad Dubai. Young has been working on a freelance basis in Amsterdam for the past 12 months, as well as filling the creative...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

WCRS Creative Director. Get to know Billy Faithfull.

What's the story behind you joining WCRS? Ross Neil and I got our break at HHCL in the last days of a truly great and innovative agency. A collection of original people who didn't quite fit in elsewhere in the industry. We’ve always been...

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Features

How to get your work noticed by a Creative Director

So it’s 2014 and you’re on a quest to land a new job at a brilliant agency. But how do you make sure you stand out from the hundreds of people doing exactly the same? Our Creative Director, Martin Homent, shares his tips and insight into...

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Inspiration

Meet the Executive Creative Director, Wesley Hogg of Reading Room

Tell us a bit about you Wesley... I began working in the creative industry in 1998 after studying at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths. Early on I specialised in digital and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to ride the...

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Features

Meet the Creative Director, Colin Byrne of VCCP

Tell us a bit about you Colin... I'm a 6ft 3" one-time professional surfer and ex Abercrombie & Fitch model stuck in the body of a 5ft 10" balding Brightonian. Creative Director at VCCP, father of two beautiful daughters and husband to a very...

Posted by: VCCP

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