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Are creatives doing enough to close the class gap? | #PurposeMonth

If there’s one thing the creative industries should be doing more of, it’s giving opportunities to people who might otherwise feel such a career is beyond their reach. For decades now, there has been an uneasy unspoken rule that only the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Yellow and blue - The creatives keeping hope alive for Ukraine

It’s been almost a week now since Vladimir Putin did the unthinkable and plunged Ukraine into a war they didn’t ask for in a move that still feels like the megalomaniacal equivalent of throwing your toys out of the pram. It’s dark...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Jobfishing - The fake design agency that catfished 52 creatives

Everyone loves a good con story. You only have to see the success of the recent Anna Sorokin drama and Tinder Swindler documentary on Netflix to see how infatuated we all are with the seedy inner-workings of a good long con. But the latest big con...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Are creatives more difficult to love?

Misplaced romanticism is a common curse in popular culture. There’s the concept of the “troubled genius” creative that, for some, excuses some pretty reprehensible behaviour and puts a rose-coloured lens over mental illness....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

How young creatives can build a career in 2021

A young graduate looking to enter the industry in the middle of a pandemic? Well, you're not alone. According to the BBC, there are at least seven ways in which young people employment (or lack thereof) has been affected by the Covid crisis, either...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

All creatives are plagiarists

If we strictly look at the meaning of the word, plagiarism means taking someone else's work and claiming it is your own. It is not just stealing; it is more vicious and twisted. Like admitting you have no ideas for yourself. Yet most creatives are...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Interview Questions For Advertising Creatives

If you're prepping for an upcoming interview in the creative advertising field (specifically to become an Art Director or a Copywriter), this video just might be for you. The contents of this video contain questions I've asked in interviews over the...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Creatives react to commercials: Part 2

We were having too much fun watching some of our favourite and not-so-favourite TV spots and just kept the camera rolling. So... here it is again. Three creatives, on a couch, watching more commercials. And if you missed part one last week, check...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Creatives react to commercials: Part 1

Today, creatives Nick Kidd and Josh Dumond join me on the couch to watch a few of our favourite and least favourite commercials. Sit down with us and feel free to contribute your opinions on these TV spots as well in the comments below. We'd love...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Industry

Young creatives set to crash the stage at Creative Circle 2019

This year’s opening president's address at the Creative Circle Ball will be delivered with a difference as young creatives are given a voice at the event. Ana and Hermeti Balarin, ECDs at Mother London, are inviting students and those in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Where creatives go to find a job

Are you looking to break into advertising and get a creative job as an art director or a copywriter? How and where should you look? Today, we dive into the process of job searching in hopes that you are equipped to find the perfect agency for...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Top 5 books for creatives

For those looking to expand their creative advertising knowledge past the channel, here are some awesome books you should dive into. It's some real LITerature (I apologise for that). Read up!

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Time Tips For Creatives

Scheduling your day correctly as a creative in the ad industry is crucial to be efficient and effective. When should you execute work and when should you get more creative? We explore this backed up by an industry badass named Daniel Pink who has...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Creatives and AI: Are they the perfect match?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the pace of many industries - and the creative fields are no exception. While there is still a stigma of fear towards AI in some sections, the majority are beginning to see the positive impact the tech is...

Posted by: Lobster
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Leaders

How creatives are empowering people to vote in the UK General Election

Studio Output are changing young people's perception of voting with Rize Up - a self-initiated, party-neutral campaign aimed initially at getting young people to register to vote, and now accelerating at full speed to make sure they go to the polls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Cheil Creatives Celebrate 10 years of Record Store Day

Strange as it might be, given the relentlessly 'progressive' nature of our entertainment, vinyl records have never been more popular in 2017. Whether it's a natural push back against the comparatively soulless, ephemeral nature of digital music...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Creatives and Comics Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary

Adland creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East. Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

South Korean creatives lampoon Kim Jong Un with fake LinkedIn profile

Whilst the concept behind North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is genuinely terrifying; a real-life King Joffrey with a god complex born of indoctrinated power and a revolving cabal of yes men, the man himself is rife for parody. One of my favourite...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

BitTorrent offers cash grants of up to $100,000 to creatives

In many ways, it's harder than ever before to be a creative. Not only because there are more competitors than ever before to contend with, but because the kind of grants and subsidies offered to other industries are preciously difficult to come by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

UK Creatives say NO to Brexit

Brexit is the nonsensical word on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, and with good reason. The EU Referendum is, by quite a wide margin, one of the most important democratic decisions most of us will ever have to make. By this point you probably...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

In The Toolkit: Seven top creatives share their favourites

Some people buy fast cars or exotic holidays. Others invest their cash in digital technologies or own 500 pairs of shoes. But if there’s one thing a creative’s wallet has a soft spot for it’s ‘kit’. Who can walk past a...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Inspiration

New Year's Resolutions from Six of our Favourite Creatives

With the fuzzy head that lingers after a little too much mulled wine, I found myself facing the first week of January 2016 from an existential hollow, just off the coast of the Sea of Despair. You see, I quit my full time job of 7 years back in...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Inspiration

Should creatives ever work for free?

Have you been to a supermarket recently? If you have, did you ask the till operator whether you could take the contents of your trolley for nothing? Of course you didn’t. The very suggestion you might be entitled to free groceries would be...

Posted by: Creativepool

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