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Leaders

Disney+ and what it means for the future of streaming entertainment

This week, Disney+ finally launched in the UK at perhaps the most opportune time in history - when almost all of us are forced to stay indoors. We can gently chuckle at the conspiracy theories about Disney engineering coronavirus to maximise...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Lions Entertainment kicks off & more Cannes Lions winners are revealed

Lions Entertainment, the Festival’s two day-specialist event, kicked-off yesterday, bringing the worldwide entertainment industry together with global brands for a programme of speaker sessions, live performances, curated roundtables and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Mikael Hed leaves Angry Bird creators, Rovio Entertainment

It was announced over the weekend that Finnish mobile gaming company Rovio Entertainment's CEO, Mikael Hed is to leave the company after five years, which have seen him helm them through a genuine pop culture phenomenon in the shape of Angry Birds;...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Can there be too much entertainment?

I don’t know if you caught Joanna Lumley on TV the other night. She was there to talk about a new movie that she’s made with Martin Scorsese which she was understandably thrilled about. Now I’ve always liked Lumley. I like the fact...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How AR can save the travel industry post-COVID

It is no surprise that the pandemic has had drastic effects on travel across the globe, with thousands having holidays cancelled. While many still have the travel bug and would love to rebook, they remain anxious to leave the country. Travel...

Posted by: Poplar
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Features

Rishi Sunak Strikes Again

If there is one MP that has arguably benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic (at least as far as political capital is concerned), it’s Rishi Sunak. This is a man who, at the start of the year, was only really known to those of us that watch...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Global creative calendar: October 2020

Each year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health and Entertainment. The latest edition of our creative calendar is designed to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

New stories needed for a new normal

Our societies are built on stories. These stories - of our past, present and future - shape how we think. In turn, the images we see, and the stories they convey to us, shape how we view the world around us. Faced with the new realities of COVID-19,...

Posted by: Si Crowhurst
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Industry

Global creative calendar: September 2020

In the recent past, pioneering research by The EXPERIENCE Institute established three main reasons for attending events: Education, Destination and Networking. These days, while it may not be an option to travel, the ability to advance knowledge and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

The Fiery Focus of Nicola DeStefanis

Learn your craft, not the tool. This the main advice freelance 3D artist and motion designer Nicola Destefanis has for beginner artists. Our current tools are the result of years and years of evolution, but the tools will become obsolete -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Unstoppable Creative Drive of Sheryl Ellis

Sometimes ambition can only take you so far. It is with passion that you truly shine. Freelance design consultant and director Sheryl Ellis has plenty of passion to spare. Having worked with brands in the likes of MTV and HMV, her stories resonate...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Global creative calendar: August 2020

These days, you may be hard pressed to feel much excitement about building your career and reaching for the stars. For almost everyone, the challenges are staggering. Still, looking at all the ways innovative people and groups are uniting to educate,...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Don't leave design to designers: we're all in the design team

We are all designers. This is the sentence you will see at the end of this piece, a consideration that many teams fail to realise. Making creative projects requires going through a process. This process can be more or less specialised across the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Gotham Reads... For the smile of a child

"There is something about storytelling that expands the heart and soul of a child." This is how Andrew Geller from 1stAveMachine talks about the heartwarming Gotham Reads initiative, a YouTube channel gathering top celebrities, authors and creatives...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Managing Director Simon Bell on Seizing Opportunities

Not everyone is lucky enough to grow up in a context and environment where creativity is encouraged. Managing director at JustSo Simon Bell went one step further: with his father running a small business, Simon was always curious about the ins and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Global creative calendar: July 2020

Among all the ways the world is changing before our eyes, the new approaches to presenting events online represent massive learning opportunities, where access is at an all-time high. Simply by registering for online events - many of which are free -...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Leaders

Influencer marketing success comes with a multi-platform approach

It is tempting to adopt a siloed approach to marketing and brand communications, especially when dealing with an audience you don't interact with daily. In a way, social media platforms are like boxes, containers of the audience segment your brand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Heartwarming Illustrations of Izabela Ciesinska

It's always surprising to realise how much you can learn about a creative by just looking at their work. When we look at Izabela Ciesinska's illustrations, we see warmth, passion, affection and love for art and family. We see an interest in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Anamorphic Artistry of Stephen Berry

It's impossible to not fall in love with Stephen Berry's photography as soon as you lay your eyes on them. His love for cinema shines through each and every shot, and it's not by chance that he loves recreating his favourite film shots with his toys...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Will coronavirus revolutionise live experience?

Coronavirus has brought the live event industry on its knees. Festivals and awards have been cancelled, meetings have moved online, and it's not like the strain on the events industry is relaxing any time soon. But who says this is all negative? If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Inertia had stifled creative innovation, COVID-19 has accelerated it

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a host of unimaginable changes into everyone's lives. Things that were ordinary have become temporarily extraordinary, and vice versa in some cases. Some, like retailers, have had to sustain more crippling blows...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Behind the Idea: Snarling Neon with We Hunt Together and UKTV

Some underestimate the impact of title sequences on viewers, but the truth is these sequences can largely contribute to strengthen a solid tv show's brand. From Game of Thrones to Penny Dreadful, from Breaking Bad to Westworld, having memorable...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Meet Dreams, a lesson in Creative Communities by Media Molecule

Media Molecule is a smallish game studio with less than 50 employees and a hoard of creative energy. Founded in 2006, the studio has focused on highly creative works of interactive entertainment, including the one game that brought them to a stellar...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Will the pandemic mark the end of retail?

I'm yet to find someone who hasn't worked in retail at least once. Which means we all know the issues and problems of retail experiences, especially in the most recent of times. Retail is an old industry. We can arguably all agree with that. Stuck...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Indigo Design Award Announces 2020 Shortlisted Design Winners

Indigo Design Award is thrilled to announce our shortlisted 2020 design winners in all areas from Best Graphic Design to Games and Discovery of the Year. We spent the past year scouring the globe for the best in visual design from jaw-dropping...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Industry

Global creative calendar: May 2020

If you are shocked and awed by the massive disruption to life as you have known it, you are not alone. Back in March, this forecast of upcoming events became irrelevant almost overnight. Looking to the future, hours and hours have been spent...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

Member Spotlight: talking modesty and motivation with Muhammad Waseem

Chasing your dreams can become quite challenging if you don't have the technological means to do so in today's world. This is what happened to Muhammad Waseem, self-taught creative and CGI artist who was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. A...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson
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Features

Why we should get ready to embrace change after the lockdown

If anything, COVID-19 will leave us with plenty to learn. In the past few weeks, the creative industry has worked hard to prove its non-stoppable resilience. From spots shot entirely from home to beautiful art made in isolation, creatives all around...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Will there ever be a 'normal' for the creative industries again?

If someone told us in February that society would pretty much stop in a month, we’d have called 999 on him. And yet, here we are. Learning new habits every day, revolutionising our rhythms, even taking advantage of this lockdown to either...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Five Essential COVID-19 Adaptive MarCom Tips, Week of 30 March

A month ago, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Deputy News Media Branch Chief Benjamin Haynes issued his COVID-19 briefing update, reporting on the “very few cases” of Corona Virus in the U.S., and “no community...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Leaders

Who owns the future of sport?

When it comes to engaging the fans of the future, some sporting organisations and sponsors could be doing more. Imagination's Creative Strategist, Alex Beazley-Long, discusses below. A changing landscape In the past, sports organisations did not...

Posted by: Imagination

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