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Careers

How to achieve a work-life balance

Many people nowadays are juggling demanding full-time jobs, family life and other daily commitments, which can make achieving the elusive work-life balance seem impossible. However, maintaining a work-life balance is essential to your overall...

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Features

Why gaming should be taken more seriously

Gaming’s got a strange reputation. It’s not got the respect that film, literature and even television has. However, as an industry its success is staggering. In the UK the gaming market is now worth a record £5.7bn, that’s more...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

How tech influences the way we view conflict

November 11 2018 marked the 100th Armistice Day since the end of World War I (WWI). It struck me how - despite all being tragic - most wars and conflicts have quite a different ‘feel’ in the public psyche. I think a significant part of...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Multiple - Shell Shell Retail and Shell Global Commercial (Lubricants) have appointed eight creative agencies to their best-in-class agency roster and appointed MediaCom to handle global media planning and buying. The successful creative agencies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Stink Studios Stink Studios has grown its leadership team with the appointment of Kate Sutherland, L.A. Ronayne and Jim Hunt. Sutherland joins as Executive Producer from BBH, where she lead Digital Production. She was part of the successful team...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

What happens when you blow the doors open?

Picfair is a revolutionary combination of experiments that might just change an entire industry. The first experiment is in openness. Image licensing has been a closed door for decades - despite living through the biggest proliferation of images in...

Posted by: Picfair
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA - Boundary Road Brewery Robber’s Dog director, Daniel Borgman, shoots the epic return of the Chocolate Moose for Boundary Road Brewery. Following a multitude of pleading requests from Boundary Road Brewery fans around New Zealand, BRB has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Last.fm, Alan Turing, E-Cigs, Popcorn and other stories

O Street - Last.fm O Street has given music platform and recommendation service Last.fm a new look, with the aim of making its content more distinctive and recognisable. The brand refresh comprises an image treatment inspired by sound waves, which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Live differently with Lim + Lu

Lim + Lu is an inter-disciplinary, architectural design studio founded by Vincent Lim and Elaine Lu. The duo started their practice after graduating from Cornell’s design school and they are currently based in Hong Kong, working internationally...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

BETC Paris - CANAL The French TV networks CANAL+ and CANALSAT recently united their forces in order to become one giant television destination: CANAL. To celebrate this holy union, the new entity asked BETC Paris to create a spectacular commercial...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Harley-Davidson and AKQA set young Japanese salarymen free

“Go Live, Go Ride: Harley-Davidson Weekend Ride” is an online-based campaign developed by AKQA that gives people the chance to ride one of the brand’s iconic bikes for a full weekend. The campaign aims give Japan's notoriously...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Nintendo vs Sega: Retro Console Wars Round Two

Gaming is no longer the solitary pursuit of children, perpetual loners and hairy palmed basement dwellers. In fact, it's become such an accepted mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

What makes a good UX designer?

UX in digital continues to be a fast growing area, for which we seem to be recruiting for more and more often. Being in the fortunate position to be reviewing CVs and incredibly talented UX people, it becomes apparent that their career paths vary...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Grey Group

Grey London launches The Rules of Cheese This summer, Grey London has re-launched the nation’s favourite cheese brand, Cathedral City. The fully integrated brand re-launch from Dairy Crest, which carries the tag-line “Love Cheese?...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The Golden Nintendo As a self-confessed and unashamed nerd with a mean nostalgic streak, I have noticed of late that retro gaming is no longer the affordable pursuit it once was. It depends largely on whether or not you're a player or a collector of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Havas Worldwide

Putting on a peep show in Chicago for Breast Cancer Awareness Month With one week remaining for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Havas Chicago has unveiled a rather provocative new installation designed to extend awareness of the disease and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

The force is strong with these... stamps

Stamp collecting has often been looked on as the kind of hobby favoured by window licking loners, but every once in a while, a set of stamps will be put into production that even the hippest hipsters might covet them, especially considering that, in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Droga5

Creating an athletic anthem for Under Armour Sports clothing specialists Under Armour unveiled the new “Rule Yourself” marketing campaign from Droga5 NY this week, which defines the brand’s vision for training not as a hobby, but...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Kristofer Ström creates surreal characters on his iPhone

The London offices of CHI & Partners have been given a surreal edge this week with the addition of some incredibly bizarre, and yet oddly beautiful images designed by Swedish artist Kristofer Ström. With a style that brings to mind (for me at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

10 Tips For Running A Cheaper Creative Business

As Mr. Osborne will never tire of telling us, between now and May 7th, things are looking up. The economy, which at one point was about as healthy as a pigeon in a bus lane, is really picking up. But make no mistake, this is no time to be frivolous...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Apple CEO hints at a future in TV

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, has recently hinted that, whilst the company has recently made its first big reveals of the year in the shape of last week's unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, there might still be a few tricks left up...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Incredible Lead Pencil Sculptures

Since a young age, São Paulo-born artist Dalton Ghetti had a knack for tools. For his 9th Birthday, Ghetti received a set of metal tools for children. This is what he believes began his love of carving and hobby for carpentry. At 24, he moved to...

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Features

The name's Bont. Jace Bunt.

There can be few things more cringey than a big corporation “trying to be yer mate”. (I'm taking the whole dads-dancing-at-weddings thing as read, obviously.) And yet, time and time again, they try to make out that they value me, you and...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Media will eat itself.

Here's a story so bizarre, so post-modern, that it's hard to believe Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci are not involved. They're not though, because this is something that has actually happened; it involves two major television stations attempting to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The 12 Days of Christmas. BANNED.

Christmas Eve is finally here and I'm feeling festive. Well, actually, I was feeling festive a while ago because I've been doing an awful lot of carol singing throughout December. Not that I'm bragging but, for the most part, these carol concerts...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Simon Needham - ATTIK

What do you actually do? From a business standpoint, I'm involved in the day-to-day management of ATTIK. My title is Executive Creative Director, so I oversee all the creative that comes out of the agency. I evaluate creative, direct broadcast, and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Mark Ferguson -Director at Very Own Studio

"Very Own Studio is a small independent practice specialising in identity and graphic design for print and screen. It was formed by Mark Ferguson in 2009 in Manchester but is currently based in sunny Brighton." What do you actually do? I'm a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Neil Harvey - Group Brand

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Executive Creative Director at Group Brand What does that involve? A mixed bag really. We work with clients large and small to help solve business, marketing and communication challenges. I'd...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Ronnie Wood: I Can Get Art Satisfaction

You can't get much more rock 'n' roll than the Rolling Stones...and you can't be more rock 'n' roll than Ronnie Wood, with his former lifestyle of drink, drugs, sex and out-and-out hedonism. But I recently stumbled across a gallery just off London's...

Posted by: Creativepool

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