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The past present and future glories of Shutterstock - #BehindTheBrand

Shutterstock is a name that has slowly but surely become almost as ubiquitous as Google and Wikipedia. The fact it's managed to do so in under 20 years is a testament to not only the flexibility of the platform, but the power of the brand. In our...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Amplification through simplification - A guide to going in-house 

The rise of digital encouraged many brands to reconsider who implements each part of their marketing. The need for more content as part of a digital transformation has created an increased demand for in-house resources. But going in-house isn’t...

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Inspiration

The illustrator who gave a hand to Absolut - #AnnualSpotlight

As part of our series shining a spotlight on some of our favourite Creativepool Annual winners of the last few years, today we’re looking at Italian illustrator and graphic designer Oscar Cauda. Born in 1990 in Pinerolo, near Turin, where he...

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Industry

How to choose a Copywriter

The written word is a funny thing. It’s something `almost all of us have a basic understanding of and use every day to reply to emails, forward distracting memes to our co-workers and message our significant others about dinner. But how often...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Colourful Bing Bang Bong for RuPaul's Drag Race UK - #BehindTheIdea

RuPaul's Drag Race has become a global sensation in recent times, and a great context to promote inclusivity and love as part of a reality TV competition. The most famous Drag Race in the world has just recently landed in the UK as well, where the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

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Industry

A quirky TV spot for Toolstation - #BehindTheIdea

When Toolstation approached krow to review its brand positioning, they certainly weren't expecting to see the unexpected turned into a TV spot. According to research and insight from krow, nine times out of 10 something unexpected will happen when...

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Leaders

Why 2021 must become the year of inclusive workplaces

Though Covid has somewhat strengthened some workplace ties between employees, there's still a significant portion of the workforce which doesn't exactly feel more connected than before. In fact, this physical distance seems to have hurt the industry...

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Inspiration

What hides behind the camera? - #MemberSpotlight

Matthew Huntley lives and breathes film. You can say that of many directors, but for few it is as true as with him. Constantly looking for inspiration, endlessly focused and with a specialism in documentaries, Matt is a prolific director/filmmaker...

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Workshop

You are designing tomorrow’s rubbish

It was just a few months ago, in February, that the AF&PA (American Forest & Paper Association) released a comprehensive research document in which it surveyed a number of paper mills around the US, offering then some guidelines on how to make more...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Four Essential Ingredients of a Winning Pitch

I don’t believe in pitch templates. There is no surer way to deaden the vitality and spark of a creative idea than to compress it awkwardly into a pre-formatted PowerPoint or Keynote document. The best pitches are those that are as creative as...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

From simple visions to Something Big - #CompanySpotlight

Some of the best agencies and pieces of creative work in this industry are often born out of simplicity and clarity of vision. The story of Something Big, one of the Top 20 communications agencies on Creativepool, isn't much different in that...

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Inspiration

Behind the veil of a visionary artist - #MemberSpotlight

Anyone could lose themselves looking at the incredibly visionary and hypnotic work of Silas Toball. What you can see below is but a small fragment of Silas's production, an impressive body of work with explosions of colours, incredible details, and...

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Job Description: Retoucher

The job of a retoucher is far more complicated and exciting than just making exceptionally pretty people even prettier. Editing images and videos, or photographic retouching, helps the creative present his or her project in the best light...

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Inspiration

The evocative video artistry of Andrea Pierri - #MemberSpotlight

Andrea Pierri thinks of himself as a creative video maker, and if there is one thing that certainly isn't missing from his videos, that is creativity indeed. From poetry to visual arts and communications, Andrea can gain inspiration from almost...

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Leaders

Social Commerce: the new retail avenue for brands

Following the rise of social media during the pandemic, one may be left to wonder about the destiny of retail and how retail sales will be shaped by such surge in social media user bases. It is true that there is an opportunity for brands to take on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How to choose a design agency

Design is a fundamental pillar of the creative journey. Whether you’re a retail brand looking to stand out from the herd, a startup trying to cultivate some kind of identity or an agency looking for something special to pull your latest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Behind the nature of plastic with Cheil - #BehindTheIdea

Right when you start thinking that creativity cannot be pushed any further, there will always be a campaign such as this one by Cheil Central America ready to amaze any advertising professional out there. The Nature of Plastic was born out of a...

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Inspiration

The many friends of Friend + Johnson - #CompanySpotlight

It isn't often that we feature artist agents around these shores. Every time we do, incredibly inspiring companies such as Friend + Johnson remind us why we should never stop. Every artist represented by Friend + Jonhson works differently, but the...

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Leaders

Discussing sonic branding with the Global CMO of amp - #GettingToKnow

The story of amp Global CMO Uli Reese would sound incredibly inspiring to any musician out there. Forged by the scorching flames of TV composition in Hollywood, Uli entered the industry as a music composer and has found his own way through the music...

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Leaders

Sustainability needs its digital heroes

In our mostly-digital world, brands have countless ways to connect with consumers and engage with them on sustainability issues. However, the process of digital transformation is often forgotten or overlooked. Any website is leaving a "digital...

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Features

The benefits of the employee-owned business model

It was just at the beginning of March that BrandOpus announced its shift to the employee-owned trust model. I welcomed the news with much enthusiasm, if anything because I love everything those guys do and believe an employee-owned model can only...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

We still have a problem with Greenwashing in Adland

Wherever you turn these days, it’s easy to find something crafted “from sustainable sources.” That new piece of clothing from Zara? Check. That pint of organic milk from the supermarket? Check. And so on and so forth. However,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Creative Director

Design guru. Master mediator. Highly skilled multitasker and delegator. A good Creative Director is all these things and more. They are the calm head on top of the creative shoulders that bring focus and identity to a company. Job description,...

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Inspiration

The motivation of a textile designer - #MemberSpotlight

From events management to setting up her own business in graphic and textile design, the journey of Tracy Hall has been an interesting one to say the least. A fine artist at heart and filled with Amazing creative energy, Tracy loves drawing for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Best brand evolutions and what we can learn from them

Last year was one of change for many players in the creative industries. From brands to agencies and creative services providers, the entire creative sector was forced to adapt or die, embracing new technologies and adopting solutions to ensure...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Unpausing life with O2 and the excitement of technology - #BehindTheIdea

The pandemic crisis has brought most of the world to a halt, at least when it comes to planning and the most social activities. Arguably, we have stopped doing the simplest of things too - like buying a new piece of technology or enjoying the thought...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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