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Five ways to avoid burnout as a creative professional

We will forever remember the past 16 months as the moment in which mankind realised they could be as productive from home as they are in the office - if not even more. Sadly, it was also a time of pay cuts, layoffs and job losses. A time when a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Five Ways To Avoid Burnout As A Creative

As the world opens up again, many of us will find ourselves in new and exciting working environments. And while exploring the world can be a great opportunity to find creative inspiration, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you take...

Posted by: Xero
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Inspiration

Freelancing to avoid burnout

The dream of working at a big corporation or agency may soon fade out as you realise that burnout is always around the corner. It's scary. It's frightening. It makes you feel lost. But freelancing is here to make up for that - at least for freelance...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Avoiding Creative Burnout

You’ve heard of writer’s block. This is something that happens to most writers at one time or another. They just run out of ideas, and they need to find ways to deal with writer’s block. The same thing happens to designers. Often,...

Posted by: Jane Hurst
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Workshop

How to avoid being bullied by your client

You can hear horror stories from all over the industry, and unfortunately any agency leader can tell you that they are far too common. Clients leveraging their influence and the power of their wallets to have agencies submit to abusive behaviour,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Burnout: It's not just for millennials!

While agencies are understandably focusing on the wellbeing of their younger workers, stress affects all of us. When asked to give an insight into how we approach mental health at Southpaw, our CEO Tom Poynter argued that senior industry staff are at...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Leaders

Two’s a party – why collaboration can help you avoid privacy pitfalls

More than a year after coming into effect, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has transformed the data landscape and its effects look set to extend into the future, as nations worldwide adopt similar laws. Furthermore, big tech companies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Attitude in the ad agency: How to avoid becoming the office a**hole

Besides me saying the word 'positivity' a million times, this video is a quick rant on attitude in the advertising environment. It's vastly important and sometimes we forget how good we have it between late nights and tight deadlines. Staying...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Five things to avoid when choosing your logo design

By Paul Heaton, owner and creative director at Reform Studio. Logos are signs, marks of identity designed for easy recognition. They are used by every kind of organisation in every part of the world, from international corporations to charities and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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10 great copywriters' blogs (That avoid the subject of copywriting)

As you are no doubt well aware, copywriters are, of course, some of the brightest, kindest and most imaginative people walking this planet. Indeed, when God was busy spooning out the talent, he took a particular shine to the marketing wordsmith -...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

What kind of creative careers are there in esports?

It was 2003 when DOTA (Defence of the Ancients), the first true Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), hit the shelves of PC gaming. Since then, esports have been on a constant and steady rise, leading to widespread popularisation for a new kind of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How much should I charge as a Freelance Retoucher?

A guide to retouching rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Commercial Retouchers make the beautiful perfect. They are architects of polish, masters of design and how to present a product/campaign under the best...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Briefs and balance with Creanet Design

What makes great design? To some, it's a mixture of technique, craft and talent. Others believe more in the process. According to Jose Moreno, founder and creative director of Creanet Design, the secret to great design is in building solid...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

A quick guide to getting mental health right in your ad campaigns

In the UK, mental health problems affect approximately 25% of the population every year. That is nearly 17 million people every single year. If it is true that advertising can be a driver for positive change, like all things creativity, it is our...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

7 uplifting workplace trends that will define your return to the office

Crazy as it sounds, 2022 is around the corner and with it, a new age for the future of work. As Covid restrictions get lifted and people get their full round of vaccines, workers will be expected to return to the office at least a few days per week....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

A quick and handy introduction to in-game advertising

Did you know that, whether your next client’s business is relevant to gamers or not, it doesn’t really matter anymore? Surely if you want to create a fully-fledged integrated campaign to target a gaming audience, you should probably...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Is your digital footprint hurting or helping your career prospects?

Your digital footprint refers to the record of your online interactions. It's everything you do, share, or post online - some of which can tarnish your reputation. But, according to Statista, only about a third of people who use the internet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How Dynamic Advertising can help fight ad fatigue

Context, context, context. As the cookieless future approaches, we will hear more about context and contextual advertising, be it location-based or else. In an ever-shifting brandscape triggered by the pandemic, the need for increased...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Countdown to a Killer Animation: An Animation from Script to Screen

Your client just dropped a bomb - they want a medical animation or MOA for a conference in four months. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, you have to produce an animation for the 2021 ASH Conference at the end of November. ASH is still four...

Posted by: MadMicrobe Studios
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Inspiration

The Emotional Branding of Senso Creative | #CompanySpotlight

Specialised in print, video and digital media production and strategies, Senso Creative is an agency dedicated to developing creative and unique marketing communications for its clients. Coming all the way from Serbia, the team at Senso believes in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

We should start rewarding failure

Henry Ford believed that “failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Yes, that Henry Ford. The man we all know from history for being incredibly successful in the car business had actually failed...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Here's how Gamification will change advertising

You are having a stroll on the main high street, on your way to your favourite park in town. A few steps away from the main gates, you see a man running towards you. He looks scared. Click here to dodge him. Click here to stop him. You dodge the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

The secret to good UX may not be what you think

With the consumer world increasingly moving online, brands are being faced with the challenge of developing top-notch platforms to replace otherwise clunky and dated experiences. Long gone are the days of stiff, counter-intuitive and painful User...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The future of Product Design is ethical

One day, robots will inherit the earth. As machine learning and artificial intelligence make bigger leaps forward year on year, product design, UI and UX do so as well, by leveraging the power of machine intelligence to solve the world’s most...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

What we can learn from the success of the shorter work week in Iceland

We heard a great deal of talks about mental health, work-life balance and authenticity during the past year, and the push to remote work is certain to leave a long-lasting mark in the workforce - creative industry or otherwise. What was once...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Do you need a degree to work in advertising?

Freelancer or not, the dream of working in advertising is real for many creative professionals out there. It gives us a career prospect and a much concrete way to give shape to our dreams. As much as it would be lovely to live off prints and short...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

What to do when your client does not agree with you?

We’ve all had to deal with difficult clients or customers in our lifetime. If you’ve ever been through retail or hospitality (and I think most of us will have, to be fair) you know how difficult people can be. Surely not all of us will...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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