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Features

Industry Influencers: Amelia Torode

In a new series of interviews with some of the people who made Creativepool's top 100 industry influencers shortlist for the Annual 2019, they offer insight on their business strategies, company culture and vision for the future. First up, Amelia...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

The communications industry has a communication problem

As we build up to Connect: London 2018, a new kind of festival for the creative industry taking place next month, a selection of names appearing at the event will be speaking to Creativepool over the next few weeks. The aim is to offer insight into...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

Posted by: Becky
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Trends

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

UK Gaming Industry considers mass exodus after Brexit

Whilst Teresa May attempts to frantically backpedal expectation and one half of the UK prepares to devour the other half in a divisive move of unprecedented (at least in terms of sheer scale) madness, the video game industry in the UK is quietly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

How AI is changing the fashion industry

Of all the terms that spring to mind when we talk about the fashion industry’s upward trajectory, ‘deep learning’ and ‘big data’ probably aren’t the first to come to mind. Behind glitzy exteriors though, these...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Top Design Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When it comes to the world of design in 2016, many will look back on it as a year where the digital and physical worlds finally began to blend in earnest thanks to the advent of affordable VR and the perpetual advancement of design technology. It's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Top Tech Trends of 2017 from the Industry

AI, VR, AR. 2016 was very much the year of the double letter acronym, and, if our panel of industry experts is to be believed, then 2017 looks set to take the developments of 2016 and push them into overdrive. We asked a number of industry experts...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Advertising Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When discussing the trends that will take hold in advertising next year, it's important to understand what a polarising year 2016 has been. As we approach year's end, we've all no doubt grown tired of the generic “I'll be glad when this year is...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Why the advertising industry needs to be more Punk

The upcoming Production Social (30th November) is themed around Punk, Dani Michelon, Head of AMV XLAB, the innovation lab at AMVBBDO & Founder of Production Social discusses why she chose this left field theme and the need for originality, rebellion,...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Features

Our industry's obsessed with ideas. Here's why.

Idea. It’s a word we hear a lot. Idea this, idea that. Big idea, core idea, great idea, creative idea. Whatever they call it, whatever they mean by the word, our industry's obsessed with 'ideas'. But what actually is an idea? And how the hell...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett
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Design

Brexit sends the Design industry into crisis mode

Whilst you might all be more than a little sick at this point of hearing about how the Brexit has monumentally screwed us all over, one area we have yet to really touch on is the design industry, which has been thrown into genuine crisis in recent...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

The creative industry responds to the effects of Brexit

“The situation can be (in broad terms) broken down as such: Bigots voting for economic isolation, and a grave instability the people who will actually live to see it (for the most part) don't want. Politics is broken. We are not governing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

The creative industry is 2% away from gender equality

Creativepool’s Annual Creative Industry Report, in partnership with creative digital recruitment specialists, IC Creative & Talentedge Creative & Media, surveyed over 2,500 industry professionals. The most suprising and encouraging finding...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Exploring the big ambitions at Common Industry post-pencil

From the beginning, Common Industry's mission was to build an independent communications company. One that blurred the lines of traditional disciplines and agency structures. Now the proud owners of a D&AD award as well as a client base including...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Careers

To: Creative Industry Job Seeker - Subject: Re Generic Email

Hi, Thanks for your generic email regarding work. Unfortunately there aren’t any positions available at this time. If you’re open to suggestions then please see below for a less generic reply. But if you’re not ready to hear it,...

Posted by: The Big A
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Awards

2016 Creative Industry Top 100 Influencers

Our 2016 Annual came with a new accolade: The Influencer of the Year, where Creativepool honour the individuals within the industry that have surpassed expectations and impacted the market in 2015 and beyond. They're people who don't follow the herd...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

How technology is shaking up the voice-over industry

I guess you know you're an advertising geek when you spend time spotting which actor is currently doing the voice-over on which spot for which brand. At the moment Caroline Quentin and Hugh Dennis seem to be leading the pack in the UK, with at least...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Effective customer service tips for the voucher industry

The online discount voucher industry is booming. One 2015 study showed that a third of UK adults are routinely looking for discounts when shopping online - that’s up almost half from the year before. But in the same study, 35% of participants...

Posted by: Swapnil
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Video Games

Super Mario Maker is the game the creative industry has been waiting for

The first time I booted up Super Mario Maker last Thursday evening (yes I got it a day early because it transpires Amazon are just THAT reliable) I was immediately struck by just how intuitive it was. Whereas I had experimented with game building...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

The Industry Club #GetsYouThere at Creativepool’s Cannes Pool Party

It was the hottest ticket at Cannes Lions this year - and what a night! Creativepool’s private Pool Party kicked off on Thursday night on the Croisette, and we were delighted to co-host with them. Our very glamorous Cannes team, Melissa and...

Posted by: The Industry Club
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Economy

Creative industry employment dwarfing other sectors

When people ask me what I do for a living, I often simply reply; “I write.” This response is often met either by furrowed brows, genuine interest or complete surprise, as it would appear that to some people, the concept of actually making...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Launchpad: New teams join the industry

Sibling The executive leadership team from GSD&M and the founders of multicultural ad agency LatinWorks announced this week the exciting launch of Sibling, an integrated creative and media agency with a decidedly multicultural DNA. The agency plans...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

Creative Industry End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014

The Creativepool Team believe it’s time for the creative industry to have an End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014! Watch Creativepool and friends take over Shoreditch on Wednesday the 10th of September. Look out for our Ubiquitous Taxis, the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Closed ears. How the music industry ruined itself.

In 1999 a website called Napster appeared on the internet. With little in the way of its own content, and certainly no means nor intention of producing or releasing music, it set a ball rolling that in 2013 tumbled most of HMV’s high street...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Is 'AdBlock' software unfair to the advertising industry?

You know 'Mozilla', don't you? The people who make the Firefox web browser? Well, it turns out they also make a thing called 'AdBlock Plus'. And, if you're using it, you're getting right up the noses of some advertising big-wigs. For the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Is there a place for modern apprenticeships in the creative industry?

Ask an employer what he or she would prefer; a candidate with three years real experience, or a graduate straight out of university, and they are likely to say that they would like a degree educated candidate with three years experience. Push them a...

Posted by: Creativepool

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