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How to job hunt during the pandemic

It's no secret that the industry has seen several mass redundancies being made in the past six months. Add that to a delicate balance made of fresh graduates looking for a job, which reach the order of tens of thousands every year, and you have the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

YES Christmas is the best time to job hunt

Christmas is of course a time to reflect on the past year, meet up with friends, exchange gifts and celebrate, but did you know it is also the perfect time to look for a new job? You will be aware of some businesses are winding down and hiring has...

Posted by: Cogs Agency
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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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Leaders

Sadiq Khan on the hunt for London's first chief digital officer

Ever since Sadiq Khan was elected as the Mayor of London last year, he's appeared, to me at least, to be the one progressive spark in an otherwise almost oppressively right-wing and regressive current regime. He's not perfect, but he's certainly a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Cannes Lionesses on the hunt for the first ever female Gold Lion winner

Whilst we might like to occasionally hide our heads in the sand and pretend it's not the case, the sad fact remains that in advertising, as in most walks of life, the gender gap is still an issue. Hoping to turn the tides during this year's Cannes...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

D&AD and Leo Burnett are on the hunt for New Blood

D&AD, who recently hosted the first ever D&AD Festival at the Truman Brewery in east London, have now announced their intentions to mount a search in the big smoke for untapped creative talent. D&AD are on a mission to find it and deliver a fresh...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Spotlight - Rod Hunt - Illustrator

‘I was originally intending to go into biochemistry & horticulture' Describe your work in one sentence. Retro tinged illustration & detailed character filled landscapes. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Stop caring about the job title - you should focus on the company

Have you ever seen a job ad for the perfect job role? I’m not talking about the role that makes you consider whether leaving your current position would be a good idea. I’m talking about the one that makes your eyes glimmer, and your...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The heroes of a Production Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Ever wondered who makes all those beautiful buildings and sets you see in films, TV shows and on stage? That would be the careful, precise and beautifully creative job of a Production Designer. Hakan Yoruk has been designing sets for six years, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Should you leave your job during the pandemic?

You keep looking at the clock waiting for your day to end. The thought of Monday mornings just won’t let you enjoy your weekends. You can’t wait for the next day off - even if you just spent an entire week on leave. We’ve all been...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Call-A-Creative: Chat & Critique

Today is a 2 for 1 special. Half video chat. Half portfolio critique. We take the call from aspiring art director Ted Pedro and talk about the job hunt during this unprecedented time mixed with a quick review of his art direction portfolio filled...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Why it’s worth £6,000 a month to keep you out of a job

Dreams are funny old things. You’re playing for Scotland and you’ve just scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the World Cup final - a clear giveaway this is a dream ­- the referee’s blown the whistle… and you...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Workshop

Small or large business? Where to start your creative career

Starting your career can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Many graduates have their hearts set on making their name in a global company, with Google, Facebook and Apple all ranking in the top companies that young professionals want to...

Posted by: Forward Role Recruitment
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How to spot a bad recruiter

Recruiters aren't all bad. There is an unfortunate stigma that has stuck the recruitment industry which have developed from agencies that are poorly run who bombard candidates and clients with irrelevant jobs and pointless calls. There are however...

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Workshop

Know your value and prepare to negotiate!

by Richard Bloom, Purple Consultancy. The past 18 months or so have seen the creative industries recover from the recent recession at an astonishingly fast pace, at least from our point of view as recruiters it has. It is still very much a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

From Magic Lanterns to ToonBoom: The Outstanding History of Animation

When I was a kid, I used to consume a whole lot of animation. Disney was my favoured choice to fill a boring evening, but I would not disdain Looney Tunes, Pingu (big one for me) or the occasional Matt Groening stuff. To me, animation was a given....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The many faces of a Greek creative studio | #CompanySpotlight

When Dot Creative Studio was born in 2011, the business had to find its place in a market stippled with some sort of ignorance about the creative arts. But if you ever wondered about whether creativity does indeed thrive in restraints and challenges,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Churning through lockdowns with UKTV and Peter Allinson - #AnnualSpotlight

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It is with these immortal words by Billy Ocean that Head of Design at UKTV Peter Allinson recounts his own experience with the past year of lockdowns and restrictions, moments of doubt and anxiety for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Passing on the craft and passion through generations - #MemberSpotlight

It doesn't come off as a surprise to us that Rupert Allcock draws his personal inspiration from ordinary people doing unordinary things. Breaking expectations is pretty much what creativity is all about - it is where the award-winning works...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

A look at influencer marketing and dating brands

Influencer marketing is on the rise, as influencers prove to be one of the most effective marketing tools in the era of social media. These inspiring social figures can attract hundreds of thousands of followers, bringing a wide array of benefits to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

5 healthy freelance habits to keep even after the pandemic

Freelancers had an interesting year. Alongside events and production, the freelance industry was the most hit and the one that took some of the hardest blows - especially when certain governments started to ignore their needs. With the wave of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Every tear tells a different story - #BehindTheIdea

Back in 2015, Maurice Mikkers made an interesting discovery: different emotions lead to different kinds of tears. A tear of pride has a different composition compared to one of heartbreak, love, sadness and so on. So at some point last year, as the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Saving Bros with Movember & Sky Media

It's hard to say 2020 was a simple year for mental health - and, well, health in general. Even in this climate, charities and fundraisers have been hard at work to improve health all across the globe, beyond the damages that COVID-19 was already...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Features

How has Jane Doe changed in the last few months?

What you should know about your customer and how to create digital CX in the post-pandemic world. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a transformational year. While Covid-19’s impact at the macro level (across global politics, economics...

Posted by: Sophia Charters
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Leaders

Leaders – Andrew Wilkie on challenging the status quo

There isn't a perfect formula for being an effective leader. But if there were one, we'd believe head of creativity and engagement at touch Andrew Wilkie cracked it a long time ago. A believer in humility, hunger for knowledge and constant...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

CES 2020: the symbiosis of human and machine

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” ― Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants If CES 2020 was anything to go by, humans across the globe have been hard at it, before giving birth to some extraordinary tech (as featured) in...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Workshop

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Workshop

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Inspiration

Don't miss this official fan art for Peaky Blinders season five

To celebrate the return of wildly popular TV show Peaky Blinders in the UK, public broadcaster the BBC launched a hunt for the best fan art to help promote the fifth season. Anyone with a creative mind was invited to submit a one-of-a-kind static...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Bill Murray & Co return in new Ghostbusters game trailer

Nostalgia has been big for business for the past few years and a new HD Ghostbusters game is set to continue that trend as Bill Murray and his team of trusted scientists return for more adventures. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Why winning new business is difficult, misunderstood and vital

It may surprise some of you to learn that the job of creating new business opportunities within an agency, or any company for that matter, is the most difficult, misunderstood and vital. Here are three reasons why. Winning new business is...

Posted by: David Alexander

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