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Nice Biscuits Bolsters Business with Brand New Animation Studio

Nice Biscuits has continued its 2016 expansion plans by strengthening its animation offering with a merger between its London HQ and Lumiere Studios new Essex-based CG studio. After working closely together for the past two years, Lumiere are set to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

New Talent Alert: Nice Shit and Everyone's favourite

Things have been busy over in Jelly London HQ! We have signed not one but TWO new directors onto our animation roster. Nice Shit - our fresh animation collective from Argentina and Italy. Self-confessed storytellers, character lovers and detail...

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Rebrand Roundup: Booze, biscuits and other stories

BrandOpus - Hall & Woodhouse Badger BrandOpus has designed a unique Collector’s Edition bottle for Hall & Woodhouse’s signature brew Badger, which has picked up a coveted D&AD Graphite pencil. The extraordinary bottle is a realisation of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to be nice. Yes, I'm talking to you, PALS. #hellomynameis

There's something I don't like. 'Quelle surprise!' (that's your actual French) I hear you cry. It's when people start emails off like this: Ashley. Blah blah blah. Message message message. J. Now, for all I know they might not have been frowning...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Nice artwork? What about the call to action?

Too often at printed.com we see fabulous flyers, leaflets and stickers with killer design and spot-on messaging, but there's something missing no call to action! To give your printed marketing materials a chance to work, it's so important to include...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Above+Beyond embrace a Modular approach to new classic movie campaign

Betway, the global online betting company, is launching two new episodes under its “For the Love of the Game” platform, taking inspiration from the golden age of cinema. Created by Above+Beyond, the campaign broke on 6th August in the UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Hires of the Week

18 Feet & Rising 18 Feet & Rising bolsters its management line up by bringing in Brad Fairhead as partner, with a remit to further build 18 Feet & Rising’s work in the more progressive areas of communications. Fairhead has 20 years experience...

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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

M&S get radical with new campaign from Grey

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is urging the nation to “spend it well” in a new brand campaign that marks a “radical departure” from its previous marketing. The work is the first from M&S since it ended its 16-year relationship with...

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Workshop

Top 5 tips for successfully working from home

Here’s a little fact for you: contrary to urban myth, newsreaders aren’t just wearing underwear when they’re sitting behind their desks, reading off the autocue. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I know somebody who...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Workshop

The marketing opportunities most airports are missing

10. Travelators You know travelators, those flattened escalators that serve as moving pavements. Well, it’s not unusual to find static print ads along their route, but I’m suggesting the actual moving steps would be ideal ambient media....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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...

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Leaders

The value of individualisation in the new world of retail

When you think of retail and Covid-19, you can't help but feel a sense of discomfort pretty much off the bat. Retail has been heavily hit in the middle of this pandemic, with high street stores and firms closing up, tourism going down and an overall...

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Inspiration

Exploring the Art of 3D Realism - #MemberSpotlight

There surely are some stunningly talented artists out there. 3D and VFX Artist Daniel Magyar is without a doubt one of them. A fan of 3D realism and clearly a skilled creative professional, Daniel has been playing around with 3D software since his...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance illustrator?

A guide to freelance illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Illustrators are the makers of dreams. By combining art, design and creative skills, illustrators work to produce original images for a wide...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Exploring the crazy colourful style(s) of Scott Balmer - #MemberSpotlight

Mesmerising. That's the first word that comes to mind when you look at some of Scott Balmer's impressive illustration works. The man is clearly a skilled illustrator and an extremely artistic one at that, which is quite clear when you look at his...

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Features

Diversity in the industry is still a problem

So the industry isn’t diverse enough. Big surprise, huh? You’ve heard it a lot in the past year, that we’re still “a long way ahead” of where we should be in terms of inclusion for underrepresented talent. Diversity in...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 10 LGBT+ campaigns celebrating and championing diversity

On 24 May 1988, the United Kingdom introduced a nasty little clause, stating that a local authority “ shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.” This was just 30 years...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

What does the Best Place to Work For look like?

The new year is upon us, January is almost over, and chances are you’ve been spending the past few weeks thinking about the next steps in your career. Or perhaps you would like to know how to make your business the best out there for employee...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Threefold Films' holistic view of production - #CompanySpotlight

When Covid-19 hit, production (even more than most) was brought down to its knees and forced to adapt or die. Be it with a pivot to remote filming or animation, there was a strong push towards new and fresh ways to do production - and companies such...

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Features

Why I chose to be a creative

There are few things as painful as hearing your own parents laugh (or facepalm) when you say that you want to become a writer for a living. There are few things as painful as other departments in university mocking you and your classmates because...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Leaders

From Space Monkeys to ITV Creative with ECD Tony Pipes

Surely Executive Creative Director of ITV Creative Tony Pipes knew that someday his Space Monkeys would lead him to love everything and anything creative. What he probably didn't know was that he would become such a successful leadership figure in...

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Inspiration

The Colour Trends you'll see everywhere in 2021

Here’s to a colourful year. The year of health panic is hopefully about to end, but it's quite possible that 2021 will still have room for the creative world to reflect on lockdown experiences. If you thought 2020 was quite chaotic in terms of...

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...

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Inspiration

The Best Creative Work of 2020

2020 sucked in so many ways. And yet in spite of all that happened – or maybe in some ways because of all that happened – we saw some great creative work. Here’s my round up of some of the best advertising to come out of one of the most...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Best Advertising Campaigns of 2020

10 of the best marketing and advertising campaigns from 2020. A global pandemic wasn’t enough to stop the advertising industry. In fact, I dare argue this was one of the most poignant, engaging and compelling years for advertising ever. We...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Festive Sustainability: Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving and family celebrations. Yet, it can be a time of excess and over-indulgence - from gifting to greeting cards and glitter - we question if the glamour is worth the garbage. Figures show that the festive season...

Posted by: SGK
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Santa has a message for the nation

If there's one view we got used to pretty quickly here in the UK, it is a certain PM stepping up to the lectern to give us an important announcement. So naturally it was quite interesting to see none other than Santa take his place for a bit. With...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What's next for social media marketing?

It's no wonder brands have invested big in the power of social media this year. With the vast majority of consumers stuck at home for long periods of time, online ads and social media were the only touchpoints between them and their target users. We...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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