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Can I use George Orwell's legacy in my works?

Every time politics gets into the frame, it is tempting to resort to one of the first world-recognised writers of dystopian fiction, George Orwell, to pay a much heartfelt tribute to such a great master of English literature. Well, as of January...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A Critique of Criticism (for anyone who’s ever had a bad review)

On January 29th 1968. the New York Times carried a review of an album by an up and coming musician. Unfortunately for the aspiring artist it was not a positive one. ‘Alienated Young Man Creates Some Sad Music’ ran the headline, and the...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Cheetham Bell/iris/MEC/mSIX - Great British Bakeoff Channel 4 has announced that Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr. Oetker as the broadcast sponsors of The Great British Bake Off, set to return to screens this autumn for the eighth series. In its new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Brothers and Sisters - Carphone Warehouse This Christmas, Carphone Warehouse plans to let the nation know that literally everyone can come through its doors and find the best possible deal. Rather than creating some lofty, emotional Christmas ad,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Working in chalk and cheese with Studio C&C

Studio C&C is design duo Adam and Donal, who complement each other's strengths to produce collaborative design, art, publishing and fashion pieces. Their trippy, tropical style caught our eye... First off tell us who you guys are, what you create...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Workshop

Creative Writing Tips from the experts

They say there’s a novel in all of us… so far I’ve found a dozen short stories and a handful of poems, but I’m working on it. With that in mind, I took a trip to my old haunt Manchester Metropolitan University for the...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Leaders

The Biggest Rebrands & Makeovers of the Week

Rufus Leonard - ODEON ODEON, the European cinema chain, has been given a glamorous brand revamp courtesy of Rufus Leonard, all based around the franchises iconic “O” motif, which the design consultancy have said they have aimed to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Black Cab Interviews Singapore: Toby Talbot - CCO DDB Sydney

The Black Cab Interviews have flown all the way from London to Singapore just in time for Spikes Asia - Singapore’s Festival of Creativity, in collaboration with Cogs Agency with production support by The Flying Kick Asia and Shooting Gallery...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

What do you do when you're not feeling creative?

It’s been a heck of a few weeks. Actually, make that a heck of a few months. Why? Because I’ve been revamping my home and it’s taking up every waking hour of my time. It all started off more Kevin McCloud - a la Grand Designs. We...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Workshop

Opinions - Kindling. What do eBooks mean for writers?

by Magnus Shaw If you read my columns with any regularity, you'll have noticed a little ad in the footer inviting you to buy "ADVICE" - a collection of my writing on advertising (it's very good, by the way). Those kind enough to have clicked through...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Japan: Censoring The Arts.

Creatives in Japan are currently up in arms about a new form of censorship legislation which is in the process of being approved by the authorities. The Federal Province of Tokyo has made it illegal for creative companies to portray any female...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Plumen light bulb Wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011

Last night it was announced that the British Designer Samuel Wilkinson and the supporting product design company Hulger have scooped the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award with their innovative redesign of the low-energy light bulb. The award...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

How short films can help you to become a better storyteller

When I first heard the term ‘storyteller’, I hated it. I thought it was way too pretentious and self-important - we’re not novelists; we’re copywriters and art directors. But the more I work on film scripts, copy and even...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Workshop

10 Tips for contacting Agents & Publishers

In a recent article I pulled together 10 Tips for Creative Writing; remember those? Okay. So you’ve followed the tips, come up with some of your own besides, and penned that fantasy novel / autobiography / collection of short stories…...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Workshop

The art of emailing disguised as the art of waffling

I'm going to let you into a secret. Not a massive one, like I know that Pop Idol was fixed back in 2002 and Gareth Gates should have beaten Will Young into second place. No, I'm talking about something really, really insignificant. My minimum word...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Six ways in which 'copywriting' differs from 'writing'.

When people ask what I do for a living, I tend to get in a terrible flap. This is largely because I do a variety of things. I pen pieces about music, I blog about advertising and the creative industry (obviously), I present podcasts and radio...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Remember my name. Why aren't there more famous copywriters?

by Magnus Shaw. Almost 2013 and the general appetite for celebrity displays no signs of abating. Not only do we have a voracious interest in those who are famous, but we're carrying an insatiable hunger to be well-known ourselves. Forget...

Posted by: Creativepool

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