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The fake agency pitching for the world’s largest oil and gas company

“Fake it until you make it” is a common adage in the creative industries but never before has it rang so true as with the spoof ad agency created to satirise the notoriously amoral oil and gas company Saudi Aramco. Climate collective...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Why the pitching process is a broken and expensive drain on creatives

Stephen Izatt, MD at brand consultancy Thinkfarm, looks at why the pitching process is a broken, expensive drain on the creative sector - and makes the call for change. Branding agencies and consultancies like ours constantly face a barrage of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Pitching; yes, no, maybe sometimes…

Pitching for work, when/how/should you do it? I recently saw an interesting ad on Facebook asking spot of pitching to be made for a rebranding project. It was for a cultural organisation currently undergoing a refurb and seeking designers to help...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Features

Is the pitching process broken and how can we fix it?

Unless you find yourself in a particularly enviable position, if you work in the creative industries (particularly in advertising) then at some point you’re going to have to pitch for work. The pitching process, as it once was, doesn’t...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

How Wonderstuff reaches clients without pitching | #CompanySpotlight

Based in North East England, Wonderstuff is a wonderfully ambitious branding agency with a great heart, committed to making each client's journey unique. Wonderstuff does not pitch. The team has been expanding solely through referrals and word of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The art of pitching in a pandemic

A year of remote working has forced many to re-channel their resources to the online environment - including the pitching progress. As pitching moved out of meeting rooms and into a virtual screen, agencies have found ways to perfect their approach...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Free pitching is a bit like going to the dentist

Recently I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed. The experience was not dissimilar to the free pitches I've taken part in; horribly painful but unavoidable. And afterwards you feel you've left a little piece of yourself behind... Free pitching,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

#CompanySpotlight on progressive design agency Studio Miko

We caught up with Studio Miko Co-Founder and Creative Director Alistair Millen this week to talk the enduring value of design in a “do it yourself” world. How was your company born and where are you based? Both Laurence, co-founder, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#MemberSpotlight on commercial director and filmmaker Martin Edwards

How did you get into the industry? I was living the dream of being an indie filmmaker in New York-in other words, struggling to pay the rent and eating a lot of iffy cheeseburgers-when a friend hooked me up with a gig at a SoHo ad agency....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Whisking up a storm with Amy Still #GettingToKnow

Amy Still is Founder & CEO at Whisk. With over 15 years of experience in digital and social-first advertising, she’s witnessed the shift from mass broadcast platforms to niche community-driven spaces, where people seek more authentic and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Sorting our Limes from our Lemons #CompanySpotlight

Lime Creative is a boutique communication agency offering large agency experience, specialising in the luxury lifestyle, with offices in London and Beijing and partners around the world. With a team made up of designers, writers, developers and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Catching flight with Wings The Agency #CompanySpotlight

For this week’s company spotlight, we sit down with Demian Campos, Founder and Chief Creative Officer at WINGS The Agency, an agency opened in the face of great adversity as the world pivoted to a remote working model during the pandemic. How...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Valtech’s Marc Maleh

With 20 years of experience leading innovative technology projects for companies like R/GA, Havas and Huge, teaching as adjunct professor at NYU and Parsons, and serving as jury president at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, Marc...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Taking a bite out of the Brandpie #CompanySpotlight

This week, we spoke to Dave Allen, Founder of “independent purpose-driven transformation consultancy, Brandpie. How was your company born and where are you based? Brandpie was conceived in the summer of 2008 and launched in December 2008....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

#CompanySpotlight on expo experts MagnWall

Today, we’re talking to Yannick Wahler, CFO of MagnWall, a retail and expo design expert agency with a patented and globally unique technology. How was your company born and where are you based? We are based in Weinstadt, Germany, a beautiful...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The EPIC untold story behind Fairytale of New York #BehindTheIdea

Over Christmas last year, Irish independent creative agency The Public House launched their ampaign for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum featuring a choir of NYPD veterans, correcting a musical myth at the heart of The Pogues’ classic Fairytale...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Exploring unique digital opportunities with Else #CompanySpotlight

For today’s Company Spotlight, we’re talking to Dave Dunlop, Partner and Chief Design Officer at Else, an award-winning strategic design consultancy that helps businesses create innovative and effective products and services. How was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Talking sonic identities with Unmute #CompanySpotlight

This week, for our first company spotlight of 2024, we spoke to Simon Kringel, Co-founder of Scandinavian sonic branding agency, Unmute. How was your company born and where are you based? Me and my partner Daniel Schougaard was working in a company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

#MemberSpotlight on Creative Director Marc Posch

How did you get into the industry? Design has always held a strong allure for me. Early on, I recognized its magical potential as a craft that profoundly influences people's perceptions of products and services. I found this to be very powerful, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Louisa O’Connor, Managing Director at Seen Presents

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? As the head of a brand experience agency, it's a blend of jumping into new business meetings, hashing out creative strategies for ongoing projects, and throwing in some...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Samsung commit to UK skating with Sky Brown #BehindTheBrand

Iris London has worked with Samsung Electronics UK to launch an impactful campaign supporting the brand’s announcement that they are joining forces with Skateboard GB, the governing body for skateboarding in the UK. The partnership will form a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Resolutions for 2024 #YearInReview

As the year starts to wind down and we take stock of what we achieved (or didn’t achieve) over the last 12 months, it’s only natural to start asking what we’d have done differently if we could do it all over again. Well, thankfully...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Ridding the world of bad design with Dawn Creative #CompanySpotlight

This week, we speak to David O’Hearns, Managing Director at Dawn Creative, about how a nightmare at an old agency turned into a beautiful dream of a fresh start. A new dawn, if you will… How was your company born and where are you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Watching the skies with 1947 #CompanySpotlight

This week, we're talking to Ferju Cuevas, Founder & CCO at 1947 to discuss how they've spent the last 12 months building an agency from scratch. How was your company born and where are you based? Alongside Rodsel Ticona, Founder & DCD at 1947, we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

#CompanySpotlight on Lewis Moberly

Lewis Moberly is an independent branding consultancy that uniquely holds both the top award for Design Excellence (D&AD Gold) and the top award for Design Effectiveness (DBA Grand Prix). They work across brand strategy, corporate and brand identity,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Shining a digital light in the darkness #CompanySpotlight

For this week's Company Spoitlight, we're speaking to Phil Crisp, Managing Director and Creative Lead at post production studio Digital Light. How was your company born and where are you based? We started in 2005 by partnering with strong emerging...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

#CompanySpotlight on Ataboy

Ataboy is the design-led content studio behind campaigns for Adidas, Coke, White Castle, Progressive, IKEA, GE and more. Born and raised in Mumbai, Founder and Creative Director Vikkal Parikh trained as an architect before travelling to the US to get...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Keeping the ball rolling with Continuous #CompanySpotlight

Continuous is a brand agency backed by 25 years of experience from parent company Uniform and it’s on a mission to help clients “adapt, thrive, and create a positive impact in a constantly changing world.” This week, we spoke to MD...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow the “creative partners of the future”

This week, we sat down with Ghost Robot and it’s far less confusing than it sounds. CEO and Founder and Zach Mortensen and CCO Mark DePace form the creative partnership at the heart of the Brooklen-based content studio that’s won more...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Finding a future of collaboration over ego #CompanySpotlight

The Future Collective is a strategically led creative consultancy based in the UK globally renowned for both thought leadership and creativity. Since 2019 they have worked with ambitious global brands and startups alike, creating distinctive brand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Global creative calendar: November 2023

A commitment to lifelong learning promises many prolific returns. Expanding knowledge allows us to better understand the world and our fellow humans while advancing our skills. In a constantly changing world, innovation enhances professional...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

#CompanySpotlight on Vaask Manufacturing

We sit down with Jon Olsen, Vaask Founder, for a very different Company Spotlight. How was your company born and where are you based? In early 2020, as the pandemic took hold, I grew frustrated by the hand sanitizing experience. Now more important...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The World’s First Augmented Performance Agency #CompanySpotlight

It’s one of those ideas that you’re amazed nobody had before. Will Scougal, however, was the one to finally give it wings as the Founder and MD at Make My Day. The idea in question was using augmented reality to bring brands into...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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