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Five Ways To Avoid Burnout As A Creative

As the world opens up again, many of us will find ourselves in new and exciting working environments. And while exploring the world can be a great opportunity to find creative inspiration, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you take...

Posted by: Xero
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Industry

The adorable little homemaker of Rothco and Woodie's - #BehindTheIdea

Who remembers the Acts of Homemaking campaign from Woodie's? It was one of the highlights of the 2020 Christmas ads, and a chance for Woodie's and Rothco to tell a lovely story about the kindness of a neighbourhood at Christmas time. Arguably, 2020...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Make what makes you smile - #MemberSpotlight

Richard Hill defines himself as a down-to-earth Creative Director, and we can definitely see where that sentiment comes from. As an extremely passionate creative professional, Richard can find inspiration wherever he goes, but makes it his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

Posted by: Bopper
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Workshop

Are you pricing your agency services the right way?

As businesses, agencies have the grave burden to make profit with which they can generate growth and help the team thrive. With that in mind, pricing your agency services is arguably the most difficult part of founding and running a successful...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

We’re over the rainbow: It’s time to stop Pinkwashing

Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and, if you’re lucky, you might get a mumbled “Happy Pride” as the barista hands you your flat white. It can only mean one...

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Leaders

How to master the virtual pitch in a hybrid working world

As we move towards a new normal of hybrid workforce and increasingly virtual environments, pitches also move to the virtual scene and agencies will soon be required to up their game in a yet fiercer and more competitive environment. When you look at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Here’s why a good client-agency relationship goes both ways

Clients. We love them, sometimes we hate them. They are what keeps this industry going - the makers of the creative sector, in a sense. Without them having needs, agencies wouldn’t be offering solutions; it is a business relationship based on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Horsin' around with the editor of The Stable - #GettingToKnow

Candide McDonald grew up in an advertising family. Her path into the industry was almost written in the stars, and her numerous years as an ex-senior creative are a testimony of that love for the industry. Later, Candide went on to found The Stable,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The blissfully typographic work of a graphic designer - #MemberSpotlight

Coming from a background in typography, Iain Smith Dwight has an incredibly peculiar style that loves to blend type and illustrations in bold new ways. Iain graduated in Northampton with a degree in Graphic Communication and defines himself as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Are you being overworked?

Spoiler: if you’re reading this, you probably are Like most other sectors, the creative industry is one of deadlines. There’s that deadline to deliver the pitch, that other one to complete a project, that copy to write, that award to...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Step outside of the box - #MemberSpotlight

If there is one designer in this industry with which delicacy of style and quality of craft meet, that must be freelance graphic designer and surface pattern illustrator Camilla Blom. As one of our certified studiopro, Camilla is one of our Top 50...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Turn your work into a question mark - #MemberSpotlight

Your work has to be like a question mark. If there is one piece of insight you can gain from McCann Paris Associate Creative Director Joseph Dubruque, it is this one for sure. Joseph, who was chosen to judge the Covid-19 category for Annual 2021...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What does the end of cookies mean for marketing data insights?

Cookies are crucial to understanding customer behaviour online, but in recent years, having to accept or reject cookies has become somewhat of a nuisance for the average online user. Also, one can argue they're not exactly the best for privacy. In a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Of big cats and ambitions - #AnnualSpotlight

Mr Perou entered the Creativepool community like a comet piercing through the night sky. His stunning photography left an everlasting mark in our hearts since the date he joined, to the point that we were quite thrilled to see him enter Annual 2020...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Go your own way | By the CEO of Redwood BBDO

This new wave of purpose comes with a caveat: brands are eager to jump on the most popular causes, and sometimes forget about their own, true essence. Purpose should be personal. It should be lived and breathed every day, from the brand's core and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Everyone hates advertising, until they lose their Dog

Then they want to figure out the best way of stopping people in their tracks, taking notice, and finding Fido. The same is happening with brands with a focus, or increased interest in digital. Every brief asks creatives to think...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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Industry

Rethinking sustainability with Nestlé and FutureBrand - #BehindTheIdea

When Nestlé Brazil turned to FutureBrand São Paulo with a new challenge, the team was tasked with a rather ambitious brief: to highlight the company's commitment to sustainability with a renewed brand architecture, whilst showcasing the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

"Traditional design can still have a real impact" - #JudgeSpotlight

With over 25 years of experience as an art director and designer, Wellmark Executive Creative Director Mark Sammartino was a perfect fit for the Annual 2020 Publishing panel. As a juror for one field of creativity that kind of lost its essence with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

You are not designers

A call to arms to the creative industry Terminology of job roles is a surprisingly potent thing. For years we at SomeOne shunned them, refusing to enter into the argy bargy of ‘my job is bigger than your job’. But it soon became clear...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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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

Step out of your comfort zone

There’s a common understanding in the fiction writing scene, according to which conflict drives story. Even outside of fiction, it is a common storytelling technique to highlight the struggles of your characters to make them more relatable. We...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

7 reasons NOT to enter awards

Industry awards. Who needs them, right? Shows assembled by organisations who are building a business on the industry and its professionals. And with each one comes a set of doubts, disappointments and sometimes misconceptions which tend to undermine...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

What Apple's privacy update means for advertisers worldwide

Apple's new privacy update sent the world of advertising in somewhat of a turmoil. With the possibility for users to choose which apps track their data, a debate was started asto whether this was something Apple should do or not. First, Facebook...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The poetry behind the Fireflies spot by Creature London - #BehindTheIdea

Who doesn't love fireflies? They are little, delicate, lovely insects made of the matter of dreams, perfect to showcase choreographed visuals and incredibly beautiful production value. The spot made by Creature London for Solita below is all this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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