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From Russia with Heart, Soul and Ambition - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance Illustrator Anna Lyubimova certainly knows what it means to find your own way in a crowded industry. Born and raised in a country where creativity is still somewhat undervalued, Anna found her place as an illustrator with an amazing style,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Creative Ambition of Alpaca Communications

We wouldn't expect a PR agency called Alpaca Communications to be boring, nor devoid of countless stories to tell. The team led by Peter Elms in East London is one that doesn't enjoy being stiff and serious all the time, and their admirable sense of...

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Inspiration

Solving problems with creativity at Mako Design + Invent

What to do when no-one seems to be interested in risking with a startup to finance their product ideas? You make it happen yourself. When Mako Design + Invent CEO and founder Kevin Mako wanted to turn his journal of invention ideas into real-life...

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Features

Member Spotlight: the Cool Ambition of Frankie Caradonna

Frankie Caradonna. A born-Italian filmmaker, too much of a free spirit to spend most of his life stuck in an office. Frankie is an ambitious creative, and one can just glimpse at his works to realise that his ambition is channeled through his...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Freeing your ambition with The Open University 

The Open University, the UK’s largest academic institution, recently launched a campaign to inspire people to harness their ambition through education and achieve life-changing results with the university’s flexible offering. The...

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Features

Start imagining your impossible problems

Simon Richings, ECD at digital creative agency AnalogFolk, will appear at Creativepool's Connect: London festival next week alongside Miguel Alvarez, director of technology, to offer insight on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed as a...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

Posted by: Becky
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Leaders

How 'ambition' became a dirty word.

Do you remember Cait Reilly? She was the graduate who brought a legal case against the government after she was forced to abandon her voluntary work with a museum, and replace it with unpaid 'work experience' at Poundland. Both situations allowed her...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

We should start rewarding failure

Henry Ford believed that “failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Yes, that Henry Ford. The man we all know from history for being incredibly successful in the car business had actually failed...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

How to choose an advertising agency

The world of advertising does not work the way it does in Mad Men. Or at least, it doesn’t anymore. Indeed, it is often argued in some corners that a lot of the ‘old-school’ romance of the industry has been eradicated by decades of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Loving shots and stories with filmmaker Darren Statman

We love a good story. And film director Darren Statman has plenty to tell. It isn't every day that we get the chance to open a window into a creative professional's life, but with our Member Spotlights it does happen fairly often. What we love about...

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Leaders

Jake Barrow on greatness from small beginnings

COVID-19 has pulled everybody's focus out of balance. But the drive of Jake Barrow is unfaltering, which shows how great of a leader he is to his team. 'Sic parvis magna,' as it appeared in a popular video game series. Jake was born in a small...

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Workshop

Driving the Mental Health Conversation with Movember and Matta

One can only imagine which wonders a global pandemic has made to those who suffer from mental health issues. If engaging in conversations about mental health was harsh before being locked up at home for months, it's discouraging to think what has...

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Features

Don't believe your Impostor Syndrome

We are creatives. We create, we imagine, we envision, we develop, we inspire. We also have a ton of problems, and most of them are because of our self-esteem. Too much, too little, it doesn't really matter - being creative is a life contract, as we...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Company Spotlight: Staying Innovative with Flipbook Studio

If you were to ask Andrew Lord how he came about to found an agency, he would probably answer that the distance between the oil industry and an animation studio is not so large as one may think. We caught up with Andrew, one of the co-founders of...

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Leaders

AKQA urges companies to adopt nature Code of Conscience

AKQA has invited the top 10 construction equipment companies of the world to adopt its new open source software to protect nature reserves from destruction. Despite their protective status, one third of the areas are under threat from human...

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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: The house style of AKQA Casa

“It’s like living in an amazing house with your best friends,” say Diego Machado and Hugo Veiga, executive creative directors at AKQA São Paulo, about what it’s like to work at their studio known as 'AKQA Casa'. The...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

A Conversation with… Monzo’s Gary Dolman

When you think of Monzo, beyond the unmistakable hot coral card the company's meteoric rise springs to mind. The self-professed challenger bank of the future, Monzo aims to make money work for everyone with its innovative model. The firm, originally...

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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Amsterdam Worldwide - Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has selected Amsterdam Worldwide as their lead global brand agency. The Amsterdam-based agency, with additional offices in Berlin and Paris, was engaged last spring in a...

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Leaders

IKEA Employs Syrian Refugees in Monumental Social Sustainability Drive

The Swedish furniture giants at IKEA are developing workshops in Jordan employing Syrian refugees and local people, with the eventual aim of helping to integrate refugees into the economy and create jobs in the country. The initiative is part of a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Smörgåsbord - Visit Wales Welsh actor Luke Evans, who will star as Gaston in the new Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, is starring in an atmospheric new TV ad for Visit Wales, designed to promote the country’s 2017 Year of...

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Leaders

Brand Case Study: H&M need to #REWORKIT

Back in April, H&M hosted World Recycle Week, an initiative designed to promote sustainability in fashion and to ‘Close The Loop’ on the thousands of items of clothing that are cast aside on landfill every year. But whilst the campaign...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

First Faster Horses work is an epic relaunch campaign for UNIQLO

Sam Walker and Joe De Souza, the former group ECDs and partners at Karmarama, have launched a new creative shop called Faster Horses, and this week announced their first major work; an ambitious relaunch campaign for UNIQLO's flagship store. The new...

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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Frequency540 Independent digital marketing agency Frequency540 (FQ540) has hired award-winning creative talent Suzanne Michaels to oversee its creative department. Michaels will be responsible for driving the creative vision for all of...

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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Taylor James Taylor James has announced the addition of Jason Guerrero as Creative Director, Marie De Leon as Head of Production, and Jacques Tege as Senior Technical Director. All will be based in New York and will report to Taylor James New York...

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Leaders

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: AOL

Speaking at The Hospital Club in London on tuesday (October 20) as part of the IAB UK Digital Upfronts, Hamish Nicklin, AOL’s UK managing director, said that AOL’s ambition is to become the most important media technology company in the world....

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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Leo Burnett India Leo Burnett India has appointed Sachin Das Burma as Group Executive Creative Director at its Delhi office. Sachin comes to the team having built his credentials across several marquee brands. Sachin joins from Draft FCB Ulka where...

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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

GPY&R Melbourne GPY&R Melbourne has promoted Jake Barrow to the position of creative director. Barrow has been with the agency for four years and has lead multi award winning projects for Schweppes, Public Transport Victoria and the Australian...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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