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Inspiration

The best free apps to boost your creative productivity

I know, I know - it's February already. Where did the first month of the year go? Most likely, in loads of planning for the year to come, and a healthy amount of procrastination too. As usual, the New Year came with its usual amount of hopeful...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

How celebrating Christmas can boost your productivity

Christmas is less than two months away and research has shown that not enough companies are getting in the spirit, missing the chance to boost productivity. A study carried out by UK retailer Christmas Tree World has found that 74% of employees are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Peak productivity: When does the UK feel most creative?

New research shows that UK employees feel at their most creative in the morning, with 11:05am being the peak time for productivity. The study, from innovation funding specialist MPA Group, also shows that surprisingly 86% of workers can’t be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Why Creative Talks are So Important - Part 3: Productivity

Having covered how to get yourself out there and conquer networking, and realising the benefits of attending creative talks and events, we now turn our attention to getting going with the work in question. After all, starting at something, no matter...

Posted by: Fiasco Design
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Workshop

Changing why we consume

Making it easier to consume more sustainably is far from easy but changing why we consume requires us to unpick and then serve human motivation in new, more sustainable ways. So why do we buy? Obviously, sometimes we buy because we need...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Hospitality and the Metaverse | #PurposeMonth

For the last twelve years, Matter Of Form have had the privilege to deliver exceptional brand and digital experiences to some of the very best luxury brands in the global travel and hospitality sector. And we have got to know the dedicated tribe who...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Inspiration

Neurodiversity - Designing offices with everyone in mind | #PurposeMonth

Work environments, like many other spaces, tend to be designed for neurotypical people. This leaves neurodivergent individuals - those with natural variations in the brain - in a compromising position. One of the most significant hurdles that the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Exploring and understanding the art of reciprocity

Reciprocity is a peaceful ping pong match where everybody wins; an equal distribution of healthy energy transitioning back and fourth between growing beings. It's also a form of freedom; an inner peace, a civilized meeting of the minds tapped into a...

Posted by: Echo Marie Bryant
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Workshop

Looking for purpose in your next job? You’re not alone

It was September 2016 when this article from The Guardian unveiled that millennials want “purpose over paychecks”. Fast forward to 2022, two years after the beginning of a global pandemic, and things are hardly looking any different. If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

#GettingToKnow the new mum spearheading a brand new division of Xaxis

For this weeks Getting to Know feature, we sat down with Emanuela Recalcati, Director of Client Solutions at Xaxis EMEA. Having returned to work recently following maternity leave, Emanuela was eager to get back to work spearheading a brand new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Why not working will make you work better

Any working adult will know that not every idea, or every piece of work, is going to cut-through. For those in creative roles, this can be difficult to deal with. Creatives put so much of themselves into their work, as a form of self-expression - of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Did COVID-19 press reset on innovation?

Following the turbulence and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that businesses throughout the UK have been forced to adapt to the evolving demands of the new normal. Although strategies have differed depending on sector and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Get inspired by the most innovative websites of 2021

It’s been a great and unique year for web design. Even as the world started opening up again, the best websites of 2021 demonstrated the need for brands and individuals to jump on the Digital Transformation ship, showcasing their capabilities...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Could 2022 be the year of the 4-day work week?

There have been many talks about implementing a 4-day work week over the past few years, with no reduction in salaries. It's a tactic that studies have shown could lead to happier and more productive employees and with the world shifting gradually to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is it worth it to burn yourself out for that pitch?

Some time ago, I took a few days to read an interesting little book by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, named Blood, Sweat & Pixels. In it, Jason interviewed a number of game studios behind some of the most famous games, learning the crazy and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Here's how Gamification will change advertising

You are having a stroll on the main high street, on your way to your favourite park in town. A few steps away from the main gates, you see a man running towards you. He looks scared. Click here to dodge him. Click here to stop him. You dodge the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The 15 workplace innovations that will change your work life forever

The future of work is hybrid - if you’ve been around the Creativepool Magazine for long enough, you’ve read this many times from me now. While remote work is definitely here to stay, there is still a significant percentage of the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

What we can learn from the success of the shorter work week in Iceland

We heard a great deal of talks about mental health, work-life balance and authenticity during the past year, and the push to remote work is certain to leave a long-lasting mark in the workforce - creative industry or otherwise. What was once...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Executive Creative Director

The executive creative director (or ECD) is the head honcho as far as the creative team is concerned. The person behind the curtain engineering the creative identity of a company and facilitating the adoption of that identity throughout all media...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

What role will the tech sector play in the economic recovery?

It's been over a year since the first lockdown came into place. People are eager to leave their homes to socialise again, shop and find new experiences - which doesn't necessarily mean we should do it before it's common sense to do so, but it does...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Spend more on booze | Why the secret to growth is in employee wellbeing

There is an ubiquitous misconception in the business world which I like to call The Myth of Endless Growth. It is by no means a fully fledged philosophical theory or something I should ever take the credit for, but it is real about any business; the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Leaders

A crime of mass production – By VMLY&R London CCO Laurent Simon

The advertising clutter is real. According to research from the industry and beyond, consumers are exposed to an average of 8,000 ads every single day and all of these aim to sell products en masse, creating more problems than the ones they claim to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The benefits of the employee-owned business model

It was just at the beginning of March that BrandOpus announced its shift to the employee-owned trust model. I welcomed the news with much enthusiasm, if anything because I love everything those guys do and believe an employee-owned model can only...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Best brand evolutions and what we can learn from them

Last year was one of change for many players in the creative industries. From brands to agencies and creative services providers, the entire creative sector was forced to adapt or die, embracing new technologies and adopting solutions to ensure...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

How his love for editorial design saved an art director - #MemberSpotlight

When the pandemic hit, Steve Thone was one of the many creative professionals who were forced to move to a freelance life for a living. His resilience serves as a testimony to the strength of the overall industry - as well as a reminder of his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why Spotify's Work-From-Anywhere policy is the future of work

Amidst all the heavily unexpected things that happened when 2020 hit, a sudden push for smart and remote working was certainly one of the most prominent. Overnight, hordes of workers were forced to move from the office to the comfort of their own...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

5 healthy freelance habits to keep even after the pandemic

Freelancers had an interesting year. Alongside events and production, the freelance industry was the most hit and the one that took some of the hardest blows - especially when certain governments started to ignore their needs. With the wave of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Employee Experience Predictions for 2021 (and beyond)

2021 has just begun and we can already see that it’s not going to be as shimmering as most of us were hoping. Amidst new lockdowns and old restrictions, there is but one thing we know for sure: after 2020, employee experience will be changed...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

In Time Swept Ruins, All That Stands Are The Strong Foundations

You know us; we toe the line of optimism and realism every day. In the integrated marketing industry, and just as people who operate in the world from a brand strategy perspective, we’ve gotten pretty good at keeping things real, unfiltered,...

Posted by: Rock Candy Media
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Features

What's next for agencies in 2021?

The year we’ve just been through will certainly make history. We’ve seen society move from globalised, frenetic and somewhat overcrowded streets to the unforgiving solitude of our own houses pretty much overnight. And the ways we coped...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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