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Leaders

How to nail your brand's purpose

Purpose is a buzzword we've heard quite a lot in recent years. To some it's just a nice-to-have, a pleasant addition to the mission of your brand and a good complement for your products. For others, purpose is something else. It is direction,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Adrian Penu's quest for purpose

Inevitably, you have to try your hand at different things before you find your true vocation. It was the case of artist Adrian Penu, who spent some time with photography, film and various crafts before landing in fine art and painting. Since then,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Animation Trends to watch out for in 2021

2020 was... interesting. An interesting time for all of us, from artists to writers and everything in between. It was also an interesting year for animation, and who knows what will happen in 2021 with that? With people still stuck at home for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Start with Connection and a bit of Juice

Short deadline, teams scattered around the world, a pretty challenging theme to transfer on screen. This may sound like the perfect recipe for failure to some, but not when Polish studio Juice enters the stage. Start with Connection is a powerful...

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Features

The Consumer Trends that will define 2021

How’s the new year treating you? Feel any different yet? Well, according to some reports, consumer habits have changed quite a bit in the last year and you could arguably speculate that a global pandemic may have helped with that. With people...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Advertising & Marketing Trends that will dominate 2021

2020 is officially over. To many, January is rebirth, repurpose, refocus - a chance to reflect on what didn’t work the year before and build on our successes for a better future. Except this time most of us probably won’t have a lot of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Colour Trends you'll see everywhere in 2021

Here’s to a colourful year. The year of health panic is hopefully about to end, but it's quite possible that 2021 will still have room for the creative world to reflect on lockdown experiences. If you thought 2020 was quite chaotic in terms of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Saving Bros with Movember & Sky Media

It's hard to say 2020 was a simple year for mental health - and, well, health in general. Even in this climate, charities and fundraisers have been hard at work to improve health all across the globe, beyond the damages that COVID-19 was already...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

2021: Predictions for an Unpredictable Year

One thing we can predict for the year ahead is that what will have unfolded 12 months from now is most likely unpredictable. Our shift online has undoubtedly accelerated across the board - markedly with older generations who are typically slower in...

Posted by: Wolff Olins
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Inspiration

The Best Creative Work of 2020

2020 sucked in so many ways. And yet in spite of all that happened – or maybe in some ways because of all that happened – we saw some great creative work. Here’s my round up of some of the best advertising to come out of one of the most...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Best Brands of 2020

The best and most inspiring brands that made this 2020 more enjoyable. Thinking about the 12 months that just passed, I bet few actually realise how lucky we are to live in the era of brand purpose. With most brands now focused on making a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Is Covid killing the holding agency model?

In the middle of what some analysts have defined the worst recession since Second World War, this year we have sadly grown accustomed to all the bad news of layoffs, pay cuts, redundancies, furloughed workers and such. It comes to no surprise that,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

What is a Digital Experience?

The expectations of the average consumer from companies concerning marketing and communication have grown rapidly over the last two decades and a lot of this has to do with the growth in digital technology. We live in times where many retailers only...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Leaders

Diversity Drives Creativity – with CCO Owen Lee

If we want more tech wizards, more creativity, more diversity, we need to be exciting and fun again. The creative industry used to be the 'best place to work.' Over time, that fun got diluted and the purpose of the whole industry arguably got...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How Creative Director Matt Rooke made it through a recession

There's no doubting that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting several corners of the industry in more or less similar ways. A lot of professionals, even beyond the actual creative industry, are talking about one of the worst recessions of the past 100...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Andrea Lennon on why we should value togetherness while apart

Hearing Critical Mass EVP and managing director Andrea Lennon speak about her team, you would figure it is the most looked after bunch of creatives in the world. And you wouldn't be too far from the truth. Among a number of other awards this year,...

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Inspiration

How illustrator Fabi Aguilar found her calling

Authenticity. Reading the words of freelance illustrator Fabi Aguilar, this is what modern society lacks the most - the will to nurture unique personalities, captivate passions and help people find their true essence. It was not until the age of 32...

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Workshop

Good agencies are better than in-house brand teams – Here's why

Jordan Lonsdale has been in the game long enough to live the two, often discussed sides of the same industry: in-house teams and agencies. According to the Wonderhatch account director, there are several misconceptions thrown into the mix when...

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Leaders

Dare to be different

Is our desire to be different in freefall? And could Covid be the unexpected cure? The dilemma of originality in advertising has been keeping the industry awake for many-a nights, and the issue never seems to untangle itself. As time passes, things...

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Inspiration

New stories needed for a new normal

Our societies are built on stories. These stories - of our past, present and future - shape how we think. In turn, the images we see, and the stories they convey to us, shape how we view the world around us. Faced with the new realities of COVID-19,...

Posted by: Si Crowhurst
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Inspiration

Diving into Owen Peters' photography

What to do when you can't excel at something but would still like to get involved? Look at it from another perspective. Freelance photographer Owen Peters wasn't "very good" at skating, and so he decided he would rather document his friends'...

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Inspiration

The little big joys of Benedict Bannister

It's hard to meet people who find pleasure in little things, nowadays. Freelance film and motion director Benedict Bannister is one of those. Benedict enjoys gardening, exercising, and most of all, he loves taking inspiration from his children for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The future of customer interaction is with progressive web apps

You may have never heard of Progressive Web Apps before, but we're one-hundred-percent sure you've used one without even noticing. Adopted around the Internet by websites such as AliExpress, Forbes, Amazon, Debenhams and retailer George, progressive...

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Features

Everywhere, nowhere: the future of the workplace

With the UK about to ban social gatherings again on Monday, the rest of the world is increasingly aware that tight lockdown measures will have to come back into effect soon. Work from home is here to stay, and this will shape the future of the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The romantic eye of Stefano Broli

Can't help it. Every time our editor comes across a fellow Italian on the platform, it's all "Ciao, bello!" and more stereotypical loud noises. But we know why. There's always a great story behind someone who was bold enough to move abroad and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Pivoting in the face of the new world

This piece is all about the "P" word. You have been warned. "Pivoting" is a palpable and prevalent protagonist in brand paradigms, purpose and communications, enough to possibly sound repetitive and preposterous to hear. But how do you pivot during...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Designing Creatures: Tips and Tricks

When it comes to designing creatures, there are many different ways to approach the task. Everyone I’ve spoken to does it slightly differently and prioritises different aspects, leading to a sense of uniqueness even with two designs which have...

Posted by: Luke Luckhurst
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Leaders

Why is Primark denying digital?

There is no overstating the impact of the pandemic on the retail industry. We've seen stores close down, other retail giants move to digital only for a bit, and some others (such as Cath Kidston) make a permanent shift to digital - which was a smart...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How has Jane Doe changed in the last few months?

What you should know about your customer and how to create digital CX in the post-pandemic world. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a transformational year. While Covid-19’s impact at the macro level (across global politics, economics...

Posted by: Sophia Charters
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Workshop

Creating the Planet's Great Reset with Iris

Picture the blank page, staring at you right before a new drawing, story or project. Scary, isn't it? The big blank page can be daunting. It is up to creatives to fill it with all the amazing ideas we are known and paid for, driving change with our...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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