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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Making a clean and simple résumé

This is a tough one, as for the longest time I didn’t believe in having a résumé as a designer. I still kind of believe that, as I think you should only really judge a designers work based on their portfolio. However, as I got more...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Careers

For Beginners Building Their Creative Résumé

Though your portfolio is your golden ticket to obtain that job interview, your Résumé is the ad that leads them there. I hope this helps you out as you start to construct your Creative Résumé and prepare to break into the advertising industry.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Great Guns Great Guns has welcomed directing team Kronck to its roster, where they will be represented throughout the US. Jessica Benzing and Maximilian Gerlach, the German duo behind Kronck, began their careers while both studying production and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi M&C Saatchi has appointed Sereena Abbassi as Head of Culture and Inclusion, where she will be working closely with Victoria Fox, Chief Executive of LIDA and group sponsor of diversity and inclusion at M&C Saatchi Group. Sereena is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Wunderman/Blast Radius Wunderman and Blast Radius have added a key member to their national leadership team as it continues to grow into one of the country’s digital powerhouses. VP, Creative Director Cass Zawadowski (right) will oversee...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas London has appointed former 101 London Partner & Head of Strategy, Clare Hutchinson, as its new Executive Strategy Director. In this new role, which she starts in November, she will report directly into Havas’ European Group...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Publicis Groupe to focus their resources on AI platform Marcel

Publicis Groupe Chairman & CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has announced the next step of The Power of One, initiated in 2015 by Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe. After the acquisition of Sapient with its world-class...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Inside the Mind of Guilherme Jahara, CCO at F.biz

Guilherme Jahara has been Chief Creative Officer at São Paulo’s F.biz since January 2014, a position he took on with more than 20 years' experience in the industry already under his belt. Guilherme's resume is a rather dazzling affair -...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

MEC - Nationwide MEC is looking poised to win Nationwide's estimated £38 million media planning and buying account. Havas Media has looked after Britain’s biggest building society since 2008 and pitched against Starcom and the7stars as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

B-Reel London - Gemfields Rather slim pickings this week, as ad land rallies to nurse its collective hangover from the Cannes Lions and the Brexit vote. Up first is this quite remarkable campaign from creative agency B-Reel & B-Reel Films. Together,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Graduates: Quick tips to landing your dream job

I will admit that being a graduate was probably one of the lowest points of life. After graduating, society seems to paint a picture that “life is only complete if you are accepted into a Big 4 graduate scheme”. Trust me I got declined...

Posted by: Robert Stone
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

AMV BBDO – TENA Lights by TENA This week, AMV BBDO has launched a new brand platform, campaign and character for lights by incontinence products brand TENA, who wish to underline with that they are not embarrassed about “Little leaks,” and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Virtual Reality Microsoft shared new details on its ambitious HoloLens device this week, confirming that the battery of its upcoming augmented reality headset will last up to 5.5 hours. During an event in Tel Aviv, Microsoft Technical Evangelist,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Digitas LBi DigitasLBi, has announced Alvaro Cabrera as chief strategy officer for North America. In his new role, Alvaro will report to Tony Weisman, CEO of DigitasLBi North America. As CSO, Alvaro will work closely with CCO Ronald Ng, and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Critical Mass Critical Mass, the global digital experience design agency, has hired Grant Owens as its Chief Strategy Officer. Owens, who is based in New York and was formerly the GVP Head of Planning at Razorfish North America, will lead the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Creative Job Posting: Capturing the right talent

How much time do you spend looking at a candidate’s CV? I know when I was a recruiter I usually didn’t spend more than ten seconds scanning through and less if I wasn’t totally engaged. A job seeker probably takes the same amount of...

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Advertising

Leo Burnett wins back the account after a competitive, multi-agency pitch

Leo Burnett has won back the Oasis account it previously held between 2006 and 2009 after a competitive, multi-agency pitch. The announcement, which is effective immediately, follows a four-month, multi-phased pitch process, in which Leo Burnett were...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Natalie Lam appointed as executive creative director of Razorfish

Yesterday, it was announced that Natalie Lam has been appointed as executive creative director of Razorfish, at the agency's headquarters in Times Square, New York. Razorfish is a part of the Publicis Groupe holding company, and is one of the world's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

30 Brilliant Creative Resumés

In today’s job market, recruiters are placing more emphasis on job seeker personalities depicted on social media profiles and creative resume enhancers than they are single sheet summary of their careers.The vehicles for the presentation of the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Would Facebook rather protect its advertisers than its users?

Facebook claims to have cracked its rather awkward 'ads on offensive pages' problem. This week the social network's Director of Policy announced the site has completed the task of 'narrowing down the number of pages where ads will be shown'. Which...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

A guide to handling unpaid invoices and refusenik clients.

Creativepoolers in the fortunate position of holding down a fulltime staff job will be familiar with the warm glow of the monthly payslip. Sure, you'd probably like the net total to be larger, but at least your earnings show up on a predictable...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Thanks but no thanks - the rejection letter from hell.

The Great Depression aside, there has rarely been a worse time to apply for a job. And yet for anyone leaving college or school, or simply attempting to recover from the cruelty of redundancy, it has never been more essential. So with high hopes and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What’s the point of traditional advertising in 2018?

Creativepool Creative Debates are the tonic to the endless one-way talks that we have an abundance of in our sector. We teamed up with Dare during Cannes Lions 2018 to tackle a controversial question, ‘What’s the point of traditional...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CREATIVE MANIFESTO

Creativity is associated with the arts. We think of designers or architects and presume that they’re creatively blessed. But the teachers, nurses, chefs and lawyers? Nah. It’s a perceived wisdom emphasised by education - take the...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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Advice

The Most Important Soft Skills Freelancers Need to Develop

You’re an expert in your respective field and you’re confident that a stellar freelance career lies ahead of you. I know the feeling because I’ve been there. Freelancing gives you a lot of freedom and hope in the very beginning. While this is...

Posted by: Laura Buckler
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Features

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

From Candy To Casino: How Mobile Games Make Money - Part 1 - Strategy

We’re spending an extraordinary - and ever-increasing - amount of time playing mobile games. Our smartphones and tablets, packed with addictive apps, entice us to spend on average 3 hours a day playing games - a figure which rocketed 57% from...

Posted by: Pentasia UK
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Budweiser on Mars, Apple AR Glasses and other stories

Apple building AR technology that could “make it's way onto our bodies” A new report released yesterday claims that the mighty trend-setters at Apple are currently working on an augmented reality product, which would put it in direct...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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