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The painter who became a film director | #MemberSpotlight

Natasha Kinaru is a Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editor who got her start in oil paintings and drawings before finding her true calling as a director. Today, we discuss how and why she transitioned from the slow and meditative world of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Oscar Pop! 2021’s Best Picture Nominees as Original Pop Art Posters

When casting an eye back over the goings-on this week, I felt a subtle pang of despair. Between the capitalist nightmare that was the ill-fated European Super League, David Cameron lobbying dramas and… more Prince Philip, it all just felt so...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Exploring the power of sudden inspiration with Adriano Chiarelli

To an Italian and a film lover, the name of Paolo Sorrentino may evoke pleasant memories and feelings of pure admiration. You can imagine how much of an honour it was for our Italian editor to have a chat with videographer Adriano Chiarelli, who had...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

When it comes to creativity, is it Game Over for Humans?

My fingers feel the smooth plastic on the keyboard as I type this sentence. I hear the rhythmic clatter of the keys. I know I am human. But how do you know? The words you’re reading right now could have been generated by a machine....

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Workshop

Bruce Daisley on fixing your work culture

Besides being Twitter’s VP of EMEA, Bruce Daisley is intent on helping creative companies improve their working cultures and hosts the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast on the subject. He’s also written a book called The Joy of Work offering...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Ads of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy, BETC, Uncommon and more

Three - #PhonesAreGood If it weren’t for your mobile how would you find love lounging on the sofa? Buy new shoes sitting on the toilet? Or get a pizza stonebaked, seasoned and delivered to your door at the drop of a thumb? This ad from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Hoot Comedy Tom Bazeley, (second from left) former CEO of M&C Saatchi, is rejoining the world of production and IP to become chief executive of Hoot Comedy, a comedy production company he helped set up five years ago. He will rejoin Hoot Comedy this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Berlin Dispatch: This year's winners at The CICLOPE Festival of Craft

Unlike advertising festivals, CICLOPE Festival focuses on the art of execution, rather than of the ideas. Whether it’s a TV commercial, a mobile app or an interactive installation, CICLOPE believes a the finished result is as important as the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Recipe - 888sport Recipe has created their first work for 888 Holdings since picking up the account back in June. Kicking off with a global relaunch of the 888sport brand, the “Take ‘em on!” campaign encourages audiences to feel...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2016 top speaking sessions to get ahead

There's lots to enjoy and soak up at the Cannes Lions festival, so much so that it can all be a little overwhelming. This is especially true when it comes to the various talks happening throughout the week. Here, we've collected a few of the more...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Hollywood comes to Cannes Lions for 2016

Cannes Lions has confirmed a show-stopping roster of star speakers set to keep the red carpet firmly in place outside the Palais des Festivals. Some of Hollywood’s most famous faces will unite with industry stars to share insights and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cannes Lions announce diverse Celebrity Speaker line-up

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has released the full content programme which will run from 18-25 June, 2016. Talent from all walks of creativity will take to the stages at the Festival, which includes the specialist events...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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#AWEurope Unveils 2016 Lineup

The fourth edition of Advertising Week Europe is bringing more industry heavy hitters and unique programmes to the stages of the brand new Picturehouse Central venue. The thought leadership agenda and corporate partner roster for the 2016 event has...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Features

Game On. The toughest creative challenge in TV.

‘Nobody knows anything’. So goes the famous quote from screenwriter William Goldman, suggesting that it’s impossible to predict public taste. It’s a theory that would certainly be supported by the haphazard history of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

5 minutes with... Mick Mahoney - Havas Worldwide

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm the ECD for Havas Worldwide London (formerly EuroRSCG). What does that involve? Building an agency that people feel great about working for and with. How did you get started in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Blade Runner, Syd Mead and visual futurism.

London, June 1982. The film director Ridley Scott has hired the Empire Leicester Square and invited hundreds of London's creative people to attend a special lunchtime viewing on his new movie Blade Runner. It's an occasion that has London's ad world...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

WHEN IDEAS KILL

The average brand spends millions of dollars on marketing every year. For the big global brands, it's billions. "Half my advertising spend is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half" - US retail magnate John Wanamaker (1838-1922). These...

Posted by: Matt Batten
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Inspiration

What hides behind the camera? - #MemberSpotlight

Matthew Huntley lives and breathes film. You can say that of many directors, but for few it is as true as with him. Constantly looking for inspiration, endlessly focused and with a specialism in documentaries, Matt is a prolific director/filmmaker...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Writer?

A guide to writing rates, with tips and advice on how to price your freelance services Writers are masters of words, weavers of stories and often incredible storytelling enthusiasts. When writing freelance and online, structure is their best friend,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

10 ways to fend off freelance loneliness in 2021

Happy new year, freelancers! Surely 2020 has been an interesting one for all of you, in both good and bad ways. After an initial discouraging time of radio silence and cancelled projects, it seems that some clients are finally starting to come back,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Best 30 Websites for Creative Inspiration

Of course we are in the list. Any creative professional will need some daily inspiration to overcome the occasional roadblock at work. It’s just the way things are - we need to look at art to remain inspired. Whether you are a designer, an...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - KitKat Crossy Road FOR REAL In a piece of advertising that will absolutely delight casual commuter gamers and probably annoy almost everyone else, J. Walter Thompson London has created a full-size real-life version of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

JWT Brazil and Coca-Cola build a bridge for Santa Claus

Despite being something of a notorious scrooge amongst my friends and family, I'm still a sucker for a well executed Christmas campaign, and when it comes to well executed Christmas campaigns, Coca-Cola might very well be the kings. Indeed, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Fake TV show by fake agency are being sold worldwide

TBWA Helsinki has teamed up with Fremantle Media, the producers of hit American reality shows such as “American Idol” and “The X Factor” to produce ad campaigns for the Finnish ad agency sitcom “Buy This!”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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