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Leaders

McKinsey shoot for the moon

Management consultancy giant McKinsey & Company this week announced the purchase of San Francisco-based design company Lunar in an effort on McKinsey's part to grow its design capabilities. The deal is understood to be McKinsey’s first-ever...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Making and breaking the grid with Ben Statham

Ben Statham loves making plans. We can definitely relate. As his experience taught him, Ben Statham also loves breaking plans. The unexpected always brings along a certain thrill, and no one could know that better than a photographer, constantly...

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Inspiration

Learning Experimentation with Keir Siewert

In most industries we take a lot of the modern-day techniques for granted. What if we told you they all come from years and years of care-free experimentation? Video editor and filmmaker Keir Siewert believes today it is becoming increasingly harder...

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Workshop

Making better worlds together, with UNICEF and VaynerMedia

On World Refugee Day (20th June) UNICEF launched a campaign to encourage people to think differently about refugee and migrant children, to focus on what the adoptive communities gain. Created by VaynerMedia, its team of senior art director Lianne...

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Workshop

What if holding a candy bar could get you killed?

Implicit racial bias is deadly. "A black person is three times more likely to be killed by the police in America, too often when armed with nothing more than a candy bar." It sadly comes to the surprise of no one that there is an implicit bias in...

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Inspiration

The systematic lenses of Gasper De Souza

Some creatives fear process. This is not the case of videographer, editor and writer Gasper De Souza. Born in Mumbai and now living in Goa, India, Gasper's creative process is structured and organised, filled with little tricks and tips that make...

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Inspiration

The Fluidity of Structure with Gordon Greaves

You'll often hear writers say that structure is important. Structure is what holds a story together. Structure is sometimes what propels a story forward. Structure is loved, but also much hated. But even within the strict rigidity of structure,...

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The Vibrant Fervour in Jonathan Knowles' Shots

Technology has changed much of what we know as the 'creative process', especially in the past few decades. The advent of digital has brought new ways to complete the same tasks and propel our inspiration forward - but there's no denying that the...

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Workshop

Fighting the Rise in LGBTQ Abuse with The Gate London

Not all the consequences of COVID-19 make the headlines. A simple sentence, enough to have us focus in on one of the unspoken issues of the pandemic. LGBTQ abuse has risen tremendously during lockdown, and social distancing has pulled off the plug...

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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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Workshop

The Filmmaker's Guide to Remote Filming, for Agencies and Directors

There is only one shot left to wrap up today’s shooting session. You liaise with the lighting department, the cinematographer and camera operators, you inform the actors and the whole crew is ready to shoot. You talk to the assistant director...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Overwhelming Team Motivation of Yolo Films

Sven Lehmann first approached the wonders technology with a PC with a 45-megabytes hard drive. He used to play DuckTales on it. Now Sven and his company, yolo films, are shooting films from remote, without the need for the crew to be physically...

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Workshop

Abusers Always Work from Home, and Wunderman Thompson wants to stop them

We've heard it, we've seen it around - reports of domestic abuse have gone up tremendously during the UK lockdown. The victims are stuck with perpetrators with little to no chance of escaping the loop, a problem which is very much alive as we...

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Workshop

Behind the Idea: How to Seize the Awkward with Droga5 and the Ad Council

We've just wrapped up Mental Health Awareness Month and we've seen some incredible works from all across the creative industry to fight the stigma of talking about your mental health, whoever you are and wherever you are from. With suicide as the...

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Features

What does the pandemic mean for the production sector?

Some will remember a very specific time in the history of cinema, a time when certain crews were reduced to a bare minimum and all that mattered was the artistic expression, the idea behind film itself. I am certainly too young to remember a time...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Member Spotlight: Loving Art with Ken Eakins

Freelance video editor Ken Eakins isn't someone who would dabble in formalities and beat around the bush. Born a journalist, grown in film and television, Ken has worked with clients in the likes of BBC, while also cultivating a passion for art in...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Wunderman Thompson's not-so-beautiful game

We've been trying to downplay and defuse the COVID-19 pandemic in our intros lately. Sadly, there are some related issues we just can't play with. The BBC has reported that domestic abuse calls have gone up 25% since the beginning of the lockdown....

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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The big, small, tiny and tall films of Chris Light

From directing skeleton crews in the middle of Sierra Leone's jungles to creating abstract visuals for fashion shows, over the last decade Chris Light has spent making films, he’s had a lot of fun. As part of the film production company...

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Inspiration

VR and 360 content can help in times of audience isolation

It can be tough out there! Current issues surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 crisis can bring certain industries some unwanted challenges. For meetings & events this is obviously a challenge, while those who need to promote more physical aspects of...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Faking Royalty with loyalkaspar for CNN

Creative branding agency loyalkaspar recently created a series of live-action spots to promote the new CNN documentary series, “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty,” which uses archival footage and interviews with insiders and experts...

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Inspiration

Member spotlight - The bleak beauty behind Ken Gerhardt's lens

As the 2nd ranked photographer on Creativepool with over 40 years of experience, Ken Gerhardt certainly knows more than most about the art of photography. In recent years, he’s rediscovered his love for black and white film, feeling that the...

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Inspiration

Behind the idea: The problem with wrinkles

Sexual innuendo continues to be a favourite tool of advertisers for a simple reason - it works and it’s usually effortlessly funny. Such is the case in this spot by Procter & Gamble’s multi-agency shop Woven (with teams from Grey),...

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Industry

Creativepool Annual Spotlight: AKQA show us how to believe again

AKQA has been a big part of the Creativepool community in one form or another since its initial inception. The agency has been a Creativepool member since 2013 and has been behind dozens of featured projects and award-winning Annual entries over the...

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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

Behind the idea: Putting the O in retro with Cassandra Brooksbank

Great Guns director Cassandra Brooksbank recently reunited with coffee design company Fellow for a myth-busting new campaign. Inspired by Fellow’s too-good-to-be-true Old Brew Grinder, this retro film references such iconic conspiracy theories...

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Leaders

Getting to Know: Mark Harrison - The man who shot Prince Andrew

Mark Harrison has shot a lot of famous people in the last 20 years and the vast majority of them have thanked him for the privilege. Mark, you see, is a photographer of rare insight that has used his lens to flatter some of the most powerful and...

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Features

Behind the Idea: The redemption of Gio Compario

GoCompare is a brand that has become synonymous with a certain character that has proven polarising (to say the least) amongst British TV viewers. When Wynne Evans first burst onto the scene towards the end of 2009 as Gio Compario, nobody could...

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Features

Behind the Idea: Standing out with courage in a sea of festive frivolity

With the festive season in full swing (nine days and counting), Toyota debuted its 2019 holiday spot last week as part of an ambitious and heartfelt campaign featuring genuine military service members returning home to their families for Christmas....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Shooting Prince Andrew

So it's 6.30 pm and I'm sitting feet up on the sofa with the telly on when my phone goes. 'Mark Harrison? You've been recommended - are you free for a shoot tomorrow?' "Who is it?" I reply with a harrumph. I ponder as I have a dishwasher being...

Posted by: Mark Harrison Photographer
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Inspiration

Agency Spotlight: The eclectic passions of the Deep

Deep is a design agency focused on branding, design for print and digital communications. The agency has existed since the turn of the century and has spent the last 20 years carving out a niche for itself on London’s fashionable Union Street....

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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Showing can-do spirit for Leonard Cheshire

Health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire’s film Actually, I Can aims to inspire people to get involved with its volunteering activities through a powerful story about a disabled man called Charlie. Created by 3angrymen Productions, it...

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