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A behind-the-scenes look at storytelling with virtual production

Imagination Creative Director, Tony Currie and Digital Production Director, EMEA, Paul Marsden, take us behind the scenes of our latest ground-breaking work with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Below, they talk us through the creative process of...

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Leaders

Tangents & Trajectories with the Founder & CEO of Brash | #GettingToKnow

Working at the intersection of different timezones, John Brash is a brilliant entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Brash agency. But few will know and realise how important his early steps were in the overall development of his career. According to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Looking into the Creator Economy and its Communities

From Twitch to Snapchat, Patreon and OnlyFans, the creator economy has boomed in recent years and especially as the pandemic hit some content creators quite hard. For those less familiar with the term, the creator economy is that sector of the...

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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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Features

Why you should stop accepting free pitches right now

Just the other day I saw a freelance job ad looking for a freelancer who would rewrite 10 articles of 3,000 words each… at the price of $25. $25, for about 30,000 words. It is over half of a medium-sized novel - which are usually paid by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

The adorable little homemaker of Rothco and Woodie's - #BehindTheIdea

Who remembers the Acts of Homemaking campaign from Woodie's? It was one of the highlights of the 2020 Christmas ads, and a chance for Woodie's and Rothco to tell a lovely story about the kindness of a neighbourhood at Christmas time. Arguably, 2020...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Make what makes you smile - #MemberSpotlight

Richard Hill defines himself as a down-to-earth Creative Director, and we can definitely see where that sentiment comes from. As an extremely passionate creative professional, Richard can find inspiration wherever he goes, but makes it his own...

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Inspiration

Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

Posted by: Bopper
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Workshop

Are you pricing your agency services the right way?

As businesses, agencies have the grave burden to make profit with which they can generate growth and help the team thrive. With that in mind, pricing your agency services is arguably the most difficult part of founding and running a successful...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

We’re over the rainbow: It’s time to stop Pinkwashing

Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and, if you’re lucky, you might get a mumbled “Happy Pride” as the barista hands you your flat white. It can only mean one...

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Leaders

How to master the virtual pitch in a hybrid working world

As we move towards a new normal of hybrid workforce and increasingly virtual environments, pitches also move to the virtual scene and agencies will soon be required to up their game in a yet fiercer and more competitive environment. When you look at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The blissfully typographic work of a graphic designer - #MemberSpotlight

Coming from a background in typography, Iain Smith Dwight has an incredibly peculiar style that loves to blend type and illustrations in bold new ways. Iain graduated in Northampton with a degree in Graphic Communication and defines himself as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Inspiration

Turn your work into a question mark - #MemberSpotlight

Your work has to be like a question mark. If there is one piece of insight you can gain from McCann Paris Associate Creative Director Joseph Dubruque, it is this one for sure. Joseph, who was chosen to judge the Covid-19 category for Annual 2021...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Go your own way | By the CEO of Redwood BBDO

This new wave of purpose comes with a caveat: brands are eager to jump on the most popular causes, and sometimes forget about their own, true essence. Purpose should be personal. It should be lived and breathed every day, from the brand's core and...

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Inspiration

Everyone hates advertising, until they lose their Dog

Then they want to figure out the best way of stopping people in their tracks, taking notice, and finding Fido. The same is happening with brands with a focus, or increased interest in digital. Every brief asks creatives to think...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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Industry

Rethinking sustainability with Nestlé and FutureBrand - #BehindTheIdea

When Nestlé Brazil turned to FutureBrand São Paulo with a new challenge, the team was tasked with a rather ambitious brief: to highlight the company's commitment to sustainability with a renewed brand architecture, whilst showcasing the...

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Leaders

"Traditional design can still have a real impact" - #JudgeSpotlight

With over 25 years of experience as an art director and designer, Wellmark Executive Creative Director Mark Sammartino was a perfect fit for the Annual 2020 Publishing panel. As a juror for one field of creativity that kind of lost its essence with...

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Inspiration

You are not designers

A call to arms to the creative industry Terminology of job roles is a surprisingly potent thing. For years we at SomeOne shunned them, refusing to enter into the argy bargy of ‘my job is bigger than your job’. But it soon became clear...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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Workshop

Stop caring about the job title - you should focus on the company

Have you ever seen a job ad for the perfect job role? I’m not talking about the role that makes you consider whether leaving your current position would be a good idea. I’m talking about the one that makes your eyes glimmer, and your...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Step out of your comfort zone

There’s a common understanding in the fiction writing scene, according to which conflict drives story. Even outside of fiction, it is a common storytelling technique to highlight the struggles of your characters to make them more relatable. We...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

What Apple's privacy update means for advertisers worldwide

Apple's new privacy update sent the world of advertising in somewhat of a turmoil. With the possibility for users to choose which apps track their data, a debate was started asto whether this was something Apple should do or not. First, Facebook...

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Industry

The poetry behind the Fireflies spot by Creature London - #BehindTheIdea

Who doesn't love fireflies? They are little, delicate, lovely insects made of the matter of dreams, perfect to showcase choreographed visuals and incredibly beautiful production value. The spot made by Creature London for Solita below is all this...

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Leaders

Be proud of your work! - #JudgeSpotlight

"As an Italian, Silvia grew up surrounded by art and has always been fascinated by it, in particular interactive installations and immersive experiences." This is how Creative & Art Director at MullenLowe London Silvia Sella kicks off her bio here...

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Leaders

Why craft matters - With the ECD of Name & Name - #JudgeSpotlight

When entering a craft-focused category, how do you make your project shine? What are those truly amazing projects that catch the eye and leave a lasting impression on the industry? Ian Perkins is the Executive Creative Director at Name & Name, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The humble confidence of The Dubs - #AnnualSpotlight

As our number-one ranked content agency on Creativepool, The Dubs certainly has a few noticeable Annual wins under their belt - and 2020 was no different. Crowned our People's Choice Small Agency of the Year and awarded the People's Choice in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How AKQA became our 2020 Agency of the Year - #AnnualSpotlight

It is not every day that you get to become Creativepool's top ranked digital agency. The folks at AKQA are all incredibly talented and work hard to make sure their unique voice is heard in the industry, and no one year passes without them sharing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Black Minds Matter UK and the 21K donor challenge - #BehindTheIdea

With the stigma around mental health issues and vulnerability still alive here in the UK, we can only imagine how bad it can be as a member of an underrepresented community. Black Minds Matter UK set out to change that. With a campaign/challenge...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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