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10 top tips to help you win creative awards

After 11 year's of running The Annual we've picked up a few key pointers on how to craft a winning awards entry. Below is the Top 10 tips from ourselves, previous judges and winners on how to create the perfect submission. 1. Tell A Story An...

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Ace Your Next Project Manager Interview Using These 7 Tips

Job interviews can be nerve-racking, no matter the position you’re applying for. In fact, 93% of people say they feel anxiety leading up to the interview. One of the ways you can keep these nerves at bay is by preparing effectively. In this...

Posted by: Creativepool Partner
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The top 10 tips to creating award entries that win!

Putting together an awards entry takes a bit of science and a slice of art. We've compiled this Top 10 list from previous judges and winners to give you knowledge on how to create the perfect submission. 1. Tell a Story An effective way to have...

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2023 Resolutions: Top tips from entrepreneurs & agency leaders

People use a new year as a fresh start, evaluating the past year with introspection and making goals for a better year ahead. Work-related new year’s resolutions for freelancers and business owners are created in this process. While many...

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Top 5 mental health tips for freelancers | #MentalHealthMonth

There is a lot to be said for the life of the freelancer. The freedom, the flexibility, and the lack of people to answer to (besides your clients, of course) makes it a tempting path for many. I myself was tempted 15 years ago now and I’ve...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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How to hire a great retoucher – 5 top tips

The job of a retoucher is far more complicated and exciting than just making exceptionally pretty people even prettier. Editing images and videos, or photographic retouching, helps the creative present his or her project in the best light...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to hire a great branding designer – 5 top tips

What is a brand? It’s far more than just a colour scheme and a few catchy phrases. Indeed, it’s more suitable to think of a brand as an identity - it’s what the company stands for, what it hopes to achieve and how it wants to be...

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How to hire a great studio manager – 5 top tips

Studios are busy and often chaotic environments that need to be run like the tightest of ships if they want to achieve their goals and produce quality work at scale and at speed. That’s why studio managers play such an integral role. According...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to hire a great art director – 5 top tips

Creativity is a wonderful and very personal thing, but it can also cultivate chaos if it’s not properly guided by the right pair of hands. Those hands often belong to the art director. This is the part of the team that guides the creatives and...

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4 top tips for a successful creative job interview

Most people think they have interview preparation perfected, but you’d be surprised by how many people overlook basic elements, and some simple improvements, which can be key to your success. We’ve gathered the top 4 tips to make your...

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Working smarter, not harder: Top tips for freelance creators

Freelancers and independent contractors have a lot to keep track of. Whether you tend to take on lots of fast turnaround jobs or spend months at a time with one single client, it’s likely you have an abundance of files and admin that go along...

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The art of winning: The top 10 tips you need to win at Awards

Putting together an awards entry takes a bit of science and art. We've compiled this Top 10 list from judges and winners to give you the knowledge on how to create the perfect submission. 1. Tell a story Everyone loves a good story. The best way to...

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5 Tips to get started with Cleantech PR

Imagine you’re leading a scrappy cleantech start-up. You’re equipped with a vision for a healthier planet, a groundbreaking innovation that’s ready to make an impact, and the engineering muscle to bring it to life. Your team is...

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How to hire a great 3D artist - 5 top tips

3D artists are in high demand these days. We live in a three-dimensional world that demands accurate representation and that’s true whatever corner of the creative industries you find yourself in right now. The need to hire skilled and...

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5 easy tips to send the best holiday gifts to your freelance clients

December is a bit like the Valentine’s Day of freelancing - a chance to show appreciation to your significant clients for everything they’ve done for you since you first met. This may involve sending freelance holiday cards, gifts and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How to hire a great graphic designer - 5 useful tips

The best graphic designers inhabit that space between the creative and the business-minded; the tangible and the intangible. It would be quite easy (and reductive) to simply take the phrase literally and describe a graphic designer simply as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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How to hire a great Illustrator - 5 top tips

While many of the creative arts have been shaped and moulded by the passage of time and the gentle thrum of technology, illustration is, at its core, still the same art form that it was hundreds of years ago. It’s also an incredibly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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How to hire a great creative director - 5 top tips

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” That’s the well-worn cliche that continues to hold billions back from greatness every single day but for some, the crown seems to fit pretty naturally. Such is the case with all the best...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Art of Winning: top tips to win an award

No matter how many or few awards you’ve entered, you can never be too certain of your entry and there is always something new to learn from each and every award experience. Winning awards is an art. But like most arts, it only takes a bit of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How to hire a great copywriter - 5 top tips

The written word is a funny thing. It’s something `almost all of us have a basic understanding of and use every day to reply to emails, forward distracting memes to our co-workers and message our significant others about dinner. But how often...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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7 tips to stay creative and inspired in the second lockdown

And how to remain focused at home We’ve seen that coming. With COVID-19 cases spiking all across Europe, it was just a matter of time before most of the continent decided to head towards a second lockdown - to “save Christmas,”...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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5 Tips for Photographers Trying To Keep Motivated During Lockdown

With quarantine keeping them stuck indoors for the present, it may be hard for would-be photographers to find the right motivation to keep practicing. When in the same four walls all day, there will be little inspiration for your next project, with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Five Essential COVID-19 Adaptive Marcom Tips, Week of 27 April

Image Source: From IABC’s COVID-19 Resources, https://www.iabc.com/covid-19-resources/ Being an excellent communications consultant is highly demanding. On top of all the other diligence and expertise, sustaining professional development is...

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Three tips on how to write through the crisis

In a crisis, good communication matters more than ever. From supermarkets to airlines, brands are having to find the right words to set out their position and help customers make sense of the world right now. As a copywriter, I know how quickly...

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Five Essential COVID-19 Adaptive MarCom Tips, Week of 30 March

A month ago, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Deputy News Media Branch Chief Benjamin Haynes issued his COVID-19 briefing update, reporting on the “very few cases” of Corona Virus in the U.S., and “no community...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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File Organization Tips For Art Directors

Today, we enter the exciting world of creative file management. I know. Sounds thrilling! But keeping your projects organized as a Graphic Designer or Art Director is crucial when things get busy. I've been using the same system for the past 8 years...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Tons Of Tips For New Art Directors and Copywriters

What advice would you give Art Directors and Copywriters trying to get into the advertising industry? This compilation video holds the answers to that question from over 15 Advertising Creatives. The advice varies from entry-level pros to seasoned...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Top 5 tips on getting the most from your profile

Header image: Mike Perkins At the time of writing, Creativepool is now home to well over 270,000 creatives, with 20,000 companies using the platform to find talent from across the globe. If you are a member on the platform, standing out among so...

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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5 tips on how to be happier at work

Four out of five staff admit to feeling burnt out and 73% expect their stress levels to increase in the near future, according to new research from Workfront, a cloud-based modern work management tool for businesses. With these problems having a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 tips for new designers

A year or so ago I was invited to do a talk at Shillington. I wasn't sure what to say and wanted to make sure it was actually useful, rather than just showing some pretty pictures. So, I had a think about what would've been useful to me when I first...

Posted by: Mark Richardson

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