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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Setting your rate

So, this is a tough one and something I've struggled with for years. There are a few different ways of applying a fee for your services. You can set a day rate, which is most common, basically saying how much you want to charge a day, and then times...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Trends

10 most valuable brands of 2019 revealed

Apple, Google and Amazon have retained their status as the most valuable global brands, according to new annual research from Interbrand. This year’s Best Global Brands report positions Apple (USD $234,241m), Google (USD $167,713m), and Amazon...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Small or large business? Where to start your creative career

Starting your career can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Many graduates have their hearts set on making their name in a global company, with Google, Facebook and Apple all ranking in the top companies that young professionals want to...

Posted by: Forward Role Recruitment
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Features

How an audience-led approach can help luxury brands win in search

Who’s got game? - high street vs luxury We’ve seen the news articles of brands announcing store closures and reporting losses, such as Miss Selfridge and Debenhams. Miss Selfridge reported losses of £17.5m ahead of their flagship...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Bringing Honda back up to speed

Valtteri Bottas may have won the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka yesterday but the prize for the coolest ad to promote the event goes to Digitas UK and Honda. The high-octane animation is a collaboration with Mainframe and a sequel to the Powered...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know... VMLY&R's Fred Saldanha

Creative agency VMLY&R New York recently announced the appointment of Fred Saldanha to lead creative for Colgate-Palmolive as global chief creative officer on the account. Joining from Arnold Worldwide, he's racked up almost 30 years of experience...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

6 ways to get commissioned as an illustrator

Getting your first commission as a creative in any field can be tough, but with self-belief, perseverance and a solid plan of action, you can bag that first client and kick on. Following a recent interview with California-based freelance cartoonist,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Social Media

10 of the best memes on the internet

'The blinking white guy' is a meme used to express incredulity when responding to social media posts, usually published on Twitter. The gif has become the go-to response for internet users to show they simply cannot believe something and is instantly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Global creative calendar: October 2019

Every year, Cannes Lions scores the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health and Entertainment. This latest creative calendar edition is designed to ensure you...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

4 steps to becoming a sustainable brand

The pressure on businesses to become sustainable is on. Global trends such as digitalisation and the climate crisis have led to an increased awareness of social and environmental issues. Legislation is being strengthened on both national and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

ENGINE reveals brutal reality of South Africa's 'Instagram lions'

If you enjoyed Disney’s The Lion King remake this summer, chances are you’ll love this new film created for the Born Free Foundation. Until the end, that is. The international wildlife charity has launched a campaign to raise awareness...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What PR lessons can we learn from Brexit?

Brexit: the PR disaster that simply won’t go away. Heads have rolled, reputations have been severely tarnished, promises have been made and broken, and all the while the UK public has been left scratching its proverbial head trying to work out...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know... Elmwood's Ian Schofield

Brand design consultancy Elmwood recently appointed Ian Schofield as non-executive director to advise clients on sustainability. As the former own label manager of Iceland Foods and an expert on packaging reuse and recycling, he led the charge of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Rebuilding the world with LEGO

Last week, everyone's favourite building block LEGO launched its first brand campaign in 30 years with an ad which has received 2.5 million views on YouTube and counting. Rebuild the World was thought up by French creative agency BETC Paris and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

DixonBaxi ushers in new era for AC Milan with bold rebrand

European football giants AC Milan have launched a new club visual identity system, developed and designed by London-based brand agency DixonBaxi. The rebrand, which ties in with the start of the Serie A 2019/20 season marks the beginning of a brave...

Posted by: DixonBaxi
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Features

World Cleanup Day 2019: Zero waste and plastic-free photography

Can a photo save the world? With World Clean Up Day taking place on the 21 September, explore tips by top Shutterstock photographers on how they empower environmental issues through powerful images. When UK photographer ​Kev Gregory​ made his...

Posted by: Shutterstock
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Advice

Top 10 reasons to update your website

If you're responsible for the website of your business or organisation, it can sometimes be a case of out of sight, out of mind once it's up and running… you may only look at or amend one or two pages from time to time until someone points...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The bigger picture with Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsevis’ personality is as complex as his art. Having grown up in Athens, he’s developed a passion and appreciation for different cultures which has influenced the way he works. “I’m a dedicated scholar of gestalt...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Reasons why graphic designers should go back into education

Graphic designers - never stop learning I’ve worked as a graphic designer for a long time, graduating from Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 1993 and working in various studios, bringing me to launch The Severn Agency in 2017. You might say that...

Posted by: SEVERN_
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Unboxing freedom and individuality for Zalando

Fashion and lifestyle platform, Zalando, has launched a new campaign celebrating free thinkers and and self-expression through Grey London. Led by an ad starring well-known personalities Adwoa Aboah, Alice Hurel, Felicity Hayward, Rain Dove and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why you should be investing in your staff

Between 2011 and 2018, employment in the creative industries grew by an astonishing 30.6%, compared to the UK average of 10.1% according to official statistics, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. However, while this growth may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Travel the world and enjoy Amongst Friends

Most of you know how much I travel every year. I often find it hard to discover genuine and authentic places when I visit a new city. I have spent countless hours browsing through the pages of TripAdvisor and reading outdated recommendations on...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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Entertainment

How Desperados became the most inclusive brand overnight

At London’s newest event space, Magazine, there’s a giant octopus serving drinks, a Human Mirrorball in the middle of the dancefloor and custom-built ‘see the stage boots’ to allow for good views of the DJ. These are just some...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Why Leo Burnett London is lovin' life

Leo Burnett London has been dining at advertising’s top table with its McDonald’s client for more than three decades and continues to reinvent the brand as the world evolves. In the past year, the agency has cut through the crowded...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

18 authentic fan photos for the NFL kick off

After a long summer away, American football is back! As the NFL gears up for another big season - its 100th - a new ad featuring real fans celebrates the fierce rivalries of the sport across the US. Inspired by this year’s Thursday Night...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

AKQA urges companies to adopt nature Code of Conscience

AKQA has invited the top 10 construction equipment companies of the world to adopt its new open source software to protect nature reserves from destruction. Despite their protective status, one third of the areas are under threat from human...

Posted by: AKQA
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Technology

Mixed reality will have as big an impact as iPhone

The founder of immersive production studio REWIND has predicted that mixed reality will have as big an impact on the world as the iPhone did when it was first released in 2007. Sol Rogers, who is behind augmented and virtual reality work for the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advice

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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Features

Is over specialisation killing creativity?

From influencers to social and audio only, there’s been a proliferation of niche agencies in the last few years. While specialists are always going to be necessary, consumers now have more touchpoints than ever before. So, are brands at risk...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Indigo Award adds Design for Social Change category

This year, Indigo Award held the honour of hosting its second annual ceremony in the heart of Costa del Sol in Spain. The stunning beach town buzzed with some of the world’s best and brightest in design as the industry’s leading talent...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Reel talk with director Noemi Hatala

Self-shooting director Noemi Hatala’s film, Where the Women Run the Nightlife, introduces the female club owners who manage four of the five major venues in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It shows how they are encouraging self-expression and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Gender stereotyping: No smoke without fire

This month in advertising has been dominated by a cream cheese bagel-scoffing dad abandoning his baby to a conveyor belt, a pram-pushing mum and moon-walking men. The first bans the ASA has handed down since its gender stereotyping legislation came...

Posted by: Southpaw

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