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The Brands Pushing Back Against Fast Fashion #SustainabilityMonth

Fashion has always been anathema to me. You could diplomatically refer to my wardrobe as “functional” and I’m unlikely to spend more than a few fleeting seconds deciding what to wear in the morning. I do, however, understand the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

How to hire a Visual Effects (VFX) Designer

In today's visually driven media landscape, the need for a skilled Visual Effects (VFX) Designer is increasingly indispensable. Whether you're producing a blockbuster movie, crafting a captivating advertisement, or developing immersive video games, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How to avoid own goals with Snickers #BehindTheIdea

Snickers has kicked off its latest campaign, teaming up with football superstars Luka Modrić and Bukayo Saka. Helping football fans steer clear of embarrassing ‘own goals’, it’s a through the line campaign featuring TVC, OOH, Paid...

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Industry

Annual 2024 - Who will see your work?

Will my work get seen by the "right" people is a key question when deciding on whether or not to enter any award. As a part of our commitment to making The Annual the "Most Award" we make sure that your entries are delivered to, and downloaded by,...

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Workshop

Making wellness look good with Wondersuff #CompanySpotlight

This week, we spoke to Paul Alderson, Managing and Creative Director at North Eastern wellness branding specialists Wonderstuff. Wonderstuff does not pitch. The team has been expanding solely through referrals and word of mouth, but their plans to...

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Inspiration

Designit create a comedy series for Pluralsight #BehindTheIdea

What’s the obvious answer when putting together a campaign for an online education company? Create a four-part comedy series, of course! To learn more about this bonkers but brilliant idea, we spoke to the team behind it. What was the...

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Features

A (mercifully) pun-free roundup of the best Easter 2024 campaigns

Easter is rarely held in the same regard as Christmas or even Halloween (unless you’re a confectioner, of course) but the iconography of the season is ripe for creativity. Easter ads campaigns of the past few years have seen everything from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on freelance writer and director Katerina Sfaellou

How did you get into the industry? I started on the corporate side of things many years ago, working on events and marketing activation campaigns. But I always wanted to be hands-on and combine my communications degree with the more creative side of...

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Inspiration

Phillips #ShareTheCare for mums across the world #BehindTheIdea

Philips Avent, in collaboration with LePub, is launching an empowering new campaign called #ShareTheCare. This initiative aims to address the challenges faced by moms and put a spotlight on the importance of their well-being and self-care. To raise...

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Leaders

Inspiring Female Leaders: An Interview with RAPP CEO Gabrielle Ludzker

Gabrielle Ludzker is not just any CEO. The current head honcho at customer experience agency RAPP has spent her career breaking away from the traditional corporate CEO stereotype. and leads to inspire rule breakers. Gabby is an inspirational rule...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

How to hire an Application Designer

In today’s digital landscape, the demand for high-quality app design is soaring. Whether you’re a seed-stage mobile app startup aiming to create the next big thing or an established company striving to stay relevant, finding the right web...

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Industry

How to hire an Interior Designer

Whether you’re seeking to transform a house, office, or retail space, selecting the right interior designer is crucial. They play a pivotal role in achieving the desired aesthetics and functionality for your environment. Amidst numerous...

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Features

10 Brands That Kicked Off on TikTok and How They Did It #BrandMonth

Whether you like it or not (and that will probably depend very much on which side of 30 you find yourself) TikTok has been moulding consumer behaviour in its own impatient image for years now but for a lot of brands who saw the way the tide was...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Rejecting the unconventional with Dave Anderson #MemberSpotlight

Dave Anderson is an animator, illustrator and storyboard artist born in Wales, and currently based in Barcelona, who has for over a decade has been helping even the most uptight organisation find their funny. In recent years he’s directed...

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Features

10 Brands Making Big Waves in 2024 #BrandMonth

In a world where thousands of companies are being born every day, the power of a strong brand has never meant more. There are, of course, always those legacy brands whose popularity will ebb and flow with changing cultural whims but for some brands,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Sparking the fires of creative revolution with Guerilla #CompanySpotlight

Gueriilla Communications is a creative integrated agency that enjoys what they do and like to have fun with the people they work with. The clue is very much in the name. To learn more about the defiantly northern agency, we spoke to James Allen,...

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Inspiration

KOTEX tackle taboo-breaking design in menstrual health #BehindTheBrand

Pearlfisher, the brand design agency, has unveiled its design for The Pack by KOTEX for tween girls at school in South Africa. The kit goes beyond the traditional functionality of fem-care to transform menstrual education into an engaging, empowering...

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Inspiration

Building a greener future for London with TfL #BehindTheIdea

Transport for London (TfL) with the help of agency of record VCCP London and Wavemaker UK, launched an awareness campaign last year for the huge range of improvements TfL is continuing to make across its network. Some of the many improvements that...

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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on illustrator and designer Andy Carolan

How did you get into the industry? It was actually by accident! Many years ago I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and found that I went from being an energetic person to one who was effectively ‘marooned’ at home. As I had always been artistic...

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Inspiration

The Transmedia Opportunity for Games

Written by the Strategy team at Waste Creative. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Barbie, Lego… we watch their movies and shows, read their comics, collect their merch and in many cases, play their video games. They’re the epitome of something called...

Posted by: Teodora Miscov
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Industry

Augmented Reality: Supercharging consumer attention

Claudia Mastromauro, VP of Sales, Strategy & Operations, UK, Aryel Global attention spans are rapidly dropping, with the average attention on a screen falling from two and a half minutes in 2004 to 47 seconds in 2023. The average internet user is...

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Workshop

What the UKs favourite ads of 2023 say about adland in 2024

They say the best way to figure out where you’re going is to look back at where you’ve been, and the last 12 months have been anything but boring so there’s certainly a lot of ground to cover. Of course, I spent most of December...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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