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Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Humble Resilience of Martin Reznik

It takes a moment to realise you've been faring on the wrong path for a while. When life gets in the way and everything you do becomes a necessity to forge ahead, it is way too easy to lose focus on the things you love. Today, Polish-born illustrator...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Various Agencies - BBC The BBC has announced its new graphic design services roster for 2017, naming five consultancies including Studio Output and Mother London. The consultancies were selected from 11 tender applications in total, and will be...

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Leaders

The Week in Advertising

The Martin Agency – Geico The Martin Agency scooped well-deserved Grand prix at Cannes last month for its brilliant take on pre-roll ads with “Unskippable,” ad for US car insurer Geico, and the agency is displaying that same acerbic humour...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Top 5 tips for successful homeworking

I am excited. And worried. And excited again. It’s now officially the afternoon and I’ve done next to no work. Naughty boy. But why? Well, on Tuesday, I acquired a new puppy, and he’s adorable (see above). But here’s the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Fair game? The ugly world of trolling

By virtue of the fact that you're reading this blog, you almost certainly know what trolling is. For those of you that don't, it's when people with absolutely no penis (and whatever the female equivalent is) leave nasty comments on blogs, online...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Are we failing all this technology?

When the dreadful story of the mysterious disappearance of Flight MH370 dawned on the world, it was notable how many people pontificated ‘Surely all those satellites and things can track a plane anywhere.’ Some hotheads even went as far...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Top 10 Worst Christmas Hits

Not that I have anything against festive cheer, but for some reason, this sometimes means that good taste seems to vanish completely, and this could not be more true when it comes to Christmas songs. With videos featuring a load of scouse wigs and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How to... Become a Freelance Designer

by Creativepool. Most design agencies at some time or another will need to hire freelancers or contract out certain pieces of work. Sometimes [fairly often in fact] agencies will hire in freelancers to free-up the in-house design team so they can...

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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Hard pressed.

How much do you imagine a quarter page, black and white advertisement in the London edition of Metro (the free commuter newspaper) costs? A few hundred quid? A bit more? The answer is £6,636. Perhaps I'm terribly naive or getting a bit old, but...

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Features

A lot of Cillit Bang for your buck

Wandering around a supermarket when it's not busy like at 8am on a Saturday morning makes one of life's necessary evils ever so slightly more pleasurable. Not much more, admittedly I'd rather be asleep, for one thing but ever so slightly. One thing...

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Features

10 ways to fend off freelance loneliness in 2021

Happy new year, freelancers! Surely 2020 has been an interesting one for all of you, in both good and bad ways. After an initial discouraging time of radio silence and cancelled projects, it seems that some clients are finally starting to come back,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

From Space Monkeys to ITV Creative with ECD Tony Pipes

Surely Executive Creative Director of ITV Creative Tony Pipes knew that someday his Space Monkeys would lead him to love everything and anything creative. What he probably didn't know was that he would become such a successful leadership figure in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Do you feel more stressed lately? You are not alone

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Leaders

SXSW 2019: Virtual overload

Tim Leary famously referred to virtual reality (VR) as "LSD for the 90s". And after my recent trip to the Virtual Cinema at SXSW, it became obvious why. Up until now, VR for me, had been a pretty shallow experience, rather like a ride on Space...

Posted by: Russell Schaller
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Leaders

Found Studio launch room-scale demo studio to help brands understand VR

Output Group’s creative content studio Found has unveiled their first room-scale VR demo studio in Farringdon, built to help brands better understand the potential of virtual reality and to showcase the studio’s latest project, Vanishing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Bjarke Ingels Group unveils Dubai Hyperloop designs

Bjarke Ingels Group has finally unveiled its designs for the world's first Hyperloop high-speed transportation system in Dubai. The design reveals a fleet of cubic pods, which will transport passengers to Hyperloop's main transport hub before being...

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Leaders

AKQA unveil Hostile Takeover Weekend for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In what may very well be the ultimate targeted marketing campaign, AKQA spent an entire weekend mounting a calculated assault on one Call of Duty (colloquially known as COD amongst fans and detractors alike) game in order to promote the next game in...

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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: From Domino's to Tokyo 2020

JKR - Domino's I love me some Domino's Pizza, but have always considered their box designs to be a little on the plain side, especially when compared to competing brands. JKR obviously agree, as the consultancy has decided to go big with their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Dynamo teams up with Kelly Hoppen to create beguiling 3D wallpaper

Today's celebrity folk are rarely content to stick with the roles that made them their millions. The Hollywood rolodexes are full of actors wanting to become musicians, rappers wanting to become talk show hosts, and sports stars wanting to become...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Striking cigarette ads from another age

Of course, these days, being a smoker is only slightly less offensive than kitten killing. But it wasn't always that way. Indeed, there was a time when everyone from doctors to movie stars - even prospective presidents - were more than happy to...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

10 things which have disappeared from creative studios

I kicked off my creative career in an advertising agency on Fleet Street, twenty-odd years ago. Apart from the general excitement of actually being paid to write ads, I drew great inspiration from the very particular pieces of equipment around the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Watch some of the world's earliest home movies

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, we no longer only capture the most special moments in our lives, but every moment, no matter how inconsequential. But decades before we were all filming our every move, the concept of capturing footage at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The five briefs I don't want on my desk

Mussel meat A leading discount frozen food company is selling bags of 'mussel meat'. I may be wrong, but I suspect these are the unfortunate shellfish deemed too manky to be sold whole, and are therefore mushed up and flogged in a heaving mass. Good...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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