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Careers

Is social media ruining your career prospects?

'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all' - or so the saying goes. Of course, in the age of social media, the chances of anyone saying nothing at all is very slim indeed. One only has to scan the average street for...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Careers

Creative Job Posting: Capturing the right talent

How much time do you spend looking at a candidate’s CV? I know when I was a recruiter I usually didn’t spend more than ten seconds scanning through and less if I wasn’t totally engaged. A job seeker probably takes the same amount of...

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Features

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Features

When silence speaks volumes for brands

Calling all marketers - we carry a responsibility to our brands. The responsibility to only speak when we have something of value to say. There was an article doing the rounds recently written by an influencer who recommended publishing content...

Posted by: ifour
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Features

IGTV: One year on and a hotbed for creative marketing

This month marks one year since Instagram launched IGTV. A native long-form video channel within the app, IGTV was destined for big things. After all, it combines two big social trends: Instagram itself and video. But the new feature has not yet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Online vs offline: How valuable is going viral?

‘Going viral’ is often seen as the pinnacle of success for marketing or advertising teams, with the social significance of a brand measured in likes, mentions and re-shared posts. Recently, however, businesses have started to question...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

A Conversation with… The Economist’s Denise Law

More than just a newspaper, The Economist Group is a media company that challenges readers to critically examine the fundamental issues facing our planet. From its inception in 1843, The Economist continues to provide bold ideas, a global...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advice

7 Steps to Killer Content

By Suzie Ryan, If you’re anything like me, you’ll have spent a fairly sizeable amount of time reading articles like this one. Maybe you’re feeling motivated to go forth and begin documenting your next-level, incredible...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Cannes Lions 2018: It's a Social Life with Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman, Managing Director of highly successful content company Somethin’ Else, joined us on the floral terrace of Le Canberra for a coffee and a friendly chat about his session on ‘It’s a Social Life’ this year during...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Could the Amazon Anytime messaging app be a serious rival to WhatsApp?

Evidently not content with effectively monopolising the worlds of online retail, voice activated assistants and drone delivery, Amazon have now set their sights on the world of instant messaging, with the tech giant recently posting a series of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Publicis weave a literal Game of Thrones tapestry for Tourism Ireland

Game of Thrones season 7 is finally here, and whilst many fans are still moaning about that woeful Ed Sheeran cameo (the one that felt like it belonged more on Coronation Street than in Westeros), few could deny that, by and large, the first episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Double Concentrate Double Concentrate, the Newcastle-based digital creative agency, has scored a hat-trick of new hires after adding industry veteran Gareth Howells to its team as part of an appointment triple. Howells was one of the founders of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Snapchat shares plummet after disastrous debut

Last night, shares in the boldly named Snap, the parent company of the snap-happy social media picture sharing titan Snapchat, fell by almost a quarter after the app reported significant losses and poor user growth. The company's first results as a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Kellogg’s Invests £6 million in Crunchy Nut

Kellogg’s is investing more than £6 million in advertising for Crunchy Nut this year, 31% of which will be spent digitally, as the brand reaches out to social influencers in its “Search for the Ultimate Crunchy Nutter” competition. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Buttonjoy: Channel your frustration into action with new IoT buttons

Do you remember our Amazon Dash Button Hacks article from early last year? If so, you’ll recall how a bunch of clever innovators were, at the time, programming Amazon’s Dash Buttons to help them order pizza, build a panic button, and – in Ted...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Design Vs Trump: Nazi Logos and Border Walls from IKEA and Katy Perry

You're all probably just as sick as hearing about Easy D (does anybody know what that really meant yet?) and his constant fear mongering, divisive hate speak and general incompetency. Historically, however, when in times of great political and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Casper & the new frontiers of sleep

In the last year, Casper have claimed a spot in Time’s Best 25 Inventions of 2015, won a Big Innovation Award, been finalists of a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and bagged a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. These aren’t...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Wieden+Kennedy and CP+B publicly call out Donald Trump's BS

As we enter the final two weeks of the campaign for the presidency of the United States, we’re also hitting the bottom of the barrel with creative agency projects, which have, by and large, been overwhelmingly tilted against Donald Trump. And with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Branding environments with Bruce Mau Design

Bruce Mau Design is a multidisciplinary design firm specialising in brands and their environments by developing brand systems, visual identities, packaging, digital experiences and physical environments for a roster of clients including Sonos and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A new kind of creative agency at KEMMLER KEMMLER

Over in Berlin, KEMMLER KEMMLER are breaking down the traditional boundaries between art & design agencies and strategy implementation to deliver high-profile campaigns across the fashion and lifestyle industries. Sebastian Kemmler, one of the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Robotic Interns, Simulated Dementia and more Pokémon

360i hire their first robotic intern Internships at an ad agency are not easy to come by and it can be especially hard for young people living outside major cities. To combat this, 360i came up with a way for one lucky person, living outside a big...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

What is Pokémon GO & how to get it right now

If you're even remotely interested in the wonderful world of Pokémon (and why wouldn't you be?) then you're probably aware of the mega-hyped Pokémon Go smartphone game, which essentially uses AR technology to allow fans to catch...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting text heavy with Andrei Robu

Andrei Robu is a designer and artist who focuses on experimental typography. With over 15 years of experience as a brand designer, Robu has worked with many big names including Bloomberg, Nike Jordan, Wired, ESPN, The Golden Globes and Visa. His work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Emoji Equality: Google pushes Unicode to reconsider emoji gender roles

Google’s recent proposal, put forward to Silicon Valley's Unicode Consortium (the body that controls and approves universal software standards for letters and other characters), wants to increase the representation of women in emoji and calls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin

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