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The Maturation of the Startup - A guide to starting your own agency

So you want to start your own creative agency? Well, good luck! If building a business is like raising a child, then nurturing a team of passionate, sensitive creatives is like being a first-time father or mother and caring for a sick infant....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Attitude in the ad agency: How to avoid becoming the office a**hole

Besides me saying the word 'positivity' a million times, this video is a quick rant on attitude in the advertising environment. It's vastly important and sometimes we forget how good we have it between late nights and tight deadlines. Staying...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

The future of the agency model is the hands of the disruptrepreneurs

Eight years ago, Martin Sorrell pointed out how journalists like to pronounce things dead, even when they’re not. Sorrell was talking about the death of the advertising industry in general and the death of the holding company in...

Posted by: London Advertising
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Leaders

Jack of All Trades: Why the classic agency model needs fixing

The traditional agency model used to work. An agency builds a team of trained and dedicated full-time 'creatives.' A client brief lands, a team of in-house talent is assembled, and tasks are assigned. The work is delivered and the time billed - all...

Posted by: Bomper Studio
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Industry

Shuffle 2017: Your chance to win a placement at a top London agency

The biggest opportunity of your career so far The chance to win a coveted placement at top London agency 18 Feet + Rising. We’ve opened up the competition to more than just single creatives this year. There are two briefs, two questions and...

Posted by: Gemini People
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Leaders

Wunderman's commitment to a more diverse agency world

In a bid to smash the mold of the traditional agency demographic, Wunderman opened its entry level recruitment scheme to non-graduates for the first time with the launch of Wunder Hunter - a recruitment platform that targets university alumni...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Workshop

The Agency Workers Directive (AWD)

October 11th 2011 may seem like a very long way away right now, but it marks a landmark date that affects every business that recruits freelance workers through a recruitment agency or business Most of you that are reading this article will have not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

UK Inside Out Awards™ 2020 - Now open for entries.

Showcasing the very best of the UK’s in-house creative talent. The Inside Out Awards™ recognise and honour the very best in-house creative talent from across the UK. Highly regarded within the design industry the Awards identify and...

Posted by: Inside Out Awards™
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Workshop

You Little Jerk – Creating Culture with Larry Hubatka

Today's video is all about the culture within an advertising agency, what it is and how we can effect it. To help me cover the topic, we're going to get a little help from the book "You Little Jerk" by Larry Habatka. It's a great, quick read filled...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Why spending money does not buy you friends

This week, Michael Bloomberg called time on his attempt to win the Democratic nomination to run against President Trump. The New York billionaire laid out roughly $550 million in just over three months of campaigning. Bloomberg spent a mind-boggling...

Posted by: JSR Content
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Leaders

The structured approach to chaos 

Despite common perception, organisation and creativity don’t have to be mutually exclusive. But in creative agencies – where teams juggle multiple clients with constantly changing demands – forward planning and prioritisation can seem...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Creative Stories... from Cannes

Back for our fifth consecutive year, ‘Creative Stories... from Cannes’ (previously Mini Cannes) hits London on the 18th July. This year we are super excited to be supported by the IPA and will be bringing you an inspiring selection of...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Leaders

Have yourself a merry little GIF-mas with Enjoy Digital

Leeds-based integrated digital marketing specialist, Enjoy Digital, is spreading some extra special festive cheer this December with the launch of its interactive online Christmas GIF generator. The online application is available here:...

Posted by: Enjoy Digital
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Workshop

Branding Expertise – A Creative skill in demand

We caught up with Michael Smith, Creative Director and co-owner of Clout Branding with a background in brand design. We found out about his career journey so far, asked for a few hints and tips to grow and gain this expertise and we also asked what...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Industry

Skill up for 2017 with 4 key Creative Super Powers

We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers… Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Workshop

From Freelancer to Business Owner: How do you get there?

We’ve advised and helped many candidates make the switch from a permanent position to freelance when the right thing has come along and vice versa. We’ve previously shared some first hand advice for both, the switch from freelance to...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Workshop

8 Tips on how to prepare for your interview

1. First Impressions Count A good handshake + eye contact is key. You need to sell yourself and the first 30 seconds are when the interviewer subconsciously makes decisions, so make it count. Jessica O’Dell - Principle Consultant - Specialist...

Posted by: Gemini People
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Leaders

New campaign aims to reduce 'women as objects' in advertising

Today is International Women's Day, so it's rather appropriate to ask ourselves, as an industry, whether we are actually taking gender equality seriously. Badger & Winters say we're still part of the problem, not the solution. Badger & Winters is an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Making the world a nicer place with AHOY Studios

AHOY Studios are a design agency with a difference; dedicated to delivering culturally and socially relevant campaigns that impact the greater good of the world. We caught up with one-half of the agency’s founders, Connie Koch, to hear more about...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires Of The Week

DigitasLBi Design Group Julian Baker has been appointed as senior designer at DigitasLBi Design Group. This global marketing and technology agency moves businesses into the digital age. By embracing change, they can merge creativity and tech...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The creative project's worst enemy? Panic.

The late Douglas Adams wrote one of the smartest, most intriguing and funniest books of the 20th century. It was called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. For the uninitiated, it features an electronic book (before they were real things), also...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Well done you! Why the Halifax campaign is so insulting.

Nobody likes being patronised. Even small infants boil with fury when some dough-faced adult leers into their pushchair and makes 'woo-woo' noises at them. Probably. I think being patronised takes us back to school, when we were bound by the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

It's over. Is it ever okay to fire a client?

Firing a client is an unusual notion - counterintuitive even. Business norms suggest an enterprise will always welcome the presence of as many paying customers as possible. So why would anyone ever sack a client? Actually, although it would be a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

How to get your work noticed by a Creative Director

So it’s 2014 and you’re on a quest to land a new job at a brilliant agency. But how do you make sure you stand out from the hundreds of people doing exactly the same? Our Creative Director, Martin Homent, shares his tips and insight into...

Posted by: Tribe Marketing
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Inspiration

Meet the Executive Creative Director, Wesley Hogg of Reading Room

Tell us a bit about you Wesley... I began working in the creative industry in 1998 after studying at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths. Early on I specialised in digital and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to ride the...

Posted by: Reading Room
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Features

Designers - Do you have the courage to show hand drawn concepts?

by John Fountain. There's an art director that I know who has a pretty impressive portfolio. Plenty of big-name clients, some beautifully designed work and one or two pieces that have appeared in awards annuals. When she shows her work I'm sure that...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Patrick Collister and The Big Won 2012

Patrick Collister has released his annual directory of the world's best communications agencies, campaigns and individuals, covering areas such as advertising, print, digital, as measured by awards won. Patrick Collister’s The Directory Big...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Geoff Foots, Guerilla

Tell us a bit about you Hi, my name’s Geoff, I’m 5’ 7” with blue eyes and GSOH, I’m a Capricorn who’s married with three children, one beautiful grandchild (believe me when I say I don’t look old enough)...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Neil Marra - Creativespark

What do you actually do? I was going to say walk around the office smoking but I gave up years ago - and do Creative Directors even do that anymore? Day-to-day, I mainly take lead role during the agency’s creative process, which is ‘DIG,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Graham Wall - The Marketing Store

The Marketing Store is one of Britain’s leading integrated agencies. Our London office has about 250 people, with around 100 creatives working across all disciplines, including promotional, retail, experiential, product and digital, the last of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Alan Long - Sane & Able

What do you actually do? I am creative director of a small london based design agency, this means that I have my hands in everything from the design work, client relationships, finding new clients, to creative direction. My usual days consists of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Nick Stickland - ODD

"I like to think, ODD is the integrated creative agency specialising in consumer marketing for fashion and lifestyle brands." What do you actually do? Apply the direction of the client within the agency and the direction of agency within the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Michael C Place - Build

Founded in 2001, we are a London-based graphic design agency. Our strength is in producing bold, memorable and effective graphic design and communications- including for print, packaging, digital and moving image. We work for clients big & small,...

Posted by: Creativepool

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