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Features

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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Features

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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Events

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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Advertising

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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Advice

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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Awards

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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Design

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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Careers

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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Events

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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Advice

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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Careers

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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Advertising

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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Features

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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Advertising

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: Industry Updates
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Features

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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News

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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News

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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Features

5 minutes with... Sophie Moore - Creative Partner at Flock

"First and foremost we’re a design and advertising agency. We look at our clients’ problems and solve them creatively." What do you actually do? A bit of everything as we’re a small but perfectly formed agency. I design. I project...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Simon Needham - ATTIK

What do you actually do? From a business standpoint, I'm involved in the day-to-day management of ATTIK. My title is Executive Creative Director, so I oversee all the creative that comes out of the agency. I evaluate creative, direct broadcast, and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Andrew J Brown - Creative Director at Brass

"A new agency 28 years young. Brass is a new breed of marketing communications agency. Using new insight, ideas and technology, we help clients succeed in a world of constant change." What do you actually do? Work on strategy and creative delivery...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Robin Arnold - Creative Director at Baron

"Barôn are a branding and digital agency based in Bolton. We are a small team of award winning designers and developers who strive to create contemporary, intelligent design." What do you actually do? We are a small team so a bit of everything...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Mark Anderson - Creative Director at We Love

"We Love... A fresh new take on what a digital creative agency can be... Progressive and flexible, driven and creative, we offer an alternative way forward in terms of design, strategy, attitude and ultimately deliverables. Our strength lies in our...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Jon Stutfield - Creative MD at BLISS

"We're a digital agency whose founding mantra was to be a pleasure to work with. In reality that means being honest, producing great work and achieving our clients' objectives. And being nice, but that just comes naturally to us." What do you...

Posted by: Creativepool

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