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Inspiration

Transforming Royal Ascot into a high-stakes Netflix drama | #BehindTheIdea

Drama takes the saddle in another heart-racing campaign for Royal Ascot. The ad, created by Isobel's Tom Dyson and Lance Boreham, takes the form of a 60-second film reminiscent of a Bond-esque movie trailer or a high-stakes Netflix drama. Directed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Opinions - Making a drama out of a crisis.

by Magnus Shaw There is much to like about charity advertising. Freed from the constraints of pack-shots and multi-buys, agencies have the chance to show off their creative chops and tell real human stories - often quite brilliantly. One only has to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The painter who became a film director | #MemberSpotlight

Natasha Kinaru is a Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editor who got her start in oil paintings and drawings before finding her true calling as a director. Today, we discuss how and why she transitioned from the slow and meditative world of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The sports photographer that shoots from the heart | #MemberSpotlight

Karen Yeomans is an award-winning freelance photographer on a mission to help women be seen and support the rise of women’s sport. Based in North London, her clients include major names in the sporting sphere like Red Bull, Invictus and...

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Inspiration

Ads that made history: Guinness “Surfer” | #HistoryMonth

Guinness has always been a brand with solid advertising clout. Indeed, they’re so proud of their branding and advertising game that an entire floor of their Guinness Storehouse experience in Dublin is dedicated to it. But while there are dozens...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Context is queen - The power of contextual advertising

There’s an adage in online media that you’ve probably all heard a thousand times before - “content is king.” But the thing is, content without context is just words and pictures. If content is king then context is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#GettingToKnow the Creative Director that manifested his own career path

For this week’s Getting to Know, we’re talking to Benedict Buckland, the Creative Director at alan. the B2B marketing agency that's a part of Raconteur. Benedict’s career path is far from a conventional, having started at the tail...

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Industry

How Engine boosted recruitment for the Royal Air Force | #BehindTheIdea

The Air and Space Operations division of the Royal Air Force doesn't get much drama on a day-to-day basis; but when they do, it's as high-stakes as you could ever imagine. The Royal Air Force needed to recruit the right people to help protect the...

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Features

Jobfishing - The fake design agency that catfished 52 creatives

Everyone loves a good con story. You only have to see the success of the recent Anna Sorokin drama and Tinder Swindler documentary on Netflix to see how infatuated we all are with the seedy inner-workings of a good long con. But the latest big con...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Giving some time and space to Shutterstock’s six big trends of 2022

Trends. January is always going to be the month of trends and trend think pieces. It’s inevitable and it makes sense and while some might baulk at the idea of reading yet another thousand words of ponderous prattle, if there’s one company...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Job Description: Lighting Designer 

The lighting designer coordinates heavily with the director and artistic director to determine what sort of lighting-related visuals will craft the desired result on stage. This can include anything from deciding what sort of lighting will create a...

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Inspiration

Stories beyond video editing | #MemberSpotlight

It makes sense for a lot of creative professionals to see themselves as builders or architects. Essentially, that is what we are doing: building narratives, telling stories, working with structures and raw materials to make something greater. This is...

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Inspiration

Churning through lockdowns with UKTV and Peter Allinson - #AnnualSpotlight

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It is with these immortal words by Billy Ocean that Head of Design at UKTV Peter Allinson recounts his own experience with the past year of lockdowns and restrictions, moments of doubt and anxiety for...

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Inspiration

Oscar Pop! 2021’s Best Picture Nominees as Original Pop Art Posters

When casting an eye back over the goings-on this week, I felt a subtle pang of despair. Between the capitalist nightmare that was the ill-fated European Super League, David Cameron lobbying dramas and… more Prince Philip, it all just felt so...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The fearless gambles of Signal Film - #CompanySpotlight

How do you cut through the noise in the overly-technological age of social media? How do you aim to be different when the barriers of entry to production stand lower than ever? If all this sounds discouraging, you should clearly read the story of...

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Inspiration

From a seaside town to filmmaking in Central London - #MemberSpotlight

If there's one thing you will learn from all of these Member Spotlights of ours, it is that ambition can get you anywhere. No matter where you are coming from, or where you want to go. This was the case of Corry Raymond. Born and raised in a seaside...

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Features

How the music industry is winning Covid

Around this time last year, I was getting pumped up to go to a Nightmare Before Christmas live concert on the night of the 5th of December. Danny Elfman was there. Pretty much the entire cast was there. Tim Burton wasn't, but that's okay. It was one...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

The oft-overlooked heroes in Wasabi and Walk West's campaign

Oh, Nate. The IT guy we all wish we had in our lives. Truth is, we do have him - but IT guys are often overlooked by campaigns and don't get celebrated enough for their successes. And so hot cloud storage company Wasabi and digital marketing firm...

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Leaders

There is a crisis of creativity in advertising

There is a crisis of creativity in advertising. You have probably heard these very words or a variation in the past few years. Campaigns striving to touch on the same key points, unoriginal tropes used over and over again - things are starting to...

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Workshop

Fighting the Rise in LGBTQ Abuse with The Gate London

Not all the consequences of COVID-19 make the headlines. A simple sentence, enough to have us focus in on one of the unspoken issues of the pandemic. LGBTQ abuse has risen tremendously during lockdown, and social distancing has pulled off the plug...

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Features

Behind the Idea: Snarling Neon with We Hunt Together and UKTV

Some underestimate the impact of title sequences on viewers, but the truth is these sequences can largely contribute to strengthen a solid tv show's brand. From Game of Thrones to Penny Dreadful, from Breaking Bad to Westworld, having memorable...

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Inspiration

The Top 10 most exciting illustrators

Taking inspiration from the abstract, the surreal, the bold, the colourful and the iconic, this collection of the best illustrators around should provide some much-needed inspiration for those of you struggling with self-isolation. Who are the top...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Oscar Pop: The 2020 Academy Awards through a Shutterstock lens

With the 2020 Oscars right around the corner, Shutterstock has just officially unveiled its latest Oscar Pop! poster series. A tradition among Shutterstock’s design team, the series combines the vibrant and sometimes playful colours, styles and...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The sleek and stylish retouched world of Paul Hill

Paul Hill is a freelance retouching artist originally from East London whose stylish and eye-catching work, which he himself describes as “high end, creative retouching,” has been lighting up Creativepool for some time now. Paul’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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