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Advice

Blogging: what are the rules? Are there any?

by Ashley Morrison The other day, I was at a party and talking to someone who wrote for a technical magazine. Personally, I'm a generalist; unlike him, I don't have one particular area of expertise. So that means, as a freelance copywriter, I've...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Technology

Demand Media buy Saatchi Art and names new CEO

Demand Media, the Santa Monica-based content and social media company that operates brands like eHow, Cracked and Livestrong, announced yesterday that it had added Saatchi Art to its collection. They acquired the company for $17 million in cash and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

An insider's guide to the 3D animation pipeline

The process of creating a 3D animation is much more complex than most people think. The number of steps to produce a 3D animated video can vary a great deal, depending on the animation studio involved and the scale of the project itself. But...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Advice

A guide to reviewing your brand: 13 key questions

We understand that a full-rebrand is a big deal and requires quite a level of commitment and valuable resources. The strength of your brand gives you an advantage over your competitors, so we recommend re-assessing your branding every so often. This...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Awards

Cannes Lions 2019: Essential party guide

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 is less than a month away and while that may seem like plenty of time to get your calendar in order, it’ll be here before you know it. Planning your rosé sessions in the sun can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Beginner's Guide To Double Exposure In Photoshop

For those looking for cool effects in Photoshop, double exposure is a pretty fun one to mess with. Combining two images can elevate the artistic nature of your piece and make beginners look much more professional. I hope it provides you with a new...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

A basic guide to fair licensing

We are surrounded by UGC. People continuously share millions of images, videos, and art, with most of us not giving a second thought to who might take and re-use our visuals without permission. For people within creative industries, unauthorised use...

Posted by: Lobster
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Letting inspiration guide the way at MisoSoupDesign

After graduating in Architecture, Planning and Preservation from Columbia University, Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan worked with TEN Arquitectos and Fxfowle Architects before gradually starting the process of establishing their own office in Taipei,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Guide to Computing: INK and Docubyte

INK’s James Ball, aka Docubyte, discusses the thought process behind the G​uide to Computing photo series ... Guide to Computing Guide to Computing represents the first release of a body of work documenting the beginning of our computing...

Posted by: INK
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Advice

Free online finance guide for freelancers

Unsure what your freelance rate should be? Fed up of pesky late-paying clients? Too scared to take a holiday? You need A Field Guide to Freelancer Finances! Packed with tips, reports, real life stories and much more, our free ebook is all about how...

Posted by: FreeAgent
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Inspiration

Creativepool's 2016 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If someone’s got you looking so crazy in love right now, then you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re wanting to spoil that ‘special someone’ or just need an excuse to treat...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Inspiration

Creativepool Picks: The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If you’ve got all your presents sorted that is. Otherwise it’s the most stressful as you rush to buy thoughtful, fun and imaginative gifts whilst trying to support lesser-known artists,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

The quick guide to Google 'Alphabet'

'As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Uncover Your Worth: The 2015 Salary Guide & Survey

DOWNLOAD A peek into the industry's toughest questions, surprising data and upcoming trends for the new year. The report looks at creative sector salaries between 2014-2015 and amongst its findings, it also revealed: 60% of professionals think...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Google's guide to designing the perfect app

The great and powerful Google recently published a report advising app developers on how to maximise user experience through design. The report is titled “Mobile App UX Principles: Improving User Experience and Optimising Conversion,”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What does Creativepool's Salary Guide have to do with Wimbledon?

Today sees the start of my favourite time of year: Wimbledon fortnight. And with Andy Murray defending his title and the intrigue surrounding his appointment of 2006 Ladies Champion, Amélie Mauresmo, there's a lot to be excited about. What does...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Guide Dogs appoints RAPP to brand work

- RAPP wins combined media and creative brand account - Includes offline, online and PPC UK brand media and ATL creative London, 18th June 2014: Guide Dogs has appointed RAPP to handle the combined media and creative accounts for its new integrated...

Posted by: RAPP
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Advice

2014 Salary Guide & Survey

It may have taken a few months... but we have finished tackling one of the hardest subjects in the workplace, the paycheck. We have exposed the elephant in the room by asking tough questions, collecting data, and analysing opinions. Inside you will...

Posted by: Alexandra Schott
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Advice

A guide to handling unpaid invoices and refusenik clients.

Creativepoolers in the fortunate position of holding down a fulltime staff job will be familiar with the warm glow of the monthly payslip. Sure, you'd probably like the net total to be larger, but at least your earnings show up on a predictable...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinions - A quick guide to being made redundant.

by Magnus Shaw Throughout this increasingly insane financial crisis I have worked as a freelance. Disadvantage: I have to find my own work and therefore income. Advantage: I can't be made redundant. However, I have faced the redundancy...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Sneak preview of my intro to Connect: London 2018

The turmoil of 2018 is close to being over. Only for a whole new era of uncertainty to seemingly be on the horizon. The internet that was supposed to broaden our worlds and bring us closer together seems to have divided nations and neighbours....

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Publicis - Fairy Fairy has brought to life the power of a single drop of its famous washing up liquid with a playful art installation of bubbles. Fairy wanted to come up with an engaging way to showcase its unique mileage messaging: “one drop...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Features

Turn up the volume on your brand identity

It’s obvious when you think about it. Your brand speaks to your audience. It occupies ‘mental space’ in the minds of your most loyal consumers. You NEED to know how it sounds to your customers. But you probably won’t find...

Posted by: ifour
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Trends

Why personalisation is key for property marketers

“When it comes to video - and pretty much everything else - the more personalised the content, the higher the chances of conversion.” John Rampton, entrepreneur. What is personalised marketing? Personalised marketing is the creation...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Technology

How to write a website brief

You’ve decided your business needs a new website. You’ve agreed a budget (that you WILL stick to!) so what do you do now? Well, appointing a website design (and development) agency is your next step. You’ll need to write a...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Design

Emojis get redesigned for the visually impaired

To coincide with World Emoji Day (17 July), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced an initiative to make emojis more accessible to the blind and partially sighted. Working with globally socially led creative agency We Are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Why World Emoji Day happens on 17 July

World Emoji Day is being celebrated across the world today on social media and beyond with a host of fan comments, online discussion and articles about the universal language. Emojis have become an entertaining form of expression cutting out the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Identity for new black creativity exhibition unveiled

Design studio Here Design has created the identity for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a major new exhibition at London’s Somerset House. Running until September, the exhibition celebrates 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond, and features...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Reviewing Cannes Lions 2019: Who won what and why?

Each year, after the Cannes Lions festival, thenetworkone takes a few days to reflect on the events and look for the key themes and patterns which emerge. Here is our take on Cannes 2019. At its heart, Cannes is an awards festival. A little like the...

Posted by: Julian Boulding
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Design

Desigual flips logo for good in new campaign from WE ARE Pi

Barcelona-based fashion house Desigual has permanently flipped its logo as part of a campaign developed by Amsterdam-based creative agency WE ARE Pi. The work is hung on the idea that 'forwards is boring’ and Desigual is the first...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

5 ways to maximise your creativity

Following the release of a new report on when UK office workers feel most creative, innovation funding specialist MPA Group gives a guide to boosting your productivity below. Biophilic design Kevin McIntosh is head of design at Chameleo n Business...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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