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Leaders

Ricky Neault appointed as director of Chapter

The Birmingham-based advertising agency Chapter, has recently announced that Ricky Neault has been appointed as a director of the young, award winning company. Neault will continue to head up one of Chapter’s multi-discipline teams, but will...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

How to... Create a portfolio that best suits you.

Your portfolio is one of the most important things that need to be considered when thinking about applying for a new job. Us "old schoolers" have all spent countless hours trudging around Soho with our A2 portoflio in tow, ending the day with a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Why agencies get it so wrong when marketing themselves

Many years ago, I worked for an agency which specialised in recruitment and graduate communications. It was pretty successful too, with a host of blue-chip clients and a stack of creative awards. It was American owned, and one day the message came...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

FaceCake Gives You The NFL Look And Feel In A 53-Foot Long Truck

The interactive marketing company, FaceCake, has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to bring real-time Try-On to the travelling "NFL Fan Style Tour," a mobile interactive experience that offers the fans a firsthand look at this year's...

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Leaders

The Ultimate ‘Pop-up Lounge’ Bar In London

Heineken unveiled their premium, design-focused lounge bar at London Design Festival last week, the latest chapter of its open innovation journey. The ‘Pop-up City Lounge’ is the second edition in the brand’s ‘Open Design...

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Leaders

Ogilvy & Mather New York promote Lou Aversano to chief executive officer

Last week, Ogilvy & Mather announced that Lou Aversano is to be promoted from his current role as chief operating officer at the agency's New York office, to chief executive officer, effective immediately. He will remain in New York for the new role,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Razorfish snags Vik Kathuria from MediaCom for a top media role

The battle for talent between WPP and their rivals Publicis and Omnicom (who will soon be merging) continues apace as the Publicis Group's 'Razorfish' (a full service digital agency based in New York) announced they had poached WPP MediaCom's head of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

5 Minutes with... Peter Riley - 20:20

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm Chief Creative Officer of a digital advertising agency called 20:20. My job is to solve clients' business problems with creativity. Over the last year, for example, this has involved using...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - It's only natural. The American instinct for marketing.

by Magnus Shaw I'm in America. Staying in Kissimmee, Florida and genuinely delighted to see things looking a lot better. Last year I was alarmed at the number of boarded up stores and saddened by the prevalence of regular Americans soliciting money...

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Workshop

How to... Use your blog

Chris Unitt is the managing director of Meshed Media. He was editor of Created in Birmingham, winner of Best UK Blog 2008, before recently standing down and now helps artists and arts organisations to make the most of the internet. How to use your...

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Leaders

ASA ban Juice Garden promotion for claiming drink “cures disease”

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a menu promotion from health food cafe and online retailer Juice Garden for implying that one of its products prevented, treated or cured disease. The company, which is based in my Birmingham and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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An Alien of Ariake stars in Saga city promotion film

Geometry Global Japan has launched a new film to draw visitors to Saga City, Japan. The film, ‘Alien of Ariake - W · R · S · B’, features an alien creature of the in the nearby Ariake Sea. Created for Saga City, the film...

Posted by: Ogilvy & Mather Japan
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Leaders

DigitasLBi announce a major promotion and a fresh hire

DigitasLBi had two major announcements to make yesterday, both coming at a time when the agency is striving to transform its clients brands for the digital age. The first came in the form of David Carr, who has been appointed as the new strategy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Exclusive Judges Insight: How to Craft a Perfect Annual 2021 Entry

The Annual 2021 deadline is now little more than a week away. Like every year, entries have been flowing in from all over the industry, and if you are thinking about putting the finishing touches on your entries, you are probably not alone in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

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Inspiration

Graphic Design and Synaesthesia – #MemberSpotlight

In the overload of information and noise that is the digital age, there has never been a stronger push to be yourself and promote your own uniqueness to the world. This is especially true of artists and creatives - everyone has their own style,...

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Inspiration

From freelancing to owning a business and beyond - #MemberSpotlight

In one way or another, freelance designer and creative Hiten Thaker has been in the creative industry for the best part of 20 years. A highly focused and entrepreneurial professional, Hiten has worked for a plethora of high-profile clients and you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Should you leave your job during the pandemic?

You keep looking at the clock waiting for your day to end. The thought of Monday mornings just won’t let you enjoy your weekends. You can’t wait for the next day off - even if you just spent an entire week on leave. We’ve all been...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Print is definitely not dead

Promoting your business offline Pre-internet, promotion looked very different. We relied on using print to show off our best work. We used to send out portfolios so that prospects could see our work in print-form. It’s all very well having a...

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Industry

75% of the industry will keep supporting remote working post-pandemic

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why don't most agencies self-advertise?

”No donkey chases the carrot forever. He catches on. And quits.” If you remember this line, you either love the advertising industry and have read up on its history, or you are part of a very select demographic, lucky enough to have seen...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Warmth, art and survival in Ben O'Brien's illustrations

Love for nature, capturing the moment and finding the beauty in how things look. This is the drive that guides Ben O'Brien, freelancer in Somerset, former animator and now a hardened 15-year illustrator. Though it may not seem like it, Ben's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Abi Pearl on overcoming the impostor syndrome

We tend to forget how important it is to take care of ourselves, especially during a world-wide pandemic that makes us busier than ever. The story of giffgaff head of advertising Abi Pearl is as inspiring as it gets. If there is one thing you should...

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Inspiration

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Toby Willsmer

The details in Toby Willsmer's beautiful illustrations are as fascinating as the countless career paths he's ventured into. From web design to being a scuba diving instructor, from illustration to running a music label, we have collected some of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning the Unexpected with Philip Giancola

You never know when the muse of creativity is going to engulf you in one of its legendary and life-changing moments of epiphany. Filmmaker Philip Giancola has dropped out of high school in his teenage years, only to then fall in love with movies...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The Determination of Sidney Berthier

Determination can go a long way. Though VCNI junior video editor Sidney Berthier doesn't explicitly say it, he has plenty of determination to spare and his current career path was solely guaranteed by a host of childhood dreams. His path may have...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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