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WHEN IDEAS KILL

The average brand spends millions of dollars on marketing every year. For the big global brands, it's billions. "Half my advertising spend is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half" - US retail magnate John Wanamaker (1838-1922). These...

Posted by: Matt Batten
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Leaders

The gamers nightmare before (and after) Christmas

If you unwrapped and unboxed a brand spanking new Playstation 4 or Xbox One console on Christmas morning, only to be met with a barrage of error messages and broken dreams, you were certainly not the only one. Indeed, both Sony's Playstation Network...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Saatchi's PR nightmare

Today a court took just 70 seconds to grant Nigella and Charles a Decree Nisi which takes them one step closer to becoming divorced. This follows a month after pictures showing him with his hand around her neck during a row outside Scott's restaurant...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

Future imperfect

Had a walk around the famous (well, it is, sort of) Park Hill estate in Sheffield and up close you can understand why the rehabilitation of this maligned solution to post-war housing is such a success. The superstructure is a designer’s dream of...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

Paying down experience debt for luxury and premium brands

There's a saying in marketing: if you want to sell a product, you can charge a hundred pounds. But if you want to sell a story, the sky's the limit. That, in a nutshell, is the power of storytelling. It intrigues and inspires. It connects brand...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Inspiration

Raiding Putin’s NFT art collection to help Ukraine

For months now people have been telling me that NFTs are the future and I still don’t see it. The concept is solid but has anyone really done anything exciting or important with it yet? Well, colour me wrong, as it would appear one recent...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

The Ultimate and Comprehensive Guide to Freelance Tax

In 2015, nearly 40% of the UK’s self-employed workforce did not file their taxes by the HMRC deadline. That accounts for over 890,000 freelancers in the UK, who all faced a £100 late fee. The mere thought of taxes is often nightmare fuel...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

You are not designers

A call to arms to the creative industry Terminology of job roles is a surprisingly potent thing. For years we at SomeOne shunned them, refusing to enter into the argy bargy of ‘my job is bigger than your job’. But it soon became clear...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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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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Industry

How to choose a design agency

Design is a fundamental pillar of the creative journey. Whether you’re a retail brand looking to stand out from the herd, a startup trying to cultivate some kind of identity or an agency looking for something special to pull your latest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Discussing sonic branding with the Global CMO of amp - #GettingToKnow

The story of amp Global CMO Uli Reese would sound incredibly inspiring to any musician out there. Forged by the scorching flames of TV composition in Hollywood, Uli entered the industry as a music composer and has found his own way through the music...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The value of collaboration in creative work

How do you establish a collaboration-friendly infrastructure in your team, especially in these corona times? Among the many things the pandemic has done for us, losing team meetings and face-to-face interactions was a hard blow to all of us, and few...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Inspiration

Loving shots and stories with filmmaker Darren Statman

We love a good story. And film director Darren Statman has plenty to tell. It isn't every day that we get the chance to open a window into a creative professional's life, but with our Member Spotlights it does happen fairly often. What we love about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Design saved my life. Again.

On April 12th, I was one of those unlucky souls. I woke up feeling pretty rough, and initially put what came next during those 24 hours as being due to sun stroke (despite it being 19 degrees that day in London) - I was boiling hot, had a pounding...

Posted by: Robbie Patterson
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Inspiration

The Top 10 most exciting 3D artists

The third dimension has been enticing artists for decades, but it’s only in relatively recent years that some incredibly talented creatives have been able to truly utilise the flexibility, the depth, the power and the potential of 3D artistry....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Remote Control: Monetising your lockdown

Panic mode has officially been engaged and no industry is safe from the fallout. The tendrils of COVID-19 have spread with wanton abandon, latching onto every sector; decimating some whilst only wounding others. For freelancers, the sting is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

From Museumification to Mash-ups: Five experiential trends for 2020

Surrounded by pizza museums, themed mini-golf, and interactive paintings, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we'd awoken to some kind of cartoon nightmare. But no, this is the experience economy in 2020. Experiential activations are both physical...

Posted by: Luc Benyon
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Bringing politics home for the BBC

With the 2019 general election fast approaching in the UK, the BBC has launched a promo for its coverage leading up to 12 December. Created by BBC Creative, the film puts the power in voters’ hands by showing a diverse range of families across...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Stop by the Brexit Halloween horror show

The countdown to Brexit is on and while MPs in Parliament continue to dither over the decision to leave the EU, for others the debacle is proving an opportunity to get creative. As the UK hurtles towards 31 October, Boris Johnson’s prospects...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 20 Ads of 2017

With digital arguably superseding traditional TV advertising as the most relevant and cost-effective way-forward for the industry this year, it's surprising that we actually enjoyed such a banner year for great, 30-90 second creative content. Of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Tech Trends: AI in 2017

Artificial intelligence was a pretty universally feared and mistrusted concept until very recently, one that was largely ignored by the mainstream media, and relegated instead to the fringes of science fiction. In 2017, however, AI is everywhere....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Advertising Trends of 2017 from the Industry

When discussing the trends that will take hold in advertising next year, it's important to understand what a polarising year 2016 has been. As we approach year's end, we've all no doubt grown tired of the generic “I'll be glad when this year is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Unconventional Christmas Trees turn Xmas upside down in London

Amongst my friends and family members, I've become known as something of a Scrooge when it comes to everything festive. Long gone are the days when the opening chords of “Merry Christmas Everyone” would ignite an ember of longing in my...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Energy BBDO Chicago - LG LG G5 Jason Statham It’s not just Ridley Scott and Liam Neeson who are stepping up to the plate for LG. Enter thoroughly British action hero Jason Statham, who has lent his rugged good looks and aggressive, cockney...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Graduates: Quick tips to landing your dream job

I will admit that being a graduate was probably one of the lowest points of life. After graduating, society seems to paint a picture that “life is only complete if you are accepted into a Big 4 graduate scheme”. Trust me I got declined...

Posted by: Robert Stone
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Features

Web Design Predictions and Challenges for 2016

2016 is here. All the web designers and developers are already gearing up to test and embrace fresh ideas and innovations that the year will bring forth. In the past year, one can take a look at our dynamic industry and pick the trends that were...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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