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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Canyon: The latest book launch from Ditto Press

Tonight is the launch of a new publication from Ditto Press (RSVP here). There’s a couple of reasons this makes us excited. First up, Ditto Press is awesome. Founded in 2009, their risograph prints are both beautifully produced and totally...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Cosmo Mulford's pen and ink art adds detail to the doodle

Asked what inspires his black and white hand-drawn pieces created with ink pens, illustrator Cosmo Mulford (below) says his style is influenced by comic books and Japanese art. English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and Czech painter and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Unboxing unboxing

How packaging can drive sales and build advocacy at the heart of the unboxing experience. If you haven’t seen or heard about the unboxing trend consuming the internet then you’d better crawl out from behind that pile of plain cardboard...

Posted by: The Space Creative
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

BETC BETC welcomes Lennie Stern as Head of Creative and Entertainment Strategies. After having worked for Y&R, DDB and Fred&Farid, Lennie joined entertainment agency Dare.Win in 2015 as Associate Managing Director. At Dare.Win, Lennie was in charge...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Events

What to see at FUTURE ARTEFACTS this weekend

Last night we had the chance to have a peek at the inaugural FUTURE ARTEFACTS showcase at Shoreditch Studios in London. The aim of FUTURE ARTEFACTS is to bring together the world’s most progressive music, arts publishing, fashion and tech...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Print Lovin' for the Chicago team Tan & Loose

We love keeping an eye on the guys over at Tan & Loose, the Chicago based print team who are based out of an old funeral home. There's nothing lifeless about the work they represent. It's all colourful lines, bold colours and tongue-in-cheek humour....

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

Game of Thrones boosts Irish Tourism

Game of Thrones has arguably become the pop culture touchstone of the last few years. Indeed, it's probably easier to list your friends and family members that don't watch the hit HBO show, than those that do. Such is a monumental success of the epic...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Modus Operandi The LA-based craft brewery, Golden Road Brewing, announced this week it has selected Modus Operandi as its Agency of Record. ModOp will lead Golden Road's strategic digital branding and creative efforts with the goal of accelerating...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Good ideas, executed flawlessly

As part of Fotolia’s ‘Unstock’ series we spoke to Contributor Darién Sánchez about his foray into the stock industry to uncover more about his unique illustrations and graphics.Darién SánchezFO: Can you introduce...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Features

How travel brands can use influencers for global growth

Today, a deserted holiday destination is hard to find. More likely than not, you’ll be enjoying the sights alongside a wall of outstretched arms attempting to take the perfect selfie while a drone whirs overhead. The pressure to achieve the...

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Advertising

Animation meets live action in McDonald’s Christmas spot

Fast food chain McDonald’s has unveiled its Christmas campaign for 2019, which is based on a young girl with a big imagination and tells the story of Archie the Reindeer. Created by Leo Burnett London, Passion Animation and Outsider, the film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

A creative's guide to getting a raise

Asking for a raise as an Art Director or Copywriter can be pretty terrifying. But it doesn't have to be. It just takes a little preparation, a little confidence, a little timing, and a little 4 minute and 26 second video. Watch at your leisure....

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

How to visualise the fear of public speaking

Pritam Biswas, of The Commas, is the artist behind the design of Speechless, a pocket-guide to public speaking and effective communication that was launched last year. If you work in the creative industries and have ever been at a loss for words...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Returning clients

80% of your work comes from 20% of your clients. Returning clients are what will keep you in business and constantly working. So, be sure to keep good relationships with the people you have previously worked with so your phone is always...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Features

Why Coke's zero sugar Cinnamon campaign lacks fizz

Coca-Cola has built some iconic and memorable advertising campaigns over the years and has certainly spread the festive cheer in regards to Christmas. From now until the end of the year, Coca-Cola UK has reintroduced its zero sugar Cinnamon limited...

Posted by: Steve Wignall
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Advertising

John Lewis Christmas spot fuels fire for Waitrose merger

John Lewis has finally launched its Christmas ad for 2019, which tells the story of a little girl and her excitable dragon, Edgar, and unites the brand with partner company Waitrose. The spot, created by adam&eveDDB and directed by Dougal Wilson, is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (continued...)

Following our round-up of the first wave of Christmas ads from all the big UK retailers and others such as Amazon, Macy's and Cineworld, it's time to take a look at the latest seasonal spots doing the rounds this week. Entering the fray are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

5 marketing trends for 2020: Yuval Ben-Itzhak

2019 was the year TikTok exploded and influencer marketing gained traction, especially with marketers in beauty, fashion, e-commerce and auto. In 2020, we predict that influencer marketing will continue to grow and that social commerce will achieve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The future with 5G

As we hurtle towards the end of 2019, and constantly find ourselves asking where the year has gone, we need to start considering what the world will look like as we head into the next decade. The ways in which consumers and brands interact are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Freedom typeface marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

A film and new typeface inspired by original graffiti from the Berlin Wall has been created as part of a campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the structure coming down in November 1989. The film, created by HEIMAT Berlin, includes sirens, dogs...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: You can't explain Zakri Williams' surreal sketches

Don’t try to understand what’s going on in Zakri Williams’ surreal sketches, says the freelance illustrator. Just enjoy the complexities of the drawings, which he creates with fine-liners, ballpoint pens, pencils and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Showing can-do spirit for Leonard Cheshire

Health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire’s film Actually, I Can aims to inspire people to get involved with its volunteering activities through a powerful story about a disabled man called Charlie. Created by 3angrymen Productions, it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Renault Clio's love story takes place across three decades

A new spot for the All-New Renault Clio follows a beautiful love story 30 years in the making as the car’s various versions remain an ever present. Created by Publicis-Poke, the spot is set to the iconic Oasis’ track Wonderwall and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

D Double E voices first UK Christmas ad for IKEA

UK grime act D Double E provides the soundtrack to IKEA’s first ever Christmas ad launching today, as he waxes lyrical about being house proud and silencing the critics. The spot, created by Mother, features a couple who become racked with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Invoicing

Okay, so now the job is done, it’s time to invoice and get that money! Although you might think this is the easy part, sadly it’s not always the case. Staying on top of payments is important in making sure you get paid, on time, and...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Advertising

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (so far...)

It's the start of November, which means it's time to put the kettle on, sit back and watch the barrage of Christmas ads already launched by brands this year. In the mix at this point are many of the big supermarkets with celebs such as Mariah Carey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

5 ways to create better marketing content

Agencies, in-house teams, freelancers - no matter who you are, our working lives are dominated by digital content. So what’s the challenge heading into 2020, and more importantly, what can you do to increase both the wellbeing and productivity...

Posted by: Canto
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Design

Royal Mail puts its stamp on Christmas 2019

British postal service Royal Mail has unveiled its Christmas Special Stamps for 2019 with a new Nativity theme. Created by London studio Charlie Smith Design and paper-cutting artist duo Hari and Deepti, the collection is both contemporary and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 3: How to get paid

Let’s look at an all-too-familiar scenario. The deadline - which was already tight - got moved up. The brief that you’d agreed to got changed as their client added more aspects to it. But in the interests of professionalism you cut all...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Design

Design in Motion Festival takes over Amsterdam Centraal Station

The Design in Motion (DEMO) Festival will take over the Netherlands' largest train station, Amsterdam Centraal for 24 hours this week by showcasing some of the best work in the space on 7 November. The city's biggest public transport spot welcomes...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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