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Shhhh. What did the Twitter Silence achieve?

Today I learned an inquest has been opened into the death of a young girl, bullied to suicide by users of social media. This dreadful story adds a terrible darkness to the storm surrounding the abusive use of the internet. And, as happened with...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Can you hear me at the back? Five tips for better presentations.

Last week I gave a presentation in Lincolnshire. It's been a while since I did this (give a presentation I mean, not visit Lincolnshire) and I realised I might be a little rusty. So the night before, I ran through a few 'golden rules' - just a mental...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

When silence speaks volumes for brands

Calling all marketers - we carry a responsibility to our brands. The responsibility to only speak when we have something of value to say. There was an article doing the rounds recently written by an influencer who recommended publishing content...

Posted by: ifour
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Advertising

TBWA strives to end the silence around suicide in Singapore

As part of World Suicide Prevention Week, Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) has partnered with TBWA\Singapore to launch a new campaign called “Wear a plaster End the Silence,” which encourages people to show their support by wearing an SOS...

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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Careers

Give them a word and they'll take a page

Make no mistake: your writing is worth money. But should you ever work for free? As much as it’s a milestone, you probably can’t remember the exact moment you first got a positive response from an application. But rest assured, at some...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Reel talk with director Noemi Hatala

Self-shooting director Noemi Hatala’s film, Where the Women Run the Nightlife, introduces the female club owners who manage four of the five major venues in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It shows how they are encouraging self-expression and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Changing perceptions of Race for Life

Race for Life returns in 2019 with a message to encourage everyone to join the charity event and help beat cancer through a campaign by Anomaly. Matt Roach, one of the creative directors on the project, talks about what went into making the work and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Muji's weather bus, Apple goes green, easyJet and more

Muji's all weather bus Japanese brand Muji has revealed designs for an autonomous shuttle bus built for all weather conditions, set to hit the road in three Finnish cities by 2020. The public vehicle, called Gacha, is designed in collaboration with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

The Flaw in Flawsome

Is the well intentioned brand-championing of our individuality actually working to reinforce outdated beauty ideals? Flawsome is intended to be a powerful statement of self-acceptance. In the recent Diesel, 'Go with the flaw campaign', we see a...

Posted by: ECHO
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How to Approach Humour Across Cultures

Four years ago this November, I was on a date with a lovely Japanese businesswoman in downtown Shibuya, Tokyo. Desperate to impress, and wary about breaking some sort of cultural taboo, I started chatting about humour in different languages. I tried...

Posted by: Textappeal
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

That Google Memo: The sacking, the fallout and everything else

Last weekend, an internal memo from a Google software engineer with an incendiary title and even more incendiary content, went viral. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the employee who birthed the memo had been fired. The real question on everyone's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creativity: an ode to joy, not a song to drudgery

Imagine if Ludwig van Beethoven were around today. With so many distractions and crazy growing technology, would he be as musically creative as when he was only surrounded by his imagination, piano keys and silence? The truth is… it’s...

Posted by: Andy Bolter
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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Grey tackles the tricky topic of Cyber Bullying for Norton

Norton by Symantec and Grey San Francisco this week announced the launch of a campaign to confront cyberbullying and encourage parents to discuss cyberbullying with their children. At the heart of the campaign is the film above, “Raise Your Voice...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Candela, Punkt, & Glass iPhones

In a week where drones have been a big feature in the news for all the wrong reasons thanks to a collision at Heathrow and a rogue concert drone at a Muse gig, I've decided to take the weekly Tech feature in a slightly different, more insightful...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Does the Oculus Rift set the standard for VR in 2016?

In the interest of balance, Iv'e decided to cover the news currently rocking the tech world as more of a think piece taking a thorough look on both sides of the fence. First, however, the facts:- It seems like forever and a day that we’ve been...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Getty Images drop the Visual Trends of 2016 list

Getty Images has unveiled its highly anticipated visual trends forecast, an industry-leading publication of the key visual trends Getty Images predicts will influence design, advertising and brand communications in 2016. Forecast by Getty...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

If you don’t spend 20% of your time networking then you are…

..In short, you’re either very lucky or you’re not being very wise. Because I’ve now heard from at least three different sources that in order to keep the money rolling in, us freelancers need to spend 20% of our waking hours (or...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Top 5 tips for successfully working from home

Here’s a little fact for you: contrary to urban myth, newsreaders aren’t just wearing underwear when they’re sitting behind their desks, reading off the autocue. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I know somebody who...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Nintendo shoot down Android rumours Whilst all of gadget land might well be salivating at the prospect of today's impending WWDC Apple keynote speech (check back tomorrow for my thoughts on that), it is the Californian tech giants primary rival in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Awards Of The Week

DDB Mudra Group are the Black Elephants of the Kyoorius Awards Kyoorius, in association with D&AD, has announced the winners of the 2015 Kyoorius Advertising & Digital Awards, which took place at the NSCI stadium in Mumbai on the 22nd of May, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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