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The Unsustainable Nature of Crunch Culture

You’ve forgotten what your family looks like. It’s been months of overtime. Leaving the house before they’ve woken up, coming home after they’ve gone to bed. You tell them that ‘it’s expected, and everyone else is doing it’, well aware...

Posted by: REWIND
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Events

We’re exhibiting at Connect: London

So - how are your business finances? Do you know how you’re going to make an even greater success of them? Could you be paying less in tax? And what about those bits you just wish someone else could take care of, so you could get back to doing what...

Posted by: Crunch
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Advice

Three reasons to file your Self Assessment early

No-one really enjoys filing their Self Assessment. It’s that unwanted chore that you put off until the last minute, before flying into a mad January panic when you realise time’s almost up. It might not surprise you to know that, historically,...

Posted by: Crunch
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Careers

How healthy are your freelance business finances?

Working as a freelancer in the creative industry is highly rewarding, but it can also be a daunting process to keep on top of your finances being out on your own. There’s lots to think about including whether the rules of operating as a sole...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

All the ads of Super Bowl 53: The food

Now that the dust has settled after the New England Patriots won a record sixth Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday, it’s time to judge who won brand bowl in 2019. While it wasn’t a vintage year for football on the field, the ads typically...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

How to Survive the January Self Assessment Rush

Everyone knows that preparing and filing your annual Self Assessment return is stressful. Between grappling with HMRC’s rules, putting together your evidence of income and allowances and racing against the 31st January deadline, it can feel like an...

Posted by: Crunch
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News

Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Cookies & Partners - Greenpeace Cookies & Partners has won the pitch for Greenpeace - the most important independent environmental organisation - to create their Christmas communication campaign to recruit new regular donors. The central message is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Hodor holds the door at KFC and other stories

BBH - KFC With the new series of Game Of Thrones just a couple of weeks away, MindsEye director Ben Taylor steps forward to help you relive one of the most heartbreaking scenes from the show. Working through BBH London, the spot sees Hodor (played...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Our Biggest Build to Date: Behind the Scenes of Amy.com

12 months, 79 spreadsheets, 85.6GB worth of page designs, 90 design templates, 682.75 hours of coding, 137 Google Hangouts and four flights across 34,000 kilometers later and Amys.com was born. Find out how we did it here. This post reflects on our...

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Design

Nike celebrate 30th Air Max Day in typically bombastic style

In 2014, Air Max Day was introduced by Nike to celebrate the Air Max and its vast history. It falls on March 26th every year, but this year was a particularly special one, as the Air Max officially turned 30, and to mark this auspicious occasion,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

BMB have their hands full with £4.5 million Hula Hoops campaign

Backed by a £4.5 million marketing campaign, this new work from BMB marks a bold new strategy for Hula Hoops, in a push that aims to appeal to more households across the UK than ever before. The campaign, which launched online first, kicks off...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama Karmarama is further bolstering its creative department with the appointment of six new creatives and the promotion of Creative Director Dickie Connell to the new role of Deputy Executive Creative Director. Connell joined the agency five...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Grey London and McVitie's release the cutest app ever!

United Biscuits has launched two brand new initiatives this week as part of its adorable “Sweeet” campaign, which uses cute and cuddly critters in imaginative ways. The first is the latest ad in the iconic sweeet series, but the second...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Opera to Gourmet Goat!

Blast - The Wellcome Trust The Wellcome Trust has turned to Blast to communicate “The Crunch,” a new public engagement initiative that promotes good food, health and environmental education in young people. Blast has worked on naming The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas Special

BBH London - KFC Nothing says Christmas quite like fried chicken. OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but if there's one time of year where it's socially acceptable to stuff our faces with fast food, then it's surely the November/December Christmas...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Kellogg's attempt to beat the banker

Kellogg's were recently announced as the new official sponsors of the popular Chanel 4 game show “Deal or No Deal.” The popular cereal brand have chosen to use the opportunity to promote their All-Bran range of cereals, which has recently been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Thames Hub presentation for RunwaysUK Conference 2014

Huw Thomas addressed a capacity crowd at the inaugural RunwaysUK Conference, 'Airport Infrastructure for a Future Britain'. The event was attended by Sir Howard Davies, head of the Government's Airports Commission, and moderated by Newsnight...

Posted by: Foster + Partners
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News

Unbreakable: the arrival of flexible smartphone screens

Picture it: the first day of our two-week holiday in Italy. My wife pulls out a map from the depths of her bag and inadvertently pulls out her iPhone, which is caught in one of its folds, at the same time. In one of those slo-mo “noooo!”...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Humanising the redundancy process

It would be easy in an economic environment like this to lay the blame for all redundancies on the 'credit crunch' but I believe that there are other reasons why some of these redundancies are taking place. In prosperous times creative businesses are...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

October's Essential Reads

Our CEO, Anant Sharma, rounds up his best reads of the month, from a luxury boutique that only exists in a messaging app to keeping it real with AI. I thoroughly enjoyed the overview of Vice’s history. I had no idea it became so large it was...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Events

September 2018 Creative Calendar

Three main reasons people attend events are Education, Destination and Networking. Whether your focus is advancing knowledge and skills, visiting places exotic or nearby, or making deep connections to launch your career in new directions, this...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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News

Creativepool announces worldwide winners for the Annual 2018

The Creativepool Annual 2018 winners were revealed in a momentous night at Banking Hall, London on Thursday 10th May. A night of anticipation and celebration, the 2018 Edition of the Annual unveiled a spectacular showcase of the winning creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cannabis-infused caramel and other stories

Noise13 - Dovana All woman-led San Francisco agency Noise13 has unveiled a cute, playful identity for Dovana, a “sophisticated” range of cannabis-infused caramel. The agency was approached by the “mom and pop duo,” who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Annual 2018 judging panel announced!

Top level creatives and marketers from agencies and brands around the world make up the judging panel for the Creativepool Annual 2018 - a celebration of the heroes behind the industry’s creative output. The judging panel, made up of 185...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Will virtual reality change how we use social media?

Opinion by Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND A common criticism of VR is that it is isolating. While VR will always separate you from the real world, it can and will bring people together to communicate, experience, and play in a truly memorable...

Posted by: REWIND
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Events

DWA Presents Ultimate Events, September Edition, Part II

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Technology

#TechTuesday: 3D Printed Furniture, Flying Jet Skis and other stories

MIT Self-Assembly Lab's Rapid Liquid Printing Tech Prints Furniture in Minutes Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a revolutionary new form of 3D printing that can produce large objects such as chairs in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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