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Advice

Ten principles for creativity.

For the last fifteen years, we’ve been helping brands use creativity to change things for the better. When it comes to our creative ethos, we keep it simple. Just four beliefs drive our work: Make things that are beautiful. Make things that are...

Posted by: Simon Dixon
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Entertainment

Creativity Breaks by Canopy & Stars is the perfect creative retreat

Being a creative individual isn't always a picnic. Unreasonable deadlines, the inability to switch off and those constant, nagging feelings that theres always “Something we should be doing right now” can often lead to heightened stress...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Every Creative Process needs feedback.

When you are working in a creative process and wants to reassure that you are heading in the right direction, asking for feedback is one of the fastest ways to know that you’re on to something. But asking for input can come at a high price unless...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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News

Creative Debates: Is Brand Data Killing Creativity?

Creative Debates is a tonic to the endless one-way talks that are in abundance within our sector. The debates will tackle some of the most difficult questions and topics being faced by our industry, modelled on the old-school debate format with 2...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

CreativeXPO – FREE advice for all creative types

27th and 28th January 2014 @Rich Mix (35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA) In need of direction, inspiration, and a kick-start this New Year? Looking to start or further a creative business but need advice? A budding artist? Or...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Making assumptions. Is the creative recruitment process broken?

A friend of mine applied for a job last month. He's a talented creative professional with many years' experience in the advertising and media industries. Currently in demand as an independent consultant, he didn't apply out of necessity or...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

January is International Creativity Month

If you’re ready for a boost to your creativity then you’re in luck, because January is International Creativity Month. Created by Randall Munson, the purpose of International Creativity Month is to find time to explore creative ways to...

Posted by: Mind Doodle
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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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Careers

What is the future of creative talent?

Creativity in London is in a great place and the output of agencies is now as diverse as ever. Sure; there are still fantastic TV ads, such as this years British Arrows Commercial of the Year by AMV’s Mike Sutherland and Ant Nelson for Currys...

Posted by: Gemini People
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Trends

Bauhaus to Google: Starting a Creative Movement

Earlier this year I was approached by Sarah Hill to write a piece on creativity in our agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, for a new book called #FuturePRoof and some of the things that we have learnt after launching our first *Global Center of...

Posted by: Simon Shaw
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Features

5 minutes with... Scott Bedford - Creative Director at Jigsaw

What do you actually do? My main focus at the moment is driving innovation and creativity within the business - so a lot of creative and strategic thinking, and an awful lot of pitches, especially for the North American market. Jigsaw is a very...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to run a successful creative hack

Organising a creative hack can be a great way of getting people to interact with your brand and overcome a problem as part of a team. Non-profit organisation Sightsavers works to protect eyesight and the fight for disability rights and held a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is thought leadership the enemy of creativity?

I’m like one of those annoying reformed non-smokers who coughs, passively aggressively, as you spark up a social cigarette. I’m like the vegan who mocks you for eating Quorn, the new mum who tells my childless friends they haven’t...

Posted by: Amy Kean
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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Foundations for VR

Opinion by Tom Fenwick-Smith, Creative Director, REWIND Back when I began my journey in advertising, digital advertising was pretty niche - above-the-line was still king; Facebook and Twitter were the new kids on the block. We knew they were going...

Posted by: REWIND
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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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Features

Creative Opinions: The Wunderman/Possible Merger

Mergers are funny old things. More often than not, they're lambasted as job-eating, austerity driven moves that are more about branding than innovation, and result in work that lacks personality and clients feeling like they've been thrown from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Explosive D&AD 2017 creative from The Beautiful Meme

Courtesy of The Beautiful Meme, the D&AD Festival 2017 creative was unveiled this week - with an explosion of colours, textures and shapes representing the ever shifting nature of our category, thinking and work. This year, the iconic D&AD Pencils...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Skill up for 2017 with 4 key Creative Super Powers

We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers… Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Inspiration

Creative Cultural Calendar for 2016

It seems like every year the creative calendar gets bigger and 2016 is no different. But with more festivals than you could shake a pencil at, how do you decide what’s worth your money? We’ve taken a look at the year ahead and pulled out...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Advertising

Jack Morton and Martin Lindstrom team up to challenge Big Data thinking

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide and brand guru/international best-selling author Martin Lindstrom, have announced a partnership set to challenge the dominance of big-data thinking by helping brands to uncover the potential and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Advice from Tim Jarvis on how to get your work noticed

As one of the driving forces behind the design-led portfolio website Fabrik, Tim Jarvis is no stranger to presenting his work in a beautiful way. He's created brand identities for the likes of The Pressery, London's first almond milk producer, as...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advice

What do you do when you're not feeling creative?

It’s been a heck of a few weeks. Actually, make that a heck of a few months. Why? Because I’ve been revamping my home and it’s taking up every waking hour of my time. It all started off more Kevin McCloud - a la Grand Designs. We...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Philosophical dialogues exploring the cultural creativity of the brain

Creativity is multi-faceted and has many guises. Contrary to conventional belief, it is not only the realm of artists - we all need it in everyday life whether it's at work, figuring out how to frame the perfect pitch, or at home, cooking a...

Posted by: Jugular:Joining The Head and the Heart
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Events

A Distinctly Creative Advertising Week Europe

There is most certainly much business going on at Advertising Week Europe. When one sees the great work from Karmarama for the week itself, you’ll see that this not your “typical” gathering of advertising folk. Yes, there will most...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Features

5 Minutes with: Geoff Foots, Creative Director at Guerilla

5 minutes with... Geoff Foots - Guerilla... Geoff Foots Creative Director, Guerilla... Website: guerilla.co.uk Twitter: @we_are_guerilla Facebook: Facebook.com/weareguerilla LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/company/guerilla-communications Tell us a bit...

Posted by: Creativepool

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