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Get Everyone: The Creativepool Recruitment Competition

Recruitment, it’s a funny old game! Arguably, at times, the most undervalued aspect of any organisation. Internal Talent Teams work tirelessly year after year to meet the demands of Hiring Managers within their organisations, and 2018 is...

Posted by: Robert Ferguson
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Events

Creativepool heads to Amsterdam for its first Mixer event

Creativepool is established for hosting international events for advertising, creative and digital agencies, bringing together the creative industries top bodies to hang out, share knowledge and embark advice with colleagues, friends, and generally...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Thank you for naming me Creativepool Newcomer of the Year 2016

Hello, I'm Blair Barnette! With such talent in the room Thursday night, I'm incredibly honored to have been voted Newcomer of the Year and given awards for three individual projects. I especially would like to draw attention to my team of fantastic...

Posted by: Blair Barnette
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Creativepool at D&AD 2015

The 53rd D&AD Judging Week wrapped up at the Truman Brewery in East London yesterday. 85 countries were vying for a coveted Pencil, with 197 of the world's top creatives (ourselves included) debating the industry's toughest prize. Entrants can visit...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

I’m donating my earnings from Creativepool to a guy in Nigeria

A few weeks ago, I urged you not to read my latest blog. So if you took my advice, well done, and I hope you enjoyed the five minutes of your life that I kindly gave back to you. If you didn’t, thank you for loving my writing too much. Note to...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

What does Creativepool's Salary Guide have to do with Wimbledon?

Today sees the start of my favourite time of year: Wimbledon fortnight. And with Andy Murray defending his title and the intrigue surrounding his appointment of 2006 Ladies Champion, Amélie Mauresmo, there's a lot to be excited about. What does...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Creativepool is going to SXSW

Big news this week! Creativepool has been selected by UKTI (United Kingdom Trade and Investment) to be a part of the UK Demo Day at SXSW! UKTI scoured the UK to bring you the best of British Technology and they found us to be exactly what they were...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Top 10 Creativepool Companies of 2013

2013 is nearly over, and hasn't it flown! We have had a great year and thought we would take a moment to showcase our Top 10 companies of the year. These are the companies with the most views and follows. Some award winning, talented and awesome...

Posted by: Creativepool
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5 Minutes with... Michael Tomes: the all-new Creativepool

by Ashley Morrison Last week was a big week for Creativepool: after months and months in the making, the new Creativepool website went live. So to crown its first full week of existence, we have the first ever interview with Michael Tomes,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Coming soon… an interview with Creativepool MD, Michael Tomes

by Ashley Morrison. Cue fanfare! Cue fireworks! Cue lots of awards! For those of you who are longstanding members of the Creativepool network, you’ll notice that the website has been completely reinvented. They flicked the switch earlier this...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Show me yours. Why the new Creativepool will benefit copywriters.

By Magnus Shaw Well, I'm just having a look around. Being on the new Creativepool is rather like moving into a swanky new apartment, where all the furniture has arrived, your clothes neatly hung in the wardrobe and you've been carefully placed on...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Creativepool selects Octopus Group for PR brief

With 2013 set to be a big year for Creativepool, we're pleased to announce that we've appointed Octopus Group to provide us with PR and social media support moving forward. Octopus are working with us on the re-launch of our web site and also on a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Getting found on Creativepool

The 'Profile Search Criteria' you set up for your profile is a great way to get your Creativepool profile found and stand out from the crowd! The main purpose of the profile search criteria is to provide the website with key information which is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

How Creativepool helped me achieve a dream - Jo Clarke

By Jo Clarke. ABOUT JO CLARKE Jo is a candidate on Creativepool. With the help she found on the site, and one of our bloggers Magnus Shaw, she has achieved her dream of becoming a copywriter. Here she recounts her journey... "I am a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Get Me Hire: We've explored how to make the most of your talent

Creativepool has been supporting those who are looking to hire the best talent and those who are looking climb the creative ladder for over a decade. We’ve decided to dig a little deeper into the process to give you insight on how the industry...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

If you were on a precipice, maybe you should just let go

Last week, I posted one of my most successful blogs this year. "Top 10 worst corporate phrases" was for all you folk out there who hate ugly jargon such as “reach out”, “touch base” and “push the envelope”. You...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Fancy a break, freelancers? Become an employee again

In April of this year, I quit my part-time job of 15 years (almost to the day). Until then, two days a week, I was one of a number of pairs of hands… (ugh! What an ugly way of putting it! But I’m leaving it in because there’s...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Countdown to our party in Cannes!

As the official partner of Cannes Lions Festival, Creativepool is taking their Pool Party concept to Cannes on the evening of Thursday 25th June 2015. Co-hosted by the likes of Massive Music, The Industry Club, The Foundry, Creative Translation and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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News

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Last month we were ecstatic to release the 2015 Annual. It was amazing to see all of the fantastic work that our platform hosts celebrated in our unique publication. One of our core aims at Creativepool has always been to give those who do...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Blog

Five. That’s a nice number. In fact, it’s the number of the week; and not just because I can’t think of ten reasons why you should write a blog (or even six reasons). Admittedly, it’s often said that people think in threes (so...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Events

The 2015 Annual Launch Party at Mother London

What a night! Celebrating the best creative work in the 2015 Annual at one of the coolest agency offices in London could not have gone better. It was great to see the interactions and connections built on Creativepool translate from digital to the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

2015 Annual Launch Party

On 26th March, Creativepool will be hosting the Annual launch party at the cool offices of Mother London. We can’t wait for this exclusive gathering of the shortlisted companies and individuals, the panel of judges, and our sponsors where we'll...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Whatever happens, I urge you NOT to read this blog post

I'm serious. Quit while you're ahead. Or rather, quit while you're not as far behind as you will be if you keep reading. Apart from its arguable entertainment value, it will not enrich your life, make you cleverer, funnier or wealthier. Or even feel...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Entertainment

The BAFTAs: the award goes to...the dinner jacket

So, it looks we have a winner in the Eton versus Harrow battle. Yes, Eddie Redmayne toddled off with the BAFTA for Best Actor last night, leaving Benedict Cumberbatch with a more enigmatic expression of stiff-upper-lippedness than ever. Oh, sure, I...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Careers

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Top five to-do items for the freelance 2015 list

Hello and happy new diet to you. No? Happy new gym membership, maybe. Not that either? Happy new I’m-only-drinking-alcohol-at-the-weekend. Getting warmer? Or perhaps the number one aim in the Land of You is get a happy new job. If so, good...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

So long, farewell… The most pointless ad campaign in history?

This week has been one big, fat customer relations fail in the life of Creativepool’s grumpiest blogger. That’s me, by the way, and it’s a title I’m rather proud of. Oh, and before you go all grammar guru on me, and tell me...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

A Right Honourable Christmas? When design meets politics

There are few things more cringe-worthy than politicians trying to be any of the following: hip, funny, down with da yoof, normal, John Travolta. I had to add number five because I'm still haunted by images of John "Two Jags" Prescott bopping away at...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Blogging: what are the rules? Are there any?

by Ashley Morrison The other day, I was at a party and talking to someone who wrote for a technical magazine. Personally, I'm a generalist; unlike him, I don't have one particular area of expertise. So that means, as a freelance copywriter, I've...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Fair game? The ugly world of trolling

By virtue of the fact that you're reading this blog, you almost certainly know what trolling is. For those of you that don't, it's when people with absolutely no penis (and whatever the female equivalent is) leave nasty comments on blogs, online...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Events

Pool Party 2014: Storystream

Creativepool is ending summer in style with Pool Party 2014. Our sublime DJs will provide the soundtrack to a fantastic night and we have photographers capturing the nights shenanigans. To keep up to date with what is happening on the night watch...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

'A five-year-old could have done that!' Do artists have it easy?

Regular readers of the Creativepool blog will know that, although I am no artist, I like nothing more than to spend several hours at an exhibition, having a good moan. True, I don't need to be in an exhibition to do that; Ed Reardon lives - he's 42...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

What does working with John Hurt have to do with copywriting?

John Hurt, Sir Neville Marriner and I walked into a bar... No, that isn't the opening of a joke; it actually happened on Saturday. (Yes, it really did.) Luckily, there was no rerun of any alien-bursting-out-of-the-stomach scene. Always a bonus. So,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

The art of emailing disguised as the art of waffling

I'm going to let you into a secret. Not a massive one, like I know that Pop Idol was fixed back in 2002 and Gareth Gates should have beaten Will Young into second place. No, I'm talking about something really, really insignificant. My minimum word...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison

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