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Our take on the Publicis debate: Creativity vs. AI?

Controversy has been rippling across the creative world these last couple weeks after Publicis - the world's third largest advertising agency - announced a shocking strategic pivot. And we’re all still reeling from the news. In a bold move,...

Posted by: Saddington Baynes
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Features

Berlin Dispatch: Style synthesis with Jadye Perkins

Jadye Perkins is something of a DIY flâneur, having moved from Devon to Bristol by way of Berlin putting together zines and exhibitions with her friends along the way. Out of all the stories of 'creative types moving to Berlin', we like Perkin's...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Why agencies get it so wrong when marketing themselves

Many years ago, I worked for an agency which specialised in recruitment and graduate communications. It was pretty successful too, with a host of blue-chip clients and a stack of creative awards. It was American owned, and one day the message came...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

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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News

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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Advice

Failure to launch: why some brands don't make it.

Perhaps it's the money. Large budgets are often greeted by marketing teams in the same way Keith Richards welcomes a stiff drink. But the fact remains that endless resources are not always guaranteed to produce branding success. Far from it. The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Who wants to be in Creative Review?

We all do. Let's face it, that's the honest answer. We're all creatives, therefore we're all big, blinking show-offs, therefore we want our work splashed across a ruddy great DPS in the next available issue of CR. And don't say you don't, because you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Stop me if you've heard this one ...

As a thrusting, upwardly-mobile creative professional, I'm sure you have many an anecdote primed and loaded for those moments when an Islington dinner party conversation sags a bit. After all, good creative work always tells a compelling story...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Modern heritage – How to reinvent iconic brands

Jonathan Ford, Founding Creative Partner & CEO New generations come with new preferences, new technology and new ways of wanting to connect. Brands - regardless of their age or size - need to adapt to the needs, wants and desires of evolving...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Inspiration

Inspiring packaging designs

Packaging design has arguably become one of the most sophisticated, holistic and powerful examples of the designer’s craft. With around 40,000 packs to choose from in your average supermarket the challenge is to stand out. Packaging on a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Always pin your ideas to your office wall

When I first started out, I was always encouraged to pin my ideas to my office wall. I used an A3 layout pad and a fat black Pentel marker and just scribbled down whatever came into my head. Once I thought that I had something, I’d draw 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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Advice

Tips for Designers

Here's some industry advice from top designers on how to get the best out of your creative process as a designer. Whether you're working for a design agency or as a freelance designer, here are our top ten design tips to help you boost your creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Odd things you find on the internet.

by John Fountain. Here's some articles, videos and websites worthy of further exploration... Kirby Ferguson. Embracing the remix. Kirby Ferguson is a film-maker from New York. He has a point of view that I guess many of us believe there is some...

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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Advice

Where's The Talent?

by Simon Harle, Dynamaic New Alliances. No matter where you look at the moment in the industry, there is a severe shortage of true talent! For the last 18/24 months the lack of digital PM's, AM's, SAM's and AD's has been discussed, questioned and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Predictions for 2009 from Workstation

Making predictions in the current market is verging on the impossible. Commentators across the board have varying views on how it is going to pan out and how long the recovery is going to take. One thing that everyone agrees on is that 2009 is going...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Creatives react to commercials: Part 2

We were having too much fun watching some of our favourite and not-so-favourite TV spots and just kept the camera rolling. So... here it is again. Three creatives, on a couch, watching more commercials. And if you missed part one last week, check...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Creatives react to commercials: Part 1

Today, creatives Nick Kidd and Josh Dumond join me on the couch to watch a few of our favourite and least favourite commercials. Sit down with us and feel free to contribute your opinions on these TV spots as well in the comments below. We'd love...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Events

Young creatives set to crash the stage at Creative Circle 2019

This year’s opening president's address at the Creative Circle Ball will be delivered with a difference as young creatives are given a voice at the event. Ana and Hermeti Balarin, ECDs at Mother London, are inviting students and those in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Where creatives go to find a job

Are you looking to break into advertising and get a creative job as an art director or a copywriter? How and where should you look? Today, we dive into the process of job searching in hopes that you are equipped to find the perfect agency for...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Top 5 books for creatives

For those looking to expand their creative advertising knowledge past the channel, here are some awesome books you should dive into. It's some real LITerature (I apologise for that). Read up!

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Time Tips For Creatives

Scheduling your day correctly as a creative in the ad industry is crucial to be efficient and effective. When should you execute work and when should you get more creative? We explore this backed up by an industry badass named Daniel Pink who has...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Creatives and AI: Are they the perfect match?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the pace of many industries - and the creative fields are no exception. While there is still a stigma of fear towards AI in some sections, the majority are beginning to see the positive impact the tech is...

Posted by: Lobster
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Advertising

Ogilvy encourage European creatives to work in London while they still can

After a highly successful first year, Ogilvy & Mather UK is now recruiting for the second year of The Pipe – the agency's unconventional 6-month creative internship that pays the London Living Wage. One of the few requirements to apply for The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

How creatives are empowering people to vote in the UK General Election

Studio Output are changing young people's perception of voting with Rize Up - a self-initiated, party-neutral campaign aimed initially at getting young people to register to vote, and now accelerating at full speed to make sure they go to the polls...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Entertainment

Cheil Creatives Celebrate 10 years of Record Store Day

Strange as it might be, given the relentlessly 'progressive' nature of our entertainment, vinyl records have never been more popular in 2017. Whether it's a natural push back against the comparatively soulless, ephemeral nature of digital music...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Creatives and Comics Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary

Adland creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East. Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

South Korean creatives lampoon Kim Jong Un with fake LinkedIn profile

Whilst the concept behind North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is genuinely terrifying; a real-life King Joffrey with a god complex born of indoctrinated power and a revolving cabal of yes men, the man himself is rife for parody. One of my favourite...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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