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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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Features

Professional development courses: a load of old tosh?

If, like me, you are registered with a number of job sites, you will probably get a weekly or even daily glut of emails telling you that you really ought to think about taking some sort of training course. Be it a course in Dreamweaver, Flash or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Jack of All Trades: Why the classic agency model needs fixing

The traditional agency model used to work. An agency builds a team of trained and dedicated full-time 'creatives.' A client brief lands, a team of in-house talent is assembled, and tasks are assigned. The work is delivered and the time billed - all...

Posted by: Bomper Studio
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Crispin Porter + Bogusky – Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines – Fly to Gotham City With the heavily anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to launch this Spring, many brands will undoubtedly be clambering to get in on the action....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

New Year's Resolutions from Six of our Favourite Creatives

With the fuzzy head that lingers after a little too much mulled wine, I found myself facing the first week of January 2016 from an existential hollow, just off the coast of the Sea of Despair. You see, I quit my full time job of 7 years back in...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week: Christmas Special

It's that time of year again when brands start milking our emotional connection to Christmas, so here I'll be looking at a few of the more interesting Christmas-themed ads to debut in recent weeks. I won't be featuring the annual John Lewis spot from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

VCCP packs a real punch!

I don't get boxing. I'll admit it. The idea of watching two (admittedly skilled and highly athletic) men bash seven shades of shit out of each other for the amusement of a baying crowd is simply not my idea of a good time. I do, however, get...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Is anybody else nervous about the new Star Wars movie?

The news that the next 'Star Wars' film will be a sequel to episode six - 'Return Of The Jedi' - fills me with genuine excitement. That it will star Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew is thrill upon thrill. However, if this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The real 'buzz' marketing

If you're like me then the caffeine hit of a humble cup of tea or coffee just doesn't quite cut the mustard any more. Millions of us now seem to have left behind these disappointingly weak and antiquated beverages in favour of the ultra high caffeine...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Bringing boys to men with Gillette

South Africa celebrated Women’s Day earlier this month and to coincide with the event, men’s grooming brand Gillette paid tribute to the women who are raising a new generation of men in the country. Created by Grey Africa, a video shares...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McDonald’s taps into hype culture for spicy McNuggets drop

We’ve all seen the cringey ads for millennial fashion brands like boohoo and Jameson Carter, but there's a hot new name in town. McDonald’s has ‘launched’ a fake fashion brand to promote its limited edition Spicy Chicken...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Moving and shaking with art director David Simoes

Things move fast in advertising. After writing a series of short stories to a creative director working on Unilever back in his hometown of Lisbon years ago, David Simoes managed to bag a meeting at the agency while looking for his first job. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Get to know the 12 brand archetypes

Think about your favourite stories. Did you ever notice that the characters within them fall into broad categories? The hard-drinking detective fuelled by cheap liquor... The femme fatale who always has a perfect put down to hand... The naïve...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Features

Why the creative industries need to wake up to mental ill health

According to the latest absence figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), ‘work-related stress accounts for over half (57%) of all working days lost to ill health’, which is more than all other reasons for absence put together....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Behind the Idea: The Times and Kia show the cost of leaving it unsaid

Kia has launched a new campaign called Journeys That Matter in partnership with News UK and Sky Media to raise awareness of its car portfolio, featuring the Kia ProCeed and Kia's new all-electric e-Niro. News UK’s Bridge Studio developed three...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Dublin Bus drives The Long Road to Pride

Last weekend, public service provider Dublin Bus celebrated the people who made Pride in Dublin possible - the older LGBTQ+ generations - with a new activation called The Long Road to Pride. Working with creative agency ROTHCO, the bus company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: evian drinks in The Baby Bare Necessities

The evian babies are back in a new campaign through BETC Paris that sees more cute characters return to revive its Live Young ethos. In a world of constant swiping, notifications and social media updates, the lead ad (bottom) reminds us of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Pancho González

Pancho González is co-founder and chief creative officer at Inbrax Chile. Despite being one of the region’s top creatives, he only got into advertising because he didn’t get the qualifications needed to study medicine. However, he...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

8 designers on their Oscar movie poster remakes

Ahead of Sunday's Oscars ceremony, eight in-house designers at Shutterstock have given this year's Best Picture nominees the pop art treatment using content from the creative platform. Shutterstock runs its Oscar Pop! poster series every February...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Uber Agency
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Trends

How to sell a tractor: the difference between features and benefits

Advertising law states that people buy benefits, not features. This law is also known as: features tell, benefits sell. Which means it’s fine to explain the features that a product has, but it’s by showing the benefits those features...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Inspiration

Can't Cook And Don't Have Kids: What Advertising Says About Asian Men

Speaking at Spikes Asia last month, Aline Santos, Executive VP of Global Marketing and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the FMCG giant, urged advertisers across Asia to push for more progressive portrayals of people within their ad...

Posted by: The Smalls
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Features

Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

Posted by: Qumin
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Events

Half For Life at Connect London

Blutui has partnered with Creativepool to offer digital creatives their first three months free and 50% off for life on their accounts. We’re passionate about supporting the creative industry, that’s why we’ve developed the Blutui...

Posted by: Blutui
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Inspiration

Anxiety, loneliness, heartbreak, Peanuts

Peanuts! A children’s comic strip, with the coolest dog in the world, reaching more than 350 million people in 75 countries. But a comic strip way ahead of it’s time, addressing modern day neuroses such as anxiety, loneliness and...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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Advertising

Top hires this week

Publicis Group unveils leadership team Publicis Groupe has appointed Jo Coombs as chief operating officer (COO), reuniting her with the company’s chief executive Annette King, who she worked with at Ogilvy UK. The new leadership team also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Give your marketing the overnight test

Ben Matthews, principle planner at Havas Helia explains how having kids and applying the rules of parenting can help your marketing strategy… Being a planner often means applying knowledge from outside the traditional business sphere to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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