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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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Economy

McCann reveal the truth about a divided Britain

Against a global background of increasing isolationism, uncertainty, and mistrust, Britons today demonstrate unexpected confidence in their nation and belief in the potential of foundational institutions and major brands for stability, truth, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Channel 4 and ENVY celebrate Britain’s diversity in Voices of 4 Campaign

Channel 4 and ENVY Advertising have launched a series of vibrant and varied spots as the final instalment of the broadcaster’s “Voices of 4” campaign. Created by 4creative, Channel 4’s award-winning in-house creative agency, the campaign in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hull, Hand-made Candles and Britain's Oldest Brewery

Bulletproof - PizzaExpress Artisana Bulletproof has designed the packaging for a new frozen supermarket range by PizzaExpress. The “Artisana” range is an exclusive for supermarket Iceland, and follows on from the restaurant’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Futurebrand examine how the Brexit could damage “Brand Britain”

It's been over a week now and the creative world is still reeling from the effects of Brexit. But the real question going forward, is how this seismic economic shift will affect not only the future of the UK and its creative industries, but the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Most Influential Black Person in Britain

Karen Blackett OBE, chief executive of WPP's MediaCom, has recently been named “The Most Influential Black Person in Britain” by Powerlist magazine, but the 43-year old leader of the UK's largest media agency still thinks it's odd that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Job Idol (Britain's Got The CV Talent X Factor?)

I'm a bit of a sad case. I like American Idol. There, I've said it. I prefer it to the UK version of The X Factor, largely because it hasn't got that buffoon Louis Walsh on it but also because I feel that the singing talent in America is better than...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Economy

Ed Milliband makes creative promises

When it comes to politics, I personally put little stock in the personality of a party leader. Just because a person comes across as unlikeable and more than a little boring, doesn't necessarily mean they will make a poor leader or that their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The 'write' idea.

by Ashley Morrison. A few weeks ago, I was approached by a prospective client, who asked whether I'd be interested in doing some work for them. Specifically (or not, as it turned out) they needed me to write a brochure. I assumed they wanted a quote...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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Trends

Conscious consumerism and what it means for your brand - part I

Remember when we went mad for organic? In 2002 the UK industry was estimated to be worth £1 billion. Galvanised by a pesticide-free product that promised better taste and nutritional value, champions of organic produce threw serious shade on the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Design

Identity for new black creativity exhibition unveiled

Design studio Here Design has created the identity for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a major new exhibition at London’s Somerset House. Running until September, the exhibition celebrates 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond, and features...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The 10 most popular US states for British workers

Jobseekers in Britain keen on chasing the American dream are most likely to be looking for roles in California, New York and Florida, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. But while UK searches accounted for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

New Butlin’s swimming pool brings the seaside inside

A new indoor swimming pool at British family holiday resort Butlin’s is based on a beach theme and includes the world’s first helter skelter water slide. The art-deco style pool, designed by brand and retail consultancy FITCH, cost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Coca-Cola shows spirit with new mixers range

Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a new range of mixers called Coca-Cola Signature Mixers, which consists of four specially-crafted drinks designed to be mixed with premium dark spirits. Coca-Cola Signature Mixers builds on the brand’s...

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Advertising

Uncommon tells the story of television for ITV

UK-based broadcaster ITV has launched a new ad fronted by legendary newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald that shows how stories we see on screen can affect us. The 90-second ad, created by Uncommon Creative Studio and directed by Billy Boyd Cape, features...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Sir John Hegarty airs concern over Brexit

Advertising icon Sir John Hegarty has expressed his feelings over Brexit by saying Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) is “without question probably the most stupid thing the country has ever done.” Hegarty, the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Coca-Cola sends love letter to the Premier League

The director of a new ad from Coca-Cola in the UK has described it as a "love letter to the Premier League" as the drinks brand launches a new partnership with the football division. Where Everyone Plays is helmed by Stacy Wall and created through...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Features

Simon Frederick on why Black is the New Black

As photographer/director Simon Frederick peers down the stairway overlooking his current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, it’s a significant moment. Black is the New Black features 30 prominent black personalities from the worlds...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Pablo Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, will also join as Non-executive...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

JCDecaux - Network Rail JCDecaux has retained Network Rail's £280m outdoor advertising contract and is committed to converting all of the transport network's advertising space into digital screens over the next five years. The outdoor operator...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Impero - Havana Club London-based independent creative agency, Impero, have announced their appointment as a key strategic and creative partner for Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club rum. The agency will be responsible for taking the Cuban rum in a...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Adam & Eve/DDB - Born Free International wildlife charity Born Free has appointed Adam & Eve/DDB to its creative account, as it switches focus to highlight the plight animals in UK zoos. This year, Born Free will attempt to raise awareness of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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