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Freelancing through a Pandemic - With Content Strategist Nick Carson

Surely Nick Carson has seen quite a lot in his many years as a Content Strategist and Copywriter. But all of his freelance and creative experience couldn't possibly prepare him for what 2020 had in store - a global pandemic that put a halt to a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Warmth, art and survival in Ben O'Brien's illustrations

Love for nature, capturing the moment and finding the beauty in how things look. This is the drive that guides Ben O'Brien, freelancer in Somerset, former animator and now a hardened 15-year illustrator. Though it may not seem like it, Ben's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The brilliant self-campaign of London Advertising

Turns out advertising agencies are not the best folks when it comes to following their own advice. Constantly helping brands cut through with some witty voice or compelling storytelling, they tend to forget to do the same about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Retail in the near future

Since the Government published its Coronavirus recovery strategy, we have been moving quickly through the relaxation of lockdown in ‘steps’ and are now celebrating the large milestone at which non-essential businesses are permitted to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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What does the pandemic mean for the production sector?

Some will remember a very specific time in the history of cinema, a time when certain crews were reduced to a bare minimum and all that mattered was the artistic expression, the idea behind film itself. I am certainly too young to remember a time...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

Posted by: James Thomlinson
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

10 most popular TED talks of all time

“TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics”. In this article, we have...

Posted by: Mind Doodle
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Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Publicis weave a literal Game of Thrones tapestry for Tourism Ireland

Game of Thrones season 7 is finally here, and whilst many fans are still moaning about that woeful Ed Sheeran cameo (the one that felt like it belonged more on Coronation Street than in Westeros), few could deny that, by and large, the first episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

PRMEDIACO - Valencia The Valencia Region Tourism Board has selected PR MEDIACO to run its PR activity in the UK market throughout 2017. The remit involves the promotion of the whole Valencia Region, Eastern Spain, which includes well-known...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 Ads of the Week: Irn bru, beanz, comedy cats and Bradley Cooper

The Leith Agency - Irn Bru Xtra Musical comedian Brett Domino? Talking Squirrels? Seb Cardinal (of Cardinal Burns) directing? Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a new IRN-BRU commercial. Working through The Leith Agency, Seb stepped behind the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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McDonald's pull tone-deaf dead dad ad

After receiving a barrage of bad press from medias both social and mainstream, McDonald's has bowed to public pressure and pulled their latest TV ad. The spot in question has been accused of “exploiting childhood bereavement” by not only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - HomeAway In what is easily my ad of the week, given my love for all things Nick Offerman, the former Parks and Recreation star (and carpenter) urges people to “Get HomeAway from it all” as part of the holiday rental...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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RKCR/Y&R ask us to Rethink Remembrance this Remembrance Sunday

The Royal British Legion is asking the public to “Rethink Remembrance” ahead of this year’s Remembrance Sunday, in a sobering campaign created by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. The charity is known for its work supporting the veterans of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Never miss out again with the FOMO Survival Kit

Multimedia designer Lara Défayes has designed a three-piece survival kit to help with the uniquely contemporary condition known as FOMO. FOMO (“Fear of missing out) is internet slang used to describe the feeling of anxiety when not wanting to miss...

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Inspiration

Guide to Computing: INK and Docubyte

INK’s James Ball, aka Docubyte, discusses the thought process behind the G​uide to Computing photo series ... Guide to Computing Guide to Computing represents the first release of a body of work documenting the beginning of our computing...

Posted by: INK
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Leaders

Tomb Raider fans left to dangle from a billboard by McCann

Just when you thought video game inspired out of home advertising activations couldn't get more inventive (see my earlier post on Fallout 4's OOH activity HERE), McCann London only go and strap 8 maniacs to a billboard to promote a Tomb Raider game....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Would you drive a cardboard Lexus?

In the wake of VW-gate, car makers are now making even more of an effort to design vehicles that are as eco-friendly as possible. Something tells us that this cardboard Lexus might be a one-off though. The luxury car makers typically work with sheet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Could London be losing its creative class?

Rohan Silva, a former senior policy advisor to UK prime minister David Cameron, has warned Londoners that the flow of creative people from New York to Los Angeles could be sign of things to come for the big smoke. He believes that the recent trend of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Watch some of the world's earliest home movies

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, we no longer only capture the most special moments in our lives, but every moment, no matter how inconsequential. But decades before we were all filming our every move, the concept of capturing footage at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Mindshare's plan for agility in Dubai pays off

Mindshare, WPP's global media agency network, recently held a media summit with a “Planning for Agility” theme, which brought together the brightest mind's in the industry to discuss integrating paid, owned and earned channels. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

My month of being digitally outcast

From time to time intrepid reporters and bloggers voluntarily cut themselves off from society (phone and internet) and write about their experiences surviving in a tweet and text free world where no soul knows what pub they are drinking in, what kind...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Why celebrating the demise of HMV is barking.

by Magnus Shaw. First a clarification. One would think from the chatter across news outlets and social media that the HMV retail chain is in the process of locking the doors and boarding up its stores. It's isn't, but the news is not good. The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Google's top ten April fools.

I suppose when you create the most useful invention since the Corby Trouser Press, you have the right  to outsmart your audience. And the good people at Google certainly like to take advantage of their elevated position on the first day of the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

M&S and the eradication of Frankie Cocozza

I chuffing hate X-Factor. I hate the contestants, the judges, the constant over-dramatisation always to the soundtrack of a Snow Patrol or Coldplay and most of all I hate the fact that it's all people seem to be talking about. So with all that in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Meet Matt Phillips

Matt is taking the plunge. He's a digital designer who is turning his back on the security of full time employment and going freelance. He knows this is a high-risk strategy. He knows it could all go pear shaped. But a few weeks in and he's finding...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Job Description: Retoucher

The job of a retoucher is far more complicated and exciting than just making exceptionally pretty people even prettier. Editing images and videos, or photographic retouching, helps the creative present his or her project in the best light...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The evocative video artistry of Andrea Pierri - #MemberSpotlight

Andrea Pierri thinks of himself as a creative video maker, and if there is one thing that certainly isn't missing from his videos, that is creativity indeed. From poetry to visual arts and communications, Andrea can gain inspiration from almost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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