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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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Leaders

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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Features

David Airey

Website: www.davidairey.com/ Twitter: @DavidAirey Facebook: facebook.com/davidaireydesign When did you start out blogging? October 2006. Kind of by accident, really. I didn't know what a blog was, or how important it would turn out to be in terms of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Booooooom

Booooooom was created by a Vancouver artist, Jeff Hamada, in an attempt to foster a community of people excited to go out and be creative! When did you start out blogging? I started Booooooom in 2008. How did you choose your blog name? I just wanted...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Paperboyo: Clearly cut out for success

Richard McCormack - aka @Paperboyo on Instagram - is a man on a mission; a mission to interpret famous landmarks in an original and ingenious way. Like a non-permanent graffiti artist, he is the cardboard cut-out equivalent of Banksy. Certainly his...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

40 years of BBC weather forecast symbols

It’s now 40 years since weather forecast symbols were introduced on BBC television. You’d think there would only be so many ways one could represent sun and rain, but there have been a huge number of changes since 1975. It was actually...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2015: Instagram Highlights Day 5

We’re wrapping up the Instagram coverage from Cannes, but we’re sure the party doesn’t stop here. So let’s take a lil’ look at the talks and words of wisdom floating around the festival. Matt Eastwood vs Albert...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2015: Instagram Highlights Day 3

The Cannes party is showing no sign of winding down, but then we didn't really expect that. It's been all about reality TV and music mogels giving talks, with tech companies like Apple once again making waves (for their 'Shot On An iPhone 6'...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Inventive Instagramming

Instagram isn’t all about Kimye’s family portraits and belfies. It can also be a tool for you to forge your own online artistic identity. Why not get inventive with the Instagram format? With a little twist, you can use those grid lines...

Posted by: Jade French
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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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Leaders

*&%££!! On copywriting, artichokes and swearing.

I think I've only ever met two people who never swore. One for moral and religious reasons, the other had taught herself not to, because she thought she was doing it too much. I admired them both for their self-control and adhering to something they...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

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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Leaders

Rimmel and BETC encourage us to stop 'getting' and start 'living'

Rimmel London has announced an evolution of their now iconic brand identity; “Get The London Look.” Created in collaboration with BETC London (the agency's first collaboration with Rimmel, having won the brand’s global advertising account last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The Number 2.1 - Let’s Not Live-Stream On Social?

As someone who works in innovation and talks about it a lot, I love new technology and trends. With the rise (and quick fall) of live streaming apps like Meerkat, we tend to get caught up in the hype and noise, thinking live streaming Is the...

Posted by: Tom Sharman
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting text heavy with Andrei Robu

Andrei Robu is a designer and artist who focuses on experimental typography. With over 15 years of experience as a brand designer, Robu has worked with many big names including Bloomberg, Nike Jordan, Wired, ESPN, The Golden Globes and Visa. His work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

D&AD and Leo Burnett are on the hunt for New Blood

D&AD, who recently hosted the first ever D&AD Festival at the Truman Brewery in east London, have now announced their intentions to mount a search in the big smoke for untapped creative talent. D&AD are on a mission to find it and deliver a fresh...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How companies convey reliability through their online presence

One of the key things that customers or clients search for in companies is that they can be relied on. Whether this is to provide them with food products, a new mortgage or simply to ensure that they deliver on their promises it is important that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

10 UI & UX mobile design tips to engage your user

With a stunning count of mobile app design and development companies promising to deliver you a fantastic app, it's quite obvious to get confused as to which one to choose and which one to skip. While many of these firms are able to keep up their...

Posted by: Xicom Technologies
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Inspiration

At last, somebody has created the perfect copywriter's website.

Think back about fifteen years or so, and you'll probably see yourself slowly (very slowly) browsing the internet on your dial-up connection, looking at websites and thinking 'I've gotta get myself one of those'. If you're a designer or art director,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Blog of the week: Design Juices

Website: designjuices.co.uk Twitter: @DesignJuices Facebook: facebook.com/designjuices Tumblr: jthompsondesign.tumblr.com/ When did you start out blogging? I started Design Juices back in January of 2010 whilst still at university, it was a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Blog of the week: Design Juices

Website: designjuices.co.uk Twitter: @DesignJuices Facebook: facebook.com/designjuices Tumblr: jthompsondesign.tumblr.com/ When did you start out blogging? I started Design Juices back in January of 2010 whilst still at university, it was a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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

Sorry, you're too creative.

by John Fountain. A few months back I was helping a friend review some CVs for a copywriting position. There was the usual mix of applicants and all of them from different writing backgrounds including b2b, pharmaceutical, PR, blogging, journalism,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Design Juices

Design Juices started back in January of 2010. It was a structured way to document all the inspiring work and creative designers I was finding in my research online. The blog grew from this scrapbook of inspiration into a more structured way to give...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Beautiful Crime

Website: beautifulcrime.com Twitter: @beautifulcrime Facebook: facebook.com/beautifulcrime When did you start out blogging? Beautiful Crime has been around as a company since 2004, but we started blogging about urban, contemporary and digital &...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Good Copy, Bad Copy

Website: www.goodcopybadcopy.co.uk Twitter: @goodcopybadcopy Facebook: facebook.com/dorisandbertie When did you start out blogging? According to my archive, October 2006. I can’t believe it’s been that long! How did you choose your blog...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Art Sponge

When did you start out blogging? Back in 2009. How did you choose your blog name? I thought of symbolically 'absorbing' art from around the web. Thus, Art Sponge. What's it all about and why? It's about finding great visual art from hardly known...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Creative Mug

Website: www.creative-mug.com/ Twitter: @Creative_Mug Facebook: facebook.com/CreativeMug When did you start out blogging? We started CreativeMug in November 2011, after blogging on other places around the web for some years. How did you choose your...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Logoed

Website: logoed.co.uk Twitter: @Logoed When did you start out blogging? We started the blog way back in 2001 - so we've been going for 11 years now! How did you choose your blog name? It was simply to represent what the blog was about at the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Pillar Box Post

Website: pillarboxpost.com When did you start out blogging? I started blogging just over 3 years ago in the summer of 2009...which happened to be about 3 years after I resolved to start a blog! How did you choose your blog name? One of the (many)...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Blog of the week

Blogs that you want to know about! There are some fantastic creative blogs out there that you must check out! We are bringing these blogs to one place so that you know where to find the best new and established bloggers. Find out what these blogs are...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Ape on the Moon

The Ape on the Moon blog is run by two inter-planetary apes. It was founded by illustrator Alex Mathers, with illustrator Philip Dennis based in Tokyo and London. The blog documents all that is new and exciting about contemporary visual arts...

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Features

5 minutes with... Scott Bedford - Creative Director at Jigsaw

What do you actually do? My main focus at the moment is driving innovation and creativity within the business - so a lot of creative and strategic thinking, and an awful lot of pitches, especially for the North American market. Jigsaw is a very...

Posted by: Creativepool

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