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Should Creative Directors be on the Board?

Creativity is typically viewed as a softer skill. Consequently, it’s rarely valued in business as much as it ought to be. When budgets are planned and operations strategised, finance and technology are favoured, with creative roles habitually...

Posted by: Dawn Creative
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Industry

Calling all future creative leaders

#CEFutureLeaders - you're invited to a stellar one-day event. One of Creative Equals' aims is to double the number of creative directors in London. Currently, the number is just at 12%. That's why we're inviting 100 future creative leaders to come...

Posted by: Creative Equals
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Features

5 minutes with... Steve Vranakis & Darren Bailes - VCCP

"Don't take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway." - Vranakis & Bailes Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Joint Creative Directors at VCCP. What does that involve? We're toy manufacturers. We make stuff that people...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How Do Indie Musicians Make Money In This Digital Era?

There’s been a whole lot of change within the music industry over the past 10 years it’s almost hard to keep up. With the addition of music streaming services and numerous distribution channels, artists have been able to market themselves...

Posted by: Bopper
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Inspiration

Why do Fashion Holding Companies hate Female Creative Directors?

As I reflect on the recent changes in the fashion industry, I am compelled to write about an issue that has been on my mind for quite some time: Why do holding companies “hate” female creative directors? The idea first occurred to me...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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Leaders

Top 10 most exciting creative directors on Creativepool

Design guru. Master mediator. Highly skilled multitasker and delegator. A good Creative Director is all these things and more. They are the calm head on top of the creative shoulders that bring focus and identity to a company. They are, in essence,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

5 minutes with... Roz & Nicola - Creative directors at Minx Creative

"Minx Creative is a full service creative studio. We create integrated campaigns and design for print, identity, branding, display and digital based projects.." What do you actually do? It’s a pretty packed day for us both each day in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Creative Directors on camera

From YouTube, leading advertising creatives explain what they do, why they do it and what excites them. Bill Bernbach on Creative Qualities. 'The basis for persuasion is to understand what motivates a man' Brilliant stuff from the greatest...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

#MemberSpotlight on Creative Director Marc Posch

How did you get into the industry? Design has always held a strong allure for me. Early on, I recognized its magical potential as a craft that profoundly influences people's perceptions of products and services. I found this to be very powerful, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Ridding the world of bad design with Dawn Creative #CompanySpotlight

This week, we speak to David O’Hearns, Managing Director at Dawn Creative, about how a nightmare at an old agency turned into a beautiful dream of a fresh start. A new dawn, if you will… How was your company born and where are you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Graham Sturt, Creative Director @ Monotype

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? I haven’t been at Monotype long enough yet to form an exact idea of what a ‘typical’ day is. So far, I’ve been undertaking a very well-structured and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Age and Creativity: Do We Get Less or More Creative as We Get Older?

Without stories what are we really? Storytelling is at the root of so much of our shared culture and it winds its barbs into everything from the stories we ingest actively (be it through books, TV, games or otherwise) to those we ingest passively...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance creative director?

Creative directors are amongst the most coveted individuals in the creative industries. They are generally recognised as kings and queens of their respective fields - masters of all trades that can wield relationships as confidently as they wield...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Executive Creative Director

The executive creative director (or ECD) is the head honcho as far as the creative team is concerned. The person behind the curtain engineering the creative identity of a company and facilitating the adoption of that identity throughout all media...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

How to hire a great creative director - 5 top tips

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” That’s the well-worn cliche that continues to hold billions back from greatness every single day but for some, the crown seems to fit pretty naturally. Such is the case with all the best...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Job Description: Creative Team

The Creative Team in the advertising, digital or marketing sector is responsible for generating attention-grabbing ideas that will entice the consumer or target audience. Members of the team work together to develop conceptual campaigns designed to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Job Description: Creative Director

Design guru. Master mediator. Highly skilled multitasker and delegator. A good Creative Director is all these things and more. They are the calm head on top of the creative shoulders that bring focus and identity to a company. Job description,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

How Creative Director Matt Rooke made it through a recession

There's no doubting that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting several corners of the industry in more or less similar ways. A lot of professionals, even beyond the actual creative industry, are talking about one of the worst recessions of the past 100...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The beastly creative passion of Steve Sellick

It comes from Stephen Sellick's own fingertips that he is as passionate and fired up as he's ever been. Having started out as a freelance illustrator, Steve has now been in the industry for over 25 years, and he's seen plenty of changes in his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The Filmmaker's Guide to Remote Filming, for Agencies and Directors

There is only one shot left to wrap up today’s shooting session. You liaise with the lighting department, the cinematographer and camera operators, you inform the actors and the whole crew is ready to shoot. You talk to the assistant director...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Tons Of Tips For New Art Directors and Copywriters

What advice would you give Art Directors and Copywriters trying to get into the advertising industry? This compilation video holds the answers to that question from over 15 Advertising Creatives. The advice varies from entry-level pros to seasoned...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

IGTV: One year on and a hotbed for creative marketing

This month marks one year since Instagram launched IGTV. A native long-form video channel within the app, IGTV was destined for big things. After all, it combines two big social trends: Instagram itself and video. But the new feature has not yet...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Creative Opinion: Brands can no longer afford to ignore diversity

Pam Grossman, Director of Visual Trends at Getty Images, explains how, whilst they have made significant progress, brands still have their work cut out for them if they want to champion true diversity. Pam Grossman​ Technological advances have...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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