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How to Retain Your Audience in 2020

Do you actively think about how your visitors come to you? If you’re still relying on erratic websites and referral traffic, the mercy of social media algorithms, and Google - where over 50% of today’s searches result in zero clicks - you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Brand Case Study: Branding marijuana in the 21st century

In 2012 Colorado became the first state to pass laws governing the legalisation, tax and regulation of marijuana. Washington, Alaska and Oregon followed soon after, and overnight the magical herb’s image and perception in American culture was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Taylor Herring helps us get Fit Kwik without being a dick

Of all the nauseatingly predictable New Year’s resolutions, there can be none as odious as the half-arsed gym membership. This is an especially frustrating anomaly for those that actually use the gym on a regular basis, as it makes the fitness...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Burnout: It's not just for millennials!

While agencies are understandably focusing on the wellbeing of their younger workers, stress affects all of us. When asked to give an insight into how we approach mental health at Southpaw, our CEO Tom Poynter argued that senior industry staff are at...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Features

Getting to know - Doing digital differently with David Wharram

For this week’s getting to know, I sat down with David Wharram, the CEO of Coast Digital - a digital marketing agency that prides itself as an agency that thinks about digital marketing “in a different way.” What does that mean...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Shouting at machines - How to smartly design for voice user interfaces

The advent of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa has brought about a brand new discipline for brands, designers and marketers to get acquainted with. Designing a voice user experience is not the same as designing for a traditional UI. If you want...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Events

Global creative calendar: March 2020

This time of year, the march of inspiration hits a feverish pace in hot spots across the planet. In London alone, the high-profile annual festivities on tap include both Advertising Week Europe and Design Thinking and Innovation Week, beginning...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Trends

15 things millennials want from the workplace

Millennials seem like a complicated generation through and through. They keep rewriting the way our society works and that can be confusing and tough for the people trying to retain Millenials in the office and give them work. Suddenly, cubicles...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Features

Member spotlight - The fantastical floral fancies of Jessica Crawford

When you catch a glimpse of Jessica Crawford’s work, the first word that often comes to mind is “floral.” Indeed, so much of her work revolves around the natural beauty of flowers and fauna and it’s this aesthetic that has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What Does An Art Director Think About While Illustrating?

Internal monologue has been a hot topic as of late so I thought I would share a glimpse into my brain and my thoughts while illustrating a poster of LeBron James. I discovered that my brain is a bit all over the place while designing but I'm sure I'm...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Why data’s time will never run out in the hourglass economy

In almost all areas of the economy the middle ground is on the decline. In grocery, powerhouses Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda have been assailed by discounters Aldi and Lidl. In fashion, social media is rendering luxury labels more...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to know - The big ideas of Kevin Forister

If you have been reading Creativepool for a while then Kevin Forister is probably a name you’re well aware of. For years now, Kevin has been spoiling us with his weekly videos geared towards inspiring aspiring creatives and we’ve also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The Maturation of the Startup - A guide to starting your own agency

So you want to start your own creative agency? Well, good luck! If building a business is like raising a child, then nurturing a team of passionate, sensitive creatives is like being a first-time father or mother and caring for a sick infant....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Features

Innovation, brand value and the customer journey

Consumer decision making is changing, and that’s impacting brand loyalty. This became clear to me while I was researching a presentation I made at an event held to examine the role and the market opportunity presented by online video. One of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The key to building a successful employee training programme

One of the essential element of any successful business is well-trained employees. Skills, training, experience and knowledge are always in high demand. Efficiency and safety are the names of the game and the more productive an employee is, the...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Features

Member Spotlight: David Istvan on never settling for the comfort zone

A cursory glance at the work of David Istvan and you might be forgiven for thinking he’s something of a loud and effervescent personality. He is, however, a decidedly humble, socially-conscious and provocative illustrator that has spent the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Behind the idea: The problem with wrinkles

Sexual innuendo continues to be a favourite tool of advertisers for a simple reason - it works and it’s usually effortlessly funny. Such is the case in this spot by Procter & Gamble’s multi-agency shop Woven (with teams from Grey),...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

A Fun Little Exercise On Building A Brand

Today's video is all about brand building. At my first agency, Screamer Co., we helped client's find their brand voice. In the discovery phase of doing that, we hosted a fun little exercise to help them look at their brand in a fresh, new way. It was...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Awards

Creativepool Annual Spotlight: The humble artistry of Chris Shaw

A talented animator with a unique style and vision we caught up with Chris Shaw recently to discuss his award-winning project “The Crossing,” which claimed the People’s Choice award for Animation in last year’s Creativepool...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Creativepool Annual Spotlight: The disruptive beauty of BBD Perfect Storm

BBD Perfect Storm is a modern agency for a modern world; an agency that understands culture needs to be shaped not by reflection and appropriation but by setting the agenda. Since opening in 2013 (the same year as Creativepool, as a matter of fact),...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Creativepool Annual Spotlight: AKQA show us how to believe again

AKQA has been a big part of the Creativepool community in one form or another since its initial inception. The agency has been a Creativepool member since 2013 and has been behind dozens of featured projects and award-winning Annual entries over the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Creativepool Annual Spotlight: Mother make us laugh and cry

Having begun life almost 30 years ago with just three incredibly creative individuals sat around a table, Mother has blossomed in the last few decades into one of the most beloved agencies not only in London but the creative world at large. Mother...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Eco or ego? The environmental impact of awards ceremonies

When it comes to paying lip service to environmental causes, the creative industries don’t exactly hold a monopoly but they are far from innocent either. As the generic public continues to ‘wake up’ to the realities of climate...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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