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Advice

Where's The Talent?

by Simon Harle, Dynamaic New Alliances. No matter where you look at the moment in the industry, there is a severe shortage of true talent! For the last 18/24 months the lack of digital PM's, AM's, SAM's and AD's has been discussed, questioned and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

What does 2012 have in store for us?

In truth no one knows. Conversations we’ve had with many of our clients show that 2012 holds a certain unpredictability, which is making many a little nervous. There seem to be a lot of pitches around and enough work for everyone but with the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Is this how recruiters view your work?

When I first starting out as a junior copywriter I went along to the D&AD workshops that were being held in various London ad agencies. These evenings were great for anyone who wanted to start out as a copywriter or art director because you could...

Posted by: John Fountain
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Advice

Advice and articles from Recruiters - Creativepool

--- We speak to recruitment professionals from the industry to bring you interesting articles and advice every month. If you'd like to contribute, email Chris for more information The creative industries just need to do more to reach out and promote...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Setting your rate

So, this is a tough one and something I've struggled with for years. There are a few different ways of applying a fee for your services. You can set a day rate, which is most common, basically saying how much you want to charge a day, and then times...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Careers

Fishing for Account Based Marketing

ABM writing is nice work if you can get it. And you can. For an industry where clear language is meant to be currency, the world of copywriting doesn’t half love those acronyms. B2B or B2C? What’s the expected ROMI? How are you...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Advertising

Top hires this week

Arnold steps down at AMV Rosie Arnold (pictured) is to step down from her role as creative partner at AMV BBDO. Arnold was most recently head of art and creative partner but spent 33 years at BBH, where rose to creative director, prior to joining...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

Posted by: Becky
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BBD Perfect Storm - Etihad Airways Etihad Airways has appointed BBD Perfect Storm to its agency roster following a competitive strategic and creative pitch. BBD Perfect Storm competed for the business against a number of unnamed network agencies in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Get career-savvy with Framestore

Escape Studios is hosting the ultimate Careers Evening with one of Framestore’s top recruiters to help you kick-start your creative career. The multi-award winning VFX company has worked on some of the biggest films including Paddington,...

Posted by: Escape Studios
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Technology

Top Stories from SXSW 2017

The Infinity installation that immerses visitors in patterns of light Light projected into a mirrored room created seemingly infinite patterns in a remarkable installation by the Turkish artist Refik Anadol at this year's SXSW festival. For the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Above+Beyond (See Header) Above+Beyond begins 2017 with three new hires across its Strategy and Design teams, to work across the agency’s client base including Amazon, Betway, Meantime Brewing Company and Unilever. Toby Steinberg comes to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Skill up for 2017 with 4 key Creative Super Powers

We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers… Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Features

The Black Cab Interviews Singapore: Chris Frost, Director, Cogs Agency

The Black Cab Interviews have flown all the way from London to Singapore just in time for Spikes Asia - Singapore’s Festival of Creativity, in collaboration with Jones Knowles Ritchie, supported by Cogs Agency and with production support by 90...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

How to write effective job adverts

Writing an effective job advert to attract the best candidates to your jobs is a very important part of using any job site. A simple rule as you are going through the process is to think about your target audience - ie. think what would you like to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

mcgarrybowen bring the Monster brand to life. Literally.

Monster, the online jobs service, has launched an ambitious and quite literal new pan-European campaign introducing a formidable new character to reinvigorate the brand. The pan-European campaign is the first work by mcgarrybowen for Monster since...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Social Media Recruitment: Getting It Right

How to get social media recruitment right and the hazards to watch out for. It’s widely known that in 2015 the majority of job seekers find their jobs through a social network. And I’m guessing that the vast majority of recruiters either...

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Events

We're having a Pool Party in Cannes this year!

Creativepool is taking our Pool Party concept and taking it to Cannes! And this time we actually have a Pool! The Pool Party Cannes 2015 is an exclusive event with a Champagne reception, free drinks, a sunny lounge, entertainment and tunes by...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Is video interviewing a dream come true or a disaster?

Sweaty palms, dry mouth, stuttering words. Most people would agree job interviews are pretty painful. Recruiters can help prepare, coach and calm a candidate but once they walk into that room with their prospective boss, everything is usually...

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Advertising

Business Roundup

JWT - US Marine Corps Following a government-mandated request for proposal, the United States Marine Corps has renewed its advertising contract with JWT Atlanta, a relationship that has now lasted 67 years. Since its last review in 2007, J. Walter...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to spot a bad recruiter

Recruiters aren't all bad. There is an unfortunate stigma that has stuck the recruitment industry which have developed from agencies that are poorly run who bombard candidates and clients with irrelevant jobs and pointless calls. There are however...

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Inspiration

30 Brilliant Creative Resumés

In today’s job market, recruiters are placing more emphasis on job seeker personalities depicted on social media profiles and creative resume enhancers than they are single sheet summary of their careers.The vehicles for the presentation of the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Job interviews can be a nerve wracking experience. Follow our tips on how to impress at a job interview and get your dream position. As we all know, competition for good jobs is tough. If you’re worked hard enough to land a job interview, you...

Posted by: Source
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Advice

The Importance of Building a Relationship with your Recruiter

Build a relationship with your recruiter to ensure that you are well placed to take advantage of the job opportunities they find. We explain why it’s important for us to have a good working partnership with our candidates and how our candidates...

Posted by: Source
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Advice

Getting found on Creativepool

The 'Profile Search Criteria' you set up for your profile is a great way to get your Creativepool profile found and stand out from the crowd! The main purpose of the profile search criteria is to provide the website with key information which is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Keep your creative skills up to date

Written by Nathan Mayatt, Workstation - Specialist creative and digital recruiters since 1989. Keeping ahead of the game by making sure your skills are up-to-date is essential to protect yourself over the next couple of years. The market has become...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Social Networking as a Recruitment tool

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment Toby Thwaites and Paul Wood founded Purple in June 2000. Purple provides recruitment consultancy to advertising, design, integrated marketing, publishing,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Skill shortages in the creative and digital markets

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment As recruiters for the creative industries, including the digital industry, we are naturally very aware of the constant need for the sourcing of fresh talent...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... find a job in Web Design

We get emails almost everyday from people wanting web design jobs. However web design and web development jobs have become more and more sophisticated. If you are keen on landing employment in web design then read the notes below. You might also want...

Posted by: Creativepool

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