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Workshop

Leaving the Comfort Zone

The importance of bravery, boundaries and beliefs in the performance arts “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours” Richard Bach, ‘Illusions’ , Arrow Books, 1988 The book ‘Illusions’ by...

Posted by: James Sampson
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Leaders

How agencies can gain a competitive advantage when selling to brands

Tenacity One of the main reasons people tend to ‘fail’ at new business is they give up all too easily. It may be very ‘un-British’ to keep on at people and sell things, but if that is the job you must do, do it with skill and...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Inspiration

5 benefits of meditation for writers

Have you ever read Meditations by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius? These were his private reflections on philosophy, happiness, peace, pleasure and the meaning of life as a whole. Why am I mentioning it? If you’re a writer, you’ll...

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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

FCB West San Francisco’s FCB West, best known for its work on the Levi’s and Clorox accounts, has hired Justin Moore to partner with the recently promoted Mike Long as Co-Executive Creative Director. Moore and Long will report directly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Genuine IPG-owned digital creative agency Genuine has hired Adam Kasper and Mitch Blum away from Havas and DigitasLBi, respectively. Kasper, an 11-year veteran of Havas (and a 22-year industry vet) and the advertising conglomerate’s former...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Artfelt fills Sheffield Children’s Hospital with colour

Sheffield Children’s Hospital has been brightened up once again with illustrations created by artists including Jon Burgerman, which aim to “provide distraction” for young patients. The project has been funded by Artfelt, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Top 10 Highlights To Expect At Eurobest 2016

The count-down has begun for another top event bringing together the brightest thinkers and the best creative work. From the organiser of Cannes Lions, Eurobest is the world’s most prominent celebration of European creativity. The festival...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

D&AD's Andy Sandoz unveils 2016 'Manual' annual

In his final act as D&AD President after a year in which he has imparted many valuable lessons with his future-facing attitude and love for the weird and wonderful, Andy Sandoz has made some major changes to the D&AD Annual. A dedicated champion of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#TechTuesday: More Pokémon, a self-driving bus and a talking T. Rex

The Week in Pokémon We already reported last week on the rather nifty Pokédrone, but in the wake of Pokémon Go's phenomenal success, there have been many more products announced to capitalise on the game's current ubiquity. Nintendo's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Grey London Grey London announced two important promotions this week. Wayne Brown, currently MD of GreyPOSSIBLE, has been appointed to the new role of COO, while Matt Tanter, currently head of planning, has been promoted to CSO. They will report to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Charles Williams is Made Up

Made Up is the commercial illustration and type studio of Charles Williams. Rooted in drawing, geometric shapes, the continuous line, isometric grids, interconnected forms and a surreal three-dimensional aesthetic, we’ve long been a fan of his work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Top Ten Hires of the Week

Havas London Havas has announced Xavier Rees as CEO of Havas London. Rees joins from his position as Group Managing Director at adam&eveDDB, a role he has held for the last two years and to which he was promoted after four years at the agency. At...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Havas opens first UK Village in Manchester

Havas Media UK has expanded its offering in our humble nation by opening its doors in Manchester. Building on the success of Havas Lynx, Havas PR and Havas People, the global marketing and communications group has unveiled the launch of the UK’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Web Designer/ Web Developer

Web designers/developers are employed across all industry sectors from finance and retail to public organisations. They may be employed directly by IT consultancies, software houses, web design agencies or work in an organisation's IT department....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Thomas Heatherwick

by Jessica Hazel. Chances are, anyone reading this was one of the worldwide audience of 4 billion, glued to the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night. It was described by TV commentator Hazel Irving as "breathtaking in its beauty and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Creativepool Annual Spotlight 2020: Mark Richardson of Superfried

Freelancing is one thing but being a one-man design studio is another entirely. Enter Mark Richardson; the man who founded Superfried in a London bedroom back in 2007. Now based in the centre of Manchester, Mark has managed to build up an incredible...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

D&AD Professional Awards 2019 winners and rankings

The 57th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place last night (23 May) at a ceremony in London where six Black Pencils - the highest accolade - were awarded. Droga5 was awarded a Black prize in TV Commercial Campaigns and Furlined also picked up...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

WCRS - MoneySuperMarket MoneySuperMarket has announced the appointment of WCRS as its new creative agency. WCRS won the brief in a four-way pitch process against Saatchi & Saatchi, AMV BBDO and Wieden & Kennedy and will start working with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 - MINI Electric Droga5 London has been appointed to MINI Electric’s global advertising account, following a five-way competitive pitch organised by The Observatory GE. The agency has been briefed on a three-year assignment to develop a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Autism & Creativity

It may seem unlikely, but people on the autistic spectrum have been an integral part of the creative industry for decades, without the industry necessary knowing that. Thinking differently is not only a mantra but also a characteristic that is valued...

Posted by: Alex Shifrin
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Acne This week, Acne welcomed Director Laura Borgio to their ranks. A super innovative filmmaker with a passion for storytelling, Laura's rare ability enables her to create engaging, meaningful, and dynamic content across a multitude of different...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The UK Busts the Gender Pay Gap Wide Open

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today (April 6), helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Robots Will NOT Steal UK Jobs. They Could Create More

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

iris Amsterdam iris is investing in its senior creative leadership in Amsterdam, by appointing Kenn MacRae to the newly formed role of Executive Creative Director. Across his 20-year career in advertising, Kenn has held Creative Director positions...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis Groupe Publicis Groupe has announced, as predicted by many, that Arthur Sadoun, current head of Publicis Communications, will replace Maurice Levy as chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe on June 1. Levy, who has served as CEO of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

IAB UK Jon Mew has been announced as CEO of the IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau), making him the successor to Guy Phillipson, who recently stepped down from the role. Mew has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as head of mobile before being...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Native James Hilton (left), the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of AKQA, has joined Native, the industrial design specialist studio, as Co-Chief Creative Officer. Native, which aims to build “transformational physical and digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Sarah Golding, CEO and Partner of CHI & Partners, was today nominated by IPA Council members as the preferred candidate to succeed Tom Knox as President of the IPA in March 2017. Golding will be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Accenture acquires Karmarama in the UK

Accenture has acquired Karmarama, one of the UK’s largest independent agencies renowned for blending creativity, digital and data to develop campaigns that help brands better engage with consumers. The acquisition strengthens the ability of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

GroupM Launches Data Business [m]Platform

GroupM, the media investment management group of WPP, recently announced the global launch of [m]PLATFORM; an advanced technology suite of flexible media planning applications, data analytics and digital services. The platform will improve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Omnicom launches bespoke McDonald's agency in the US

Omnicom recently announced the launch of “We Are UNLIMITED;” a new full-service advertising agency specifically created to service McDonald’s in the US. Unlimited, as the agency will be referred to, integrates strategic, creative and analytical...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

WPP aquire Linkpulse in Norway & partner with The Corpus in the UK

WPP announced this week that Plista, a provider of data-driven native advertising and part of Xaxis, WPP’s global programmatic media company, has acquired Linkpulse, a real-time content analytics company. Based in Oslo, Linkpulse works with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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