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Attitude in the ad agency: How to avoid becoming the office a**hole

Besides me saying the word 'positivity' a million times, this video is a quick rant on attitude in the advertising environment. It's vastly important and sometimes we forget how good we have it between late nights and tight deadlines. Staying...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

10 unusual things you'll find in a Google office...

Okay, we know their tax-paying record is a bit wobbly. And they caved in to the Chinese censors way too easily. And they're keeping a troubling amount of data on us all. But don't you fancy working for Google - even if it's just for a week or two....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Space for silicon

Anyone who works around the Silicon Roundabout is familiar with the noise of building work. It’s happening all around and the amount of old buildings coming down and new ones rising up is accelerating fast. One of the reasons for the surge in...

Posted by: Every Interaction
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Features

Re:cycling. Should Lance Armstrong hand his sponsorship money back?

by Magnus Shaw. In this age of fitness fanaticism and dire public transport, it's not unusual to see people arriving at the office on a bicycle. How they find the stamina, I can’t begin to guess, but I don’t think they take the Lance...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Distracted?

by Jessica Hazel. During the time it took to write this article I have gone to get some garlic bread out of the oven, eaten the garlic bread, let the cat in, chatted to my flatmate twice, opened my advent calendar, located the knife sharpener in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

How to... Work from home effectively

by Ashley Morrison. One of the perks of being a freelancer is the ability to work from home. I love it. No arduous daily commute (and related expenses, obviously), no noisy work colleagues, and seriously good coffee on tap when I want it. But in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Sign here. Introducing the new freelance/client contract.

by Magnus Shaw Freelancing - it's a tough old game, eh? You don't know if you're coming or going half the time. Working in your jim-jams one day, sipping a latte in a la-di-da marketing agency the next. Occasionally you even miss "Cash In The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

First look: Product Launches

designjunction is set to be the platform for hundreds of product launches from global brands including: Another Country, Bethan Gray, Channels, Deadgood, Design House Stockholm, Friends & Founders, Humanscale, LSA International, Icons of Denmark,...

Posted by: designjunction
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Google's amazing new HQ

by Ashley Morrison OK, let's pretend that you haven't read the title of this blog (or looked at the first picture) and see if you can guess what sort of building this describes: "It's all about human beings and that's it! Think sunken snugs,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Should creative people live with creative people?

by John Fountain Cast your eyes over to the right hand side of this blog and you'll notice something called "Date a Creative". For all the time that I've been writing blogs for Creativepool, I admit I haven't given that web banner very much...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

#Trends. The MBTI creativity test. How does your creativity measure up?

by John Fountain How would you feel about taking a personality test when applying for a job? Well in the US this kind of procedure is quite commonplace. In fact it is estimated that over 90% of organisations use some sort of psychometric testing as...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Brave New Office: the Future of Work sounds... scary

'Keep safe, mate.' I think I’ve heard this more in the past few months than in all the years I spent in London. It feels like a new salute, something you are compelled to say in our email sign-offs or opening lines. I’ve even seen a topic...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How our office disco loo boosted business performance

A view from Mike Cullis... I’m a big believer that a workplace should both reflect and inspire the spirit of a business because it has such a fundamental impact on teams of people, quality of work and, ultimately, success and profitability. Soul...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Leaders

MassiveMusic Lands in Japan with Opening of Tokyo Office

International music agency MassiveMusic has extended its global reach with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, as the worldwide network officially lands in Japan. Deciding that “the sun should never set on MassiveMusic,” the opening of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Soul office given a musical artistic makeover by Leopard's Lunch

Soul has commissioned London artist Kate Philipson, aka Leopard’s Lunch, to create a series of striking murals to decorate the agency’s office interior. The artwork, entitled “Bubbling with Creativity, Oozing with Soul,” has a bold, pop art...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

BETC Paris transforms derelict warehouse into gorgeous office space

BETC has taken a huge derelict flour and grain warehouse on the banks of the Canal de l'Ourcq in Paris and transformed it into a bold new office block boasting a large roof garden and plant-filled courtyards. The 20,000-square-metre Les Magasins...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Gort Scott transform 1960s Walthamstow office block into creative hub

The London-based architectural studio Gort Scott has converted a rundown office block in the city's Walthamstow area into a hub for local creatives, featuring co-working spaces, maker studios and even a bakery cafe. Walthamstow Central Parade was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Office for Creative Research: Understanding Big Data

For the average Jane, the term Big Data is almost impossible to comprehend - or at least, it is to me. I’m well aware that data cloaks and polices every aspect of our lives and that my search histories, numerous email inboxes, online bank...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

How coworking is disrupting office culture

Technology has played an important role in challenging the traditional concept of ‘work’. The internet, as well as the mobility enabled by laptops and smartphones, has created a nomadic workforce. Partly as a result of this shift, the...

Posted by: Canvas8
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Leaders

MediaCom change attitudes toward office working

In a media industry first, MediaCom has announced the launch of Project Blend; a unique talent management initiative that shies away from the traditional media industry approach to working. Rather than focusing on the amount of hours workers spend at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Facebook designs the world's largest open plan office with Gehry

Facebook has begun the process of moving its 2,800 members of staff into the company's elaborate new office space in Palo Alto, California, which founder Mark Zuckerberg has been designed as the “Largest open floor plan in the world.” The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG) opens new office

Last week the California-based direct response advertising agency announces expansion by their new office in Nashville, Tennessee. The Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG) is a full-service direct response and digital advertising agency with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Always pin your ideas to your office wall

When I first started out, I was always encouraged to pin my ideas to my office wall. I used an A3 layout pad and a fat black Pentel marker and just scribbled down whatever came into my head. Once I thought that I had something, I’d draw a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

How cool is your office?

It's a well known fact that some agencies spend huge chunks of their hard earned money turning lifeless commercial spaces into bastions of creativity. These interiors provide insight as to the breadth and depth of their thinking and creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Celebrating innovation with Huckletree and Otherway - #BehindTheIdea

It is universally acknowledged that creativity thrives in constraints. The past year has been a great measure for that, showing the best and most innovative business leaders shining in a fierce game of 'Adapt or Die.' To celebrate all these...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Running a small animation studio through a pandemic - #CompanySpotlight

Young, cosy, born and developed through hardship and great creative passion - animation studio Kino Bino has just the perfect story of what is hopefully set to be a successful animation studio in the United Kingdom. Kino Bino was founded in 2019...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Inspiration

From a Commodore 64 to rebranding the Thunderbirds - #MemberSpotlight

Jason Ford is a freelance Brand & Design Director and former creative director at ITV with a proven track record of delivering award-winning, thought provoking creative. Everything Jason touches is underpinned by strong core ideas that amplify to...

Posted by: Creativepool

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