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Advice

How to Network in Person. Valuable Tools in a Digital World.

Make no mistake, personal networks are a powerful thing. They are a source of inspiration and learning. Will provide support through the good times and the bad. Keep you innovative and provide a sounding board for key decisions. Help you get things...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Advice

Why Creative Talks Are So Important: Making the connection

Following on from our discussion last week on why creative talks are so important for a sense of inspiration, we’re now looking another reason we believe creative talks are vital to the creative world - networking. This article will look at how...

Posted by: Fiasco Design
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Events

Creativepool heads to Amsterdam for its first Mixer event

Creativepool is established for hosting international events for advertising, creative and digital agencies, bringing together the creative industries top bodies to hang out, share knowledge and embark advice with colleagues, friends, and generally...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Suck it up! The harsh side of freelancing

I know a lot of freelancers and, by contrast with their permanently employed counterparts, I would say almost all of them are happy. I’m a freelancer too, and it would take a lot for me to go back to permanent employment now. And I don’t...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

Top five to-do items for the freelance 2015 list

Hello and happy new diet to you. No? Happy new gym membership, maybe. Not that either? Happy new I’m-only-drinking-alcohol-at-the-weekend. Getting warmer? Or perhaps the number one aim in the Land of You is get a happy new job. If so, good...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Careers

6 tips to network like a pro

Networking is the secret ingrediant to further your career. It allows you to make connections and build mutually beneficial relationships that will aid your development in your personal and work life. These simple tips will help you to become a...

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Features

Something for nothing

by Ashley Morrison. I never thought I’d say it, but I have some sympathy with guests on the Jeremy Kyle Show. Not that I sit around watching daytime TV all day, of course. Well, apart from a triple-bill of Frasier to get me going in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Jason Nye - Graphic Designer

- View Jason's Creativepool profile. ‘I'm a young freelance designer with a penchant for vector illustration.' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 4 Years. I started freelancing whilst studying for my undergraduate degree in graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Hamish Jordan - Photographer

"Photography allows me to show things from my point of view - I love that." Creativepool manages to grab a cuppa with Hamish Jordan, Photographer, to chat about taking risks, networking and the irresistible power of The Force... Describe your work...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Create a portfolio that best suits you.

Your portfolio is one of the most important things that need to be considered when thinking about applying for a new job. Us "old schoolers" have all spent countless hours trudging around Soho with our A2 portoflio in tow, ending the day with a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Do you network?

Up until a month ago I'd never attended a networking group. In truth I didn't know much about them. I assumed that they were for geeks and braggers, for the totally incompetent and the mildly desperate, for people either short of friends or folk who...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

January 2019 Creative Calendar

In the months ahead, this Global Creative Calendar will once again open exciting new doors of possibility. Entering any one of them is sure to impact your life for the foreseeable future – and also, most likely, in far-reaching ways that you could...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

Three things from Cannes: taboos, trends and tears

With Cannes Lions closing its doors last Friday, we asked five creative leaders, to share their thoughts on this year’s Cannes Lions. They will also be speaking at ‘Creative Stories…from Cannes’ 18 July for a more in-depth overview of the...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Events

DWA brings you the May Creative Calendar

In this topsy-turvy world, deciding when and where to invest one’s time and energy is of critical importance. Especially for creatives and other entrepreneurs where the need to be strategic and innovative is constant, conferences, festivals and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Events

DWA brings you the September Creative Calendar, Part I

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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News

Creative Circle Launches Official App

Keep up to date with what’s going on at this year’s Creative Circle Ball Creative Circle has launched an official app ahead of next week’s Creative Circle Ball. Keeping you up to date with everything in the run up to the biggest...

Posted by: Creative Circle
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News

5 Minutes with... Michael Tomes: the all-new Creativepool

by Ashley Morrison Last week was a big week for Creativepool: after months and months in the making, the new Creativepool website went live. So to crown its first full week of existence, we have the first ever interview with Michael Tomes,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Coming soon… an interview with Creativepool MD, Michael Tomes

by Ashley Morrison. Cue fanfare! Cue fireworks! Cue lots of awards! For those of you who are longstanding members of the Creativepool network, you’ll notice that the website has been completely reinvented. They flicked the switch earlier this...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

If you don’t spend 20% of your time networking then you are…

..In short, you’re either very lucky or you’re not being very wise. Because I’ve now heard from at least three different sources that in order to keep the money rolling in, us freelancers need to spend 20% of our waking hours (or...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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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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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Port Elizabeth and beyond with illustrator Rebecca Hayter

Freelance illustrator Rebecca Hayter lasted just three months in her role at a design company before following her heart and going it alone. While the structure, salary and guaranteed workflow were nice for a while, her personal beliefs and stance on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

How to write a website brief

You’ve decided your business needs a new website. You’ve agreed a budget (that you WILL stick to!) so what do you do now? Well, appointing a website design (and development) agency is your next step. You’ll need to write a...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Advice

How to be a better entrepreneur

In the digital age, anyone can become an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good entrepreneur. While there is no single skill that can turn someone into a more successful entrepreneur overnight, there are some essential skills that you...

Posted by: Reporter
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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2019: Key themes from this year's festival

As the dust settles after another sun-drenched week in the South of France, a selection of industry experts give their views on the key themes in 2019. Aside from the usual networking, parties and late-night Gutter Bar action, here's what else made...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Why winning new business is difficult, misunderstood and vital

It may surprise some of you to learn that the job of creating new business opportunities within an agency, or any company for that matter, is the most difficult, misunderstood and vital. Here are three reasons why. Winning new business is...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Awards

Cannes Lions 2019: Essential party guide

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 is less than a month away and while that may seem like plenty of time to get your calendar in order, it’ll be here before you know it. Planning your rosé sessions in the sun can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Awards

Creativepool Annual 2019 launch ceremony

There's not long to go before a room full of industry luminaries gather at London’s Banking Hall to celebrate this year’s Creativepool Annual 2019 winners. You've entered the competition, seen the shortlist and shared the news which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Mobile World Congress 2019: A virgin's view

As someone who hasn’t set foot inside an exhibition hall since my dad took me to the London Motor Show in Earls Court in 1995, I was intrigued to see what my visit to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the Fira de Barcelona would...

Posted by: Matt Box
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Technology

Dealing with deepfake technology in a post-truth era

We've moved from having little to no concern about our personal privacy to a state of questioning everything when it comes to submitting our details to corporations and platforms. Facebook data breaches and the vulnerability of its systems to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Mentor Sessions: Toby Snowdon

The Creative Mentor Network (CMN) is a London-based charity working to make the creative industries more diverse and inclusive through mentoring. The programme sees a host of talent from some of world’s top agencies link up with young mentees...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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News

Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The people you surround yourself with are everything

On November 1 2018, I was extremely honoured to be named one of Ad 2 Dallas' 32 Under 32 in the advertising industry. The organisation is an affiliate of AAF Dallas for ad professionals who are 32 or younger. Through networking and educational...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Benk + Bo bring you the Workshop Zone @ Connect: London

Benk + Bo, the multifunctional space for creatives in Spitalfields, London, are bringing their Scandinavian design and aesthetic to the Workshop Zone at Connect: London on November 21 and 22. Join them for a cup of coffee and learn about how the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

7 talks to see at Connect: London 2018

There's just one week to go until Connect: London, a new creative festival that will see two days of insight, inspiration and thought-provoking conversation take place at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery. With so much happening on the agenda...

Posted by: Creativepool

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