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Advice

Opinions - More than words. What do copywriters know about design?

by Magnus Shaw "Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion." Bob Baxley It's funny. Art directors and copywriters work so closely together, for so much of the time, and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Top 5 tips on getting the most from your profile

Header image: Mike Perkins At the time of writing, Creativepool is now home to well over 270,000 creatives, with 20,000 companies using the platform to find talent from across the globe. If you are a member on the platform, standing out among so...

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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Features

Context is key: How to create impactful ads on the right platform

We’re a nation of coffee addicts. We’re also addicted to coffee brands. This has become apparent in the FMCG sector, where well-known coffee shop brands can be seen lining supermarket shelves as they continue to exert their dominance in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Netflix cannabis, eHarmony, YouTube and other stories

Carrot - Netflix Streaming giant Netflix has partnered with creative agency Carrot and a California cannabis dispensary, to produce weed themed around several of its TV series. The marijuana, which was produced in limited-edition packaging and went...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Five Reasons to use Professional Creative Crowdsourcing

Businesses have been using the internet to outsource work to the crowd for over ten years now. Coined “crowdsourcing” by Wired writer Jeff Howe in 2006, brands continue to dabble with the art with varied success. In just the world of...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

krow helps Fiat 500 celebrate 60th anniversary with kisses from its fans

The Fiat 500 is a true icon of automotive style and this year marks its 60th anniversary. krow is helping the brand to celebrate with a site at London's Piccadilly Circus, filled with kisses from Fiat 500 fans. The image (see header image and below)...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Tech Trends: AI in 2017

Artificial intelligence was a pretty universally feared and mistrusted concept until very recently, one that was largely ignored by the mainstream media, and relegated instead to the fringes of science fiction. In 2017, however, AI is everywhere....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Trends

Speaking South African

It’s no revelation that language defines our lives. Through our interactions and understanding, our laughter, comfort and our survival, language plays a leading role in every little moment. We all know the value of a smart and beautifully...

Posted by: Nikki Bentley
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Features

Creative Discussions: Jason Yates & the Protein World Transformation

Jason Yates is many things. He’s a former actor who has appeared on some of the biggest shows in the UK (including Eastenders), a visionary marketing mind and a bloody nice bloke. First and foremost, however, he is the Managing Director of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Sadiq Khan and David Shrigley launch #LondonIsOpen campaign on the tube

British artist David Shrigley and London mayor Sadiq Khan have launched a series of artist-designed posters for the London underground, which declare that the city will not cut itself off from the rest of the world. Featuring artwork by the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agencies share rejected Remain posters post-Brexit

I've waffled on enough already about the unmitigated disaster that has been the Brexit, and it's unlikely that a better advertising campaign could have saved us from the gallows, but it's still fun sometimes to ask ourselves “What If?” In...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

IMPORTANT: Information Regarding Your Profile...

We have some important information regarding your profile... It looks stunning! The Creativepool Developers have just released another long list of improvements to the site. The biggest being a complete overhaul of your profile: from Profiles to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Artist Boss: Sir Anthony Caro

What is Artist Boss? This project looks at the life and work of prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) and his studio assistants. Throughout his expansive career, Caro employed studio assistants in the production of his work, and we are...

Posted by: Bath Spa University
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Features

Wogan: Children In Need & Versions of Pudsey

In what has been a rather unsettling start to 2016 in terms of celebrity “news” – with David Bowie and Alan Rickman creating a torrent of outpouring across social media – we couldn’t let the week go by without a nod to Terry Wogan. Upheld...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Meet Daub: The creative hospital workbook for children

The idea for Daub came about on a sleepless night back in 2013, when David Bennett’s son suffered an asthma attack and was admitted to Kings Hospital. The design director at OPX faced a long wait, and as the ennui of the evening took hold he...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week: Week 1

In-House - Specsavers Considering this is our first week back after a rather elongated (and particularly stressful) Christmas break, there were A LOT of new ads to get through, and we’d be remiss to ignore so many great spots. Hence the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

First off the bat, let me take this opportunity to wish all my fellow Creativepoolers a happy and prosperous new year! 2015 was certainly an exciting one in the tech world, but with a 2016 looking to herald the dawn of mainstream virtual reality, the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

IAB UK Digital Upfronts: Twitter push video in a big way

Twitter showcased a selection of exciting new mobile video applications and tools during their lunchtime session at the IAB UK Digital Upfronts last Thursday (October 22), while guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés at the BEAT nightclub in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Dancing Man: Shaming the internet trolls

Allow me to let you into a little secret: I’m not very thick skinned. And yet people often assume I am, partly because some of my blogs range from being moderately tongue in cheek to bordering on acerbic. One thing they never are, however, is...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Catching up with Harvey Dormer

Part of the Focal Point interview series is to shine a spotlight on the best creative work we can find – and often that comes from our very own Creativepool members. Harvey Dormer's distinctive illustrative style has caught our eye a few times in...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Competitive Collaboration

‘Collaboration’ has been a creative industry buzzword for the last 10 years or so. Walk into any agency, anywhere in the world, and within five minutes you’ll hear this word bandied about to describe pretty much any area of the business. It’s...

Posted by: We Love Digital
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Features

Intangibles: Shop For Avatars, Ringtones + Snapchats

In a world where art investment is one of the safest bets you can make, would you start collecting intangible objects? Well that’s the premis of The Walker Art Centre's a new online shop for artwork named Intangibles. The idea is to allow...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

What do apostrophes make? Prizes! The day John Lewis bagged my loyalty

Contrary to popular urban myth, I am not a member of the Apostrophe Protection Society. Yes, I did write a blog about Waterstone’s and the decision from their powers that be to get rid of the apostrophe in 2012. My blog did, incidentally,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Crafts aren't creative – they're, well, erm...

Earlier this month, there was widespread consternation and outrage that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is going to exclude the 'crafts' as a category under the banner of 'creative industries'. Having done some work on a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Thatcheristic: Art Below hosts Iron Lady exhibition

Controversial to the last, the funeral of Margaret Thatcher last week continued to divide the nation. Millions of pounds down the drain, or a fitting farewell to one whom many called the greatest Prime Minister since Churchill? Whatever one’s...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Recruitment webshites

Last week, Michael (MD of Creativepool and my boss at least some of the time, as far as blogging is concerned) sent out an email entitled "We are not a recruitment agency!" Bold words, you might think, given that the one-liner under the email...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Wolves, spices, ciders, flags and other stories

SomeOne - Wolverhampton Wanderers Design studio SomeOne has developed a new brand identity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football club. The new branding was created to reflect the new era of the club under the leadership of the Fosun...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Creative Coffee Break: Adobe XD

Adobe XD is built for today’s UX/UI designers, with intuitive tools that eliminate speed bumps and make everyday tasks feel effortless. With the new Starter plan for XD, it’s fast, easy and free. We’ve just posted the second in a...

Posted by: Adobe

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