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Leaders

The great Google betrayal.

Like so many love affairs, our relationship with Google arrived unexpectedly, blossomed fabulously and soured rapidly and bitterly. We've thought fondly of companies before - Cadbury for their caring, socialist roots; Virgin for their casual...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Sorry, you're too creative.

by John Fountain. A few months back I was helping a friend review some CVs for a copywriting position. There was the usual mix of applicants and all of them from different writing backgrounds including b2b, pharmaceutical, PR, blogging, journalism,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Humanising the redundancy process

It would be easy in an economic environment like this to lay the blame for all redundancies on the 'credit crunch' but I believe that there are other reasons why some of these redundancies are taking place. In prosperous times creative businesses are...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Market conversations in the web 2.0 world

Kitcatt Nohr & Lazar Dzamic Since December 2007, Lazar Dzamic has lead the digital planning offering at Integrated agency, Kitcatt Nohr. Along with Planning Director, Richard Madden, Lazar leads digital strategy as Digital Planning Director, for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Unliked. Is the sheen coming off Facebook?

by Magnus Shaw When discussing Facebook, different rules apply. In Facebook's world, audiences, members, revenues and profits are measured on a macro-scale that dwarfs the figures bandied around in banking circles. A few statistics: -Users upload...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Demanding branding

As BP's stricken rig barfed over 2000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico for the best part of a month, some wag suggested pouring gallons of vinegar into the ocean to create the world's largest salad dressing. But that's probably the extent...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

I’m the best copywriter in the world ever – guaranteed*

Nobody likes a show-off. Unless they’re on X Factor and have zero talent, of course; THEN we like a show-off because it makes the dismissive “you’ve got four noes” that bit sweeter. But seriously, if you’re going to brag...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Taxing. What we can learn from the Starbucks fiasco.

by Magnus Shaw. There's only one thing that surprises me about the Starbucks saga, and it isn't their reluctance to pay tax. As large corporations are only really answerable to shareholders, that is to be expected. No, it's the fact they thought...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

How a pandemic changes brand perceptions

There's no denying that the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour worldwide, forcing the whole creative industry to find new ways to adapt to a new normal. What was perfectly reasonable and effective in a world dominated by reason and logic, such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How Maverick Media connects People to Video Games - #GettingToKnow

You can tell from the interview below that Joel Maguet, Head of Studio at Maverick Media, is a huge fan of stories and moving people with them. Joel has always been passionate about film and production, so when the time was right, choosing Film...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Ambitions in Silk - #CompanySpotlight

Nobody likes change. Somehow, it is how we as humans are coded from the onset. Change freightens us, making us defensive and sometimes even aggressive, in the attempt to preserve a status quo. For that reason, it is fascinating to see how the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How to handle a PR crisis: the best examples from brands

Whether we’re speaking about our economy or the reputation of a brand, there’s no denying that 2020 has been a year littered with crises here and there. We've seen different kinds of responses here and there, and if you are a brand, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

From Bogotá to London with creativity and resilience - #MemberSpotlight

Karen Burbano tries to find inspiration everywhere around her, especially in the stories of other successful graphic designers and artists from all around the world. A talented art director and designer, Karen has been living in London since 2015,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Photographer?

A guide to photography rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Telling entire stories with the power of one frame. Capturing emotions in a shot. This is the matter of which photographers are made; masters of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

The 5 secrets to a killer brand community that you can learn today

People love coming together for a number of reasons, and more than anything else. It is one of the many things that this global crisis has taught us - and a positive lesson, for once. There is nothing like a worldwide illness to make people feel...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How brands can survive in the age of cancel culture

Among the many fascinating terms originating from Gen Z and millennials, Cancel Culture is certainly an interesting one. It connects brands and influencers with the direct consequences of their actions, paving the way for an age of brand reputation...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Outmatching Digital with Fedrigoni's cultural heritage - #BehindTheBrand

When digital took over the world and the first Kindle was released, some publishers shuddered and panicked as they saw printed paper declining like never before. A few were forced to cease operations. The smallest book shops still struggle to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How can brands handle woke capitalism?

So 2020 was the year in which we saw brands moving increasingly closer to their consumers, in an attempt to show an understanding and humanity in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. However, this was but the culmination of a long path which global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelancer?

So you’ve decided you want to go freelance. Congratulations! Choosing the freelance life is a huge decision and I’m sure you didn’t take it lightly. Of course, autonomy and independence comes at a certain price; and that price, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

PR Trends set to change the rules in 2021

We've had Graphic Design Trends, Web Design Trends, Animation Trends and even Colour Trends for this groovy and newborn 2021. Truth is that there's plenty to be excited about for the next 12 months, despite of what these bleak beginnings may seem to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Switching Off with a Creature and a test card

As a successful UK-based mattress brand, Eve Sleep certainly cares a lot about our sleeping habits and it's probably among the most indicated brands that can actually teach us something about how we sleep. To expose the dangers of bad sleeping...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Freelancing through a Pandemic - With Content Strategist Nick Carson

Surely Nick Carson has seen quite a lot in his many years as a Content Strategist and Copywriter. But all of his freelance and creative experience couldn't possibly prepare him for what 2020 had in store - a global pandemic that put a halt to a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why collaboration is the key to effectiveness

Some agencies help brands succeed with cutting-edge, disruptive campaigns that will leave a mark in the industry forever. But no matter what kind of brand it is, they all have to start somewhere. It is the task of agencies like B&B Studio to help...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Features

Why don't most agencies self-advertise?

”No donkey chases the carrot forever. He catches on. And quits.” If you remember this line, you either love the advertising industry and have read up on its history, or you are part of a very select demographic, lucky enough to have seen...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Adrian Penu's quest for purpose

Inevitably, you have to try your hand at different things before you find your true vocation. It was the case of artist Adrian Penu, who spent some time with photography, film and various crafts before landing in fine art and painting. Since then,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The unstoppable curiosity of Paul Vosloo

It may sound cliché, but it's hard to dismiss the role of curiosity in the creative process. Senior brand designer at Teamspirit Paul Vosloo can tell quite a few stories about that fact. Intrigued by the prospects of a career in creativity, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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