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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,...

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Leaders

A look at influencer marketing and dating brands

Influencer marketing is on the rise, as influencers prove to be one of the most effective marketing tools in the era of social media. These inspiring social figures can attract hundreds of thousands of followers, bringing a wide array of benefits to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A spotlight on one of the most exciting new agencies in South America

Nicolas ‘Nico’ Perez is an ambitious, ‘ideas-first’ bilingual Creative Director and Copywriter from Chile with 10 years of experience working in different countries and creating integrated campaigns for major brands like...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to job hunt during the pandemic

It's no secret that the industry has seen several mass redundancies being made in the past six months. Add that to a delicate balance made of fresh graduates looking for a job, which reach the order of tens of thousands every year, and you have the...

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Features

Behind the Idea: Snarling Neon with We Hunt Together and UKTV

Some underestimate the impact of title sequences on viewers, but the truth is these sequences can largely contribute to strengthen a solid tv show's brand. From Game of Thrones to Penny Dreadful, from Breaking Bad to Westworld, having memorable...

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Features

Behind the Idea: Giving the gift of reading this Christmas

Last month, Penguin Random House collaborated with London-based studio Anyways Creative to create the ‘Books Make Us Better’ campaign to promote the joy of reading by gifting books at Christmas. The campaign aims to appeal to readers of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What’s the point of traditional advertising in 2018?

Creativepool Creative Debates are the tonic to the endless one-way talks that we have an abundance of in our sector. We teamed up with Dare during Cannes Lions 2018 to tackle a controversial question, ‘What’s the point of traditional...

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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Publicis London - Tourism Ireland Tourism Ireland has re-appointed Publicis London to develop its global creative work, and has appointed OMD as its global media agency, after a process involving Creativebrief. Both agencies will support Tourism...

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Workshop

Branding Expertise – A Creative skill in demand

We caught up with Michael Smith, Creative Director and co-owner of Clout Branding with a background in brand design. We found out about his career journey so far, asked for a few hints and tips to grow and gain this expertise and we also asked what...

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Leaders

Amplify & Seed confirm strategic partnership in parity ownership deal

Amplify, the marketing agency that aims to join the dots between people, brands and culture, has bought a parity stake in Seed - the marketing agency that specialises in targeting students for brands including Budweiser and Nike. The deal further...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Having a niche, an area of expertise as a Creative

Within the Creative Recruitment Sector, we notice the importance and advantage of having specific industry or market knowledge more and more. Carving out your own niche, becoming an expert within a specific area or sector (beyond Creative, think...

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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: Last.fm, Alan Turing, E-Cigs, Popcorn and other stories

O Street - Last.fm O Street has given music platform and recommendation service Last.fm a new look, with the aim of making its content more distinctive and recognisable. The brand refresh comprises an image treatment inspired by sound waves, which...

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Leaders

Super Bowl 51: Every Ad We Have So Far

The New England Patriots will clash with the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 this coming Sunday, February 5th, but we're not interested in any of that. No. We're only interested in what happens between the plays. As is usually the case, brands are...

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Leaders

NowDiscover GmbH bridges the gap between video content and e-commerce

NowDiscover GmbH, a unique content recommendation engine built to bridge the gap between video content and e-commerce/retail, has formally launched into market. Following successful customer trials and rapid team expansion, the platform, which...

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Leaders

Trend Report: How Beauty Brands Got Digital

Once upon a time the beauty industry was in a pretty set way. Brands such as L’Oreal, Avon and Estée Lauder only needed to whip up tried-and-tested print and billboard campaigns with household celebrities in order to sell new products and...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

How to think like a startup - whatever your size

Growth hacking is having a mainstream moment. It’s a phrase, and an activity, that started in the startup world. But what is it, and why are people outside of the startup world starting to pay attention? What is growth hacking? Put simply,...

Posted by: Despark
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

B-Reel London - Gemfields Rather slim pickings this week, as ad land rallies to nurse its collective hangover from the Cannes Lions and the Brexit vote. Up first is this quite remarkable campaign from creative agency B-Reel & B-Reel Films. Together,...

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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: From Pride to Popcorn

Bompas & Parr - Propercorn Institute of Flavour Bompas & Parr has designed popcorn brand Propercorn’s new month long pop-up, “Institute of Flavour.” Based in Soho, London, the pop-up features a popping room and kitchen where...

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Leaders

Ads of the Week

adam&eveDDB - #DontFuckMyFuture #DontFuckMyFuture - Keira Knightley We're all probably suffering from Brexit fatigue right now, but that doesn't make it any less important. On that note, adam&eveDDB have created a series of provocative new films...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Despark presents: A smart talking interview with Hive by British Gas

Tom Guy is Commercial & Product Director at Hive, a British Gas innovation. Despark, an International digital specialist, spoke to him to find out what it takes to create a cutting-edge, offshoot as part of a 200-year-old legacy company and to hear...

Posted by: Despark
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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Solve - V Foundation for Cancer Research Following a national agency search and competitive review, Solve has been awarded the account for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Based in Cary, NC, The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in...

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Leaders

Drake's Jacket Launches New Apple Music App

Apple Music is here. Unveiled on Monday, the new music streaming surface comes hot on the heels of Jay Z’s own venture Tidal and stalwart Spotify. Apple Music will be launched on June 30, in more than 100 countries... And they needed to do it....

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Workshop

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

ViralGains raise $2.8 million of a $3.3 million round of funding

ViralGains, the viral video marketing firm, announced yesterday that they have raised $2.8 million of what is expected to be a $3.3 million seed round of funding. They will be using these funds to grow the supply and demand sides of its business and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

AKQA nab the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Yesterday, AKQA received perhaps the highest accolade that it's possible for a UK business to receive; The Queen's Award for Enterprise. AKQA, a digital company with over 1500 employees and offices across the world (in Europe, the Americas and Asia)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Rippln. The biggest thing since email?

That’s right - the most life changing, communication changing, perhaps economy changing, and even world changing thing since email. I’ll be blunt. I’m going to say nothing online can come close to email in any of these stakes. Not...

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Leaders

Should celebrities be plugging advertisers in interviews?

The old adage asserts, 'Word of mouth is the best advertising'. And there's a lot of truth in that. When a satisfied customer recommends a product or service to a potential customer, a form of potent and cost-free advertising has taken place and it's...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Tony Malcolm, Leo Burnett

We don’t make brands famous, we make brands popular. We create work that is inclusive and bold and appeals to the mass market. We want to create work that a brand can grow into, that will appeal to more than just the immediate target...

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Features

James Easley - We Love...

We Love is a strategic creative agency with digital at its heart. We offer a smarter way to connect and create resonance with audiences, across multiple digital platforms. At We Love our imaginations have no limits and we work collaboratively to make...

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Features

How to... Get bigger clients

by Printed.com. Every small business strives to win bigger and bigger clients who have more money to spend, but if you're going to to do this you need to pitch your services in a way that appeals to them and gives them confidence that you can...

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Workshop

Opinions - Carr trouble. Why bad news needn't be taxing.

by Magnus Shaw Jimmy Carr is recording an episode of the sweary panel show 'Eight Out Of Ten Cats' tonight. A week ago, that news would be no more intriguing than discovering your train has a filthy lavatory. But a week is a long time in a troubled...

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Workshop

10 Golden Rules for Freelancers

Mark interviewed leading freelancers from the fields of 3D illustration, animation, visual effects, games and architectural visualisation to uncover their strategies for success. These were his key findings... 1. Test the market first Make sure...

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