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A freelance copywriter's letter to Santa.

by Magnus Shaw. Dear Santa, I'm not sure if you're aware, but Christmas is coming. Next week, apparently. With this in mind, I thought I'd better drop you a note to outline some of the stuff I'd like you to provide. I suggest you take the Harley...

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Global creative calendar: December 2021

While 2021 is almost history, I hope you are ready, willing, and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world's most elite organizers are preparing to unleash...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Global creative calendar: December 2020

While 2020 is almost history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world's most elite organizers are preparing to unleash...

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Industry

Global Creative Calendar: December 2019

While most of this decade is history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world's most elite organisers are preparing to...

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Global Creative Calendar: December 2018

While most of this year is history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the fact that the best is yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for 2019? If so, some of the world’s most elite organisers are preparing...

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DWA brings you the December Creative Calendar

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...

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Websites - Design vs Functionality

I built my first website in December 1993. Back then, one had to create the HTML using a plain text editor, then view the page in a web browser called "Mosaic". Images were rudimentary... usually a "GIF" format, and they had to be relatively small...

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Transforming Royal Ascot into a high-stakes Netflix drama | #BehindTheIdea

Drama takes the saddle in another heart-racing campaign for Royal Ascot. The ad, created by Isobel's Tom Dyson and Lance Boreham, takes the form of a 60-second film reminiscent of a Bond-esque movie trailer or a high-stakes Netflix drama. Directed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Waking up to a unique way to travel | #BehindTheIdea

Scottish train company Caledonian Sleeper recently launched its new brand positioning ‘Wake Up To A Unique Way’, a follow-up to the successful 2019 “Dream Big” campaign. The aim, as ever, is to drive traffic to the...

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Inspiration

Next generation marketing: how to play in the Metaverse

A new digital era is on the horizon as the metaverse evolves from sci-fi concept into reality. While online channels have been the driving force of connectivity between businesses and consumers over the past couple of years, many are now...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The next frontier - The rise of NFTs in retail

Great news: according to The Collins Dictionary, NFT was the word of 2021, which means there now exists a go-to way to explain these elusive virtual tokens to your grandparents... Defined as “a unique digital certificate, registered in a...

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Inspiration

Find some inspiration today with the top 5 animations of 2021

It’s been a year! Wherever the past 11 months went, we are now in December and it’s time to start looking back on everything good that happened this year. What better way to start than by listing the best animations from 2021? Top 5...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Can you be forced to take annual leave or to work over Christmas?

As the Christmas period draws near, businesses are starting to plan their work over the holiday period. And while December tends to be a quiet month in the industry, there are still posts to schedule, projects to complete and deadlines to meet. This...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Here’s how you can still enjoy Christmas as a freelancer

We’re little over a month away from Christmas, but to a freelancer, the holidays must hardly feel like holidays anymore. It’s been almost two years since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, and whilst I can only hope business has gone back...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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5 easy tips to send the best holiday gifts to your freelance clients

December is a bit like the Valentine’s Day of freelancing - a chance to show appreciation to your significant clients for everything they’ve done for you since you first met. This may involve sending freelance holiday cards, gifts and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Have you already seen Christmas ads go up? Here's why

There’s been an ever increasing sense of unease around the industry in the past few weeks, as a number of retailers announced that supplies have been slow to come, and there is a labour and stock shortage in the UK expected to last until...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Global creative calendar: November 2021

Anyone who commits to lifelong learning can expect many prolific returns. Expanding one's knowledge presents opportunities to better understand the world and our fellow humans while advancing our skills. In a constantly changing world, innovation...

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Inspiration

Of pride and breaking ground in Central America | #CompanySpotlight

For 46 odd years, Cheil has been setting the pace of the Korean advertising sector and beyond by creating groundbreaking work and leading the way in terms of creative innovation. The agency's jaw-dropping case studies resonate all across the world...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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From Magic Lanterns to ToonBoom: The Outstanding History of Animation

When I was a kid, I used to consume a whole lot of animation. Disney was my favoured choice to fill a boring evening, but I would not disdain Looney Tunes, Pingu (big one for me) or the occasional Matt Groening stuff. To me, animation was a given....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Ads that made history: 1984

Such is the power of Apple’s 1984. You see as little as a string of 4 numbers (or more precisely, a date), you see a still frame from the original ad, and you instantly know we are talking about a game-changer in the history of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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The poetry behind the Fireflies spot by Creature London - #BehindTheIdea

Who doesn't love fireflies? They are little, delicate, lovely insects made of the matter of dreams, perfect to showcase choreographed visuals and incredibly beautiful production value. The spot made by Creature London for Solita below is all this...

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Inspiration

What hides behind the camera? - #MemberSpotlight

Matthew Huntley lives and breathes film. You can say that of many directors, but for few it is as true as with him. Constantly looking for inspiration, endlessly focused and with a specialism in documentaries, Matt is a prolific director/filmmaker...

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Inspiration

In Memoriam Enzo Mari

When I design an object and people say, ‘Oh, well done!’, I unfailingly ask myself, ‘Where did I go wrong?’ If everybody likes it, it means I have confirmed the existing reality and this is precisely what I don’t...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Workshop

How freelancers can prepare for Brexit today

And what the self-employed need to know about leaving the EU. That’s right, I used the dreaded ‘B’ word. As you can imagine, Brexit will have a certain impact on freelancers in the UK, and to an extent, to those working from Europe...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Christmas is this "Very" Moment

We've seen so many Christmas ads that by now we are used to all the unboxing, red-dressed gift-bearers and poignant moments that we so deeply link to Christmas. That's why Very and Grey London wanted to do something different. Something focused on...

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How the music industry is winning Covid

Around this time last year, I was getting pumped up to go to a Nightmare Before Christmas live concert on the night of the 5th of December. Danny Elfman was there. Pretty much the entire cast was there. Tim Burton wasn't, but that's okay. It was one...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

1 in 3 creative jobseekers may lose everything within 6 months

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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