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Advice

Why Creative Talks are So Important - Part 3: Productivity

Having covered how to get yourself out there and conquer networking, and realising the benefits of attending creative talks and events, we now turn our attention to getting going with the work in question. After all, starting at something, no matter...

Posted by: Fiasco Design
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Advice

10 Tips for a productive brainstorming session

Do you walk away from brainstorming sessions with a feeling of not having accomplished much? You’re not alone. OLIVER Design Team Lead, Tom Lowe, shares his 10 tips for making your next creative brainstorming session the most productive...

Posted by: OLIVER
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Features

Distracted?

by Jessica Hazel. During the time it took to write this article I have gone to get some garlic bread out of the oven, eaten the garlic bread, let the cat in, chatted to my flatmate twice, opened my advent calendar, located the knife sharpener in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

7 tips for a healthy and productive office

Have you ever thought about how office design could have a major impact on the productivity of a company? The office is the place where workers spend at least eight hours a day and all the money-making magic takes place, so you need to do your utmost...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Features

Industry Influencers: Jason Harris

US-based creative agency Mekanism prides itself on delivering work aligned with the 'Soul & Science' of storytelling, which means the human and data side is considered on every brief. It's an approach that helps the company to deliver meaningful...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advice

How to cut down on freelance admin

Sponsored Post As a creative freelancer, you’ll often have more choice over projects and freedom in the way you work compared to people who work full-time for one company. But you’ll also have more paperwork to handle - something that is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

What skills do you need to collaborate with AI?

Tim Hole is a high-performance specialist and founder of Breathe Labs, a company providing coaching, training and collaboration systems to the creative industry. As well as implementing systems to help people work better together as humans,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Careers

Bruce Daisley on fixing your work culture

Besides being Twitter’s VP of EMEA, Bruce Daisley is intent on helping creative companies improve their working cultures and hosts the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast on the subject. He’s also written a book called The Joy of Work offering...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

The Branded Landlord

The property market has undergone seismic change, moving with revolutionised consumer needs. As part of a wider series assessing the Future of Life, Community and Development, this article will comment on the new role of landlords, branding and...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Somesuch Alex Lill joins the Somesuch roster worldwide for music-video and commercial representation. Alex Lill, known for his genre-defining music videos for artists such as Sampha, Joey Bada$$, Lil Yachty and Melody's Echo Chamber. His...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Dentsu Aegis Network Dentsu Aegis Network has hired Victoria Milligan as Marketing & Communications Director for Media Brands, UK & Ireland. In the new role, Victoria will co-ordinate the marketing and communications of Dentsu Aegis Network media...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

The Northern Creative Revolution

Make no mistake the creative industries are thriving. The value to the UK economy exceeded £91 billion in 2016 and the sector is growing faster than any other. 1 in every 8 businesses in the UK is now defined as ‘creative’ which...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Trends

January is International Creativity Month

If you’re ready for a boost to your creativity then you’re in luck, because January is International Creativity Month. Created by Randall Munson, the purpose of International Creativity Month is to find time to explore creative ways to...

Posted by: Mind Doodle
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How to get your first job in CG

When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that. In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are...

Posted by: Saddington Baynes
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners CEO Sarah Golding has appointed two new Joint Managing Directors to support her in the day-to-day running of the agency, promoting former Head of Account Management Gary Simmons (right) and Joint Head of Planning Sarah...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Gravity Road – D&AD D&AD has appointed the London-based creative agency Gravity Road as its editorial partner for the D&AD Festival and Awards. As D&AD looks to become a broader platform for championing creativity, it will work with Gravity Road...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

The UK Busts the Gender Pay Gap Wide Open

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today (April 6), helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Interviews on AI: Connecting Automation and Intelligence

Alongside my recent pieces, Tech Trends: AI in 2017 and Creative Opinions on AI, I also conducted a series of interviews with some varied and insightful industry figures about their own experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and fears regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Finalists announced for the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards

The finalists for the seventh annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, which celebrates women that are changing the face of technology in the UK, have been announced this week. From entrepreneurs and engineers driving the business agenda to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

How to create the perfect creative space

Whether you’re freelance or full-time, creating the perfect creative space can bring previously unfathomable rewards. Despite this, many people don’t put much thought into their work environment, and - without realising it - they might...

Posted by: Cogs Agency
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Advertising

The Top Advertising Campaigns of 2016 from the Industry

Whilst 2016 has been something of a banner year for many horrible things, it's been business as usual in advertising, and business navigating new frontiers. One thing that appears to have come to the forefront this year is the coming together of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Creativity Breaks by Canopy & Stars is the perfect creative retreat

Being a creative individual isn't always a picnic. Unreasonable deadlines, the inability to switch off and those constant, nagging feelings that theres always “Something we should be doing right now” can often lead to heightened stress...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Site Update 7.1 - November 2016

As Creativepool evolves and transforms into a tool accelerating modern networking, the team is constantly evaluating the site to make it easier for you to keep track of what’s happening in your circles. Catch up on the latest release...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Why Creative Talks are So Important Part 4: Growth

In the final part of our series on learning how to navigate the world of creative talks and events, and how to make the most of them, we turn our attention to using them for growth - both in terms of your business and personal prospects. If you have...

Posted by: Fiasco Design
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Ultra-vivid colour & print with Studio Heretic

Jon, Therese and Luke are an East London-based trio working within illustration, design and experimental screen printing at Studio Heretic. Their ultra-vivid colour plays take our eyes on magical new journeys in print, here’s what this Holy...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Economy

Survey suggests open-plan offices might be making us more anti-social

The idea behind an open-plan creative office is pretty solid. Whilst locking ourselves away in solitude and “Just cracking on with it” might be a tried and tested working method for those in less naturally collaborative industries, but as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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