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The blurred legal lines between inspiration and stealing.

When does homage become theft? And when does inspiration tip into plagiarism? Can a creative endeavour ever be called completely original? These were the questions facing a U.S. court, which last week found in favour of the family of the late soul...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Road to ruin. The resignation letter that should worry us all.

by Magnus Shaw. This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed a scheme whereby employees will be invited to give up some of their employment rights in exchange for company shares. You may think this is a tremendous idea or the most cynical...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

LGBTQ+ representation deserves more than a yearly nudge

Stonewall’s legacy lives on today. Peaceful marches of Gay Pride movements all around the world, from Europe to the US and beyond, echo the days of riots and violence which erupted at the dawn of the Seventies. The LGBTQ+ community has come a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Influencer marketing success comes with a multi-platform approach

It is tempting to adopt a siloed approach to marketing and brand communications, especially when dealing with an audience you don't interact with daily. In a way, social media platforms are like boxes, containers of the audience segment your brand...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Are brands doing enough for the planet?

The creative industry can help brands contribute to the greater good, in ways that feel genuine and authentic. It’s clear that consumers are becoming more attuned to brands acting in socially and environmentally beneficial ways and they show...

Posted by: Clarity
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Leaders

4 steps to becoming a sustainable brand

The pressure on businesses to become sustainable is on. Global trends such as digitalisation and the climate crisis have led to an increased awareness of social and environmental issues. Legislation is being strengthened on both national and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Gender stereotyping: No smoke without fire

This month in advertising has been dominated by a cream cheese bagel-scoffing dad abandoning his baby to a conveyor belt, a pram-pushing mum and moon-walking men. The first bans the ASA has handed down since its gender stereotyping legislation came...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Leaders

Why the creative industries need to wake up to mental ill health

According to the latest absence figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), ‘work-related stress accounts for over half (57%) of all working days lost to ill health’, which is more than all other reasons for absence put together....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

One year on: Winners, losers and what we've learned from GDPR

This week marks a year since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across all 28 member states of the European Union (EU). The privacy laws were enforced to increase and protect the rights people have over their personal data...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

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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Inspiration

Ad Trends 2018: An uncertain industry in a state of flux

When looking ahead, it's always important to keep one foot firmly rooted in the past, particularly when examining adland, which has been in a state of flux for years now. With agencies and brands alike shifting their allegiances towards digital with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Developing An Eco-Responsible Approach To Event Management & Marketing

Any organiser of events interested in eco-responsibility will sooner or later have come into contact with the Sustainable Development standard specific to events: the ISO 20121 standard. The ISO 20121 standard deals with "Responsible management...

Posted by: Phil Michael
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Leaders

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: Creativepool Editorial
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WCRS expose Coercive Control with Women's Aid

Is domestic violence always physical? There's a growing awareness around the signs of coercive control - Imagine always being told that your dress is inappropriate. Imagine not being able to see your friends without your partner present. Imagine...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Ogilvy Pride launches in Hong Kong

For an industry built on a foundation of creativity, inclusivity and forward-thinking idealism, adland still has a way to go when it comes to workplace diversity. We've come a long way since the days of Mad Men of course, but there's still a long...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Bompas & Parr bring 'breathable cocktails' to Borough Market

Bompas & Parr are set to open an immersive new cocktail bar in London over summer, which will provide visitors with “Breathable cocktails.” A self-initiated project from the culinary events consultancy, the interior of the bar will be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Wonga rebrand spearheaded by StartJG

Following the introduction of new legislation for short term loans, annual losses of £37.3 million, and a festering reputation as a daylight robber, the loan company Wonga has rebranded and repositioned itself as a more “Responsible and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Inside the floating house on the River Thames

Some London commuters were taken by surprise yesterday morning when they spotted a fully functioning house floating down the River Thames. The Floating House stunt was arranged by TBWA\London for Airbnb, the website that allows anyone to rent out...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

If PR didn't exist, would we bother to invent it?

A few years ago, the politician and journalist Matthew Parris made a film for Channel 4’s ‘Without Walls’ strand, in which he declared public relations to be an utterly pointless industry, without merit or use. He was forced to eat...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG) opens new office

Last week the California-based direct response advertising agency announces expansion by their new office in Nashville, Tennessee. The Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG) is a full-service direct response and digital advertising agency with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Get the most from the hard work you perform by Halcyon Management

Are you looking for better returns from the hard work you perform? As freelancers become more common in the work place so do the solutions that enable contractors to maximise their earnings. From Limited Companies to offshore trust solutions. Which...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - A quick guide to being made redundant.

by Magnus Shaw Throughout this increasingly insane financial crisis I have worked as a freelance. Disadvantage: I have to find my own work and therefore income. Advantage: I can't be made redundant. However, I have faced the redundancy...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

The Agency Workers Directive (AWD)

October 11th 2011 may seem like a very long way away right now, but it marks a landmark date that affects every business that recruits freelance workers through a recruitment agency or business Most of you that are reading this article will have not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Japan: Censoring The Arts.

Creatives in Japan are currently up in arms about a new form of censorship legislation which is in the process of being approved by the authorities. The Federal Province of Tokyo has made it illegal for creative companies to portray any female...

Posted by: Creativepool

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