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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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Workshop

Opinions- Your move. Losing your job before it has even begun.

by Magnus Shaw Writing in The Drum this week, Phil Haselhurst describes how his determination to climb the career ladder brought him to grief. He had a decent job with an agency he liked - good team, lots of experience, satisfying work. But, not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

New campaign aims to reduce 'women as objects' in advertising

Today is International Women's Day, so it's rather appropriate to ask ourselves, as an industry, whether we are actually taking gender equality seriously. Badger & Winters say we're still part of the problem, not the solution. Badger & Winters is an...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Industry

The Deep Dive Report: Rights Here, Right Now

Celebrity sells. It’s a marketing device that can be traced back to the 1760s when Josiah Wedgewood used Royal endorsements to create an aura around his pottery and make the Wedgewood name famous. Later, author Mark Twain licensed his name to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

OMA win design rights on huge Manchester arts venue

OMA, the design firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, is to build its first major public building in the UK after winning an international competition to design The Factory in Manchester. The £110 million project will create a major new theatre and arts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Global creative calendar: May 2021

A year ago, this forecast of upcoming events became irrelevant, almost overnight. However, since then, we have all adapted - and now, a sense of rejuvenation is on the rise. Compared with pre-COVID life, we may go less often, stay closer to home, and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

From simple visions to Something Big - #CompanySpotlight

Some of the best agencies and pieces of creative work in this industry are often born out of simplicity and clarity of vision. The story of Something Big, one of the Top 20 communications agencies on Creativepool, isn't much different in that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Writer?

A guide to writing rates, with tips and advice on how to price your freelance services Writers are masters of words, weavers of stories and often incredible storytelling enthusiasts. When writing freelance and online, structure is their best friend,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Graphic Designer?

A guide to graphic design rates, with tips and advice from select professionals in the industry Graphic Designers are masters of design. Comfortable with a number of different mediums and often possessing a large skillset, Graphic Designers can...

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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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance 3D Artist?

A guide to 3D modelling and illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry 3D artists shape reality to build the products, characters and worlds for all of us to dive into. Be it a commercial artist, a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Have you seen the latest anti-gay petition?

What have we learned from this LGBT+ History Month? It just so happens that Cadbury decides to release a brilliant ad, called Golden Goobilee, where the brand showcases several ways of enjoying their gooey and delicious Creme Eggs. It just so...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance musician/composer?

A guide to freelance music composition rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Musicians and composers set the mood of the stories we love and cherish the most in our hearts. Without musicians, horror films would...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance illustrator?

A guide to freelance illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Illustrators are the makers of dreams. By combining art, design and creative skills, illustrators work to produce original images for a wide...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 10 LGBT+ campaigns celebrating and championing diversity

On 24 May 1988, the United Kingdom introduced a nasty little clause, stating that a local authority “ shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.” This was just 30 years...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Can I use George Orwell's legacy in my works?

Every time politics gets into the frame, it is tempting to resort to one of the first world-recognised writers of dystopian fiction, George Orwell, to pay a much heartfelt tribute to such a great master of English literature. Well, as of January...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Behind the Idea: Homosexuals are Still Revolting

If your first reaction to the headline above was of pure shock amidst some confusion, clearly Martin Firrell and Clear Channel have done an amazing job. ‘Still Revolting’ is a OOH project featuring three artworks by public artist Martin...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Inspiration

The Best 30 Websites for Creative Inspiration

Of course we are in the list. Any creative professional will need some daily inspiration to overcome the occasional roadblock at work. It’s just the way things are - we need to look at art to remain inspired. Whether you are a designer, an...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Grounded Realism of Samantha Edwards

Meditation, curiosity, empathy - these the key ingredients that make the life of freelance illustrator Samantha Edwards so varied, interesting and inspiring. Sam's career really started in fashion design, but you can tell she would much rather chase...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Blind Passion of Augusto Correia

"Don't learn advertising. Learn people." Associate creative director Augusto Correia has an ardent passion for creativity. You can easily get that from his words, and how vehemently he talks about his craft. Born a musician and grown in advertising,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Inspiration

The Art of Change with Jabeen Qadri

We hear it all the time - art can change people. Creativity in itself can change people, but we did not know to which extent until we've had a chance to speak with freelance illustrator Jabeen Qadri. Jabeen was stuck in a field of study which made...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Dreams of Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray has a dream. That we start respecting the creative industries as much as they respect and include all of us, nurturing our ambitions and making us grow as human beings. Ashley is an excellent 3D artist with his own, cryptic and somewhat...

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Features

Three tips on how to write through the crisis

In a crisis, good communication matters more than ever. From supermarkets to airlines, brands are having to find the right words to set out their position and help customers make sense of the world right now. As a copywriter, I know how quickly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

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Features

Asterix and Obelix: the magic potion behind Albert Uderzo's success

Creative success is often about chasing dreams, determination, and just the right amount of luck. It is also about teaming up with people in line with your creative vibe; and sometimes, in the case of Asterix and Obelix co-creators Albert Uderzo and...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

#EachForEqual: What International Women’s Day Means to Photographers

See what #EachForEqual means to these photographers as they prepare for International Women’s Day 2020, and learn ways you can add gender diversity to your own portfolio. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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