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How to... Find a job in design

Finding a job in design is not particularly easy as it's one of the most competitive industries out there. Most design companies (when they advertise jobs) seem to always ask for at least 3 years experience, so the chicken and egg scenario starts....

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How to... Become a Freelance Designer

by Creativepool. Most design agencies at some time or another will need to hire freelancers or contract out certain pieces of work. Sometimes [fairly often in fact] agencies will hire in freelancers to free-up the in-house design team so they can...

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How to... Create a good first impression at interview.

by Creativepool. We've all heard that first impressions count and never is it more true than for an interview. If 70% of a first impression is based on appearance and body language, then dressing appropriately for your interview is of the upmost...

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How to... Perfect your interview technique.

So, at last you've got through to the interview stage and you need some advice. Your CV has been scrutinised, your portfolio pawned over and the last thing you need is the perfect interview technique. Below are some vital tips that we have collected...

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How to... Create a portfolio that best suits you.

Your portfolio is one of the most important things that need to be considered when thinking about applying for a new job. Us "old schoolers" have all spent countless hours trudging around Soho with our A2 portoflio in tow, ending the day with a...

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How to... Prepare for interview questions.

by Creativepool. Getting yourself prepared for these following interview questions is a vital part of landing a great job. Most of these will come up in one shape or another during the interview - unless of course you get one of those great...

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Features

How to... Write a great radio ad

by John Fountain. Tony Hertz is an award winning radio producer. Over the past 40 years there have only been two D&AD Black Pencils for radio and Tony has won both of them. Today he runs Hertz Radio, but many years ago he ran a company called The...

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Inspiration

Is your boss any good? 10 attributes of a top creative director.

I had a go at being a creative director once. It didn't quite work out. All sorts of reasons why but the main one being that I was just 30 years old. Looking back that's probably too young to be in the hot seat. Although I knew how to come up with...

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How to... Create an employee brand that people believe in.

In almost every business the attraction and retention of staff is a key requirement and often burning issue that management teams spend hours debating and a great deal of money trying to get right. In this article we look at creating a brand that...

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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

Love Island: Time for brands to do the grafting

Just over a week since the Love Island finale aired, attracting an average audience of 3.63 million, this year’s cast has been swept up in the annual whirlwind which follows leaving the villa and re-entering the real world. Love Island...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to solve advertising's pricing issue

Advertising’s pricing model has become ever more complicated as the industry evolves with clients and agencies seeking the best value for their investment of time, money and people. But how do you put a cost on creativity? Every agency and...

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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Karmarama - Plusnet Plusnet, the award-winning Yorkshire based broadband provider, is launching a new brand campaign demonstrating Plusnet's “Can’t help but be helpful” brand positioning. The integrated brand and direct response...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

DeepDive: Why Being ‘Meaningful’ Matters More in a Mobile World

“The word ‘purpose’ gets thrown around hugely these days,” started Jaimie Fuller, the founder of sports performance brand SKINS. To be purposeful, meaningful and authentic are watch-words for today’s marketer - and this...

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Leaders

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Make your own BB8! How to make your own BB8 With some generic household materials, a few spare bits of electronic gear and a decent amount of spare time you can build your own phone-controlled BB8 droid for around $120. Angelo Casimiro breaks down...

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Leaders

Agency of the Week: JWT

Turning YouTube's black bars into ad space for nonprofits When videos recorded vertically are posted to YouTube, two black bars appear on each side, to frame the action. Knowing the relevance of this channel’s audience (with an average of four...

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Leaders

Martial arts meet football in Jonathan Glazer's new TV spot for Canon

Jonathan Glazer, the acclaimed director of cult classic films such as Sexy Beasts and Under the Skin, has directed a new ad for Canon, which tells the story of Calcio Storico (“Historic Football”), an ancient and brutal Italian sport. Glazer, who...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Demand Media buy Saatchi Art and names new CEO

Demand Media, the Santa Monica-based content and social media company that operates brands like eHow, Cracked and Livestrong, announced yesterday that it had added Saatchi Art to its collection. They acquired the company for $17 million in cash and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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10 great copywriters' blogs (That avoid the subject of copywriting)

As you are no doubt well aware, copywriters are, of course, some of the brightest, kindest and most imaginative people walking this planet. Indeed, when God was busy spooning out the talent, he took a particular shine to the marketing wordsmith -...

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