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Fulfilment failure - the best way to waste a budget.

What's the best way to waste an advertising budget? Perhaps hiring Wayne Rooney would do the trick. Maybe booking loads of space in the breaks in '72 Degrees North' would squander that cash pretty effectively. How about a 48 sheet poster campaign at...

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Leaders

Introducing the next generation of movie making

Digital Riot Media, claims to be the leading company ready to produce, market and distribute premium feature-length films directly to millennials worldwide. The digitally-focused platform will work with top social media influencers and internet...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

10 Tips For Running A Cheaper Creative Business

As Mr. Osborne will never tire of telling us, between now and May 7th, things are looking up. The economy, which at one point was about as healthy as a pigeon in a bus lane, is really picking up. But make no mistake, this is no time to be frivolous...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

How to... write a design brief & get the design you want

How do you get the design you want? The perfect design you envision in your head?... The design brief is the answer. Whether you are a designer or a client, an effective design brief is the single most critical factor in ensuring that a project is...

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Workshop

Skill shortages in the creative and digital markets

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment As recruiters for the creative industries, including the digital industry, we are naturally very aware of the constant need for the sourcing of fresh talent...

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Opinions - Tweeting for crisps.

by Magnus Shaw Special K eternally pitched as a "healthy" food, it's now at the centre of an "eat this and wear smaller jeans" campaign. It must be going well, because a line of Special K snacks has been launched named "Cracker Crisps." It's no...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers. The Dictator and the most extreme movie propaganda ever.

by Jessica Hazel Sacha Baron Cohen is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he has made a whole career out of it, pointing out the humour in all manner of taboo subjects and somehow not getting murdered by extremeists in the process. His...

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Why did Murdoch's Daily iPad 'newspaper' fail?

by Magnus Shaw. Do you read The Daily? Unless you own an iPad style tablet you probably don't. Even if you do, you won't for very much longer. The Daily is a digital newspaper, published by Rupert Murdoch, available on tablets and closing any day...

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Workshop

3 budget mistakes you’re probably making with your marketing

Picture this: you’re launching a new product or service and have the right marketing strategy in place for your website, branding and design, but when it comes to keeping the momentum going once it’s out in the world, you’ve run out...

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Features

You don’t need the big budget to embrace purpose

Early last year, Unilever doubled down on brand purpose and argued that investing more in purposeful communications is the smart thing to do for any brand. That was January 2020, and since then, a global pandemic has proven Unilever quite right, with...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How to make your reduced marketing budget work harder

As the coronavirus crisis continues to hit cash flows, force redundancies and cause disruption to normal business operations, thousands of companies across the UK are currently operating on reduced marketing budgets. Though putting marketing...

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Leaders

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in low-budget YouTube shock

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel seems to be everywhere at the moment. Most recently (and kind of inexplicably) in a video posted to Snapchat’s official YouTube page yesterday. He’s there to tell the world what it is the app does. Never mind...

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Ballin’ On A Budget: Found Art For Inspiration

Found objects can provide great sources of inspiration, from hard-nosed plug men to hairy neckties, artists and designers don’t need to look far for materials to play with. As we see funding cut, art spaces become more competitive and materials...

Posted by: Jade French
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance motion graphics designer?

As creative filmmakers and video producers expand both their imaginations and their budgets for impressive technology and design, skilled motion graphics designers are essential. Motion graphics designers, sometimes just called motion designers,...

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Leaders

How to stop digital marketing spend from going to waste

With budget season upon us, a looming recession, and squeezed budgets, how can marketers plan to improve the effectiveness of digital campaigns on a budget to retail customers? ROI Hunter’s CEO, Karel Schindler, believes he has the...

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Workshop

How to choose a direct marketing agency

Ever wish you could just cut all the middlemen out of marketing and get straight to the point? Direct marketing is your answer. As the name suggests, direct marketing is a means of marketing directly to your customers via multiple channels. Direct...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance fashion designer?

In fashion, money talks. Indeed, there is literally millions to be made if you know the right people or are somebody’s son or daughter. But for the rest of us starting out in a fashion career from the very bottom with no real guidelines to...

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How to choose a digital agency

The number of active internet users has increased every year for the last 20 years. The technological advancements of society have had a staggering effect on marketing. Marketing began as a simple job of posting an ad in your newspaper or buying a 30...

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Industry

Answer these 4 Questions before you appoint your next CMO

As companies rapidly evolve, it is to be expected that the priorities and expectations of roles within a brand evolve as well. But no position has changed quite as rapidly as the CMO. Once considered the nexus of all things creative, the CMO is now...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance film maker?

Film making is perhaps one of the most eclectic of creative pursuits. Because a film maker is not just on thing. A film maker is a director, producer, writer, and manager rolled into one and those kinds of skills require a certain kind of creative...

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Industry

The importance of visualisation in programmatic DOOH campaigns

Digital Out of Home (DOOH) has made outdoor audiences easier to engage with for brands of all sizes. With a variety of screen sizes, and more campaign flexibility, many brands are taking the plunge for the first time. For those looking to take...

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Leaders

Why Innovation is the Key to Success this Black Friday | #HolidayMonth

Black Friday, one of the year's undeniable major retailing occasions, returns on the 25th of November. This occasion encourages businesses to develop new marketing strategies and make better-informed business decisions to remain competitive and deal...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Are robots replacing us?

This is a question those in the creative industry have probably asked themselves in the past few years. Hugo Evans, senior designer at We Are Tilt has a decade-long career spanning branding, print and digital. The arrival of artificial intelligence...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance web designer?

Are you visually creative, and tempted to work remotely for yourself? And do you have a brain that’s equal parts creative and mathematic? Do you also consider yourself something of a natural touch when it comes to design work? Then you might be...

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Leaders

Playing the long game and #GettingToKnow Great State’s Matt Powell

Matt Powell was recently hired as Creative Director at Great State, where he joins a multi-disciplinary team redesigning the Royal Navy’s website, plus significant projects for Honda, Orange and Bristol Airport. Starting his career at Profero,...

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