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Advice

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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions- Are client amends a daily kick in the teeth?

by John Fountain If there's one thing that creative people and account handlers have in common it is that neither are telepathic, telekinetic or have the power to read minds. Yet it seems many clients think otherwise. Work that has been carefully...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Opinions - The sensory overload inside American ad agencies

by John Fountain During my career I've had to come up with ideas in all sorts of shabby environments. For a year I worked out of a garage in Paddington. While in Singapore my office was on the second floor of a very dodgy shopping precinct. And...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Freelancers work harder

by Ashley Morrison It's a bold statement, granted. And one which is certainly arguable. But I was chatting to a friend recently who maintained that freelancers definitely, definitely worked harder than permanent employees. I'm in a slightly unusual...

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Advice

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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Advice

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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Features

5 minutes with... Paul Logan - Creative Director at Breathingjuice

"Breathingjuice produces digital design and motion graphics for a wide range of clients and the very best creative agencies. We create digital content that can work across multiple platforms including website channels, social media campaigns, mobile...

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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Maximising Studio Output

Ove the last 12 months, London-based design company Studio Output has shifted its focus with an increased emphasis on digital work. “Believing that brands are defined by their digital experiences, we’ve evolved from a generalist design...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Why Leo Burnett London is lovin' life

Leo Burnett London has been dining at advertising’s top table with its McDonald’s client for more than three decades and continues to reinvent the brand as the world evolves. In the past year, the agency has cut through the crowded...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: Juice in full flow

For the past few years, Warsaw-based visual effects firm Juice has produced a constant stream of content that has earned its stripes by being Spotlighted on Creativepool. The projects usually have a sci-fi feel as the company aims to use its...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

Company Spotlight: The house style of AKQA Casa

“It’s like living in an amazing house with your best friends,” say Diego Machado and Hugo Veiga, executive creative directors at AKQA São Paulo, about what it’s like to work at their studio known as 'AKQA Casa'. The...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Company Spotlight: Picture Farm at your service

When asked how he’d like integrated production company Picture Farm to be perceived, Todd Stewart, partner and creative executive, says the aim is to be known as a “helpful” multi-disciplined collaborator first and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Company Spotlight: Brave moments with DixonBaxi

DixonBaxi’s co-founder Simon Dixon believes designers and other creatives should stop worrying about what others are doing and enjoy the moment. “They can be desperate for the next big thing and fear they are missing out,” he...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

US company offers to turn employees into cyborgs via microchip implants

The Wisconsin company Three Square Market is offering microchip implants to all of its workers, enabling them to make purchases and log into computers with just the wave of a hand. Three Square Market (3SM) claims to be the first US company providing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

WPP invests in VR/AR company Within Unlimited

WPP has made a strategic investment in Within Unlimited, the US-based virtual reality/augmented reality entertainment and technology company led by renowned film maker and music video director Chris Milk and technologist Aaron Koblin. Within creates...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

The BBC team up with AI company Thoughtly to enhance audience analysis

BBC Worldwide this week announced an exciting partnership with start-up company Thoughtly, leaders in artificial intelligence solutions. With the current rate and magnitude of content produced, consumed and disseminated, increasing the support of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson Company acquires iStrategyLabs in the US

WPP has announced that J. Walter Thompson Company, its wholly owned global marketing communications agency, has agreed to acquire iStrategyLabs, otherwise known as “ISL,” a full service digital agency, in the US, in order to expand its...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Carnage: The UK’s first production company for car brands

It's rare indeed for an agency to limit itself to one specific area of the market, and rarer still for it to do so of its own accord from the get-go, but that's exactly what Ben Hampshire, former Managing Director of The Mill LA, has decided to do...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Airbnb adaptable offices are designed to underline the company's ethos

Airbnb is a relatively new company, having only been founded in 2008, but it's already changed the way many of us vacation, with the owner-focused apartment rental site having become larger in recent years than many established hotel brands, and with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The elephant in the room is production company Ivory

London Production Company We make commercials, documentaries and fashion content films for well-known brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike and Barclays. We love bringing the perfect team together, to nail a job for our clients and put their hard fought...

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Design

Two’s Company: Creative Cultures

On Wednesday 8th July our Founder spoke at the YCN, Two's company event where they explored ideas, techniques and approaches that can foster creativity within workplaces along with James Allen. Whether it’s lunch roulettes at Warby Parker or...

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Economy

WPP acquire Brazilian health consultancy company

WPP recently announced that Kantar Health, its wholly-owned global healthcare consulting firm, has acquired Evidências, a healthcare research company based in Brazil. Evidências is an industry leader in “Evidence-based, health...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Publicis Groupe reportedly tipped to buy Criteo, the online ad company

The Publicis Groupe has been tipped to acquire Criteo, the online advertising company based in Paris, France. According to recent reports, the acquisition would help the Publicis Groupe expand its digital capabilities, as Criteo specialise in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Spotlight: Masafumi Inaba, Art Director at Thomas Manns & Company

"I'm a Japanese graphic designer specialized in branding, book design and editorial design. I'm also co-founder of Art Glossary Magazine and a founder of Sakura Front, a Japanese charity project." Masafumi Inaba Art Director Thomas Manss &...

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News

Add your company and win £50 Amazon vouchers

We're giving our members the chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers every month - just by setting up their company on Creativepool. It's quick and easy to set up a company on Creativepool. There are hundreds of companies already using...

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Features

Two's company. Are we ready for realistic lavatory paper ads?

By Magnus Shaw Well, this should be fun. A column about poo (rather than one made up of it, which isn't unusual). You see, you're already wondering whether you really want to read on - and I don't blame you, who wants to read about that? Exactly....

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Trends

Colour me impressed - Shutterstock predicts the Colours of 2020

According to Shutterstock, the company that knows a thing or two about colour, it’s bold, saturated hues that are expected to dominate many of 2020’s top creative campaigns. It’s that time of year again where company’s start...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Consumerism in the regenerative age – 4 brands to lead the way

In a world that needs to rethink consumption, who’s leading the way in innovative design and astute behavioural change? Ethical consumerism isn’t a niche for brands to stay relevant anymore. It’s a driver of mass demand. In my...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Managing your finances

Okay, so this is a tough one for most people to be honest, but as a freelancer, this is very important. You don’t know when your next paycheque is coming in and have to do your own accounts. When you set up as a freelancer, you have three...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai

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