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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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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: Industry Updates
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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: Industry Updates
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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: Industry Updates
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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: Industry Updates
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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: Industry Updates
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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...

Posted by: Ivory
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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...

Posted by: MYWW™
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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 &...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

In an age of mistrust, out-of-home inspires confidence

It’s not news that public trust in the news media has declined in recent times, fueled in no small part by accusations of fake news and data privacy across social media. As a result, public confidence in social media is eroding. According to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Advice

10 reasons why branding is important

Branding is much more than a logo or a single graphic element associated with your organisation. When thinking about your brand, you really want to consider your entire customer experience… everything from your logo, website, social media...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Features

Why ecce.'s running through 5k of mud for mental health

A recent BIMA survey found that tech sector workers are five times more depressed than the general public. Of those, 13% said their daily lives are affected by headaches, anxiety attacks, sleeplessness and continual tiredness. It really is time for...

Posted by: ecce.
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Features

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Anatomy of a crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding has changed how entrepreneurs bring new products to market. It has allowed thousands of innovating entrepreneurs to raise money, build brand awareness and join a broader conversation with large numbers of potential backers, all while...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Perspective: How brands can make the most of Amazon Advertising

With a market share of 4.2%, Amazon is now the fifth largest retailer in the UK, accounting for £4 in every £100 spent. According to market research company Mintel, a staggering 86% of UK shoppers use Amazon, with under a fifth stating...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Careers

My design tournament submission - round 2

Four days to create a logo and three animated Instagram ads for a company named Felix that funds young entrepreneurial clean energy startups in Copenhagen, Denmark. That's what we were up against in round two of 32 designers. Let's break down the...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

New Dirty Beets branding is as fresh as its food

The new brand identity for vegetarian burger company, Dirty Beets, was created by London-based Designhouse and is themed on a hand-drawn tattoo. The powerful, contemporary wordmark uses a customised version of Harbour Bold and the visual identity is...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

Global creative calendar: May 2019

You may not have heard of US-based security analyst Jim Nitterauer, but if your boss is resisting your request to participate in a business conference, he is here for you. In a 2017 Tripwire article, Mr. Nitterauer listed the most common objections...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Trends

Burger King serves up Impossible Whoppers to the US

Earlier this month, fast food chain Burger King launched a new veggie burger in St Louis in what was initially thought to be an April Fools' prank. However, the trial went so well the option is now being rolled out nationwide. The Impossible Whopper...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Social Media

Use of #ad more than doubles on Instagram

The number of influencers promoting products on Instagram has increased significantly in the past year, with the use of ‘#ad’ more than doubling in that time to +133%. A new influencer marketing trends report from Socialbackers, an...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Why Foster’s brought back Brad and Dan

Foster’s heroes, Brad and Dan, returned to screens recently in a multi-media campaign that sees them once again playing agony uncles to Brits in need. Created by adam&eveDDB, the work marks the brand’s biggest advertising investment...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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