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Inspiration

Five social media trends for 2019

Claire Lancaster, head of social media at IF Agency, starts the year with her prediction of the key trends that will define the next 12 months in social media, content and influencer marketing. "I expect reach, dialogue and influencers to all reduce...

Posted by: If Agency
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Leaders

Visions in VR: Trends to Watch in 2017

It’s no secret that virtual and augmented reality technologies are going to conquer the market in the coming years and change our media usage in increasingly 'Black Mirror'-esque ways. Just like social media and the widespread use of mobile...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Two trends influencing the performance of your brand

The best-laid strategies have to be amenable to change. In the long term, market forces, cultural changes and technological innovation can all shift the foundations you’ve built on. And as Darwin explained: it’s not the strongest that...

Posted by: Bray Leino
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#Trends. The latest phenomenon at Apple stores.

by John Fountain More people visited Apple's 326 stores than Walt Disney's four biggest theme parks last year. And many visitors don't go to shop. They go to play. They go to have fun. It might be a shop but you know, it's a cool place to hang...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Luxury that lasts: Six tenets for timelessness

From business models to branding, ideas of luxury are shifting rapidly. Keeping up with tech, anticipating sector developments and being part of cultural conversations are only a handful of essentials for luxury brands who wish to sustain the...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Inspiration

The information age is dead

The information age is dead In the later part of 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first email, since then telecommunications and computer networks have become increasingly complex and powerful. Today every aspect of our lives relies on fibre optics and...

Posted by: Blutui
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2017: Cool hunting with Carla Buzasi

We chatted with Carla Buzasi, Global Chief Content Officer at WGSN after her talk on ‘Cool hunting, how to be your own trend forecaster’ at Havas Cafe. With invaluable insight from Carla, we discovered that contrary to popular belief, being...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Focal Point: MVM talks iconic portraits and minimalism

Norwegian designer Magnus Voll Mathiassen (aka. MVM) has been working in design for over ten years. In that time he's amassed an impressive bulk of work. Whether it's sketchy minimalist portraits of pop culture icons like Kanye, or sketching for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Good ideas, executed flawlessly

As part of Fotolia’s ‘Unstock’ series we spoke to Contributor Darién Sánchez about his foray into the stock industry to uncover more about his unique illustrations and graphics.Darién SánchezFO: Can you introduce...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Features

5 minutes with... Scott Bedford - Creative Director at Jigsaw

What do you actually do? My main focus at the moment is driving innovation and creativity within the business - so a lot of creative and strategic thinking, and an awful lot of pitches, especially for the North American market. Jigsaw is a very...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Gerard Whelan - Designer and Art Director

--- "I'm attracted by the challenge to create." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Gerard Whelan, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. How long have you been an Designer...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or is it?

by Jessica Hazel When I am not blogging for Creative Pool I am running my vintage clothing market at Brick Lane and Spitalfields. All of the traders there follow the trends and stock their stalls accordingly, working hard to hunt down vintage...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Surfing the shitegiest

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a job that demands you spend a good deal of time casting around for ideas isn’t really a job at all. You might as well be recompensed for daydreaming; it could easily be mistaken for a very similar...

Posted by: Richard
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Industry

Aural sculpture - Shaping the virtual sounds of the future

In 2021, amp predicted a rise in investment in audio branding and audio-focused content. As many brands shifted to more immersive digital storytelling and e-commerce, the role of sound in branding across all industries has significantly changed. New...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Exhibiting: Bucking the Digital Trend

Exhibiting events have been around for over 160 years. Believe it or not, it was London’s very own Hyde Park that housed the very first trade show: The Great Exhibition. The reason for these type of events? To get all of the best products in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

101 Color Combinations to Inspire Your Next Design

Color is one of the most critical aspects of a design. In this roundup, we compiled 101 brand new color combinations to inspire your next project. Color sets the tone of any visual, engaging viewers while shaping their perceptions. Whether...

Posted by: Shutterstock
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Inspiration

Seedlip's spirited answer to zero-proof

As we awoke this new year, rubbing the dry grit of 2017 out of our eyes – in search of the last bastion of moisture, on the loofa we used to call "tongue" – we might just have been able to whisper the words "never again" with a little more...

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Leaders

Personalisation is the future of marketing

Recently in marketing, there has been a lot of talk about approaches that had fallen out of favour, such as podcasts and direct mailers, making a resurgence. Is it nostalgia that is turning agencies heads backwards? The changing economic and...

Posted by: ifour
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Inspiration

I eat therefore I am - branding today's edible experiences

The food and drink landscape today has many different faces. But, one which continues full steam ahead is its wonderous reflection of people’s desire for experience over things. And now more than ever, how we fuel ourselves makes a statement...

Posted by: ECHO
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Leaders

How the Internet of Things is making the world a better place

When Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, said in a 2010 presentation that the world would have 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (you can find a great list of the best 50 here), we all kinda knew The Internet of Things was headed somewhere...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

How brands are using Chatbots

Discussions about chatbots have been doing the rounds for a while now, they're usually encased within a ‘will they/won’t they?' hit the mainstream-type discussion, in which marketers like to tell us we’re on the cusp of THE next big...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

How will consumer engagement in 2025 challenge brands and agencies?

The Future Foundation, in consultation with IPA thought leaders and clients, and supported by Advertising Week Europe, has undertaken another 10-year trend study to prepare the market for the future. The first phase of findings identifies four...

Posted by: Melanie Howard
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Inspiration

Paris Dispatch: Meet the team behind the quaint shop OMY

When you discover OMY’s shop fresco for the first time - nestled inbetween quaint, Parisian side streets - you're locked in a moment of childish awe. In front of you looms a giant map of Paris; it covers the whole of the building, and it's...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

London's first Food Tech Hackathon with Jamie Oliver

Hackathons traditionally conjure up images of (male) tech brains surrounded by empty pizza boxes, beer cans, caffeine and questionable personal hygiene choices. But last weekend, London’s first ever Food Tech Hackathon blew the cobwebs out of this...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Intangibles: Shop For Avatars, Ringtones + Snapchats

In a world where art investment is one of the safest bets you can make, would you start collecting intangible objects? Well that’s the premis of The Walker Art Centre's a new online shop for artwork named Intangibles. The idea is to allow...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Packaging Gallery: Premium Coffee

Coffee, like wine, has become a product for aficionados. Consequently, a substantial market for high-concept bags of beans has evolved, with each brand using design as its weapon win the battle to become the coffee enthusiast's preferred brew. Below...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Leaders

MY Single Band

Following my last post on the ingenious product design of Chris Godfrey, here is something from the other end of the spectrum i.e the absolutely crap end. Welcome to the world of MY Single Band people! For just £6 you can purchase what is...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

Which 5 design trends are most useful for marketing in summer 2022?

It is never too late to include design into your marketing plan, especially in the context of a new season. Here are five of the most promising design ideas for summer 2022 (with examples) to assist your organisation in meeting and crushing its...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Features

12 unexpected graphic design trends to watch for in 2022

When everything is said and done, the graphic design trends of 2022 are a motley crew. Frasurbane and anti-design, escapism and grunge, doodles and parametric patterns are some of the themes explored. It's difficult to envision any of these diverse...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Industry

Going with the virtual flow - Top marketing trends of 2022

The marketing industry is always evolving and, as a result, the average consumer expects more and more each year. Every day, a new idea is put through its paces to entice customers and encourage them to make a purchase. The brands that refuse to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Giving some time and space to Shutterstock’s six big trends of 2022

Trends. January is always going to be the month of trends and trend think pieces. It’s inevitable and it makes sense and while some might baulk at the idea of reading yet another thousand words of ponderous prattle, if there’s one company...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

WHAT’S UP 2022? Three media experts predict the year’s big trends

Long form, short form, educator content, social media and inclusivity - a trio of industry leaders predict what they expect to be big this year, whilst examining where they come from in the first place. Simon Binns, editor of LAD Bible, Matt...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

From accessibility to sustainability: Packaging design trends in 2022

Between the continued acceleration of online deliveries, and the loud call of COP26, in 2021 had never been more aware of the role packaging plays in our world. But what have we learnt, and how will this influence packaging trends over the next...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Descending into the Metaverse - 5 creative trends for 2022

Trends. That’s right, it’s that time of the year again where we all become wannabe soothsayers and cast our minds as far forward as possible to escape the gaping maw of sadness that is the present. 2021 has not exactly been a banner...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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