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"Content is crap". Does ITV's Simon Daglish have a point?

Last week saw Sir John Heggarty proclaiming most modern advertising to be sh*t. Perhaps there's something in the bracing Spring air, because this week ITV's commercial boss Simon Daglish has warned brands that '90% of content is crap'. Some livewires...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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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News

Artist Boss: Sir Anthony Caro

What is Artist Boss? This project looks at the life and work of prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) and his studio assistants. Throughout his expansive career, Caro employed studio assistants in the production of his work, and we are...

Posted by: Bath Spa University
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Inspiration

The design agency boss that went back to design school

By John Fountain Here’s a widely sweeping statement but in the main I think it’s true: Creative people are not so fond of training. Think about it. I bet most designers, illustrators and art workers are self-taught on the Mac. In fact...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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Careers

Bruce Daisley on fixing your work culture

Besides being Twitter’s VP of EMEA, Bruce Daisley is intent on helping creative companies improve their working cultures and hosts the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast on the subject. He’s also written a book called The Joy of Work offering...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Is thought leadership the enemy of creativity?

I’m like one of those annoying reformed non-smokers who coughs, passively aggressively, as you spark up a social cigarette. I’m like the vegan who mocks you for eating Quorn, the new mum who tells my childless friends they haven’t...

Posted by: Amy Kean
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Advertising

Top hires this week

Laurentino lands CCO role at Ogilvy Ogilvy UK has appointed André Laurentino (pictured above, centre) to run its creative department as chief creative officer. Laurentino has led multi-disciplinary teams to produce work for the likes of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Careers

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

Taking time out and reflecting on my first journey as a Founder, before I go again, I wanted to cast some light on an often overlooked reality. 72% of entrepreneurs are effected by Mental Health Conditions. There is much synergy between the creative...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sibling Rivalry Award-winning production company Sibling Rivalry has bolstered its directorial roster by signing on renowned commercial, documentary and short narrative filmmaker, Sandra Winther. With a style that melds documentary and narrative...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

All Eyes On You - Visuals That Work

Brand Licensing Europe 2017, a B2B trade exposition for licensing professionals, recently achieved impressive delegate numbers of over seven thousand, five hundred visitors; an increase in four percent in comparison to 2016, and an eleven percent...

Posted by: Phil Michael
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Features

Creativity: an ode to joy, not a song to drudgery

Imagine if Ludwig van Beethoven were around today. With so many distractions and crazy growing technology, would he be as musically creative as when he was only surrounded by his imagination, piano keys and silence? The truth is… it’s...

Posted by: Andy Bolter
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Advertising

Leo Burnett's 2017 Cannes Lions Predictions

Leo Burnett has published its 30th annual Cannes Predictions of the top 25 contenders ahead of the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The annual Leo Burnett Cannes Predictions has a track record of nearly 85% accuracy in...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Uber launches first major UK TV campaign

Uber appears to be quite aggressively targeting the UK with its new brand campaign “Where to?” The campaign saw Uber’s first UK TV advert air at the weekend, with a series of out-of-home media also going live from today. The...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA - Boundary Road Brewery Robber’s Dog director, Daniel Borgman, shoots the epic return of the Chocolate Moose for Boundary Road Brewery. Following a multitude of pleading requests from Boundary Road Brewery fans around New Zealand, BRB has...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

What is your Moonshot?

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the one big thing that has happened in your business environment over the past year that has directly impacted you. Last January (2016) I set about igniting conversations with companies that had...

Posted by: Suki Thompson
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Advertising

Havas joins list of names pulling ads from YouTube

There was a great deal on internet chatter over the weekend regarding brands (both major and minor) pulling their ads from YouTube following the revelations from the ongoing investigation from The Times, which found that ads from brands including...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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