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Advice

Opinions - More than words. What do copywriters know about design?

by Magnus Shaw "Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion." Bob Baxley It's funny. Art directors and copywriters work so closely together, for so much of the time, and...

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Social Media

Sainsbury’s schedules tweet for wrong day as followers react

A Sainbury's Twitter admin named Daniel published a tweet early on Friday morning that was meant to go out on Saturday causing a barrage of amusing responses from the supermarket chain's followers. "Morning folks! It's Saturday, which for me is fry...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is over specialisation killing creativity?

From influencers to social and audio only, there’s been a proliferation of niche agencies in the last few years. While specialists are always going to be necessary, consumers now have more touchpoints than ever before. So, are brands at risk...

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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...

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Awards

Last chance for Annual 2019 launch party tickets

The launch party for the Creativepool Annual is fast approaching when some of the biggest names in the creative industry will gather to hear who’s won and been published in this year’s book. The Annual will once again present a...

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Features

Industry Influencers: Michael Scantlebury

Independent ad agency Impero was founded by Michael Scantlebury in 2009 as an innovative, risk-taking challenger to the big networks. The company recently reported a negative pay gap, with women being paid 3% more than men on average, while its...

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Features

Industry Influencers: Chris Hirst

Prior to being named global CEO of Havas Creative, Chris Hirst was CEO and chairman of Havas UK and Europe. As UK CEO, he led 1,800 people across both creative and media disciplines, so he knows a thing or two about management. Recently, he wrote a...

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Careers

Mentor Sessions: Toby Snowdon

The Creative Mentor Network (CMN) is a London-based charity working to make the creative industries more diverse and inclusive through mentoring. The programme sees a host of talent from some of world’s top agencies link up with young mentees...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Trends

Accelerate your brand evolution with hybrid thinking

Think about the word “hybrid,” and it’s likely to evoke thoughts of eco-friendly cars, new types of plants cultivated by combining those that already exist, human robots in sci-fi novels, or even crossbred dogs. By its very nature,...

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Awards

Annual 2019 – early bird submissions now open!

‘Tis the season to be jolly as the Creativepool Annual 2019 is now open for early bird entries. The industry’s “most” award has launched for the sixth time and offers agencies, brands, influencers and newcomers the chance to...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London taps 72andSunny ECD Saatchi & Saatchi London has hired the former ECD of 72andSunny New York to be its new chief creative officer. Guillermo Vega will join the agency on October 1 following the departure of Andy Jex, who...

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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,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

AKQA AKQA welcomes Christine Grand as Client Partner in the San Francisco studio. She will report to AKQA Director of Client Services Kristin Goto. Christine is a global marketing leader with over 15 years’ experience driving digital...

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Top Hires of the Week

Unlimited Group Unlimited Group has announced the appointment of Sarah Shilling as its new Group Chief Marketing Officer. Previously Managing Partner, Brand at Unlimited Group, Sarah joins the Senior leadership team as Unlimited Group embarks on a...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Jones Knowles Ritchie - Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts has announced its partnership with global creative business Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) to manage its brand identity and branding strategy. JKR will work alongside Dunkin’...

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Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

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Top Hires of the Week

Havas helia Havas helia announces the expansion of its senior management team, as Paul Kitcatt and Lisa Lee join to drive the business forwards and support the marketing agency’s sustained growth, following a series of new business wins. Both...

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Top Hires of the Week

TBWA\China Ronnie Wu, executive creative director, TBWA\Shanghai has been promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\China with immediate effect. Ronnie joined TBWA\Shanghai at the end of 2015 as executive creative director, and during...

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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top Hires of the Week

FCB West San Francisco’s FCB West, best known for its work on the Levi’s and Clorox accounts, has hired Justin Moore to partner with the recently promoted Mike Long as Co-Executive Creative Director. Moore and Long will report directly...

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Top Hires of the Week

Visualsoft Leading e-commerce and digital agency, Visualsoft, has recruited 20 new employees as part of its ongoing growth strategy - with more on the way! The team expansion has taken place across its Stockton, Newcastle and Manchester offices, to...

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Top Hires of the Week

Framestore Framestore has announced the promotion of Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to Joint Heads of CG in London. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, Head of Animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s highly successful...

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Top Hires of the Week

Partizan Emma Westenberg is a Dutch director, born in California and based in Amsterdam who has justed been named as the latest addition to the Partizan roster. Her work can be described as a confident mix of classic visual tropes, fashion and fine...

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Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

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Features

Empathy is everything in content design and creation

I recently directed a piece of video content which we hope will form the bedrock of a campaign driving awareness of a specific disease. The disease and its symptoms are taboo. The content and its story are empathetic. Sufferers of this disease...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

isobel - The White House It was announced on April 1 this year that The White House has hired independent creative agency, isobel, to “make Trump more popular amongst Brits” prior to his forthcoming visit later in the year. The campaign...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: New designers, the RAF, feeling super and other stories

Village Green - New Designers Graduate show New Designers has unveiled a new visual identity, featuring imagery that depicts a mishmash of brightly coloured materials and objects. Now in its 33rd year, the two-week-long graduate show highlights the...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

VML VML has rebranded its channel activation team to connections to reflect the department’s role as experts in connecting brands to consumers in a contemporary and relevant way. VML’s retail team will become a connections channel,...

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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...

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Top Hires of the Week

AKQA Resh Sidhu has returned to AKQA as Creative Director. Based at the NYC studio after two years at digital and visual effects company Framestore, Resh will join the AKQA New York Leadership Team. Resh is one of the most respected names in Virtual...

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