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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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Linked-out

The other day, for reasons I hope are for the best, I was locked-out of LinkedIn. Something to do with the fact, I suspect, that I forgot my password (senior moments, I know.) As a result, my account was suspended pending “account...

Posted by: Richard
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Workshop

Opinions - Graphic design and art direction. Do you know the difference?

by John Fountain Though the work does have overlaps, being a designer and being an art director are different roles that require different skill and mindsets. I've worked in both design and advertising agencies and I've seen for myself that the best...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Opinions - What if a creative doesn't feel creative?

by Ashley Morrison I've been working very hard every single day for the past couple of weeks. Till silly o'clock. Being freelance, when the work comes along, I don't really feel able to say no. After all, in the current economic climate, to trot out...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Should we be aiming to craft "Big Ideas"?

Crafting ideas is what we do at Grand Central. Lately, I've been contemplating what defines a "big creative idea." After all, every agency aims to craft "big ideas." So, what defines a big idea? It must be multi-channel, possess mass appeal, be...

Posted by: Andy Gregory
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Inspiration

What are you, autarkic or something?

Am Reading Orlando Figes magnum opus ‘A People's Tragedy’ (our bookshelves are a groaning legacy of leftovers, now the children have all left and left behind piles of stuff they’ve no room for - but it does leave a treasure trove of random...

Posted by: Richard
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Find your space

Stumbled on the great meme of this thread’s hero image when I was having a particularly difficult time getting my shit together a while back. Somehow things just kept circling the drain and left me with empty spaces which were proving a bit of a...

Posted by: Richard
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Metaverse vs Makerverse: Who’s a pretty boy, then?

Today’s musing was spurred on from reading an article at the weekend by Alex Hern reviewing a new book (an interesting choice of channel to publish through) by Matthew Ball - The Metaverse: How It Will Revolutionize Everything. You likely know...

Posted by: Richard
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Jackdaw or magpie? Borrowing versus learning

When is someone else's good idea just too good to resist? Bad artists borrow, good artists steal. Or is it the other way around? Or are the best artists the ones who use the right tools or learn to make better ones? Corvids are great. And great...

Posted by: Richard
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What are you working towards?

Sometimes, particularly when I hit a quiet spell, I start to wonder about the value of much of the work we do in an agency, work which never sees the light of day. More especially, the wonder leads to the dilemma of worrying about our contributions...

Posted by: Richard
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Thinking Differently with The Yard Creative | #CompanySpotlight

The Yard Creative is an award-winning evidential design studio based in London Bridge that offers research, strategy and design (branding, digital environments and physical spaces). They are a self-described “team of creative catalysts”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to Incorporate Ideation into Design Thinking

Design thinking is a non-linear, iterative process that teams use to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions to prototype and test. Involving five phases- Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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STOP THINKING!

This article is 2238 words. If you don't expect to zone out for at least 40% of them, I want you to stop reading now because you are probably not in a creative field, so this is not meant for you. Ironically, this article is for the few who have...

Posted by: Matt Batten
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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,...

Posted by: AdventureLAB
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Features

We're Thinking We Need To Build A Better Mousetrap

Visionaries with brains of creative gold often have one thing in common: flurries of ideas but an inability to set one down and bring it to life with a focused mind. Thus begins the business of agencies and creative and producers and art directors...

Posted by: Blair Barnette Ltd
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Leaders

Jack Morton and Martin Lindstrom team up to challenge Big Data thinking

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide and brand guru/international best-selling author Martin Lindstrom, have announced a partnership set to challenge the dominance of big-data thinking by helping brands to uncover the potential and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Thinking outside the corporate box.

by Ashley Morrison. As a copywriter, a major part of the job revolves around using the right words to convey the right message in the most effective and persuasive way possible. If you're selling a product, you want the customer to read the copy and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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The agency founder who became her own client #BehindTheBrand

Sister Mary, a new strategic design agency founded by Leigh Chandler, has unveiled the design for a limited-edition run of intricately designed votive candles. The client? Leigh herself. Leigh, whose 20 year career has seen her design for major...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Diversity isn’t just good for PR: It’s good business #DiversityMonth

Diversity is so much more than a trend-it's a strategic imperative. For agencies, the challenge is no longer just about being politically correct or ticking boxes for corporate social responsibility; it's about building a more diverse and socially...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

What does it take to refresh a 64-year-old heritage brand? #BehindTheBrand

IMG is a global company heralded with founding sports marketing as we know it - founded by pioneering marketer and agent Mark McCormack, it all began with a handshake in 1960 and the world of sports changed forever. Last month, the company unveiled...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Diversity, Creativity, and the Assistive AI Revolution #DiversityMonth

With Artificial intelligence (AI) and its effect on the creative industries at the forefront of current debates, this article aims to take a step back to approach this complex but increasingly pertinent relationship from an angle that hasn’t...

Posted by: SphereTrax
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Features

The Taylor Swift AI Scandal and the Bleak Implications of Deepfakes

Of all the fresh horrors wrought by AI in recent years, few chill the blood quite like the concept of the ‘deepfake’. If the term still means nothing to you then allow me to ruin your day - in essence, it’s the concept of creating...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Global creative calendar: February 2024

The phenomenon known as SXSW was launched in Austin, Texas, USA, back in 1987. Starting on 8 March, the unified 2024 SXSW Conference will introduce what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, providing rich opportunities for...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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VoucherCodes rebrands with a more personal touch #BehindTheBrand

The UK’s most trusted savings site has announced the first step in its wider growth strategy for 2024, a new visual identity by Naked Ideas. The bolder look is designed to connect with consumers on a deeper level, putting the brand and the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Valtech’s Marc Maleh

With 20 years of experience leading innovative technology projects for companies like R/GA, Havas and Huge, teaching as adjunct professor at NYU and Parsons, and serving as jury president at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, Marc...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Alpro’s global redesign emphasises flavour #BehindTheBrand

According to research, the dairy alternatives market is worth $24 billion USD globally. With more and more brands to compete with, Alpro - a veteran of the category - has unveiled a global brand refresh from Elmwood London, which places a greater...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Should brands be giving freebies to influencers? #PredictionsMonth

Depending on who you ask, influencers are either a blight on the media landscape or the “most organic and transparent way to bring new audiences to your brand”. I, as ever, fall somewhere in the middle. I appreciate the appeal of somebody...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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