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Advice

You need to find time to write…

I have a relatively busy life. Beyond my 9-6 job in London as a Creative Director, I have to spend 2 hours either side commuting to and from work, 5 days a week. I generally stagger in from 8pm, I find I'm pretty exhausted, hungry, creatively drained...

Posted by: Andrew
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Features

Spotlight - Rod Hunt - Illustrator

‘I was originally intending to go into biochemistry & horticulture' Describe your work in one sentence. Retro tinged illustration & detailed character filled landscapes. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Iain Cox - Illustrator

I don't feel quite right when I haven't got a pen in my hand, my life feels strangely absent of any purpose. Describe your work in one sentence. My Illustrations are multi-coloured, squiggly scribbles shaped into recognisable objects on a piece of...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Features

The dos and dont's of marketing to students

Library Red Bull-infused all-nighters. Sticky campus clubs and £1 apple sour shots. Waking up at midday hungover, only to repeat the cycle again. There’s an endless supply of student stereotypes to choose from, propelled from both cultural...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Portfolio Critique: Spencer Gabor (again!)

Last year we critiqued the portfolio of Spencer Gabor and in just 6 months he completely revamped his entire book. Now that's hard work and dedication. For us to not review it would just not be... well... right. Come along for round 2 of a super...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advertising

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Unsustainable Nature of Crunch Culture

You’ve forgotten what your family looks like. It’s been months of overtime. Leaving the house before they’ve woken up, coming home after they’ve gone to bed. You tell them that ‘it’s expected, and everyone else is doing it’, well aware...

Posted by: REWIND
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners Joining CHI&Partners this week are the talented creative team of Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon, who are coming to the agency after three years at rival London shop WCRS. As the team responsible for the multi-award winning campaign...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

UNIT9 Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. He...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

The Full Service - Macmillan Brave The Shave The striking black and white images featured in the clip above show the parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer seconds after having all their hair shaved off in a bid to help others with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

The first ‘literal’ Game of Thrones marathon

There are a lot of things Game of Thrones fans would do in order to be the first to see the latest episode. Indeed, the sheer amount of people who jumped on the recently released leak is a testament to that fact. But how many people would run a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Oslo

Within Oslo's city boundary there are 40 islands, 343 lakes and an entire forest. It's unique melding of urban and natural landscapes makes it an absolute trove of inspiration, and so its no wonder the city gave birth to one of the world's most...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Cadbury At an exciting time for the evolution of the Cadbury brand, and following a global review of agency relationships, the iconic chocolatier has appointed VCCP as its new global lead strategic and creative agency partner. Often referred...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Irn bru, beanz, comedy cats and Bradley Cooper

The Leith Agency - Irn Bru Xtra Musical comedian Brett Domino? Talking Squirrels? Seb Cardinal (of Cardinal Burns) directing? Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a new IRN-BRU commercial. Working through The Leith Agency, Seb stepped behind the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Sadiq Khan on the hunt for London's first chief digital officer

Ever since Sadiq Khan was elected as the Mayor of London last year, he's appeared, to me at least, to be the one progressive spark in an otherwise almost oppressively right-wing and regressive current regime. He's not perfect, but he's certainly a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Cheil Posters Celebrate Diversity and Progressive Contemporary Craft

Design at Cheil London has created a series of limited-edition prints that celebrate the diversity of output it produces on behalf of its clients in a rotating exhibition sponsored by LOVEUROPE. The posters and postcards feature brief-rich,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

WCRS hit the Garden and the Kitchen for B&Q Spring Campaign

This week sees the launch of B&Q’s latest TV spot, part of its fully integrated Spring campaign from WCRS. The campaign sets out to remind customers that whatever their home improvement need or challenge, B&Q always has a brilliant solution,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Tonic MEC UK has hired Sarah Salter to lead MEC Tonic, its innovation division, Jason Dormieux, the MEC UK CEO announced this week. The brand innovation space is at a pivotal point, as innovation has yet to deliver returns that brands are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Gunn Report 2016: Results

The Gunn Report, the global index of creative excellence in advertising, has released its 2016 Report summarising the overall performance of the advertising industry in the year January to December 2016 based on the results of 45 global, regional and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: How Sonos found its voice

When Sonos opened their first retail store in New York’s SoHo this summer, it was a pioneering moment for the brand. Having dominated the wireless speaker market, eclipsing other competition easily and steadily along its 14 year journey, Sonos...

Posted by: Kate Lewin

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