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Inspiration

#Trends. The MBTI creativity test. How does your creativity measure up?

by John Fountain How would you feel about taking a personality test when applying for a job? Well in the US this kind of procedure is quite commonplace. In fact it is estimated that over 90% of organisations use some sort of psychometric testing as...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Giving back with Sancho BBDO's Clothes for Food - #BehindTheIdea

It is always fascinating and extremely heart-warming to see an agency do some pro-bono work for the social good. Sancho BBDO did this for a small NGO in its pool of massive accounts, and we couldn't be more intrigued by how the whole story came into...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

7 Story Archetypes: using plot to build brands

At Southpaw we’re kind of obsessed with storytelling in the brand building process. Within storytelling’s golden trio of character, incident and plot, it’s plot that provides the vital framework to hang everything from. Enter the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Inspiration

Skipping gears with Mark Lacey

The strongest passions often show themselves at a young age. Mark Lacey was introduced to professional illustration when he was a "spotty teenager", but the guy had the boldness to apply for a position at a research laboratory and his career has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Fiery Focus of Nicola DeStefanis

Learn your craft, not the tool. This the main advice freelance 3D artist and motion designer Nicola Destefanis has for beginner artists. Our current tools are the result of years and years of evolution, but the tools will become obsolete -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Two minutes of noise for the NHS and the art of self-isolation

Last night at around 8pm, something quite spectacular happened: En masse, the UK took a few minutes out of its prolonged panic and self-isolated worry to take to their doorsteps and applaud the people who have emerged as the real MVPs in this time of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

How writing can help you grow your business and shape your world

Every brand needs a strategy. Without one, you have no clear path from where you are to where you want to be. It’s easy to waste time, and hard to make decisions, because everyone has a slightly different idea of what success looks like....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Leaders

Reconnecting with our roots: How VR can bring us back to reality

I have always deeply revered nature. Growing up in Cornwall surrounded by the ocean on (almost) all sides has meant I’ve always been aware of the scale of the wild world outside. I am keenly aware of the beauty of nature, but never forget the...

Posted by: George P. Johnson UK
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Leaders

Brand simplicity – a trend or natural evolution?

In early January, Mastercard dropped its name from its logo, and a number of industry commentators picked up their pens to discuss the meaning of the move. The financial brand cited the removal of the wordmark as a move towards greater digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 innovations from Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week is renowned for future thinking and concept-driven projects, making it one of the top design events of the year. This year’s exhibit revolved around something that’s top of the agenda for everyone from governments to...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Leaders

Modern heritage – How to reinvent iconic brands

Jonathan Ford, Founding Creative Partner & CEO New generations come with new preferences, new technology and new ways of wanting to connect. Brands - regardless of their age or size - need to adapt to the needs, wants and desires of evolving...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Leaders

Is art advertising (4): American Gothic

It is one of the most recognisable paintings of the 20thcentury. It has been ripped off, spoofed and copied thousands of times. Among other things, it has sold pharmaceuticals, beer and biscuits. Few people can actually tell you what it’s...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

'Nothing Beats a Londoner' redefined social media at Cannes Lions

USUALLY when you try something for the first time, there’s a blueprint to work from; a past precedent, background or experience to guide you along the way. We the jury of the inaugural Social & Influence category at Cannes Lions had no such...

Posted by: Anthony Svirskis
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Leaders

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: The inner temple, Thomson becomes TUI and other stories

SomeOne - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple SomeOne has rebranded lawyers’ organisation, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, with a redrawn Pegasus logo that aims to break away from flat graphic symbols. The Honourable Society...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: The Diana Award, Cruel Sports, Serbia and other stories

Jones Knowles Ritchie - The Diana Award Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) has rebranded The Diana Award, the youth charity set up in memory of the Princess of Wales. The Diana Award was established in 1999 following the death of Princess Diana and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: Alexa Chung, Tinder, Landsec and other stories

Landsec - Pollitt & Partners Land Securities, a commercial property company, has launched a new identity - Landsec - with the help of Pollitt & Partners, an independent design agency. The new brand focuses on experience and the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

PRMEDIACO - Valencia The Valencia Region Tourism Board has selected PR MEDIACO to run its PR activity in the UK market throughout 2017. The remit involves the promotion of the whole Valencia Region, Eastern Spain, which includes well-known...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The necessary metamorphosis of the VR Creator

The Birth of a Medium In the 1920’s, most radio programmes seemed to consist of book readings and theatre play recordings. In the 50’s, as TV started to take over radio as the #1 mainstream entertainment medium, the most popular programmes were...

Posted by: Somewhere Else
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

CHI & Partners - British Gas On Saturday, British Gas unveiled its new brand initiative, “Smarter Homes For All,” a multi-discipline communications campaign designed to show how smart home technology can offer real benefits to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Creative Opinions on AI

Dan Koren, Head of ADI at Wix.com, on how AI is creating a new market standard for web design. Currently, artificial intelligence is mainly associated with robotics and self-driving cars. Nonetheless, major advances in AI technology have opened the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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