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Spotlight: Serge Sarkisoff - Photographer & Retoucher

Serge Sarkisoff Fashion Photographer and Retoucher creativepool.com/sergesarkisoff sergesarkisoff.com facebook.com/ssarkisov twitter.com/sergesarkisoff saatchionline.com/sergesarkisoff See more of Serge's projects About you: Serge Sarkisoff...

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Features

Recruiter Insight: McCann London with Robert Stone

The Creativepool Recruiter Insight series is a new batch of podcasts we'll be bringing you over the coming weeks, which aim to answer the questions on the lips of every Creativepooler: “What will it take to bag me a job at my dream agency, and...

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Features

'A five-year-old could have done that!' Do artists have it easy?

Regular readers of the Creativepool blog will know that, although I am no artist, I like nothing more than to spend several hours at an exhibition, having a good moan. True, I don't need to be in an exhibition to do that; Ed Reardon lives - he's 42...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Economy

Creative Discussions: The verdict on Trump from Droga5, Cheil & more...

It's been 2 weeks now since D-Day (Donald Day) and our divided world has grown even more so in the ensuing noise, chaos and horror. The creative industries, however, prove ever resilient, and whilst my previous piece from last week regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Halloween 2016: The Best of the 'Beast'

Never ones to miss a trick (or treat) when it comes to mining popular culture for opportunities when it comes to riding the cultural zeitgeist, agencies across the globe have spent the best parts of the last week creating 'spooktastic' campaigns,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Perfecting the IoT, 3D Printed Motorbikes & VR Porn at E3

Carlo Ratti's very personal IOT office The internet of things is one of those terms that gets bandied around a lot, but few people actually understand. Italian architect Carlo Ratti, is the exception to that rule. Ratti has designed a system for an...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

When Advertising Gets Weird!

Adland in the tenties (do you have a better name for it?) is playing it safe for the most part. Whilst the 90s revelled in anarchism and the dawn of the 21st century brought with it some pretty progressive ideas, the last 5 years have been largely...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

AMV BBDO – TENA Lights by TENA This week, AMV BBDO has launched a new brand platform, campaign and character for lights by incontinence products brand TENA, who wish to underline with that they are not embarrassed about “Little leaks,” and...

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It's Neck & Neck! Your Last Chance to Vote For the Best

Hello, Creativepoolers! Listen up, now -- today is the last day you can cast your votes and make sure your favourite work, people and companies get into this year's Creativepool Annual. The shortlistees are fighting hard for your votes, since...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

First off the bat, let me take this opportunity to wish all my fellow Creativepoolers a happy and prosperous new year! 2015 was certainly an exciting one in the tech world, but with a 2016 looking to herald the dawn of mainstream virtual reality, the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Dying to be happier? It's your funeral

Contrary to what you might think, based on my frequently acerbic blog posts, I am not a complete misery. Oh, things annoy me, sure. And truth be told, probably more so than the average person. As my dad used to say, “I don’t suffer fools...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

McCann London recruits gamers for unique Halo 5 campaign

For many gamers (perhaps a few Creativepoolers amongst them), today is not simply the 27th of October 2015, it's the day they've been waiting on for years. The launch of Halo 5: Guardians, the latest entry in the blockbuster gaming franchise, and the...

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Features

Do you suffer from FOBO? The curse of smartphone addiction

It felt weird and I couldn’t quite work out why. Something was different. And I don’t just mean it was a warm, sunny day in September rather than brass monkeys “shall we turn on the heating?” weather as we’ve been used...

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Design

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil 'unique' logos?

The logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially unveiled this week to mixed reviews from all and sundry. They were created by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano, the founder of studio MR_DESIGN, and are both made of elements...

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Features

If you were on a precipice, maybe you should just let go

Last week, I posted one of my most successful blogs this year. "Top 10 worst corporate phrases" was for all you folk out there who hate ugly jargon such as “reach out”, “touch base” and “push the envelope”. You...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

What do you do when you're not feeling creative?

It’s been a heck of a few weeks. Actually, make that a heck of a few months. Why? Because I’ve been revamping my home and it’s taking up every waking hour of my time. It all started off more Kevin McCloud - a la Grand Designs. We...

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Features

The Week In Advertising: Easter Special

Spar There's no doubt about it, Spar stores are very handy. In fact, where I live, they're the only shop open on Christmas Day. And here they come pitching their Easter offering, which interestingly seems to largely consist of booze. Not a chocolate...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Careers

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Let's push the envelope to reach out and touch base

I rarely, if ever, blog about television programmes I happen to like - largely because it would be a bit off-brief if I did. This is, after all, a blog that is specifically supposed to appeal to Creativepoolers, with features, advice or opinions on...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Bucket list: the incredible Weston Sand Sculpture Festival 2014

In my own naïve way, when wandering around art galleries, I've often stood with hands clasped behind my back, looking up at some impressive bronze statue or other and thought... “What if the sculptor made a mistake?” That's more or...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

The London Marathon: Batman, blisters and PR campaigns

I may be preaching to the converted here, but you’ve gotta love London. A lot of people - and certainly the majority of Creativepoolers - would say it’s the centre of the creative industry, and not just in the UK. But even leaving the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Speak when you're spoken to, dear. Or put the kettle on.

Call me naïve, but I think we in the UK are pretty inclusive; more so than other nations. Granted, discrimination in the workplace does still exist on various levels - and much more in some industries than others. Banking, I hear, is one of...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

'Ello, 'ello, 'ello. What’s all this 'ere, then? #CuriousCop

Happy new year to all you Creativepoolers. Hope you had a blast - and not necessarily of reality. Lord knows we have enough of that for the rest of the year, so I hope you had a day off from the doom. I wonder how many of you went down to the Thames...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

The RA Summer Exhibition: "I could do that - but I've got talent"

You've got a little less than a week to get yourself down to the Royal Academy to marvel at the wonders of the Summer Exhibition. Or do I mean wonder at the marvels? Or neither? Do I mean marvel at the lack of talent - or the extraordinary choices of...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advice

A guide to handling unpaid invoices and refusenik clients.

Creativepoolers in the fortunate position of holding down a fulltime staff job will be familiar with the warm glow of the monthly payslip. Sure, you'd probably like the net total to be larger, but at least your earnings show up on a predictable...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

CP Loves...The wonderful work of Christopher Boffoli.

by Magnus Shaw. I'm well aware of my tendency to be a grouch. Blame it on old age, blame it on a personality flaw, blame it on the boogie - whatever the reason, I absolute concede the point. When I find something unsatisfactory, foolish or flawed,...

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Features

Santa Claus - what the science says.

Merry Christmas Creativepoolers everywhere. As this piece arrives on Christmas Day, you'll have seen that Santa has completed his work. But, have you ever wondered what Father Christmas goes through every year? Well, we have. Which is why we set...

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News

How should we celebrate with you?

We're about to reach another big milestone, and we're proud about it! But of course, we couldn't celebrate reaching 100,000 members if it weren't for YOU, the members, the Creativepoolers! That's why, instead of us deciding how best to celebrate, we...

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Advice

Opinions - All in the name

by Ashley Morrison In the past, we bloggers at Creativepool have given our opinions, advice and guidance, whether you asked for it or not! Hey, that's blogging for you. The internet is a free-for-all where anyone can purport to be an "expert", but...

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