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Video Games

Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter

Whilst some might say that Kickstarter is little more than an unnecessary middle-man, many others have argued that it has revolutionised the way in which the creative industry interacts with its fans by effectively bridging the gap between creator...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

How to be a Better Entrepreneur

In the digital age, anyone can become an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good entrepreneur. While there is no single skill that can turn someone into a more successful entrepreneur overnight, there are some essential skills that you...

Posted by: Reporter
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Entertainment

Would you disappear for a Diesel jumpsuit?

Clothing brand Diesel is giving away a limited number of original jumpsuits from hit Netflix series Money Heist, while challenging fans to disconnect from social media. In contrast to other brand strategies to try and achieve as much online...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Match.com makes commitment cool and desirable in these ads

A new campaign created by French agency Marcel and Meetic based on quotes from seven ex-singles presents seven reasons why commitment leads to real relationships for dating site Match.com. The work suggests that moving in together, sharing a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Blueclaw urges agencies to use FaceApp for good

Leeds-based digital agency Blueclaw has changed its name to 'GreyClaw' and is challenging other companies to do the same to raise money for Age UK. The SEO specialist has replaced its staff photos on its Meet the Team page (below) with elderly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to boost productivity with an office refurb

As an entrepreneur, making your employees feel happy and content should be one of the top priorities on your list. This can lead to an increase in productivity which, in turn, makes your business continually grow and further progress. This, of...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Advertising

Paddy Power confirms shirt hoax, calls on brands to stop sponsorship

Paddy Power has announced that its controversial ‘sash’ sponsorship of Huddersfield Town was just a prank and revealed the actual shirt the team will wear this season. Earlier this week, the bookie unveiled a shirt featuring oversized...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advice

How to convince an angel to fund your start-up

Financing a start-up business can often be one of the most challenging tasks in an entrepreneur’s journey. While some people manage to save enough over a number of years and others may choose to take out a business loan, often the preferred...

Posted by: Reporter
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to achieve a work-life balance

Many people nowadays are juggling demanding full-time jobs, family life and other daily commitments, which can make achieving the elusive work-life balance seem impossible. However, maintaining a work-life balance is essential to your overall...

Posted by: Reporter
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Design

Paddy Power puts 'modern twist' on shirt sponsorships

UK bookmaker Paddy Power has unveiled the designs of its first football club shirt sponsorship - for Huddersfield Town FC - with its name presented in an oversized sash. In what the brand is calling a “modern twist” on traditional shirt...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Why your small business must invest in cyber security

You'd be forgiven for thinking that, since the internet has been around for such a long time and is used for everything including (and perhaps especially) business, that it's safe to use. And maybe this is why some business owners don’t invest...

Posted by: Reporter
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Features

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The stylus is mightier than the sword

In an image-saturated advertising world, it can seem like an impossible task to defend your brand from invisibility. When it comes to finding a direction for your brand, rebrand or campaign, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your instinct may be...

Posted by: ifour
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Video Games

How it was done: Choreographing Warframe through iMessage

Great Guns director Dan Trachtenberg is a big fan of free-to-play video game Warframe, so when the opportunity came up to helm a promo for the title he was beyond excited. The result is an amazing six-minute CG film full of action including...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

D&AD New Blood winners 2019

D&AD announced the latest winners of its annual student competition New Blood Awards, whcih represent the best emerging young talent from around the globe, at a ceremony in London last night. Take on the Future was the overarching theme for 2019,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to know... Tag's David Kassler

Tag's CEO David Kassler previously spent a decade at the helm of private equity-backed companies such as EMI Music, Phones 4u and Deluxe Entertainment. Below, he shares some of the things he's learned along the way. What makes your company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

When silence speaks volumes for brands

Calling all marketers - we carry a responsibility to our brands. The responsibility to only speak when we have something of value to say. There was an article doing the rounds recently written by an influencer who recommended publishing content...

Posted by: ifour
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Design

New Asian food branding builds on Without's Wahaca work

London-based Without Studio has designed the brand and packaging identity for new Asian food brand Kelly Loves, building on its previous work for well-known Mexican food company Wahaca. The branding, inspired by Korean food entrepreneur Kelly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

3 trends from New Designers 2019

New trends in design should excite every designer. Is it a passing fad? An evolution of existing methods? Or perhaps a new era entirely. OK, that last one is a bit on the lofty side. Still, I kept the idea of a new era of design in mind when I...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

How agencies can gain a competitive advantage when selling to brands

Tenacity One of the main reasons people tend to ‘fail’ at new business is they give up all too easily. It may be very ‘un-British’ to keep on at people and sell things, but if that is the job you must do, do it with skill and...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Trends

7 major trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now the dust has settled after another busy Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it's time to take stock of some of the trends from this year's event. Here're seven major themes we observed at thenetworkone... Ugly sells I’ve...

Posted by: thenetworkone
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Features

Reviewing Cannes Lions 2019: Who won what and why?

Each year, after the Cannes Lions festival, thenetworkone takes a few days to reflect on the events and look for the key themes and patterns which emerge. Here is our take on Cannes 2019. At its heart, Cannes is an awards festival. A little like the...

Posted by: Julian Boulding
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: The Times and Kia show the cost of leaving it unsaid

Kia has launched a new campaign called Journeys That Matter in partnership with News UK and Sky Media to raise awareness of its car portfolio, featuring the Kia ProCeed and Kia's new all-electric e-Niro. News UK’s Bridge Studio developed three...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Spotify sponsors Take F**king Risks podcast

Global music streamer Spotify has become the new sponsor of London-based brand and ad agency Mellor&Smith’s bi-weekly podcast series. TFR: The Podcast features interviews with a host of professionals who have pushed boundaries by taking risks...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

The 10 most popular US states for British workers

Jobseekers in Britain keen on chasing the American dream are most likely to be looking for roles in California, New York and Florida, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed. But while UK searches accounted for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Photographer Nigel Harniman on 30 years of shooting cars

“I’ve been freelancing since 1989 and have shot globally for most automotive brands from Rolls Royce to Renault, Bentley to Buick, Cadillac to Kia,” says Nigel Harniman, reflecting on 30 years of photography. “More recently,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McDonald's interrupts ITV Movies with McDelivery orders

McDonald's has launched a new set of idents that will play during the intervals of ITV Movies that see scenes from different film genres interrupted to promote its McDelivery service. Horror, martial arts, western, sci-fi, fantasy and high school...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

5 ways to gamify rewards in the workplace

A recent report published by workplace incentives and rewards provider One4all Rewards showed that the majority of UK workers would welcome a gamified approach to rewards. Reacting to the results, below, the company offers five top tips on how you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Majority of UK workers want gamified rewards system

New research reveals that most workers in the UK would welcome the introduction of a gamified rewards system in the office. A survey of 1,000 UK workers was carried out by workplace incentives and rewards provider One4all Rewards and published in a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Desigual flips logo for good in new campaign from WE ARE Pi

Barcelona-based fashion house Desigual has permanently flipped its logo as part of a campaign developed by Amsterdam-based creative agency WE ARE Pi. The work is hung on the idea that 'forwards is boring’ and Desigual is the first...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Hotel branding matters – just not the way you think

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” I’m not sure Jeff Bezos was talking about hospitality brands here. But he should have been. Logos, typefaces, colour palettes, paper stocks, social media...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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