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Beginner's Guide To Double Exposure In Photoshop

For those looking for cool effects in Photoshop, double exposure is a pretty fun one to mess with. Combining two images can elevate the artistic nature of your piece and make beginners look much more professional. I hope it provides you with a new...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Psychology hacks for web design: Barnum effect

In this video I talk about psychology in web design and how to use psychology in business to get more conversions and sales from your website. In particular I look at the barnum effect in web design and how to use it. So if you're looking at the...

Posted by: TwoGuys Creative
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Inspiration

Don’t Have A Cow Man: The Simpsons Effect

What is it about the Simpsons that inspire graphic art? The simple lines? The spiky hair? A sudden influx of yellow and blue paint? From the 1990s to now, the Simpsons have held a special place in our hearts. There’s something about their...

Posted by: Jade French
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Leaders

The Khloe effect. Has internet advertising abandoned creativity?

The Huffington Post reports that Khloe Kardashian (who?) is now being paid as much as $13,000 per tweet. The fee doesn't cover profound wisdom like "Remember sweat is fat crying" - it's for equally useful posts wherein she names brands and includes...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Opinions - The Paralympic effect

by Jessica Hazel The aftermath of the Olympics has been a bleak and disorientating time. Doctors have had to treat a number of patients suffering from Post-Olympic-Depression-Syndrome, or PODS as it is now known. It does feel like Boxing Day, or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The Fluidity of Structure with Gordon Greaves

You'll often hear writers say that structure is important. Structure is what holds a story together. Structure is sometimes what propels a story forward. Structure is loved, but also much hated. But even within the strict rigidity of structure,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Retail in the near future

Since the Government published its Coronavirus recovery strategy, we have been moving quickly through the relaxation of lockdown in ‘steps’ and are now celebrating the large milestone at which non-essential businesses are permitted to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Fighting the Rise in LGBTQ Abuse with The Gate London

Not all the consequences of COVID-19 make the headlines. A simple sentence, enough to have us focus in on one of the unspoken issues of the pandemic. LGBTQ abuse has risen tremendously during lockdown, and social distancing has pulled off the plug...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning the Unexpected with Philip Giancola

You never know when the muse of creativity is going to engulf you in one of its legendary and life-changing moments of epiphany. Filmmaker Philip Giancola has dropped out of high school in his teenage years, only to then fall in love with movies...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Will coronavirus revolutionise live experience?

Coronavirus has brought the live event industry on its knees. Festivals and awards have been cancelled, meetings have moved online, and it's not like the strain on the events industry is relaxing any time soon. But who says this is all negative? If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The road to Marketing Hell is paved with good predictions

To say that 2020 hasn’t turned out exactly as predicted for advertisers and marketers would be an understatement. So, if the experts can’t get it right - why do we as humans still need predictions in times that are seemingly...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Leaders

The power of a handwritten letter to inspire a creative department

During lockdown we have all found ourselves with more time on our hands. A few days ago I decided to have a sort out and digging through drawers in the studio I discovered a handwritten note from 2004. Back in 2004 I was an Art Director at an...

Posted by: Fun Agency
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Features

Member Spotlight: the Cool Ambition of Frankie Caradonna

Frankie Caradonna. A born-Italian filmmaker, too much of a free spirit to spend most of his life stuck in an office. Frankie is an ambitious creative, and one can just glimpse at his works to realise that his ambition is channeled through his...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Importance of Community Management

In the current lockdown circumstances, social media has become even more prevalent in our everyday lives. With more time at home and no social activities to attend, consumers are looking to social media to pass the time, and your brand could be the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Experience Will Drive the New Normal Post-COVID-19

With all the stress over COVID-19, my daughter and I had a conversation last night regarding what the world will look like when things go “back to normal.” The bigger question being what the "new normal” will look like. What...

Posted by: David Shulman
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Features

Behind the Idea: AI-powered fun from Avantgarde's Motivator

Aside from post-apocalyptic thoughts related to Skynet and the Matrix, the rise of AI anticipates a future of big data, digital and progress. Countless are the already available uses of AI, from the most primordial forms in game programming to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How to Cope with a Creative Calamity

It’s Summer 2012. The hot Spanish sun is unforgiving as it beats down on the quiet streets of Borja, a medieval town a few hours north east of Madrid. Cecilia Giménez, an elderly resident, pictured below, takes shelter from the heat in...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Advertising & Creativity in a Time of a Crisis

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. All concepts which most of us could have reasonably hoped we would never experience. And yet here we are entering another week of Zoom calls, home schooling, and … is it too early to have a glass of wine...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Green City Solutions: Breathing Air Back into Cities

Air Design were fortunate to have had a studio workshop with Green City Solutions last March to learn how their revolutionary technology, which revitalises and breathes clean air back into our polluted cities, can be effectively incorporated within...

Posted by: Air Design Limited
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Inspiration

Agency insights on how to remain creative during lockdown

Doomsday may not have befallen us yet, but a few of my acquaintances dare to disagree. Being stuck at home with 18-month-olds (and sometimes with 81-year-olds) makes some of us wish we could just step outside and catch that blessed virus once and for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

You Little Jerk – Creating Culture with Larry Hubatka

Today's video is all about the culture within an advertising agency, what it is and how we can effect it. To help me cover the topic, we're going to get a little help from the book "You Little Jerk" by Larry Habatka. It's a great, quick read filled...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The big, small, tiny and tall films of Chris Light

From directing skeleton crews in the middle of Sierra Leone's jungles to creating abstract visuals for fashion shows, over the last decade Chris Light has spent making films, he’s had a lot of fun. As part of the film production company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

I need to mask you a question about coronavirus

Sitting on the tube this morning I counted 6 people wearing face masks. On the escalators at Angel, another 3 or 4 (one might have been a student fashion statement, it’s sometimes hard to tell). And these weren’t kooky Halloween masks...

Posted by: JSR Content
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Inspiration

15 things millennials want from the workplace

Millennials seem like a complicated generation through and through. They keep rewriting the way our society works and that can be confusing and tough for the people trying to retain Millenials in the office and give them work. Suddenly, cubicles...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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The key to building a successful employee training programme

One of the essential element of any successful business is well-trained employees. Skills, training, experience and knowledge are always in high demand. Efficiency and safety are the names of the game and the more productive an employee is, the...

Posted by: Liam Smith
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Inspiration

Selling Sobriety: Merging the wellness and drinks markets

Dry January has become something of a phenomenon. Established by a health charity in the UK in 2013, the world now over celebrates sobriety at the end of the festive period - much to the chagrin of many a licensed premise. Supermarkets saw sales of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Shortcutting Video: The proven effectiveness of 2-second ads

A research and neurological study from IPG Mediabrands Netherlands and publisher Sanoma has revealed that an ultra-short advertisement is able to convey brand, product and message much more effectively than the first few seconds of a regular spot -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Creativepool Annual Spotlight 2020: Mark Richardson of Superfried

Freelancing is one thing but being a one-man design studio is another entirely. Enter Mark Richardson; the man who founded Superfried in a London bedroom back in 2007. Now based in the centre of Manchester, Mark has managed to build up an incredible...

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

Lost in Translation: how to run a successful multi-region campaign 

When your brand trades across multiple countries, reproducing a successful marketing campaign from one region in the rest of your markets can appear easy. It seems all you need to do is pay some translators and watch the savings roll in. However, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

From Museumification to Mash-ups: Five experiential trends for 2020

Surrounded by pizza museums, themed mini-golf, and interactive paintings, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we'd awoken to some kind of cartoon nightmare. But no, this is the experience economy in 2020. Experiential activations are both physical...

Posted by: Luc Benyon
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Features

Getting to Know: The passionate innovation of Paulo Pimentel

It’s rare to find someone in the creative industries who will “tell it like it is” without sounding like an entitled brat but Paulo Pimentel is one of the few ‘white, middle-aged male executives’ who admits he is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

How ad agencies can tackle sexual harassment

One in 10 advertising industry employees have suffered sexual harassment at work in the last 12 months, a recent report by think tank Credos revealed. These shocking findings came despite previous steps taken by the industry to stamp out such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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