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November 29, 2017

Creative Social Presents: F**k That’s Good

We sent @jensties down to last weeks last ever CS Presents, here's the DL! 

There’s plenty of crap out there. But there’s also plenty of creative goodness. And it’s the latter that is the focus of Creative Social’s ‘F**k That’s Good’ evening.

The premise is simple. Ask six people, who are already killing it in their respective fields, what blows their creative mind. And since it was Creative Social’s last CS Presents event, each speaker was asked to name their expected trend for 2018.

If you didn’t make the event - we got your back. Here’s a digest of what went down.

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November 29, 2017

Get Creative in Under 3 Minutes

Being creative doesn't mean spending hours agonising over a single idea. In fact quite the opposite. Forcing yourself to work under a timer can often achieve better results, much like working to a really tight deadline. Some of my finest design work has been created when it felt like it was physically impossible to achieve. The kind of hear-your-heartbeat-in-your-ears kind of stress.

Putting yourself under false deadlines will help push out different kinds of imagination and also improve your ability to get across a really good idea in a short amount of time. For instance for a pitch or if you really want to kick-ass at Pictionary.

Here's a list of ways to boost your flow of creativity and help improve your portfolio, just make sure you have a watch/timer handy and go for it.

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November 8, 2017

CAUSE 2 CREATE FESTIVAL

CAUSE2CREATE Festival is back for its second year on Saturday 18th November... and your ideas could be part of the lineup!

Through our incredible competition in partnership with C2C, your ideas could be featured in the IMPACT AND ACTION gallery amongst other powerful exhibitors and speakers. And if you haven't already, there's still time to crack on with the brief download it here:

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But even if you don’t get shortlisted get down there! It’s bound to be an amazing event,  with creative activities to be part of and lots inspirational people around to learn from.

Check out the full line up here

Or to secure a ticket go here

And who knows, maybe we’ll be able to #CREATECHANGE

August 25, 2017

I Think We Should Split – A Guide To An Amicable Creative Break-Up

Without throwing every cliche in the book at it, creative break-ups can be just as devastatingly-heartbreakingly-awful as the kind you might quietly utter, "it's not you, it's me," or, "I really want to try and be on my own for a while."

We spend most of our lives at work and those we chose to develop close relationships to do indeed matter. But what happens when it really isn't working out and it's time to end your partnership? Here's the low-down on the amicable break-up.

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July 21, 2017

The Art in Storytelling

We all love to tell a story, We all love to hear a story – and hey, we’re in the business of storytelling (who isn’t these days?). But since ‘the story’ has superseded ‘the big idea’ and ‘the journey’ how do we tell the difference between a good story and a bad story and more importantly how do we sell it?

Well fortunately for us, last night we trekked on down to the SheSays event ‘Finding Great Stories’ at Barker on Wall Street, New York. I guess you could say this is a story, to explain that story, about how to sell the best story.

Are you sitting comfortably?

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July 17, 2017

Time for a shake up; say goodbye to late agency payments and sloppy freelancers


It’s clear to anyone working in the industry that the gig economy is booming, with a recent study showing that freelancers now make up 40% of the design and media workforce.

But despite this stat, many believe the standards are slipping when it comes to the typical freelancer and agency relationship.

That’s why Casey Bird, a freelance creative, president of SheSays and good friend of ours over here at YCC has developed a new website called The Freelance Circle.

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July 5, 2017

ABC of Advertising Abbreviations: Part 1

There are numerous abbreviations the ad-world uses in day to day chit chatter. But what do they actually stand for again...? From ACD to Zip. We've got you covered! Part 1

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