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May 25, 2017

Is Liverpool “creative”?

So last week I was on a panel (I know, me, ha) to discuss Liverpool’s creative skills – after I took a course back in Jan. I had no idea there was a problem, until noticing I’d been studying here for 3 years, yet always gone to London or Manc for experience. Liverpool is famous for music, art, history! Why not here?

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March 22, 2017

#BigBookCrit Top Tips

Last night I was a critter at the DMA / IDMGraeme Robertson Trust Big Book Crit in London. There are a few more happening in Manchester, Norwich, Edinburgh and Bristol TOMORROW. So if you’re reading this and haven’t registered, head here.

We had 15 minute crits with student/grad teams – which isn’t a lot for someone like me who waffles on – but it did throw up a few thoughts that I thought might be good if you attend something similar in the future. *Cough* a bit like our R/GA Speed Dating in a couple of weeks.

Here are a few ideas to get the most out of your quick-fire crits.

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March 21, 2017

Hot Northern Agencies

Whilst everyone’s banging on about the London ad scene, there’s a heap of top work being made outside the capital that doesn’t get shouted about enough. We already know London kills it! But some absolute shit hot brands owe their advertising success to, yep, agencies up north. If you don’t believe me check out Prolific North's Top 50 Agencies of 2016.

Here’s some examples you’ll probably recognise…

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March 1, 2017

UpNorthodox Thinking

Gone are the days when ad training only existed in London. This past decade has seen a shit ton of creative aid pop up outside of the capital, or at least on the internet. Yes, it’s hard to believe when many seniors simply suggest schemes that exist down south, which are of course fabulous, but not something everyone can afford or travel to when just starting out (me).

Most training isn’t just for students, and can be attended any time. So, don’t get into a strop about how you’ll never get into the industry because you’re oh so deprived whilst 'stuck' up North (again, me). I’ve found lots of similar stuff going on up these ends to tide you over in the meanwhile.

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