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November 29, 2017 - Comments Off on Get Creative in Under 3 Minutes

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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August 25, 2017 - Comments Off on #CopywritersUnite Manchester

#CopywritersUnite Manchester

Last week I popped by the Copywriters Unite meet up in Manchester. Hosted by the lovely Megan Wright, the evening saw a host of wordy creatives flock to Manchester bar Ply, for a good old beer and natter!

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August 15, 2017 - Comments Off on Lessons in life and advertising

Lessons in life and advertising

It's not often you hear about the educators behind advertising graduates, but this is an occasion to shout about a very special one.

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June 14, 2017 - Comments Off on Here London 2017: the write up

Here London 2017: the write up

This post comes courtesy of our friends Adelphoi Music who ever so kindly offered a ticket up to one of our audience. The lucky winner Lara Baxter shares her experience below.

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June 1, 2017 - Comments Off on CANNT Get Noticed Awards

CANNT Get Noticed Awards

This week we kicked off our Cann’t festivities with CANNES you kick it, but we’ve just heard of another wicked opportunity that we want to share... the CANNT Get Noticed Awards.

Using Facebook's most immersive format the canvas ad, you’ve got to submit your very own canvas folio. The chosen ones will get their own Facebook campaigns with up to £2,000 FB spend behind it allowing you to get your work right into the News Feeds of the Creative Directors you want to work for. You’ll also win a private lunch with a leading Chief Creative Officer.

To enter, you’ll first need to join the CANNT Get Noticed Facebook group (https://fb.me/CANNTawards), where you’ll find more info about Canvas Folio, as well as a tutorial video and a How-To guide.

 

March 22, 2017 - No Comments!

#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 1, 2017 - No Comments!

Creative Conscience Awards

We’ve partnered up with Creative Conscience awards and Cause2Create to launch a creative brief around the Refugee crisis. The aim to improve connectivity, within camps, when re-settling in a new location, or how communities receiving refugees can help. This is a brief where the winning ideas can actually get made - so they can help real people.

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December 8, 2015 - No Comments!

Meal Of Fortune : Episode One

So Meal Of Fortune like totally happened last week, and from the sounds of things they all had a great time!

For this first never seen before event we brought together the lovely Paul and Laila (senior creatives at Karmarma) with hungry* Jess and Alicia (interning at Iris). This lovely couple of couples got to dine at advertising hotspot, Caravan on Exmouth market, with many a small plate to bond over whilst awkwardly finger bumping.

*for work and a just little bit for the food.

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