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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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October 6, 2017 - Comments Off on Creative Social, AI & The Future Of Creativity.

Creative Social, AI & The Future Of Creativity.

We sent Lara Baxter & Edie Gill-Holder to this weeks Creative Social, get her low down on all things AI here:

Creative Social’s Production Social event, AI & The Future of Creativity, hosted in the very shiny and very spacious Twitter buildings, featured six diverse talks that, albeit concerning completely different uses of AI, seemed to thematically be about ridding us of the ideas that (a) the future success of AI will mean we’re all out of a job and (b) that computers don’t have the potential to be creative.

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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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July 5, 2017 - Comments Off on ABC of Advertising Abbreviations: Part 1

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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May 25, 2017 - Comments Off on Cannes You Kick It?

Cannes You Kick It?

Remember our placement scheme Cannt Be Replaced? It's back this year with a happy vengeance as; Cannes You Kick It?

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May 25, 2017 - Comments Off on YCC X JELLY: Alison Carmichael, 20 Years of Inky Fingers

YCC X JELLY: Alison Carmichael, 20 Years of Inky Fingers

AWESOMENESS. We've got an amazing event lined up for you creative types. We're partnering with Jelly to bring you an evening fuelled full of creative typography inspiration from Alison Carmichael. It's going to be unmissable so snap up a ticket before it's too late.

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May 25, 2017 - Comments Off on Free Digital Skills boot camp

Free Digital Skills boot camp

Need a crash course in digital marketing? Want to boost your chances of scoring your first job in the industry? Or just get a few hints and tips to improving your CV and LinkedIn profiles?

Digital Futures Skills and Employability Boot Camp is popping up at Hackney Community College for a FREE 2-week course starting next week.

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November 11, 2016 - No Comments!

Cause2Create X Creative Conscience : Live Brief

We've teamed up with Cause2Create and Creative Conscience to bring you a brief that really could make a difference in the world.

The brief is come up with solutions that connect refugees, this could be connecting them in camps, into where they arrive or to their families back home. The brief is open to you solutions whether they're product, advertising, a platform, anything! The only must is that they're feasible to produce, there's no big budget here. Think grassroots, partnerships things you might be able to do yourself with a bit of backing.

Head over to Creative Conscience to read the full brief and get thinking!

September 23, 2016 - No Comments!

Ad-ventures Abroad : Auckland

It was 2011, and the second year of our Advertising & Brand Communication course at the University for Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham. Our lecturer had encouraged everyone to do work experience and gave us a six week window in which to find somewhere willing to take a punt on us.

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