Digital first: how agencies and brands are building more dynamic creative teams

The rise of digital and social media has transformed the ad industry. Speaking at AdWeek Europe in London last week, RGA’s Rebecca Rumble, Tribal WW London’s Victoria Buchanan and ShareStyle CMO Jo Lavender discussed how agencies can be more creative – and more flexible – and how their teams are adopting new ways of working

4Creative’s John Allison on living with ADHD and the importance of asking for help

Last year, John Allison, an ECD at 4Creative, Channel 4’s in-house creative agency, was diagnosed with suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition he has lived with all his life and which has had a significant impact on his personal life and work. Here he talks to CR about ‘coming out’ to colleagues and friends as suffering from a mental health condition, and the importance of asking for help if you are struggling

Delusion & data-driven design

As data and its use becomes ever more central to creative practice, designers must decide who is making the decisions – them or the computer? Francisco Laranjo argues that a thorough understanding of the technical, social and political workings of algorithms and AI are key to the profession’s future

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Surprise and the odd shock: how Refuge uses advertising

We talk to Lisa King, director of communications at Refuge, about how the charity uses a mix of both shocking and uplifting advertising approaches to get attention, plus the impact on its work of The Archers’ domestic abuse storyline.

The AI issue

Automation and Artificial Intelligence: threat or opportunity?
In this special report, CR investigates the coming wave of AI
and its impact on creativity

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Kingston University

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Fishfinger

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Cultureshock Media

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Ben Wheatley on making Free Fire

The director’s latest film is a celebration of the visceral action movie. He talks to CR about the tools he used to make it – from maps and storyboards, to Airfix models and Minecraft