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New economics of creativity

My keynote speech to film and TV producers in Finland (video below) referred to the changing business environment for creative enterprises. Consumers are now also creators and marketers; technology is advancing and becoming cheaper at the same time; global communication and distribution are easieir than ever before. These new realities bring both threats and opportunities. […]

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Creative Mischief

Thanks to Mark Beaumont, Creative Director at Dinosaur, for introducing me to this excellent book. Written by Dave Trott, it’s a series of anecdotes and thoughts about the world of advertising, drawn from his extensive experience as a creative in top agencies. Very thought provoking and inspiring. As I was reading it, I thought that […]

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That photo of Che Guevara

You know the one I mean. The the famous one of Che Guevara wearing a beret. It’s been reproduced millions of times, not least on t-shirts and posters. You’d think it was in the public domain but actually the copyright belonged to the original Cuban photographer, Alberto Díaz ‘Korda’ Gutierrez – and now to his […]

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Iron Sky: a crowd-sourced movie

Iron Sky is a sci-fi movie that will be produced collaboratively on the internet using the Wreck a Movie site and partly funded by selling ‘war bonds’. Iron Sky is the next movie from the creators of Star Wreck. It’s a creative collaboration using crowd-sourcing and crowd-financing – two of the important new business developments […]

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Creative Times: Getting ideas from unusual places

A great place to get ideas is from business sectors outside the creative industries. Why not buy a few magazines you’ve never read before? Or go to a networking meeting of professionals from an industry you’ve never engaged with. Creative people should get out more! Read article > Creative Times is now online! Link: www.creativetimes.co.uk

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