Archive | Intellectual Property

How to achieve Business Success in the Creative Sector

David Parrish advises creative entrepreneurs to consider five key points to achieve business success in the creative, digital and cultural industries. This short ‘How to Succeed in Creative Business’ video, summarises David’s advice about how entrepreneurs can make their creative and digital businesses even more successful. Define Success – in your own terms, with your […]

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Creative Barcodes

An excellent new service to help creative individuals and businesses to protect and commercialise their intellectual property has been launched by Creative Barcode. Update: Creative Barcode ceased operation in July 2019. Copyright exists as soon as the creator expresses an idea in tangible form – as a piece of writing, music, design, software etc. Registration […]

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CC: Control your Copyright

Creative entrepreneurs are rightly concerned about controlling their copyright (‘not getting ripped off’) and generating income from their copyright through licensing, ie being a creative entrepreneur. It seems that we used to have only two options about what to do with our copyright material – either give it away into the ‘public domain’, or heavily […]

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New Business Models

Customers are more powerful than ever. Because of changes in technology, particularly the interactive internet (Web 2.0), there has been a fundamental and irreversible shift of power in favour of consumers. Creative business that embrace this change will thrive, by using new business models such as crowd-sourcing, viral marketing, crowd-financing, buzz marketing and plogging. The […]

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The Creative Business: 12 Modules

The Creative Business is a series of 12 modules of information about developing creative enterprises, written especially for people running businesses in the creative industries. The information is particularly relevant to creative businesses and cultural enterprises in the fields of Advertising, Literature and Publishing, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Design, Cultural Heritage, and Crafts. Written […]

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Creative Business Guide

A useful and readable ‘Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries Guide’ has been published by Business Link West Midlands It is available in hardcopy from Business Link West Midlands and downloadable as a free eBook in PDF format below. This creative business guide was written by David Parrish, author of the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A […]

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Viral marketing – MUTO video

Thanks to Danielly Netto from Newcastle University Business School, who’s researching business models in the creative industries, for including this viral video in her presentation. This is a video from artist BLU showing the awesome MUTO ‘animated graffiti’ work in Buenos Aires. Published on the internet using a Creative Commons licence, it’s already had about […]

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