What to do with “Down Time” in a Creative Agency

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What to do with down time in a creative agency

Some people are surprised to learn that life in a creative agency can be a seasonal thing – with peaks and troughs in productivity and incoming work. The ‘troughs’ usually occur over the summer months and the Christmas period, when staff take holidays and advertising campaigns are often put on hold. When these quieter periods occur you need to be prepared, and there are a few things you can do to ensure you remain occupied.

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WordCamp 2014 Bournemouth

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Wordcamp Bournemouth

Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th saw Bournemouth host the annual WordCamp event at the Executive Business Centre. It’s the seventh event of its kind, aimed at providing multi-track teaching and resources for WordPress publishers, designers and developers. We sent three team members along in the baking Bournemouth heat to see what it was all about and report back…

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Fitness Apps to Beat the Bulge this Summer

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With summer soon approaching, you may start thinking about shaping up ready for a holiday. Training with a friend is a great way to stay motivated, but if you don’t have a training partner, a mobile app could be the solution you need, especially when it comes to having motivation. With so many mobile apps to choose from, finding an app to be your perfect fitness buddy has never been easier!

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The Future of Web Design & Oreo-making Robots

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As I was making breakfast for my kids this morning, my eldest son, who’s seven, ran excitedly into the kitchen and exclaimed “Daddy, in the future we’re going to have robots in our homes!” He’d seen something on Newsround (yes, it is still going) about robots designed to assist with everyday household tasks, and this set me off thinking about the future of web design.

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Createful Celebrates 4th Birthday

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Createful Team - 4th Birthday

In the same week that Facebook turned 10, and the BBC Radio ‘pips’ turned 90, Createful celebrated its own special date, as today marks our 4th year in operation! There have been quite a few changes at Createful, from the early days in Managing Director Kriss’ spare bedroom, to our small office at the Enterprise Pavilion and now in our plush, spacious new digs in the centre of town. We’ve seen some great team members come and go, and have helped a number of interns get started on the career ladder, as well as provide valuable training for school and college students.

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