Social Media: The ultimate platform for mediated communication


Facebook has approximately 1.71 billion active profiles. We are often using the site to share what we did on the weekend, what we like watching on Netflix and to moan about what really grinds our gears. We are used to sharing our lives online. But is social media a platform that portrays our lives & identities or an idealistic version of them?

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re:develop 2016

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Re:develop is a yearly development conference held in Bournemouth. This year’s offerings featured a series of interesting topics ranging from ‘The Cloud’ to ‘service workers’ to ’employee evangelism’. Createful’s developers Shane, Stanton and Dwayne provide a run-down of the most interesting and exciting takeaways from the event…

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Silicon Beach 2016

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A few of us from the Createful team popped along to Silicon Beach 2016, a conference held in Bournemouth showcasing talks from some very thought-provoking people over two days. I (Michelle) went along to the first day and thought I’d reflect on some of the talks which resonated with me…

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Createful welcomes an exciting new addition to the team


Having identified a need for a brand new role at Createful, we embarked on one of the most intensive and challenging recruitment processes in the history of our agency! The response received was phenomenal and the sheer quality of applicants demonstrated how attractive the prospect of a career with Createful has become.

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Lights, Camera, Action: My Student Placement


We were very recently joined by the lovely & talented Sophie, who studies Media Production at Bournemouth University. She first found out about Createful back in April of this year when a university assignment led her to our offices to record some interviews. Let’s hear what she has to say about her time with us…

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Summer Team Day!


This week we had our summer team day! We took a break from the office, got into our sportswear and made our way to Moors Valley Country Park. Full of excitement and nerves, the sun was shining & we were ready. A day away from the screen actually taught us a lot; we really want to own Segways, some of us aren’t too keen on heights, but most importantly, we are great at working as a team!
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A Banking Tech Revolution: Open Banking

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Thanks to a host of annoying TV commercials, we’ve all heard of comparison websites. These are great when we’re looking for things like car insurance. But are there additional security risks when comparing our banking, or is this the only solution to help us get the best deals?

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#Rio2016 and the race to hashtag ownership


“Preposterous!” “Ridiculous!” “Outrageous!” These are just some of the words ending in “ous” that have been shouted about the Createful offices this afternoon, after hearing the news that the US Olympic Committee is clamping down on the use of the “#Rio2016” hashtag on Twitter. But delving into the murky world of IP, trademarks and legal cases uncovers more questions than answers…

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Comedy, colouring and cake: my ​student placement year at Createful

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“Your placement year is the most important year of your uni experience. Get your CV up to scratch, and for God’s sake, make sure it’s somewhere you’ll actually want to be”. That’s what I was continuously told during my second year. Thankfully, I can return to uni in September, without a shadow of a doubt that I had the BEST placement experience at Createful.

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