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How to brand on a budget: Free event

Our consultants talk to clients daily and hear their budgeting woes. The marketing and branding of your business is vital, but telling your story on a budget is often very…

Posted at July 22, 2015 0 Comments

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HOW TO: Use the pen tool in InDesignCC

If you have any type of design job you will be familiar with Adobe InDesign, it’s is one of the most widely used pieces of software in our industry. Our consultants…

Posted at July 17, 2015 0 Comments

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Five ways to collaborate on a project better

We’ve all been in that situation where we need to collaborate with others to deliver a project to spec and on time – particularly if you’re working in a creative…

Posted at June 26, 2015 0 Comments

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Five ways to improve your next creative meeting

If you’re looking for a planning and strategy job in London, one of the most sought after skills that you could possess is an ability to hold seamless creative meetings.…

Posted at June 18, 2015 0 Comments

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The secret to running a successful studio

Whether you’re a designer yourself, or you’re a project manager in charge of a thriving creative studio environment, knowing how to get the best out of your creative team can…

Posted at June 15, 2015 0 Comments

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Why do so many trainee recruiters fail?

‘Trainee’ does not always mean ‘Training’ When done properly, Recruitment can be very rewarding and fulfilling career. Being a good recruiter is not rocket science, however there are key skills and techniques…

Posted at June 11, 2015 0 Comments

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Win 5 days of Photoshop training

The Digital world moves a lot faster than most of us can keep up with.  Whether you are a Digital Art Director, 3D Designer, Flash Developer, or in fact whatever…

Posted at June 10, 2015 0 Comments

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#MissingType – Viral advertising at its best

This week (8th June – 14th June) is “National Blood Week” and the NHS have launched a very clever campaign which has already spread across the country seeing huge brands…

Posted at June 9, 2015 0 Comments

Creative Books

The 10 books everyone in creative should be reading

In our experience, we’ve learnt that London creative candidates thrive on the thought of creating something better. Whether it’s writing a bestseller, having a world-famous marketing campaign featuring your design,…

Posted at May 18, 2015 0 Comments

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Megatrends in 2015: Digital marketing jobs in London

Digital marketing jobs in London are everywhere, and our consultants are constantly placing candidates in digital marketing roles. With that in mind, our team has built up a fantastic knowledge…

Posted at April 27, 2015 0 Comments

Freelance Jobs London

How to make your freelance design portfolio stand out

If you’re looking for a freelance design job in London, you’re going to need a stellar portfolio. Your portfolio is everything – why would a prospective employer take you on…

Posted at April 21, 2015 0 Comments

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Top 5 project management systems for 2015

If you have an account management or project management job in London and you’re looking to carefully manage projects to improve collaboration and efficiency, you might find the job more…

Posted at March 23, 2015 0 Comments

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Why the fuss over Generation Y?

Everyone has an opinion on Generation Y, the millennials or the digital natives. They  often receive  bad press from the media who claim they are lazy, too obsessed with technology…

Posted at January 27, 2015 0 Comments

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Video interviewing: Future or Fad?

No-one likes job interviews. They are intimidating, awkward and often very stressful. What to wear and what to say, do they like me, have I got the job? However what…

Posted at January 23, 2015 0 Comments

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What do you really want from a recruiter?

Purple are always striving to be better at what we do. In a competitive market its imperative that we continue to offer our candidates and clients the very best. While…

Posted at January 20, 2015 0 Comments

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Is 2015 the year of the Creative Boom?

As we all slogged back to work last week there were many of us thinking about what the year ahead would have in-store.  The economy in general seems to be…

Posted at January 15, 2015 0 Comments

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Empowering Women in the Creative Industry

Women control a massive  80% of consumer spending, yet only 3% of creative directors are female.  While the advertising land is a lot less laddish than it used to be…

Posted at December 5, 2014 0 Comments

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13 Bizarre Interview Questions

A job interview is a high pressure situation for anyone. You’ll undoubtedly be nervous but you will of course be prepared, have rehearsed some generic interview questions and researched the…

Posted at November 25, 2014 0 Comments

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The 2014 Salary Survey Guide

A Salary survey is one of the most important articles to view if you are considering a new role, or a company move. Everyone wants to know what they should…

Posted at November 17, 2014 0 Comments

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A Lidl Surprise: The Power of the Brand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnbQjnxQB8o Back in September of this year, budget supermarket chain Lidl unveiled a huge £20m brand campaign which had one clear aim – to alter the public’s perceptions of their…

Posted at November 4, 2014 0 Comments

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The YouTube Hall of Fame

From 1 to 1 billion monthly users, YouTube is the video sharing website that conquered all. Founded by three friends Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all…

Posted at October 16, 2014 0 Comments

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Top Tips to Create a Kick Ass Folio

  There’s no such thing as perfect folio. They’re all different, one person will like it, another won’t.  It is very subjective and there is no right or wrong –…

Posted at September 19, 2014 0 Comments

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Why do you want to work for Google?

It’s all well and good that your clients brand is booming, but what about yours?? The first reaction I get, when I mention to someone in the brand or creative…

Posted at September 11, 2014 0 Comments

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Celebrating Creative Women: Cindy Gallop, CEO

Week 8, Purple chat to Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld IfWeRanTheWorld, is a radically simple web meets world platform designed to turn human and corporate good intentions into…

Posted at September 4, 2014 0 Comments

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Do’s and Don’ts of Freelance

Do contribute your own ideas, just because you are freelance it doesn’t mean your input is not valid, sometimes an outsiders perspective is helpful so always share your suggestions. Don’t…

Posted at August 11, 2014 0 Comments

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#5 Designer Problems

  #1 Switched On As a designer your creative mind is constantly switched on. This is great when you are working and creating, but when you want to unwind it’s…

Posted at July 27, 2014 0 Comments

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Kids That Code!

As children prepare to break up for their holidays, education boards prepare the curriculum for September, when many children will be taught to code. Children will start learning to write…

Posted at July 17, 2014 0 Comments

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“Not another recruiter!”

Yes, we know when most of you hear the word recruiter, you want to run a mile. The recruitment industry has developed quite a negative stigma over the years due…

Posted at June 16, 2014 0 Comments

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Top Apps for Creatives on The Commute

A creative mind needs to be constantly occupied. Before the world of apps,  doodling in a note pad would be as creative as you could be on a long journey, …

Posted at June 10, 2014 0 Comments

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Managing stress at work: 10 Tips

Many work environments can cause stress and the world of advertising and media are up there with the worst culprits. Tight deadlines, budgets, last minute amendments and long hours are…

Posted at May 15, 2014 0 Comments

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Are you feeling flexible?

As the evenings get lighter and the weather improves, the desire to have an early finish gets stronger. Most of us would love the opportunity to change our working patterns…

Posted at May 12, 2014 0 Comments

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The Secrets Behind a Creative Dream Team

Purple recently met Jake Dearlove and Richard ‘Chunky’ Gortonlee, the explosive creative team at JWT who are responsible for all the creative work on Mitchells and Butlers brands, Toby Carvery…

Posted at April 30, 2014 0 Comments

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Egg-cellent Easter Design Competition

Here are some entries from the Purple Team…. The EE Egg by Matt The ‘Are you breaking bad this Easter Egg’ by Elliott The Eggplant, by Dan

Posted at April 14, 2014 0 Comments

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The Top 6 LinkedIn Profile Sins

With 2 new sign ups every second and 277m members worldwide, LinkedIn is now the largest global pool of talent connecting the world’s professionals.  The site gets around 187m monthly…

Posted at April 11, 2014 0 Comments

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Goodnight Smartphone

What is the last thing you do before you shut your eyes to sleep at night? Kiss your partner? Read a book or check your smartphone? If your answer was…

Posted at April 10, 2014 0 Comments

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10 signs that you should get a new job

Many people feel “content” with their jobs, turn up, go home, get paid, spend it. As working humans we spend almost 2000 hours a year at work! It’s very important…

Posted at February 18, 2014 0 Comments

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The Perils of Tweeting

Twitter is pretty great. It’s allowed anyone with an internet connection to have their views seen around the world and also allows people with a large following, be it celebrities,…

Posted at September 19, 2013 0 Comments

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Why is the Internet so Angry?

A lot of things are amazing. Most things in fact are amazing. The fact that you’re on the internet right now reading this is nothing short of incredible and a…

Posted at September 19, 2013 0 Comments

Keeping Up With Technology

With technology continuing to grow and evolve daily we find ourselves continuously behind the times. By the time you purchase an IPAD, the IPAD 2 is released; once you’ve upgraded…

Posted at September 19, 2013 0 Comments