Creative Social Events
We have run over 50 events now across the advertising, design and marketing industry in London, Amsterdam and New York. Each event is set up with the dual purpose of inspiring people to unleash their creativity as well as giving them the opportunity to meet their peers and to build new long last relationships
We have worked really hard over the last 3 years to ensure that our events are diverse and accessible to everyone and last year our speakers were 46% male, 54% female and 14% BAME.
This year our two big events in London will be Creative Stories ..... from Cannes on 11th July and Creative Stories...Creative Superpowers on 12th September.
Creative Superpowers is the 4th book from Creative Social and it is designed to equip everyone for the Age of Creativity. Edited by Laura Jordan Bambach, Daniele Fiandaca, Scott Morrison and Mark Earls, it is a collection of essays that tackle and unpack four primary superpowers of Hacking, Making, Teaching and Thieving. It aim is to empower you to develop your skills and emerge as a newly fledged Creative Superhero.
The book is due to be released on 28th June but can be pre-ordered on Amazon HERE.
Alternatively you can test your own creative superpowers HERE.
When Daniele Fiandaca and Mark Chalmers co-founded Creative Social in 2004, it started as a forum to help drive the emerging digital advertising industry forward and at the heart of this was the bi-annual global. To date we have had over 28 Globals and have visited Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Beirut, Bucharest, Florence, Helsinki, Las Vegas, London, Montreal, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paolo, Seattle, Shanghai, Stockholm and Tokyo.
The Globals are currently in hiatus but we expect to be back in 2019 with a revamped format and a fresh start for an expanded set of Creative Leaders.
Absolut Connected Bottles Challenge
What does this internet of things mean for a brand like Absolut? A company with a rich history of creativity and innovation, and a product that’s packaging has become arguably as iconic as what is inside.
We decided to find out and launched a competition, asking the Socials to tackle this simple challenge — Redefine the iconic Absolut bottle for the digitally connected world.
The response blew us away. In total we received an incredible 28 submissions from 17 Socials based as far as field as Amsterdam, Germany, India, New Zealand, Sweden, UK and the USA.
Creative Social x SONOS
Sonos brought its Studio to New York City for a week-long residency at Neuehouse to explore the intersection of music, art and technology.
As part of this residency Creative Social brought together five of the most talented creative agencies in NYC to collaborate with Sonos engineers and interpret the music of Brooklyn based band The Skins by hacking Sonos hardware and software.
The project culminated in the teams presenting their prototype projects during a live showcase event to an audience including The Skins, the Sonos global team, influential press and bloggers. Each of the agency’s creative journeys were documented and shared through the Sonos Studio hub, social and selected press.
Converse teamed up with Google to launch their new G+ page. Creative Social worked with them to create an online and offline buzz around it.
We created a brief - hack a pair of the legendary Chuck Taylor All Star hi-tops. 21 agencies within our global network answered, hacking together some of the most resourceful, innovative and imaginative Chucks ever made.
We displayed the completed Hack-a-chuck’s at the Cannes Lions international festival and we helped curate and programme a launch event in London.