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What GDPR Means for Creative Industries





In the UK, many of us have heard of the Data  Protection Act 1998, but have you heard of GDRP? Nope?… Neither had I until 2 weeks ago!!

So What Is GDPR? 

Well I’m no expert but, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important piece of EU legislation which comes into force on the 25th May2018 and will effect us a consumers and business owners. It will override the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 and will still apply regardless of Brexit, as it regards the data of Eurporean Union individuals regardless of where they live in the world.

A UK Data Protection bill has also been put forward which going forward will become the new Data Protection Act. This will in theory fill in any blanks or clarify anything which has been left open by the GDPR.

How will this Effect Creative Businesses?

As long as you hold data personal data on clients, this will effect your business, So it’s important that you prepare for this change to avoid any on the heavy penalties which you may incur if you fail to look after the data, and ultimately comply with the regulations.

This is essentially a heads up for those of us who are just hearing about this.

Do you feel you are prepared or were you even aware of this change? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.

 

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5 Creative Design & Marketing Elements of the UK General Election 2015

Did you think about the design and how much marketing went into persuading us to vote for a particular party?

Like me did you think how much did it cost to make that big old slab Ed Millibank was carrying around?

Ever wondered how much all this costs and where do these parties get the money from?

Well We take a look at some of the designs and marketing ploys used by today’s politicians to woo us, as well as elements broadcasters have used in the run up to May 7th 2015.

 

 

1. Battle Buses

Buses of all shapes and sizes from all colours of the political spectrum have be covered from top to bottom with large print vinyl and vehicle wraps. Even LBC Radio took to the road in their mobile broadcasting hub.

The Liberal Democrat battle bus (Photo: AFP)
Labour Women Battle Buss
Labour Women Battle Buss © Chris Radburn/PA

2. Stone Mmasonry – Ed’s Tablet/Tombstone

 

3. Good Old Billboards

This year there seems to be a cut back on good honest poster design! To me the I’ve seen better Photoshop skills on Instagram and Twitter. Or maybe that’s just it… they want to make them look amateurish to appeal to the likes of us! Who knows?!

The original Tory election poster featuring Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband (Conservative Party/PA)

The original Tory election poster featuring Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband (Conservative Party/PA)
A UKIP billboard parked up next to Home Park stadium over the May bank holiday weekend
Official UKIP Poster

4. Leafleting (aka Junk Mailing)

Thousands of Great British pounds must have been spent on designers and printers!

Election Junk Mail

5. Election in Music 

ITV News interestingly chose Kanye West’s Power for it’s trailer music, hinting towards a hung parliment or coalition??

The General Election 2015 Campaign on ITV from Alex Dickinson on Vimeo.

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