How's your pace-layering going?
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How's your pace-layering going?

During a recent, relatively painful pitch process, one of the clients confided in me that they had used a "bullshit bingo" card to help them judge the chemistry session.

The group that adland (and diversity champions) forgot
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The group that adland (and diversity champions) forgot

It's very fashionable to talk about diversity at the moment.

Five issues worth getting off your sunlounger for
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Five issues worth getting off your sunlounger for

There has been no end to the stream of people who have expressed their deepest fears about online advertising over the past six months.

A view from Dave Trott: The law of advertising
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A view from Dave Trott: The law of advertising

There's a basic flaw in the police approach to drug dealers.

Does the media industry still offer a great career?
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Does the media industry still offer a great career?

As media continues to evolve and expand in scope, can it attract the best graduate talent, Arif Durrani asks

The health zeitgeist
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The health zeitgeist

What is the spirit of these times?

Adland has to move with the times in a 'free state'
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Adland has to move with the times in a 'free state'

In our line of work, it's good to be able to reference pop culture: to know your House Baratheon and all who serve it.

Things we like: Sorrell's starring role
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Things we like: Sorrell's starring role

Whatever you think of Sir Martin Sorrell (pictured), no-one can deny that the WPP chief executive always puts himself out there as the face of the business.

Alphabet spells good news for ad industry
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Alphabet spells good news for ad industry

Ben Wood explains what Google's restructure under a new holding company means for agencies and their clients.

Diary: A head for creativity
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Diary: A head for creativity

Ricardo Figueira, the digital executive creative director at J Walter Thompson London, likes to find activities that he can do with his son that don't involve screens.

Global viewpoint from Thailand
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Global viewpoint from Thailand

Last week was the queen's birthday in Thailand.

Why we're loving: Jimmy Cregan, co-founder, Jimmy's Iced Coffee
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Why we're loving: Jimmy Cregan, co-founder, Jimmy's Iced Coffee

Cregan starred in a rap-music video to promote Jimmy's Iced Coffee, the company he founded with his sister. The film calls him "the PIMP of the FMCG".

On the Campaign couch: Should advertising try to save the world?
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On the Campaign couch: Should advertising try to save the world?

Advertising should sell products, not save the world. Do you agree?

History of advertising - No 144: BMP's Mini Coopers
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History of advertising - No 144: BMP's Mini Coopers

At a time when nothing defined an adman-made-good more than the flashy car he drove, nothing embodied the no-nonsense but publicity-seeking style of the fledgling Boase Massimi Pollitt more than its Mini fleet.

Those protecting original ideas aren't kidding around
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Those protecting original ideas aren't kidding around

Talent borrows, genius steals - or so we are told. But in today's connected world, it gets a little more complicated than that.

Don't just accept the lack of female creative talent
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Don't just accept the lack of female creative talent

I spent last week at Campaign's US headquarters, dripping outside but freezing inside pretty much every agency or restaurant I visited.

Fisher hire turbocharges Martin's expansion plans
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Fisher hire turbocharges Martin's expansion plans

Everyone loves a happy ending.

A view from Dave Trott: A conclusion is just a place where you stopped thinking
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A view from Dave Trott: A conclusion is just a place where you stopped thinking

Every single Formula One racing car in the world has a rear engine.

Shopper's moment of truth
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Shopper's moment of truth

Shopper marketing is coming of age as brands seek to achieve both cultural fame and commercial effectiveness with their advertising, Rob Sellers writes.

What's in a name?
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What's in a name?

In order to investigate the reasons behind the lack of diversity in the ad industry, Richard Shotton devised an experiment. The results were surprising.

The history of advertising in quite a few objects

History of advertising: No 143: A 1991 Clio statuette
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History of advertising: No 143: A 1991 Clio statuette

Over almost four decades, the Clio Awards had evolved to become the Oscars of the US advertising industry.

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