Claire Beale

Global editor-in-chief

Claire Beale is the global editor-in-chief of Campaign. Contact her at claire.beale@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4705. 

Finally, Publicis' restructure is showing some clarity
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Finally, Publicis' restructure is showing some clarity

There were a lot of unanswered questions when Publicis Groupe announced its restructure last autumn.

Time to remind ourselves that creativity is special
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Time to remind ourselves that creativity is special

A researcher with a big brain told me the other day that the word "creative" is becoming toxic.

We can do more to secure the future health of adland
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We can do more to secure the future health of adland

Two subjects dominate this week - wildly different but both important to secure the industry's future health.

A fair and balanced ad industry is reward in itself
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A fair and balanced ad industry is reward in itself

In the past few months, I've been asked - not always politely, often with an aggressive call to duty and sometimes with a hint of the bully - to promote a range of reports, lectures, seminars, debates about women in creative industries.

Spoilers ahead... but the future's what we make of it
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Spoilers ahead... but the future's what we make of it

Welcome back. Ready? Let's go.

2015 in review: Separation, convergence and diversity - but no earthquakes
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2015 in review: Separation, convergence and diversity - but no earthquakes

Claire Beale reviews 2015 - when ads were blocked, offices uprooted, clients acted unpredictably and VW saw 50 years of brand-building go up in smoke.

Welcome to the Annual 2015
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Welcome to the Annual 2015

It's not easy to get a grip on 2015.

Arthur Sadoun and the question of Maurice Lévy's successor
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Arthur Sadoun and the question of Maurice Lévy's successor

As Publicis Groupe restructures, Claire Beale takes a look at the man rising to the top.

Passion and purpose beat big pay rises to keep talent
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Passion and purpose beat big pay rises to keep talent

In the past few weeks, I've judged the brilliant Nabs Fast Forward scheme, the Campaign Future Leaders Program and J Walter Thompson's Chrissie Barker Award for its best graduates.

The appliance of science must be proving our worth
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The appliance of science must be proving our worth

Rarely can the House of Commons be relied upon to deliver sensible debate, but clear out the MPs and install a bunch of advertising people and you might just get a thoughtful, thought-provoking discussion.

Efficiency does not only come from procurement
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Efficiency does not only come from procurement

When clients talk about a new drive towards effectiveness and efficiency in their marketing communications, what they often seem to mean is they're going to cut costs and/or squeeze their suppliers

Sapient: changing Publicis from the inside
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Sapient: changing Publicis from the inside

SapientNitro's sale to Publicis Groupe last year has had a big effect on the agency but also, it seems, on the holding company. Claire Beale meets the men putting technology at the heart of their business.

Plenty of room at the top for women in advertising
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Plenty of room at the top for women in advertising

When a select bunch of the brightest and best young stars in the ad business were asked this week to name a leader they admired, there were plenty of answers, from Nelson Mandela to John Lennon.

An agency's location says a lot about the ad industry
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An agency's location says a lot about the ad industry

It's not, of course, where an agency is located or what its building looks like that defines whether it's a great company.

There is a simple answer to clients' media concerns
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There is a simple answer to clients' media concerns

Is the media industry about to be nuked? Could a bunch of US advertisers, convinced they're being cheated and lied to, knife the business and send our entire industry crashing? Er, maybe.

Why St Luke's reminds us  of what's really possible
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Why St Luke's reminds us of what's really possible

If you work in advertising and have heard of an agency called St Luke's, the name will mean one of two things - depending on how long you've been in this business.

Will agencies send badly behaved brands packing?
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Will agencies send badly behaved brands packing?

Last month, General Motors agreed to pay a $900 million fine to dodge a criminal investigation into allegations that it buried information about a fault in its ignition switch that led to the deaths of at least 124 people.

Creativity and digital are two sides of the same coin
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Creativity and digital are two sides of the same coin

One of the most popular stories on Campaignlive over the past week has featured Havas' Yannick Bolloré talking about digital at Dmexco.

Don't beat around the bush - it's still all about creativity
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Don't beat around the bush - it's still all about creativity

I love Jonathan Mildenhall's quote on the new agency model.

Fighting over grads means we ignore the mavericks
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Fighting over grads means we ignore the mavericks

It's a long time since I was at school but this will forever be back-to-school week - a discomforting blend of exciting new possibilities and bubbling panic.

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