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. 

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.

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.

An unhappy agency/client alliance works both ways
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An unhappy agency/client alliance works both ways

One of London's less decorated executive creative directors recently took me through a presentation of a major new ad campaign.

Production companies sit at the sharp end of change
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Production companies sit at the sharp end of change

After a Cannes-soaked few weeks immersed in what's hot - data, technology, PR, stunts, small-time charity ads, healthcare spots - it's wonderfully indulgent (if rather unfashionable) to spend time reading about some great TV commercials from some of the world's best directors.

The man who made Grey matter
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The man who made Grey matter

Grey's chairman and chief creative officer has a reputation for cockiness and vanity but also for resurrecting his agency. Claire Beale seeks out the real Nils Leonard

Grey reaps the rewards for taking brakes off creativity
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Grey reaps the rewards for taking brakes off creativity

Until last week, the most thrilling thing to come out of Grey London was e-mail-gate (search Garry Lace on Campaignlive - God, this industry used to be a jaw-dropper).

Cannes 2015: View from the UK
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Cannes 2015: View from the UK

After slowly finding its feet following economic upheaval and digital migration, the UK industry is on track to reclaim its place at the center of the world's advertising stage

Cannes 2015: 6 consumer trends in the UK you may not know about
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Cannes 2015: 6 consumer trends in the UK you may not know about

Campaign's global editor-in-chief explains the outlook for advertising in the UK

Cannes 2015: View from the UK
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Cannes 2015: View from the UK

After slowly finding its feet following economic upheaval and digital migration, the UK industry is set fair to reclaim its place at the centre of the world's advertising stage.

M&C Saatchi is a reminder of UK adland's influence
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M&C Saatchi is a reminder of UK adland's influence

The agency offers a lingering reminder of the days when advertising was home to more people with blazing personalities and heady ambition.

18 Feet deal underlines the new reality for start-ups
Joining the Motherhood
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Joining the Motherhood

How Michael Wall is making his mark as Mother's first CEO

Everyone doing everything is really a zero-sum game
Don't shed a tear over the end of the Mad Men era
Adland needs its creative flag-bearers back on form
Media is back on top of the industry's news agenda
Still much to be done if we want to be 'here for good'
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Still much to be done if we want to be 'here for good'

One IPA president of recent years told me the best strategy for making an impact in the presidential role was to do very little for the first 18 months and then make a lot of noise for the last six: "That's all anyone will remember, anyway."

Why UK advertising needs more independent voices
Adland can't afford to lose sight of D&AD's vital role
Polite applause: maybe the ultimate insult to creativity

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