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.
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
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.
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.
It's not, of course, where an agency is located or what its building looks like that defines whether it's a great company.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most popular stories on Campaignlive over the past week has featured Havas' Yannick Bolloré talking about digital at Dmexco.
I love Jonathan Mildenhall's quote on the new agency model.
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.
It's very fashionable to talk about diversity at the moment.
I spent last week at Campaign's US headquarters, dripping outside but freezing inside pretty much every agency or restaurant I visited.
One of London's less decorated executive creative directors recently took me through a presentation of a major new ad campaign.
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.
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
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).
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
Campaign's global editor-in-chief explains the outlook for advertising in 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.