Small agencies need to take risks.
The industry needs to keep the heat up on diversity, keep it boiling and spitting until we always notice when there's a lack of it, says Claire Beale.
WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell said Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts "was only echoing the words of his boss" by saying the gender diversity debate is "over."
It only costs a few bucks to join but last week Unilever spent a billion of them buying Dollar Shave Club in a landmark deal that could begin to redraw Unilever's entire business model.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty has parted company with its deputy executive creative director Caroline Pay and has promoted Ian Heartfield, creative managing partner, and Anthony Austin, chief executive of Black Sheep Studios, to take over as joint deputy ECDs.
Campaign's global editor-in-chief considers brands' shift from destination to distribution
A week ago, chances are you'd never heard of Pokémon Go. Now, as I'm writing, it's poised to have more users than ten-year-old Twitter; by the time you read this, it almost certainly will have.
We had two big news stories dominating our web traffic last week: Brexit and the story about Grey's management leaving to launch their own agency. Yeah, no shit.
"We failed the country, we could and should have done better." So says one senior advertising executive involved in the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign.
What a fabulously exciting week.
The referendum result is a story of many parts but one of them is certainly the catastrophic failure of the communications industry to mount a coherent and powerful pro-EU message.
When it filed for an IPO back in February, Ascential - owner of the world's biggest and most expensive awards show, the Cannes Lions - revealed that it had earned £41m in 2014, up 37% on the previous year.
In 1971, McCann Erickson's Bill Backer, one of the agency's top creative directors, was on his way to London when thick fog forced his plane to divert to Shannon Airport.
I could tell you now about the global agency chief who makes very public homophobic jokes at the expense of a gay colleague.
Earlier this year, a successful marketer was invited by her CEO to present the new ad strategy for her biggest brand to the board.
PepsiCo has been giving tours of its new content studio in New York.
A marketer told me, not long ago, that he had fired his advertising agency after the last two ads it had made for the brand were named and shamed as Campaign Turkeys of the Week.
No apologies for adding to the noise around ISBA's salvo in media agencies' direction last week, with clients concerned that they can't trust agencies on issues like "click fraud, viewability, verification and brand safety".
I saw a punk on the Tube this week and felt a warm rush of nostalgia for a time when people enjoyed looking interesting (in a tribal kind of way) and challenging.
Meet the man who, in less than four years, captured the hearts of the tight-knit London scene and established Advertising Week Europe as a fixture in the industry calendar