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).
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 on track to reclaim its place at the center of the world's advertising stage
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.
The agency offers a lingering reminder of the days when advertising was home to more people with blazing personalities and heady ambition.
How Michael Wall is making his mark as Mother's first CEO
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."
Campaign has been compiling these School Reports since before I can remember, and they have become a cornerstone of our publishing schedule, more scrutinised and leant upon than almost anything else we publish.