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
There was a moment, pretty early on, in the talk between Sir Martin Sorrell and Bernie Ecclestone at Advertising Week Europe when it seemed the world had slipped on its axis. Were we back in the 70s?
Claire Beale meets 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.
Advertising Week Europe kicks off this week with a new venue in London's Picturehouse Central and four days of seminars featuring agency chiefs and marketing leaders.
Next week will be dominated by Advertising Week Europe and D&AD's festival, where the world's best creative work will be judged and displayed (and we've dedicated more of this week's issue to creativity than usual to mark the occasion).
Integration is the theme of the week.
The School Reports are the definitive assessment of how the biggest advertising and media agencies performed last year.
I was in Campaign's US headquarters in the fashion district of Manhattan last week when the New York Post published a story headlined: "JWT CEO made rape jokes, mocked Jews and blacks: suit."
A small story from a senior woman in our industry.
Apparently, if you tally up the winners of the major effectiveness awards around the world over the past year, you'll discover that Procter & Gamble has displaced Unilever as the world's most effective advertiser.
I had a drink the other day with a young designer who has just struck out with a couple of partners to launch their own business.
Setting a budget can be a crude and unsatisfactory process.
There were a lot of unanswered questions when Publicis Groupe announced its restructure last autumn.
A researcher with a big brain told me the other day that the word "creative" is becoming toxic.
Two subjects dominate this week - wildly different but both important to secure the industry's future health.