After being acquired, my agency is moving into an office with our new owner.
Have you noticed the industry belief that people actually want to engage with brands (on Facebook etc) is quickly losing favour?
Does an executive creative director job ever require a team? Surely one person is not only cheaper but actually more effective in the role?
I let our holding company move the agency I'm chief executive of into a new building but it's really soulless and our staff find it really uninspiring.
Can you be too nice to be the boss?
Is the media obsession over Christmas ads good for the industry?
I'm holding a pitch for my ad account but the agency I like best has performed the worst (by far) in the first round of pitches.
Every year, the receptionists in our agency get to sort out the office Christmas decorations and, every year, the result is a rather tasteless mess of tinsel and cheap baubles, which I feel doesn't do justice to the creative reputation we're trying to forge.
In The Affluent Society (1958), JK Galbraith wrote: 'One cannot defend production as satisfying wants if that production creates the wants.'
Should we be concerned about ad fraud?
An agency chief executive writes: Merry Christmas, Jeremy! We're a small agency and getting wind of a big Christmas pitch pumping through the pipeline.
Is disintermediation the biggest threat to creative agencies? If so, what should agencies do about it?
How do you remain sane and productive in a world of information overload?
How can I stop myself procrastinating? I'm sure I could be great at this business if I could only get around to doing stuff.
My boss has asked me to hire more women in our creative department.
There's a campaign to get Coca-Cola to stop advertising for a year and spend its entire, multibillion-pound marketing budget on environmental concerns. Do you think Coke should do it?
I only joined my agency to work on one account, which we have now lost. Should I leave?
Do you think advertising ever creates stereotypes or does it just parrot ones that already exist?
As the chief executive of an ad agency, we are finding it increasingly hard to secure the best talent at graduate level.
Advertising should sell products, not save the world. Do you agree?