Editors opinion

Claire Beale, editor

EDITOR'S PERSPECTIVE

Networks might be able to provide that start-up buzz

If you work in advertising and have anything approaching an ego, then it s almost certain you ll have thought about launching a start-up agency. Even now, I could give you the names of at least three or four big-agency CEOs who ve been nursing the ...

 

Good manners still matter in adland relationships

When the news broke last week that Bartle Bogle Hegarty was parting company with Waitrose (adspend: 25 million) to take on Tesco (adspend: 110 million), someone sent me an old quote by David Abbott. When faced with a similar choice dump one clien...

 

We can all do something to secure adland's future

There s a lot of ambition in 2015 s first issue of Campaign. The essays that follow illustrate an industry (generally) full of confidence and momentum. James Murphy is predicting a return to a fuller service, Philippa Brown calls for more collaborati...

 

Welcome to The Annual 2014

Claire Beale global editor-in-chief, Campaign If you ve got to the end of 2014 with any doubt in your mind that advertising is a fantastic industry to work in, settle back and wallow in the following pages. Here you ll find plenty of evidence...

 

Creative v media agencies is beginning to get ugly

Last week, the executive creative director of a big ad agency came barrelling up to me, beard twitching, clearly angling for a verbal scrap. I did a quick mental check. Turkey of the Week? Not for a while. Bad review in Private View? Hmm, don t thi...

 

Agencies cannot continue to give their ideas away

I'm used to agencies telling me how great they really are, really: just look at all this work, and this smart thinking, and all these tools with silly names.

 

Agency rivalries and one big Omnicom superstore

There are only two things most agencies want to talk about at the moment.

 

Why marketers get the agencies they deserve

This time last year, I was editing Campaign's sister brand Marketing and we did a little private survey of what clients thought of their agencies.

 

Sapient deal reshapes Maurice Lévy's legacy

If you believe the gossip, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell was on the phone to Sapient Corp's mandarins last weekend making a counter offer for the digital company, which, by Monday morning, had accepted an astonishing $3.7 billion bid to join Publicis Grou...

 

Telefónica's U-turn poses unanswered questions

There must be a story behind the story of Telefónica's media agency shift. I doubt it's one that will show our industry in a good light.

 
 
Nick Jefferson

So Ya. Thought Ya. Might Like To….Go To The Show.

 
 
 
Dave Trott

WHAT DO MARKETING EXPERTS DO?

 
 
 
Nick Jefferson

With Apologies To Baz Luhrmann

 
 
 
Nick Jefferson

What Don Draper Knew (or – how history always repeats itself)

 
 
 
Dave Trott

ON THE OTHER HAND

 
 
 
Nick Jefferson

Decisions, decisions.

 
 
 

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