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Gender always causes a stir, no less so in adland

Gender always causes a stir, no less so in adland

There's been an awful lot of heat generated over the past week about a piece written in Adweek, by Grey's newly promoted chairman Nils Leonard, on the subject of the creative of the future.

Tech viewpoint on TV on command

Tech viewpoint on TV on command

In a recent Tech viewpoint, Rightster s Charlie Muirhead quite rightly pointed out that the "success of one channel needn t come at the expense of another". Shortly after this, we did some research that provided proof of his assertion. The numbers ...

 
 
Consumers will always find a way to game the system and break rules

Consumers will always find a way to game the system and break rules

Back in the summer (can you remember the summer?), I made time to read Evgeny Morozov s To Save Everything, Click Here and realised our sins will save us. Morozov is peeved about a lot of stuff, specifically innovation for the sake of it and, broad...

 
 
John Lewis has a fight on its hands this Christmas

John Lewis has a fight on its hands this Christmas

Was the John Lewis boss, Andy Street, deliberately trying to manage expectations of its Christmas ad campaign with his comments at the recent World Retail Congress? Street - who, later on the train home, managed to offend the French by telling a jour...

 
 
As the internet comes of age, it is up to agencies to really show their worth

As the internet comes of age, it is up to agencies to really show their worth

The celebration this week of ten years of the Internet Advertising Bureau's Engage conference serves as a reminder of just how fast the digital media landscape has developed.

 
 
 
Link to Bullmore Bot: random gems of wisdom from adland's agony uncle, Jeremy Bullmore

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    I just read Peter Mead’s new autobiography, it’s fascinating of course.

    But not for the reason you’d think.

    You’d think it would be difficult for him to choose the happiest moment of his life.

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  • What Can We Learn From Thorne Travel Jonathan Akwue 15-Oct-2014 If you haven’t already seen the Thorne Travel advert, watch it now. The Aryshire travel agent’s promotional video is so bad it’s brilliant.
  • Fast Forward 2014 – Storytelling NABS 14-Oct-2014

    As our teams run into the last week of the NABS Fast Forward course, the pressure is on. They have all been working tirelessly doing their research, finding insights and coming up with strategies, creative ideas and media activation. But, if they fail to wow the judges on the day and bring these ideas to life in the room they could find themselves losing the business, a scary prospect that these delegates are going to face in their careers.

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  • Fast Forward 2014 – Ideas NABS 14-Oct-2014

    And so the 5th session in this year’s Fast Forward programme: IDEAS. MediaCom hosted the event superbly – good space plus everyone was well fed and watered. This was week 5, with the pitch zooming ever closer in week 7. The teams have been working on their strategy and are now trying to crack their creative idea. Tonight’s talk could not come at a better time. The quality of presentation at this year’s course has been brilliant and has left the delegates (and mentors) feeling completely inspired and ready to tackle the brief at hand – tonight it was taken up another notch again. Dave Henderson, Joint ECD from DLKW Lowe, oozed confidence and passion about advertising – the kind of passion and confidence that you want to be around with great briefs to crack…

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  • WHERE TOUGH GUYS ARE WEAK Dave Trott 14-Oct-2014

     

    Prisoners lose touch with their kids while they’re inside.

    This alienates them from normal loving relationships, and consequently from the rest of society.

    Official statistics show, this makes them eight times more likely to re-offend.

    Read more on WHERE TOUGH GUYS ARE WEAK…

  • NABS presents: The different perspectives of working parents NABS 8-Oct-2014

    It’s tough for working parents. Our NABS research on this topic tells us that a resounding number of parents (85%) feel guilty because they have to balance work and parental commitments, one in ten (11%) have had to leave a job because of the additional pressures of parenthood – and more than half (57%) know of someone who’s had to leave a job for that reason. But juggling demanding clients and the demands of children mean parents may develop multifaceted talents that can bring immeasurable value to the workplace.

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