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Claire Beale


Career history
Media editor, Campaign, then deputy editor. Made editor in 2004.


Favourite ad
Hamlet photo booth


Favourite book
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


Favourite album
Speak and Spell, Depeche Mode (the first album I really loved)


Favourite TV programme
Dragon’s Den


Most humbling experience
Being responsible for two children


Everyone’s saying
Has Beale got the best job in trade press journalism?

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Latest Articles From This Author

Ad Week must hear from the money and the magic


Welcome to the School Reports 2015

- 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.

Let's ditch the self-doubt and ignore Kevin Roberts


Creatives: rise up, claim ownership (have a beer)


Pitches mean more sex but fewer relationships

- A good agency in pitch-fight mode is a wonderful thing to observe. Every predictable groan about late nights, weekend working, even cancelled holidays, barely conceals the shaky, addictive adrenaline high that comes with straining together to win.

'We want to have the best margin, the best people, the best creative'

- Havas is making waves with a series of radical structural changes, from the establishment of a creative council to the appointment of Chris Hirst. Claire Beale weighs up the group's new ambitions.

Clients need to be part of creating a better adland


Brilliant, effective creativity cannot be compromised


Networks might be able to provide that start-up buzz


Good manners still matter in adland relationships


We can all do something to secure adland's future


Creative v media agencies is beginning to get ugly


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