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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

Don't shed a tear over the end of the Mad Men era


Adland needs its creative flag-bearers back on form


Media is back on top of the industry's news agenda


Still much to be done if we want to be 'here for good'

- One IPA president of recent years told me the best strategy for making an impact in the presidential role was to do very little for the first 18 months and then make a lot of noise for the last six: "That's all anyone will remember, anyway."

Why UK advertising needs more independent voices


Adland can't afford to lose sight of D&AD's vital role


Polite applause: maybe the ultimate insult to creativity


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


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