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A view from Dave Trott: Common sense beats brains
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A view from Dave Trott: Common sense beats brains

Errol McKellar owns a garage in Hackney.

It's the 'big ideas' that can turn products into brands
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It's the 'big ideas' that can turn products into brands

I saw a punk on the Tube this week and felt a warm rush of nostalgia for a time when people enjoyed looking interesting (in a tribal kind of way) and challenging.

Global viewpoint from New York: Forever Beta's Gadsby on collaboration
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Global viewpoint from New York: Forever Beta's Gadsby on collaboration

New York is where you can make it, baby.

On the Campaign couch: How much distance do I maintain with my agency?
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On the Campaign couch: How much distance do I maintain with my agency?

I'm a chief marketing officer and my advertising agency has just moved into a fabulous new office.

No agency is truly safe from the sword of Damocles
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No agency is truly safe from the sword of Damocles

When agency executives heard that there was a travel brand reviewing through AAR in February, they got excited.

Facebook's focus points the way ahead for Yahoo
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Facebook's focus points the way ahead for Yahoo

Yahoo is in better shape than critics think, but Facebook still leads the way, Paul Frampton says after a visit to Silicon Valley.

Media owners go global in battle royal for audiences
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Media owners go global in battle royal for audiences

The advertising industry is used to brutal battles between sprawling empires, laced with personal rivalry and dynastic intrigue, so it is fitting that Game Of Thrones has captured the imagination of media folk.

Ad-blocking: a Darwin's wedge?
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Ad-blocking: a Darwin's wedge?

The economist Robert H Frank coined the term "Darwin's wedge" to describe situations in which stuff evolves to benefit the individual but is actually bad for the species overall.

A view from Dave Trott: Pay it forward
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A view from Dave Trott: Pay it forward

Mason Wartman moved from Philadelphia to work on Wall Street.

The agency of the future? Ecclestone may disagree
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The agency of the future? Ecclestone may disagree

There was a moment, pretty early on, in the talk between Sir Martin Sorrell and Bernie Ecclestone at Advertising Week Europe when it seemed the world had slipped on its axis. Were we back in the 70s?

Brands rip up media plan in the face of disruption
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Brands rip up media plan in the face of disruption

Tesco is in the middle of an extraordinary media planning experiment.

Awards season advice from OJ Simpson's lawyer
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Awards season advice from OJ Simpson's lawyer

"Juries don't buy evidence, they buy narrative... Our job is to tell the story better than the other guy."

Tech viewpoint on growth through SEO
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Tech viewpoint on growth through SEO

In an era when "growth at all costs" marketing is becoming less relevant, or at least more scrutinised, how can SEO become the cornerstone of profitable growth?

Disability is not an issue to revisit every four years
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Disability is not an issue to revisit every four years

Channel 4's "meet the superhumans" spot burst into the public consciousness four years ago in an attempt to change the way people thought about disability.

On the Campaign couch: Is it time to force flexible working?
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On the Campaign couch: Is it time to force flexible working?

Is it time to force people to work from home for some period of the week (within reason)?

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