One of London's less decorated executive creative directors recently took me through a presentation of a major new ad campaign.
It's time to get real, Paul Frampton writes - emotional, not artificial, intelligence is the key to successful campaigns.
Can you spot the difference between these two?
When were you last really, really tired?
Every new advertising agency claims to have identified some fundamental change in human attitudes and behaviour.
As we sit in the middle of our precious summer months, our thoughts are allowed to drift to the weather. And the forecast for Spain and its ad market is changeable.
Another week, another set of headlines on bots.
As we head into a period a Norwegian friend of mine delightfully calls the "cucumber season" - due to all the filler stories about growing vegetables - there is still plenty that demands our attention.
"Right," Mark Earls says. "Everyone in the second row and the fourth row, come up to the stage. We're going to play a game that illustrates what happens when humans copy each other."
What's all the fuss about Instagram?
I have seen the future, so thought I should share it.
The brand/agency relationship can be a complicated thing.
My stepson recently graduated and, being a bright lad, has managed to land a job at Accenture.
So, what to make of the conclusion of the Heinz review?
What is it about the word "creative" that renders grown-ups' brains to mush?
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