THOUGHT LEADERS

AGENCY

When a bullying client caused our team to suffer, we chose to walk away

It’s time for agencies to put their people first and foster an inclusive work culture.

AGENCY

We need more diverse talent to thrive in advertising

This former Media Week 30 Under 30 winner has overcome bias and self-doubt to rise in the ad industry. Now...

AGENCY

Plan Like an Optimist

The VCCP chairman reflects on the importance of optimism now more of the crisis is likely behind us than ahead...

AGENCY

Expect car brands to launch half-baked marketing in rush to electric

Consumer demand for electric cars is about to turn a dramatic corner, but how many auto brands will have a...

AGENCY

Wacl launches 'flexible first' mark to endorse employers

Successful businesses will be able to use the mark in their comms as part of Wacl's wider #FlexibleFirst campaign, which...

AGENCY

Hold fast to the basic idea: advertising works

M&C Saatchi's three co-founders, who are retiring, have made a big contribution over 50 years.

AGENCY

Oat drinks oat drinks mega mega white thing

At some point, Oatly will face the challenge of how to hang in there as a brand when the 'free-from'...

CREATIVE COLUMN

AGENCY

Take my advice: ignore advice

AGENCY

Open the FCK up

AGENCY

Simplicity gives creatives wings

AGENCY

Why your side-hustle sucks

TECH COLUMN

Campaign writers

Campaign Contributors [A-Z]

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Jeremy Bullmore

Jeremy Bullmore is an advisory board member for WPP. His advice column for advertising professionals appears weekly in Campaign. He welcomes questions via campaign@haymarket.com.

Russell Davies

Russell Davies is a writer and strategist. He previously worked at Wieden & Kennedy, Nike, and the Government Digital Service.

Roisin Donnelly

Roisin Donnelly is the brand director, Northern Europe at Procter & Gamble. A P&G lifer, over the years Roisin has built a reputation as an inspirational leader and mentor. She plays an active role in a number of industry bodies including WACL, The Marketing Society and Cosmetic Executive Women.

Dave Dye

Dave Dye is the head of art and design at J Walter Thompson. He writes the blog Huge Generalisations for Campaign.

Helen Edwards

Passionbrands co-founder and branding expert Helen Edwards has a London Business School MBA and a PHD in marketing. She has also co-authored Creating Passion Brands: how to build emotional brand connections with customers.

Mel Exon

Mel Exon is chief executive of The Sunshine Company. She is a former managing director of BBH London and also co-founded the ad agency's innovation arm BBH Labs, driving the creative technology agenda for clients such as Unilever and Tesco.

Tracey Follows

Tracey Follows writes the ‘Future of...’ column for Campaign, decoding what future trends mean for our evolving society. While she was chief strategy officer at JWT, Tracey created the agency’s first planning foresight team. Making the shift from strategist to futurist, she now runs her own strategic foresight consultancy, Any Day Now, as well as studying the subject at the University of Houston.

Will Harris

Former O2, Nokia and Tory marketer, columnist Will Harris has a wide-reaching view of the marketing ecosystem.

Giles Hedger

Giles Hedger is the chief strategy officer of FCB Inferno and the former chief strategy officer at Leo Burnett London.

Kate Jones

Kate Jones is one of Campaign’s retail expert contributors. She is a director and brand consultant, having spent the early part of her career as a marketer at Mars, and later a consultant for Added Value and Mash Strategy.

Craig Mawdsley

Craig Mawdsley is joint chief strategy officer of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. He sits on the APG committee and was formerly chair of the group.

Fern Miller

Fern Miller is the chief strategy and insight officer, international at DigitasLBi, the global marketing and technology agency.

Andy Nairn

Andy Nairn is the founding partner of Lucky Generals.

Andy Pemberton

Director of Furthr, freelance writer for The New York Times, GQ and Esquire and former editorial director and owner Musictoob Media Inc, Andy is a is a content expert with a wealth of international experience.

Dave Trott

Dave Trott is a creative director and the author of Creative Mischief; Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-thinking the Competition; and most recently, One Plus One Equals Three: A Masterclass in Creative Thinking. After starting his career at BMP he founded a number of agencies including Gold Greenlees Trott, Bainsfair Sharkey Trott and Chick Smith Trott. CST merged with The Gate in 2011 and Trott left the agency three years later.

Sue Unerman

Sue Unerman is the chief strategy officer at MediaCom.

Keith Weed

Keith Weed is the chief marketing and communications officer of FMCG powerhouse Unilever, the owner of brands such as Lynx, Flora and Dove.