Advice from the top: Industry figures offer their tips on how to follow in their footsteps

"Be brave, be honest, admit when you've ballsed it up and always remember: it's only a job!" - Fru Hazlitt, former managing director, Yahoo! UK and Ireland

"Work hard. Put people and clients first. It will be rewarded." - Jack Klues, chief executive, Starcom Mediavest

"Hold fast to the basic idea. Do not give in to the pressures of the moment." - Bill Muirhead, founding partner, M&C Saatchi

"Be prepared to learn, no matter how long you've been in the business. Don't be afraid to make mistakes but always learn from them. Treat everyone as equals." - Don Thomson, commercial director, Chrysalis Radio

- Collated from Campaign's A List. To buy copies, e-mail: kate.nicholson@haynet.com.

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