As we get our "back to school" heads on after the summer break, the Lucky Generals co-founder says it's time to start sweating the big stuff.
I'm writing this in what is commonly known as a brainstorm. Or as I like to call it: an arseache. A groupwank.
With pitch decisions taking forever and social media mistakes occurring in a nanosecond, modern marketing can wreak havoc with the fabric of time.
Most problems in the real world stem from technically true data that is simply misleading if viewed in a certain way.
Don't get preoccupied with what's happening inside the business and neglect to look out to the customer, says the founding partner of Lucky Generals.
It's a scary time of year for us all, but the fears that have begun to envelop marketers are mostly an illusion.
We need to dispense with casual prejudices and try to truly empathise.
Brands fall over themselves to react to news on social media, but in most cases their comments are instantly forgettable, writes Lucky Generals' Andy Nairn.
Embracing conflict is just one way to transform a group of also-rans into a team of world-beaters, says Lucky Generals' Andy Nairn.
Just like Woody Allen's comic creation, we too struggle to achieve our goals. But it needn't be that way, says Lucky Generals' Andy Nairn.
Lucky Generals' founding partner explains why an awards scheme recognising work that has never run is misguided.
MediaCom's Sean Seamer recently ruffled feathers by claiming he "wouldn't want to be running a creative agency". Andy Nairn, the founding partner of Lucky Generals, responds.
This week, we launched a music video for an up-and-coming rap act called Raylo, writes Andy Nairn, founding partner at Lucky Generals.
Many big businesses today could learn a trick or two from old Constantine. Lucky Generals' Andy Nairn explains the way forward.
I'd like to share a mildly amusing but, in some ways, somewhat terrifying experience that happened to me on social media last week.
Agencies can take great leaps forward by channelling the entrepreneurial spirit of the planning pioneers and challenging the status quo, Andy Nairn says.
Most brand content fails because it is missing a key ingredient, says Lucky Generals' Andy Nairn.
What's this year's Big Idea?
Every time M&S release a new set of financial results, commentators argue over whether the figures represent a turning of the corner for this venerable institution, or a further slide into cultural irrelevance, writes Andy Nairn, founder of Lucky Generals.
Andy Nairn, a founding partner of Lucky Generals, provides his manifesto for planning.