The Engine Group 'auction’ left me astonished, somewhat bewildered, slightly frustrated but certainly not surprised.
A notable response to this unprecedented set of circumstances has been the rise of collective action and the acceleration of collaboration.
Harbour's Kevin Chesters reflects on a decade of attending TED and shares highlights from this year's conference.
Going to work at a famous agency isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's the people you work with that will make the biggest difference to your career.
This is about time. And it's about time too. Time is something we don't ever seem to have enough of, regardless of what we do or who we do it for.
There was inspiration aplenty for marketers and creatives at TED2018. Ogilvy & Mather's strategy chief shares his top takeaways from the annual conference.
After a year sending planners outside the London bubble, Ogilvy's chief strategy officer gathers the lessons they learned along the way.
Ahead of Cannes Lions, Ogilvy & Mather London's strategy chief draws out lessons from a range of people who tell stories for a living.
As someone who lost his dad when he was young, Ogilvy's Kevin Chesters believes the ad that McDonald's pulled was brave and socially relevant.
O&M London's chief strategy officer shares his takeaways from the TED2017 conference, and explains why there is still cause for optimism.
With facts, knowledge and expertise now under threat, this gathering of brilliant minds is more valuable than ever, Kevin Chesters writes from Vancouver.
The shocks of last year suggest we need to connect with real people. So our planners are returning to that oldest of tools: primary research.
Being in your very own posse is a lot of fun - but also great for business, says Ogilvy & Mather's Kevin Chesters.
A bank at the top of the likeability rankings? The new Halifax campaign must be doing something right, writes Kevin Chesters, chief strategy officer of Ogilvy & Mather London.
Coca-Cola's decision to bring its sugar free variant more closely in line with the original version could go one of two ways, says Kevin Chesters, chief strategy officer at Ogilvy & Mather - but the smart money says they know what they're doing.
Passion projects could make your agency famous, or they could suck your agency dry - depending on how you approach them, says Kevin Chesters.
For planners, nothing gets the brain cells fizzing quite like the TED conference. After taking in 100 of the stimulating talks and demos last week, our man in Vancouver, Kevin Chesters, picks out those you simply cannot afford to miss.
Big advocates of 'feeling-based' work such as Wendy Clark and Jonathan Mildenhall have left Coke's marketing and a new, more rational strapline has been unveiled. Kevin Chesters, executive planning director, Mcgarrybowen London, draws on his experience of the brand to assess the pros and cons of this strapline change.
While the timing of the Pirelli Calendar turnaround leaves a cynical aftertaste, Kevin Chesters, executive planning director of Mcgarrybowen London, says he'll be ignoring that in favour of applaud.
Kevin Chesters, the executive planning director at Mcgarrybowen, gives his top ten take outs from TED2015.