This may or may not come as a surprise but, for the first time ever, the clergy is no longer the most trusted sector of society.
We will see more adversity in advertising and it's no bad thing, says the VCCP founder and chairman.
It's time for agencies to get fully involved in content creation again as the pendulum swings back from the amateurs to the pros, says the founder and chairman of VCCP.
Like the vacillating prince, we look for ways to postpone decisions and absolve responsibility. And it's making an impact on our productivity.
In a crowded world, we should declutter what we do and create brands that simplify and streamline.
Amid the alternative facts and fake news, expectations of transparency are actually rising, which is good news for brands that are doing the right thing.
Chronological myopia is threatening to stifle imagination and diversity, writes Charles Vallance.
The spirit of social conservatism that has brought back knitting, book clubs and baking now threatens to disrupt inattentive brands.
With so much hyper-targeted communication missing the mark, advertisers must reassess the role of big data in building relationships, writes VCCP's co-founder and chairman.
The key question for brands looking to thrive in the 21st century is: what is our brand doing?
Like other seismic events, we'll remember where we were when Brexit happened.
VCCP's founding partner was reminded of the power of surprise in advertising in a very unlikely place: the motorway service station.
We are more able than ever to precisely target an audience, but over-reliance on this is not only dull, it means outsiders never even hear the conversation, writes Charles Vallance.
What's the secret to creativity in marketing? It lies in the 'usefulness' of the work. Brands ignore this at their peril and are wasting their time in the experience economy, warns Charles Vallance, co-founder and chairman of VCCP.
Busy Monday. New-business creds meeting followed by an easyJet internal, then O2, then Hiscox.
Apparently, the French are rubbish at it. Trusting each other, that is. Fifty-two per cent of them believe that "one cannot get to the top without being corrupt".
It's all going on. Massive institutions have collapsed and many continue to wobble.
With consumers swamped by messages, clever brands talk less, not more.
WCRS 1979-1999: The birth of WCRS - It took Robin Wight months of secret and not so secret negotiations to assemble his team of adland superstars. The resulting agency was an instant hit
It was early 1979. The brilliant but eclectic Robin Wight had quit his job as creative director of Euro a full six months previously declaring that he would ’find the best art director in London, the best copywriter in London - and the best managing director, to stop them killing each other’.
WCRS 1979-1999: Who the hell is Robin Wight? - Arrogant but modest with it, Robin Wight started his first agency at university and his enthusiasm is as strong after 30 years in advertising
’I first realised my future was in having ideas when I was 17,’ Robin Wight will tell you loftily. The barest of pauses and he’s off again: ’Of course, 90 per cent of them are crap ...’