Pitches should be a real contest and not just a pricey feedback exercise.
You know that chart showing how quickly different technologies grew? Think about what it really means.
People hate being bored, so we're in the business of alleviating this boredom for our clients.
John Lennon was a prescient man.
There's a distinction in problem-solving between those that are complex and those that are complicated.
Our industry is slowly coming to the realisation that we are no longer the most attractive place to work for bright creative people with open minds.
Data is not a universal panacea
The real business problem isn't always the one that the client thinks it is.
Do you want to continue the fantasy of customer bases, target audiences and loyalty schemes? Or see consumers for who they really are and deal with the messy consequences?
What if things had worked out (dramatically) differently and creative genius Brian Eno was now a high-flying marketer in the M4 corridor. Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO's joint strategy director considers the scenario.
Reflecting on the study of evolutionary biology is often useful when thinking about marketing and tech, writes the joint chief strategy officer of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
It's a myth that some people are superstars and others journeymen, says the joint chief strategy officer of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
Nothing important in marketing has changed, says AMV BBDO's strategy chief.
Let's not kid ourselves. Small brands shouldn't want to stay small, says the joint chief strategy officer of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
There's one insight that rules over all the others, says the joint chief strategy officer of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
Giving people a fat discount for buying something today that they would have happily paid full price for tomorrow is bad marketing, says Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO's joint chief strategy officer.
As an industry we need to get a whole lot better at understanding data, says the Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO joint chief strategy officer.
We must get back to a more complete understanding of the country, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO's joint CSO argues.
Marketers are charged with building brands but under pressure to deliver now.
The industry needs more Brian Enos - people who can do it all.