Please, I beg of you, not so fast.
A post-Olympic lens.
Today's social media influencer plays a unique role from people with influence in the past.
We care that you “celebrate it” (and us) by doing something meaningful.
Gear up for a wild ride.
Well-nurtured fluent devices get more effective over time and reinforce positive mental associations with brands.
Digital experiences must be localized to convey that a brand is meeting people exactly where they are — wherever in the world that may be.
Here are a few life lessons I carry 20 years later.
Agencies should be defined by the causes they support as much as the clients they represent — maybe more so.
The story of a trip on home turf to nowhere to reignite inspiration.
Many of us are overlooking people with neurodifferences.
As an individual, an industry and a community.
An LGBTQ+ education for brands
Stop paying lip service to agency and supplier diversity — just start hiring.
As we re-imagine our lives after the pandemic, there’s no better time to reflect on our role in building environments where everyone can thrive.
Black leaders at VMLY&R share what fatherhood means to them.
By sharing what we have learned, we call on the industry to tap into our collective responsibility to make work where everyone feels seen.
Representing Black culture is a social responsibility and a business imperative that goes well beyond the 30-some days currently allotted to it.
Learning is how you develop great relationships and make incredible creative work that wins.
The changing face of the agency office.
A letter from the desk of a lesbian creative director.
The transition back to the office will hopefully leave us with a work experience that melds the best of both worlds.
We need to create opportunities to give voice to others to ask and share their own origin stories.
We need to act with urgency without mindlessly rushing forward, issuing statements for the sake of appearances. Words matter, but actions matter more, say True Mosaic cofounders Emily Graham and Bia Assevero.
The combination of bamboo and glass ceiling make it incredibly difficult to climb to the top.
While Asians might over-index at senior- to mid- levels and below, there’s not enough representation at the very top.
Have we really made much progress in supporting or addressing the actual mental health of our colleagues and employees?
In my country, when you are ignored, you try harder and shout louder.
Motherhood is just one part of our identity.
This past year has provided great examples of how brands can push culture forward.
Hispanic identity is complex, fluid and continuously evolving.
Let’s take this opportunity to start a genuine effort to end systematic racism in our industry and country.
Recent egregious events in Atlanta are the culmination of centuries of discrimination against Asian-Americans – brands have a responsibility to step up and take action in the same way they did around the Black Lives Matter movement.
The AAPI community’s existence cannot be conditional or dismissed.
Strategies for attracting and retaining talent today.
It’s time for Asian Americans to speak up.
When your normal sanctuaries are off-limits, how do you make time for yourself?
If employers are really committed to a hybrid workplace, they will ensure remote workers are treated fairly.
Gen Z is entering the workforce remotely — and it hasn’t been easy.
A year of lockdown has reshaped the industry — in some cases, for the better.
Three things the ad industry can do to stem COVID’s setback of women in the workforce.
The appetite for Black stories has crossed over to mainstream appeal.
As most of us continue to work from home, agency leaders must focus on our people.
All leaders should be re-examining their own styles this year with an eye toward generosity, understanding and humanity.
We need to preserve our ability to respectfully disagree, for the sake of better creativity.
I realized how important it is to claim your identity, so others can see theirs not as a source of weakness, but strength too.
If you stay open to learning new things, especially in times when it may seem terrifying, your career can evolve in ways you never would have imagined.
Added burdens are slowing even Super Moms down, but marketers can help
Pumping milk in a grim closet three times a day (maybe crying, maybe on conference calls) is a working mom's reality, says Green Stone's CXO.
The conference was a very different place in one important way: I wasn't outnumbered on the showroom floor like I have been in the past, says a managing partner at Collins.
Here are three areas that RAPP's global CEO is resolving to be more tuned into, and part of the solution for.
Without men, we can't make our workplaces safer and more equitable for women, says Eleven's chief growth officer.
In an environment where change and innovation are valued so highly, we need to hire people who aren't spending their days defending the way things are done, says RPA's COO.
Employees and clients need to know agencies are serious about protecting our greatest assets: each other.
The truth is, this coveted cohort is open to advertising--if they're getting something back for it, says 9GAG's chief operating officer.
It's imperative that we're honest about how discrimination is still impacting women in the workplace, says Quantcast's VP of marketing.
Arnold Worldwide's new U.S. CCO gives credit where credit is due.
Hey, "Big Picture Guy," your timing stinks.
The retired football player and founder of Big Baller Brand is proof that you don't need an MBA to be a successful marketer, writes mono's creative director.
Leaders who want to drive innovation through diversity need to be willing to expose themselves to some discomfort and awkwardness, writes Mirum's head of client services.
The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury Coachella, but famous Instagrammers ended up promoting a nightmare event, writes the president of Pure Growth Consulting.
O&M London's chief strategy officer shares his takeaways from the TED2017 conference, and explains why there is still cause for optimism.
There can be communication challenges, but you can achieve 'togethering' with a virtual employee structure, writes the co-founder and CEO of Clever.
Advertising is worth getting up for in the morning. But it's not worth dying for--even a little bit at a time, writes the retired CCO of Phelps.
It's time for brands and nonprofits to step up and create demand for climate action, writes the managing partner of Oberland.
Pepsi's epic failure is emblematic of the problems of a monocultural workplace, writes the founder and CEO of Reframe The Brand.
Only 23 percent of women in media, advertising and creative positions believe that their pay is equal to their male peers, writes the president of Domus.
There is an ongoing perception that being young equates to digital prowess, but experienced candidates also know how to get a project across the finish line, writes the global chief experience officer at SapientRazorfish.
Collaboration is the golden word, but how do you get everyone working in harmony to do the best for the client, asks the founder of Sunday Dinner.
Unless a more hands-on approach to equality is adopted, not even our kids will live to see it. It's time to start mobilizing.
The benefit of even the smallest moment of networking for anyone who feels professionally isolated is transformative, writes the global chief strategy officer of BBH Group.
Those serious about undertaking such an adventure should look beyond the glamour of an exotic move and get practical, writes the founder of recruitment firm Sasha the Mensch.
Crossmedia's managing partner and co-founder reviews the ANA's prescription for media transparency
Creative directors shouldn't just run departments. They should lead the whole damn thing, says Mark Figliulo
Possible's global chief talent officer and global chief financial officer share their tips on how to create agency culture and increase profitability
"Fresh" is not always a good thing, writes Passion's partner. Give yourself a chance to grow into the role
Ask these five important questions before you decide to make a change, writes RPA's vp and creative social media director
A strategist from Pitch outlines five ways your life will be better without it
The co-founder and chief creative officer of Johannes Leonardo gives his top three tips for kicking off a rewarding creative career
After criticizing the ANA's recent transparency report, GroupM's North American chairman outlines new guidelines for media agencies and their clients.
Monster's marketing chief explains why great teams build great brands
JWT's chief executive, will debate how we can recruit, retain and develop female talent with a panel of creative women at the IPA and 4A's 'World Wise Women' session in Cannes. To set the scene, she shares her top tips on how to get more women in creative departments
PR veteran Alan Taylor remembers hanging with Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) in the '60s and publicizing his iconic world-title fight with Sonny Liston.
An open letter to this year's graduating class from the partner and chief content officer of Eleven
A visit with two wounded warriors helped the CCO of White64 put things into perspective
A female-owned shop is opening in New York with a single client, its own diversity foundation and a moniker for the ages.
And it's not just because we're winning, writes the global CEO of Havas Worldwide
The marketing industry is nothing without the right talent. The global marketing director of Travelex believes we're not doing enough to face up to the massive challenges ahead
Overseas creative candidates are often overlooked for all the wrong reasons, writes executive recruiter and president of Sasha the Mensch
The Martin Agency's senior vice president, director of new business shares her tips from inside the pressure cooker of the "most dangerous job" in advertising
Advertisers and agencies should borrow from the playbook of the history-making NBA team, writes the president and CEO of BBDO San Francisco
My agency does not have a single female creative director in Cincinnati, and that needs to change, writes an ECD at Possible
Martin Sorrell boldly announced at the Guardian's Changing Media Summit last week that "we're not in the advertising business anymore." The managing partner at Forever Beta reflects on why agencies need to ditch their five-year plans as a result
The 4A's SVP of government relations details the impact new labor policy could have on the industry and how agencies can respond to Washington's controversial proposal
Most shops squander talent and leave little room for creativity and growth, writes the CEO of productivity training company AgencyAgile
It's become shorthand for anything digital, but when technology truly connects, consumers take notice, writes the director of strategy for Siegel+Gale
The CEO of The Martin Agency offers some insights from the corner office
The CEO of Possible asks why so many stick to slacktivism when they could be doing so much more
And why I'm asking you to help name it
Do the best creative ideas come from outgoing people, asks a digital analytics lead at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London
Geometry Global creative director gives you three resolutions you can actually keep
The industry has benefited from strong female leadership. The creative director at Possible is looking for more women peers
We've done nothing to allay the frustrating blight on the work that we do so passionately and doggedly, argues the co-founder of School
Retaining talent in a time of change, make sure your employees know what your company stands for
The global chief strategy officer at Havas Media Group argues that the long-term brand view is in danger of being forgotten in our real-time digital world
"If fault matters, it was my fault. And now Pat's gone, and we never reconciled," says Andy Berlin