Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Keep it simple

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Teeny weeny folio

I'm known for saying that you should be able to put a brief on a post-it note.

I also believe an idea should fit on one too.

Now designer Michael Lester has gone a step further and done what could well be the world's smallest folio.

Pretty cute don't you think?

You can check out more of his work on his website.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Wisdom of Clow

Haven't seen a tweet from Lee Clow's beard for a while.

And then a friend cut 'n pasted this one into an email on the weekend.

Absolute classic! 

Friday, July 03, 2015

Don't let ink run out

Gorgeous campaign in a generally dull category by Ogilvy Colombia.

When you think about it the possibilites for ideas based on colour or lack thereof are infinite.

So how come nobody thought of doing something this fun before?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Back yourself

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A word from The Guvnor

Dave Trott. The wise old man of what we fondly refer to as Adland. Here's what he has to say about Cannes:

"Ad festivals prevent creativity. 

You’re not doing advertising for six million people in the street anymore, but for ten people on the jury, and for a few clients. 

You win an award, because then Martin Sorrell will give you a raise, and Martin Sorrell can go and tell Unilever that he won an award, and Unilever will maybe give him another piece of digital business. 

How has that got anything to do with the job we’re supposed to be doing?"

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ogilvy + Kardashian

I lost interest in Cannes as an advertising festival about five years ago.

Not exactly sure why.

Probably a combination of ridiculously exorbitant entry fees and inane social media coverage during the event itself.

But it was when I saw Ogilvy tweeting Kim Kardashian quotes last week that I knew my love for Cannes was well and truly over.

Seriously. Kim Kardashian!?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Damn good advice

Friday, June 26, 2015

Chef vs Creative Director


Fascinating talk by David Chang from the restaurant Momofuku.

So many of the points he makes resonated with me as a creative director.

Compromise. Sacrifice. Failure. And every now and again feeling like you wanna be sick.

The similarities are uncanny.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Have you got an ad-blocker?

A new survey by Reuters has found that almost 40% of people in the UK use an internet ad blocker.

And who can blame them?

Ads on the internet are bloody annoying.

M-recs. Leaderboards. Standard banners. Skyscrapers. Buttons. Homepage takeovers.

Bloody ads are bloody everywhere on the internet.

I work in advertising and yet I have an ad-blocker installed.

Says it all really.