Tips for contacting creatives

If you’re new to contacting industry professionals, this article should make it less daunting than it sounds. They’re just other human beings at the end of the day. But they do have a particular set of skills and a brain full of knowledge and opinions that you could, and should, be tapping in to. That’s […]

Dear Ad-land

We appreciate 2020 has thrown us all one hell of a curveball, but when it comes to advertising – no one has been hit harder than our interns, our juniors and the thousands of young people across the country who are the future of our industry. And as more and more placements are being cancelled […]

Sir John Hegarty in conversation

If you don’t know who Sir John Hegarty is then you are in the wrong place. And if you don’t know, but are too lazy to google him, he’s the co-founder of global ad agency BBH. To paint a picture of how popular this particular talk was at Advertising Week Europe, I couldn’t actually get in and […]

Why f**k ups are fundamental

Caroline Pay and Vicki Maguire – Co-chief Creative Officers Grey London If there was one talk I wasn’t going to miss at Advertising Week Europe, it was this one. And here’s why, only moments in Vicki proudly stated,”If you don’t like profanity, fuck off now.” The tone was pretty much set from there. There was so […]

When it all gets a bit too much…

After having attended my fair share of industry talks, I must admit that I’ve become a bit cynical. Unfortunately, I’ve often found it to be the case that many speakers attend these events to be in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, using the stage for their own publicity. But the event I attended last […]

CS Presents…F**K That’s GOOD!

So big news y’all. The next Creative Social is going to be their last one. Fear not we’re thinking they’ll be back with something fresh in the new year they’ve got hidden up their ideas sleeve. But, what it does mean is if you want to get to get your creative dose of lovely information now […]

I Think We Should Split – A Guide To An Amicable Creative Break-Up

Without throwing every cliche in the book at it, creative break-ups can be just as devastatingly-heartbreakingly-awful as the kind you might quietly utter, “it’s not you, it’s me,” or, “I really want to try and be on my own for a while.” We spend most of our lives at work and those we chose to […]

Lessons in life and advertising

It’s not often you hear about the educators behind advertising graduates, but this is an occasion to shout about a very special one.