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 […]

Stephen Drummond: Champion Northern Creatives: Part 3

Stop what you’re doing. We went knocking on number 70 for a blog with more amazing things than you can shake a stick at. From Samuel L Jackson to puddles – we’ve got it all. Neatly wrapped into piece for you to love with all your might. Meet Owner and Creative Director of Drummond Central, […]

Nick Entwistle: Champion Northern Creatives: Part 2

From starting his first business working from his dining room table at just 16 with his 12-year-old brother to beating Bieber to a Christmas Number 1, this lad from Stockport has gone from strength to strength, I asked him to sum up his career in just 1-minute: Meet Nick Entwistle, Creative Director at Trunk and […]

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 […]

Because not everyone’s a Friends fan

I grew up in a small Cornish market town. At school the only subjects I enjoyed (and was any good at) were the creative ones. Y’kno the subjects other kids did for ‘fun’ or to avoid written exams. Well art was my thing. And I had no idea what kind of job it would get […]

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 […]

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.

ABC of Advertising Abbreviations: Part 1

There are numerous abbreviations the ad-world uses in day to day chit chatter. But what do they actually stand for again…? From ACD to Zip. We’ve got you covered! Part 1

The States

Thinking of moving to the States? Here are some tips, I would have wished someone had told me.