16 May 2013
Chairman and director of creativity, Havas Worldwide London
Can you imagine anything more disgusting than waking up next to an older woman? Like most reasonable men steeped in the Western liberal tradition, I would rather cut my cock off. This universal truth is harnessed...
09 May 2013
Executive creative director, TBWA\London
A very interesting mix this week. From the serious stuff to the bread and butter, from the populist to the plain. The work varies so much in stature and ambition that it made me think if this is a bit like comparing apples...
02 May 2013
Executive creative director, Leo Burnett
When counselled for his feelings on the wonders of digital photography, David Bailey responded: "It just means the world will be full of more shit pictures."
A damning indictment of the democratisation of creativity, maybe?...
25 Apr 2013
Executive creative director, Havas Worldwide London
Is there an awards season any more?
It s hard to think of a month when there aren t several festivals somewhere in the world that count towards one report or another.
This year, we ve already seen British Arrows,...
18 Apr 2013
Executive creative director, JWT London
Who said clients were cutting back on production budgets? It s battle of the bulging wallets this week, with Samsung and Heineken trying to outspend each other to create two enormous productions. "My brand s bigger than yours,"...
11 Apr 2013
Founding partner, Beattie McGuinness Bungay
What is it with space aliens and the anal probe? You d think that having deployed their much-vaunted psychic mega-intelligence to traipse all the way over from the arse-end of Alpha Centauri, they might just celebrate arriving...
28 Mar 2013
Richard Denney and Dave Henderson
Executive creative directors, DLKW Lowe
You know that feeling you get when you think you ve cracked it. The idea that s going to stun the boss, the account team, the planner and the client. The idea that s going to make you all famous. The golden...
14 Mar 2013
Executive creative director, Fallon
Last week, my therapist said this to me: "Santi, perhaps you need to stop giving your opinion on everything to everyone. You spend so much time at work saying what is right and what is wrong that you think you have to do the same...
07 Mar 2013
Executive creative director, Grey EMEA ; mentor, School of Communication Arts
I remember the first one of these I was asked to do. It was such a big deal. A write of passage (ba-dum ching). I think I sent a copy to my mum to try to persuade her that I d got a proper...
28 Feb 2013
Executive creative director, CST The Gate
Growing up, one of my favourite comedians was Max Miller. One of my favourite Max Miller jokes goes like this: "I saw an ad in the paper. It said: Lion Tamer Wanted. I thought how hard can that be? So I went along and the...