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Global viewpoint from the US

The emergence of millennials will soon redefine and reshape the American workforce. Here in the US, millennials will become the majority of the workforce by 2015 and, by 2030, this hyper-connected, tech-savvy generation will account for 75 per cent o...

 

Adland's quest to reclaim content from factory lines

I've spent an awful lot of time this past week talking to writers in the US. It's been one of the most thoroughly depressing things I've done in a long time.

 

Slogans are not enough

Ian Katz, the editor of Newsnight , wrote recently about an impasse in journalism, suggesting a deal to allow politicians to get their point across in traditional media and be less defensive. As the general election approaches, I think politicia...

 

Time has come for the quiet shops to start shouting

Slightly subtler than one of Julian Fellowes' clunky plot twists, the narrative of two of the more interesting start-ups of recent years has changed with the news that both Joint and Lucky Generals had won a place on the Amazon ad roster - with the f...

 

The loss of the Govt media buying business is sure to be queried by Sorrell

Few would have predicted it - and, be assured, some are still contesting it - but Sir Martin Sorrell's M4C has all but lost the Government's media buying business. This begs the question: how?

 

Global viewpoint from Dubai

I should confess that I arrived in Dubai just a few months ago. But, from the moment you arrive, you sense Dubai is a city where entrepreneurs rule and anyone with a vision (and deep pockets) can make things happen. Everything in Dubai is big. From t...

 

Tech viewpoint on the iPhone 6

If you were not ready to join the tech crowd camping out outside the Apple Store for the iPhone 6 launch this week, here is a look at what it could offer advertisers across the paid, owned and earned spectrum.

 

On the Campaign couch

I m a creative but I d like to run my own agency one day. Should I switch and become an account man for a few years to be taken seriously? Thank you. What a fascinating question. It contains so many questionable assumptions, many of them internall...

 

On the Campaign couch

We ve just won a large US client. Should I hire some Yank account handlers to make sure they feel well-looked-after and understood, or do you think they ll appreciate our old-world ways? Since American advertising agencies seriously started coloni...

 

Kwik Fit laughs in the face of its 'band' positioning

There s a moment of unintentional humour in the Kwik Fit advertising tender document that prompts a snort of derision. While the process the company is suggesting to hire a new agency partner is far from funny, the name of the proposed brand campaign...

 

Global viewpoint from Tokyo

Floods, radiation leaks and a weak yen still cannot stop Japan s advertising industry from continuing to grow. As a nation, Japan has had its fair share of crises to deal with over the past few years. It is testament to the strength of its people t...

 

JWT proves that edgy isn't always the right approach

It's nearly ten years since J Walter Thompson became JWT and tried to reinvent itself through the pages of an in-house book called Hold My Skateboard While I Kiss Your Girlfriend.

 
 

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