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Magpie outing.

Before The Creatives See It is a Facebook page that exposes and “outs” the magpie instincts of advertising creatives by sharing the original content that it predicts will be appropriated into advertising in the near future. A creative director that I used to work with was refreshingly candid about this magpie approach to “originality” and […]

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The weight of expectation is generally perceived to be a bad thing. It implies a negative form of pressure to succeed that acts to impair performance rather than improve it. The weight of expectation is something you suffer rather than benefit from – just ask successive England managers. But when it comes to the seeding […]

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A client apologised for the internal politics of their organisation the other day. But it really wasn’t a problem. Because the nature, the source and the implications of those politics were being explained in detail at the outset of a project. Politics are only ever a problem when they are undisclosed, unexpected and appear late […]

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For anyone who bought what I wrote about not selling, this is a more narrowly focused follow-up about the implications of a not selling philosophy for the presentation of ideas to clients. On the one hand how do you satisfy the pressure from the agency to sell do the idea justice? And on the other […]

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Professional golfers are more likely to hit a hole-in-one than mere mortals. But it’s still a relatively rare occurrence. Because there are so many things that can prevent a hole-in-one from happening. It requires skill and luck. In fact a hole-in-one is a minor golfing miracle. Great creative work that sees the light of day […]

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