Category Advertising

Hegarty on Advertising. Turning Intelligence into Magic – John Hegarty

How can I review a book from someone whose experience in advertising is around 40 years and he still heads up an agency that I’d like to work for?
Well I can’t so this will be a short review.

It’s part John’s view of advertising and part memoir. I preferred the views to the memoir which [...]

Sounds Good On Paper – Roger Horberry

How many emails, presentations or documents have you endured that have too many words, too little meaning and are too easy to ignore? My bet is too many. (I think I may have used an anaphora there.)

Roger’s book demonstrates how to use figures of speech to add a bit of emotional sparkle to what-ever you’re [...]

How To Make It As An Advertising Creative – Simon Veksner

There are a number of books that deal with career paths in the creative industries – especially graphic design, but I think this is the first I’ve seen that looks at making it as a creative in advertising.

Simon—a copywriter at BBH London—is a well known creative, partly due to his long standing and excellent scampblog. [...]

A Technique for Producing Ideas – James Webb Young

Early cartographers who knew little about what was between two known land masses created elaborate dragons and monsters to fill that void on the globe.
I’ve found a similar process in advertising whereby an agency draws up a formal ‘creative process’ to help rationalise to clients what happens between the brief and the idea to justify [...]