How do you get clients to buy great work: truth or dare?

Some time ago one of the senior suits at Chiat Day was giving a speech where he said his mantra to account management was “Find out what the client wants, then find out what they need, then get them to ...

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Here’s a great ‘Arab Spring’ ad for News 24 – but why do I feel a twinge of something like sympathy for Colonel Gaddafi?

Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi is obviously a nasty piece of work, persecuting his people in all sorts of horrible ways as the ‘Arab Spring’ tries to unseat him alongside other Middle Eastern dictators. And here’s a terrific ad for French ...

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Come on David Abraham, don’t lose your C4 job over a Frankie Boyle joke

St Luke’s founder David Abraham has done a sterling job since taking over from Andy Duncan at UK broadcaster Channel 4 but he’s making a right pig’s ear of the farrago over comedian Frankie Boyle’s joke about celeb Katie Price’s ...

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Crispin Porter loses Diageo’s Jose Cuervo tequila

Crispin Porter+Bogusky may have been voted Ad Age’s Agency of the Decade just 18 months ago but since then the MDC-owned creative hotshop has not had the best of times. It recently lost $300m Burger King to Dentsu’s Mcgarrybowen and ...

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Now Arnold brings in Kryssy Bloch to manage all that new digital talent

More evidence has emerged of Arnold Worldwide’s attempt to reposition itself as a digital player with the hire of Kryssy Bloch from Ogilvy & Mather New York. The Boston-based agency, which is number two in the Havas empire to Euro ...

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