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17 Oct 2019

Having judged 27 compelling cases back in September, I’m more than ever convinced that these times of transformational change need your imagination, your insight and your lateral thought. However hard it is in the industry right now, however much it’s suggested that th...

20 Feb 2019

The APG announces new Long-Term Thinking Award: A new category, for the 2019 APG Creative Strategy Awards.

20 Feb 2018

Lots of people have asked us to cover the difficulty of getting your thinking sold and out in the real world so we’ve asked some arch persuaders to tell us how they do it: Jim Carroll, Marie Oldham, Martin Beverley and Laura Jordan Bambach.

27 Oct 2017

It is perhaps appropriate that we end this series on ‘How To Get On’ with a few thoughts on leadership. I should say that great strategists do not necessarily make great leaders. While we may all aspire to being in charge, it’s not a path that I would encourage everyon...

18 Oct 2017

You’ve got three things to worry about: external relationships; internal relationships; and your work. That is also the right order of priority for dealing with them. Your work – the stuff you do at a desk on your own – comes last.

16 Oct 2017

Do you have the same appraisal every year? I did. Do you mainly pass over the positives and obsess about the negatives? Do you resent the criticism, take it as a personal slight, try to establish who exactly made those comments?... I did.

6 Oct 2017

I used to believe there was only one correct answer to every problem. Now I believe there are many correct answers. The challenge is to establish the correct answer that best suits the Client’s character and personality.

3 May 2017

On 20th April 2017, 60 lucky APG Young Planners spent an evening with Jim Carroll, the former Chairman and Planning Director of BBH London, as he reflected on his 30 years in advertising. He also shared with us 10 characteristics he thinks a Planner has and a few top t...

24 Apr 2013

Proverbial life is full of little admonishments. Never volunteer. Never explain. Well at the APG we couldn’t survive without the mildly coercive culture of volunteering – it keeps the show on the road. Explanation? Opinion and the elegant unrolling of an argument are w...

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