“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” Terry Pratchett In his excellent book ‘Blowing the Bloody Doors Off’ Michael Caine tells the story of meeting John Wayne at the Beverly Hills Hotel onContinue reading “Advertising. So, what happens to once upon a time?”
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin There is a story about three men who spent their lives quarrying rocks. When asked what they were doing, one replied, “Breaking rocks.” The second said, “Earning a living.” The third said, “Building a cathedral.” Perception. In advertising, it isContinue reading “Advertising. Anybody fancy building a dangerous cathedral?”
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” William Bruce Cameron I couldn’t buy a camera for about twenty years. I was a photographer when I was younger. I had done everything from being a photo-journalist in the townships of South Africa as apartheid ended, fashion shoots and portraiture forContinue reading “I don’t care if you read this.”
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” W.C. Fields When I got into this business 20 years ago creatives and creative departments where always called the cra… Source: In defence of the often maligned creative.
“You could certainly save money by inviting people to your wedding in an email, but not many people would show up.” Rory Sutherland I was not designed for the clinical beauty of Singapore. It has the humidity of a Bikram Yoga Studio inside a Turkish Bath House. I have hair that is the opposite of short.Continue reading “Advertising. A Singapore Sling lifts the haze.”
“We are defining the boundaries of normality by tearing apart the people outside it.” “We see ourselves as nonconformist, but I think all of this is creating a more conformist, co… Source: Advertising. Mavericks in the echo chamber.
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to be at a talk given by Ross Clarke-Jones in Cannes. This … Source: Advertising. Trubridge, the 60 foot wave and the flat line.
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Albert Einstein Many years ago, I worked with a truly great global creative director. Let’s call him John. He was a mentor to me. … Source: Advertising. Who will teach the teachers?
“One should use common words to say uncommon things” Arthur Schopenhauer There is a church in Cannes called Notre Dame Bon Voyage. It is a beautiful, quiet space. Eternal and Gothic. It is as far a… Source: Cannes.The Church and the Truffle Forest.
“Let’s have some new cliches.” Samuel Goldwyn My friend and kindred blog spirit, Rich Siegel, writes a fantastic blog called RoundSeventeen. Recently he told me a st… Source: Advertising.The unbearable lightness of Boaty McBoatface.