It’s time to think (anew)

A very interesting piece by Charlie Lowe (@charliemlowe) at DTD today talking about the…

…critical lack of resourceful and talented people in the world.

and how this is particularly relevant to the advertising industry; and he makes a very valid point in that creative thinking and talented people tend to go hand in hand and as the business grows, there are less and less of those around.

But I would potentially take the point even further in that in the new communication environment of ambiguity we need people to start thinking in a new way, in a way that can be described as channel planning or consumer centric. There are no models that can be applied today and we need to get a real understanding of what we are doing, for whom, and why before proposing any type of strategy, creative or media.

But the business is in a difficult position, as shrinking margins push salaries down and the brains are leaving to join the consulting business… is there a solution to get us thinking anew?

You can read Charlie’s post at

By Lex Bradshaw-Zanger

A digital native and integrated brand marketer with a passion for marketing-communications and product design, Lex has a truly international outlook and experience, having worked both in major marketing agencies and client-side brands across Europe, the US and the Middle East.

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