I started my career, straight from university, into Account Planning, a long time ago. A couple of weeks back was my 35th anniversary in the business.
My first job was at “BMP” now know as Adam & Eve DDB (London). at the time it was probably the most creative and awarded agency in the world, largely due to the creative leadership and talent of John Webster.
A few days ago a film was made by Patrick Collister and the School of Communication Arts in London, on John Webster and his work and philosophy, with lots of commentary by other industry leaders (such as John Hegarty, Dave Trott and Rory Sutherland).
A trailer is below.
And you can see the full documentary film too
35 years on, I’m still lucky! Now I’m at the other agency that co-founded planning back in 1968, JWT. Though in Bangkok. A bit warmer than London, and very human.
A couple of days ago, apple updated its iPad line up with the new iPad Air (thinner, lighter, faster and smaller body, despite keeping its big screen), plus its new retina display iPad mini. I feel a couple of generations behind already with my iPad 3 but don’t plan on updating, at least not yet, though the extra lightness might be appealing….
Then yesterday Nokia introduced a new tablet, which (now they are part of Microsoft) seems to be competing with Microsoft’s own, and not terribly successful, tablets.
Much more positive coverage however is going to the two new Nokia Phablets, the cross-over of phone and tablet with 6 inch displays. Both the 1080p top end Nokia Lumia 1520 and the lower-priced Lumia 1320 (720p display) seem worth a good look when they arrive, though there is quite a bit of price difference between them.
Even as an apple fan with both sized iPads and an (old) iPhone, I must admit there is something very appealing about a Phablet and Lumia’s look good. Still can’t work out why apple hasn’t realised one yet. Despite its negativity to this format, both Samsung and now Nokia seem to be creating products with demand.
Am a big fan of the micro-finance organisation KIVA
A new and interesting parallel development is “Indiegogo” a crowd-funding platform to raise cash for diverse projects ranging from funding independent movies and other creative projects to medical research.
If you’d like to see a real example and real need, this is a good one … click here
How easy would it have been to show a car winding around a mountain road, perhaps with a few boulders strewn in its way, or for the more creative avoiding a flange of frogs, but no … enjoy this love product demo, simple, creative and hats off to Mercedes.