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Adland names its favourite ads

Adland names its favourite ads

From Dave Trott to Nicola Mendelsohn and Stephen Woodford, adland's luminaries have spent the past year picking their top five ads to celebrate the IPA's centenary. As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look at what the ad industry’s favourite ads really are… Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Beth Hazon

My Favourite Five Ads: Beth Hazon

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week Beth Hazon, Managing Director at Drummond Central picks her "eclectic mix" of ads, ranging from Old Lions to party proof kitchens and... blue blood unicorns. Read more

Dear Liz, how risqué can my Secret Santa gift be?

Dear Liz, how risqué can my Secret Santa gift be?

This year’s Secret Santa has just kicked off at my agency and I’ve drawn the CEO. I’m fairly new here so don’t really know her but everyone says she’s a real laugh. Listening to stories from colleagues it sounds like in previous years, people at the agency generally prefer ‘joke’ gifts, but what if she’s offended by what I get her and she finds out it was from me? How risqué do you think my gift can be? Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: David Billing

My Favourite Five Ads: David Billing

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week, David Billing, ECD at Above+Beyond shares his hand-picked favourite ads "because you didn’t need another middle-aged guy telling you how great Guinness 'Surfers' was, did you? Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Tom Ewart

My Favourite Five Ads: Tom Ewart

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week, Tom Ewart, CCO/Founding Partner of The Corner shares his favourites, including a cultural landmark, the Unexpected and "the greatest use of eight words in advertising, ever". Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Dave Bedwood

My Favourite Five Ads: Dave Bedwood

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week, Dave Bedwood, Creative Partner at CHI & Partners takes us on a whistle-stop tour of advertising through each decade of his life. Read more

Unlocking my career potential at RAPP

Unlocking my career potential at RAPP

"It only took me four years to realise that I could make a living from what I truly love – coming up with mad stuff and then making it." After attending the inaugural Advertising Unlocked open day, Kate O'Connor shares her experience of it as she attempts to make a career switch from Financial Services into the world of Creative. Read more

Is all this data driving brand advantage?

Is all this data driving brand advantage?

Earlier this year IPA President, Sarah Golding, set out her ‘Magic and the Machines’ agenda and a new programme to help agencies fully embrace data and “the machines”, to deliver better marketing. Here Sue Elms, Consultant at Skin the Cat argues that we should embrace the machines, and even delegate to them, but we should never abdicate to them. Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Dave Henderson

My Favourite Five Ads: Dave Henderson

A "monochrome masterpiece" with integration of the product that has "never been bettered". To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week, Dave Henderson, Creative Partner at Atomic London, makes his selection. Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Anna Carpen

My Favourite Five Ads: Anna Carpen

"The best ads are able to land themselves slap bang in the middle of culture." To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week Anna Carpen, Executive Creative Director at 18 Feet and Rising, makes her selection. Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: James Pais

My Favourite Five Ads: James Pais

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week, IPA Scotland Chairman James Pais takes us through his favourites, which feature a snowman, skinheads... and Elvis Costello. Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Kate Cox

My Favourite Five Ads: Kate Cox

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. This week Kate Cox, CEO of Bray Leino, shares the five ads that had the greatest personal impact on her. Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Stephen Roycroft

My Favourite Five Ads: Stephen Roycroft

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past century. Alive for over half of the IPA's 100 years Stephen Roycroft, IPA Northern Ireland Chairman and Managing Director, RLA Ireland shares the five ads that taught him how to pursue greater effectiveness throughout the 25 years he’s been learning the game. Read more

Dear Liz, what can I do to increase my skills at work?

Dear Liz, what can I do to increase my skills at work?

Dear Liz, I’ve been in my current role at an agency for a few years now and while I enjoy it, I’m concerned that I’m no longer learning anything new. I’d like to increase my skills – perhaps with extra training or a course – but it’s not common practice for employees here to do this and I’m not even sure if there’s a budget for it. How would you recommend I approach this subject with my line manager? Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Nicky Unsworth

My Favourite Five Ads: Nicky Unsworth

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past 100 years. This week Nicky Unsworth, Chief Executive of BJL Group and the re-elected Honorary Secretary at the IPA, chooses her favourites which feature white horses, a gorgeous animation and Joan Collins... Read more

My Favourite Five Ads: Andy Reid

My Favourite Five Ads: Andy Reid

To celebrate the IPA's centenary this year, we are asking adland's finest to pick their top five ads from the past 100 years. This week, Andy Reid, IPA City Head for South West and Managing Director at McCann Bristol, selects his favourite ads which includes 'A Big Orange Hit'... Read more

Industry luminaries debate adland’s LEADing issues

Industry luminaries debate adland’s LEADing issues

Karen Bradley MP, Syl Saller, Lucy Jameson, Evan Davis and Paul Feldwick were just some of the stellar names on the line-up for this year’s AA Lead Conference. They debated a range of themes from the value of advertising, politics and the economy and, increasingly under Andy Duncan's leadership, responsible advertising as a force for good. For those unable to make it, IPA Finance Director Tom Lewis has summed up the key takeaways. Read more

What drives advertising ROI?

What drives advertising ROI?

One of the key roles of the IPA through the Effectiveness Awards is to shine a light on the most effective advertising campaigns in our industry. The awards create the case studies of the best our industry has to offer with respect to commercially effective advertising. Read more

Don’t move, improve

Don’t move, improve

“Should I move jobs?”, was a question that came up a lot when I was performing my duties as a mentor at a recent IPA event. Agency staff from across our industry wanted to know if they’d be better off in another workplace and were under the impression they could earn more elsewhere or get promoted more quickly by moving. Read more

Dear Liz, my manager favours my colleague, what do I do?

Dear Liz, my manager favours my colleague, what do I do?

Hi Liz, I am a Project Manager at a creative agency and work as part of a small team of 3 which includes another project manager and our line manager. I’ve been with the agency for 2 years while the other project manager and line manager have been working together for 5 years. Unfortunately it is beginning to feel like my line manager favours my colleague and they end up getting all the great projects and accompanying praise. Any ideas how I can address this issue with my boss without sounding bitter? Read more

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