Friday, 22 May 2009

Placement teams

We are starting to share details of placement teams to help both the teams and us as creative services folk get their information and work out there.

Keep an eye out on the links to the right of the blog and check them out, and let us know if you want to share with us any teams you may have seenm.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Restless legs. Not only a great song by Half Man Half Biscuit, but also a great short film from creative team Lee & Dan ( Who'd have thought.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Rebecca & Mike

There's not a huge amount to see on their website (, but these two are an un-pigeon-holable volcano of innovative and surprising ideas. Get in touch.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Shhhh - tactical

Some more great tactical ads. This time by Schweppes. Check out the site. It reads: Benefit fraud. We're closing in.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


Roll up, roll up at the one-stop-shop for your future fame and fortune!
Get involved, get trained and get a better job! It's that easy ;-)

From the 24th September the IPA will be running the Creative Services training programme and there's something for pretty much everyone.

Our business is changing by the day and these short courses will help make you future-proof, ready for anything, the multi-channel super-producer we all hear so much about.

Each session is a bite-size three hours long and costs just £150 per person (it's cheaper if you come along to all the sesions, btw).

Here's a taste of what's on offer, so have a look, get badgering your CSD/HR for a few quid to make you a more productive member of staff and then deluge Anna Beeton at the IPA with your requests for places and more info (

- Online marketing explained (inc platforms; agency structure; jargon-busting; the best of the web)
- Producing online communication (inc timings; costs; how to monetise production)
- Becoming a better project manager (inc latest trends in PM; agency finance/business;campaign management software)
- Really understanding production (inc asset management software;decoupling; procurement; media co relations)
- Managing relationships, conflict resolution and negotiation
- An introduction to Creative Services for junior CS and Acc Managers (inc agency structure; process; jargon-busting; best practice; making stuff happen)

Thursday, 7 May 2009