Why I Left Advertising

A couple of days ago, my friend Matt Eastwood, who is the Global Chief Creative Officer at J Walter Thompson (you can’t get much higher than that in creative roles in advertising), was interviewed by Indian website Live Mint. In the interview, he proclaimed that “it is the best time to be working in advertising”, because “now, you can invent a new product” [instead of just doing “advertising”]. So basically, he is… Read More

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (It’s already happening on Facebook Live)

You may have noticed that your friends on Facebook, and especially media outlets have started going live on Facebook (Instagram recently launched a similar feature). It’s becoming the new way of covering live events – big and small. Linear TV is, as we all know, dying a slow and rather painful death. Entertaining or informative content, is not. We have completely changed the way we consume media. We still watch “TV”, but… Read More

The Road to Digital Transformation. Acoustic Sessions #1.17. 28 February 2017

Acoustic Sessions is our new quarterly event programme on Innovation, Digital Transformation, Strategy and Creativity. We will vary the format, but keep consistent focus on sessions that are inspirational and practical at the same time. Our first session will be on February 28, at Collision 8, in High Street Centre (Where Acoustic holds office). The breakfast seminar is free, with priority given to senior management. Register here Digital Transformation is Cultural Transformation Digital Transformation is… Read More

The Fine Art of Customer Experience Creation

Most companies spend a lot of money on branding and marketing activities. Doing advertising and branding in the right channels at the right time is a great thing to do for improving your brand performance and ROI. Many companies even invest large sums in CRM systems to improve customer retention. But many companies seem to miss out on the one thing that makes people buy from you again and again: Customer Experience…. Read More

Digital Transformation is Cultural Transformation

Digital transformation is coming our way, whether we like it or not. More and more industries are being disrupted by new and/or innovative players in the market place. And a lot of existing businesses are scrambling to prepare themselves for whatever will happen in their own industry. The reaction amongst top management varies, of course. Some become paralysed, and do nothing. Others run out and hire Digital Directors. Others again task their… Read More

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