Seriously. Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) couldn’t make it much simpler than this.
When you see an ad on the television does it have subtitles running across the bottom of the screen explaining what the brief for the ad was?
No, of course not.
Ever seen a poster on the highway with a copy of the brief attached to it?
No, didn’t think so.
So why oh why do so many juniors have creative briefs in their folios?
If your ad needs a copy of the brief alongside it in order to help someone understand it, then the ad is a failure.
In the real world ads have to do all the talking.
So please apply some rigour to your folio and ditch any briefs, labels explaining the ideas, and all those sticky notes with the proposition scribbled them. And do it now!Tweet