The Monday Morning WHIP // 224

This week Stan wants us to spend less time making excuses and more time making. It’s easy to make excuses. Heaven knows I’m made more than enough of them myself. But if you’re struggling on a project making excuses won’t help. Don’t have enough time? Make some. Don’t know where or how to begin? Start with the obvious. Don’t think you have everything you need. Use what you have. Creativity doesn’t need excuses. It needs ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 223

Think back to your days in prep - remember Show & Tell? Turns out it was a valuable lesson for us creatives to learn... Just because you’re a junior with little to no experience doesn’t mean you can’t have the better ideas than people with ten or twenty years experience. Ideas come from anywhere. And you don’t need five years at Harvard to have one. So don’t be intimidated. Don’t think you’re good but not that good. And don’t shy in speaking up for ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 222

This week, Stan's advice is to find inspiration in the naughty corner. I popped in to visit a friend at his office the other day. He had this great quote pinned on his wall; “If you’re not creating trouble, you’re not creating much.” Have to say I love this quote. Far better to be a creative trouble maker than someone who simply tows the line. Think different. Push hard. Have an opinion. Back yourself. All these things will mark you as a trouble maker. But it’s ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 221

If there's one piece of advice you should listen to it's this. Hawk a folio around for long enough and pretty you’ll soon be overwhelmed with advice and opinion. Some of it similar, but much of it wildly differing and inconsistent. This is where it gets tricky for young people. Such and such says I should do this. But what’s-his-name says I should do something else. So what should you do? That’s easy. Do what you think is right. Problem is that’s easier said than ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 220

You never know what you're going to do that's going to have people remember you. This is a pretty good thing to start with. I was chatting with the Head of Strategy at an agency the other day, who was going to be interviewing a young planner that I know. As you can imagine I wanted to put a good word in for the youngster, but there was no need, as they’d crossed paths a few years earlier. Seems she remembered the junior from all those years ago because she’d been prepared to stand ... Read More! »

The Monday Morning WHIP // 219

We have our own stories about Sarah Barclay. Make sure you take the time to read it after Stan's words below. When I was young one of my creative idols was Sarah Barclay, who at the time was working at the Campaign Palace. She works in New York now I think, as an ECD on some global brand whose name I can’t for the life of me remember. Anyway yesterday I stumbled on a lovely little video of Sarah talking about the early part of her career. In her own words she puts down her success ... Read More! »