Lying is different from bullshit.

When you lie, you know what the truth is but you intentionally misrepresent it. In a way bullshit is more insidious because people who bullshit often don’t know what the truth is and don’t care.

They’re out to make a point; they’re out to sell you an idea; and they really don’t care whether what they are saying is true or not.

The advertising agency business has gotten terribly conglomeratized and consolidated, and I don’t think that’s doing the agency, the employees of the agencies, and the clients of the agencies’ business any favors.

‘Original’ is one of the most inflammatory words a creative person can use to describe a creative work, ‘fake,’ or course, being the other.

There is no such thing as originality.

Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

Sometimes building a new world means tearing the old world down.

And that makes enemies.

Captain America, The Winter Solder

Design to survive. Not unlike humans, brands also go through life stages: birth, growth, maturity, old age, rebirth for some, death for others.

Brand Jam by Marc Gobé

Customers want to make a statement about who they are and show their tastes. At times, they make purchases to be seen as belonging to a certain group. Other times, the reason can be distinctly opposite, they want their purchase to set them apart from everyone else.

Selling Luxury by Robin Lent and Genevieve Tour

The blur between high budget and low budget. The budget doesn’t really matter; the idea matters. My most expensive ad was 1.3 million€, and my least expensive ad was 300€. I still don’t know which one I like the best.

You approach each project searching for a dozen great ideas, not just one or two. After about seven designs, you realize there really are infinite ways to look at a problem. I now completely enjoy the process, through I’m keenly aware that all but one of those dozen great ideas will eventually be killed.