If you want to produce special work, it’s worth collaborating with special people.

Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

It can be easy to settle on something that feels right. Something that seems to make sense of all the confusion.

You’ll feel relief when you get to this point. You’ll think you’ve cracked it. You’ll feel good.

But then you have to take a step back from what feels really good and ask:

But is it great?

Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

You can’t be good at everything. The skill is to work with someone who is good at what you are not.

Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

Find out why things go where they go.

Find out why particular scenes in a particular film sequence are edited together or in the fashion they are or in the time that they are and the way that the cuts work.

What you’re really doing in this situation is you’re working on your craft.

You’re looking at something that you really admire and you’re trying to get into the seethe of the person who built this thing to begin with; to get into their head to see why they made the pratical decisions that they made in creating this, whether it’s a logo or a Web page or anything else.

Most broadcast stations have a public service quota to fill. If your event helps the greater good, creating a short radio spot will not only gain free advertising, but will convey the not for profit essence of your event.

Don’t have a philanthropic element to your event? It’s the perfect incentive to team up with one and give back to your community.