On the Beach pt 2 – Awesome People Talking

Last week we sent Alana King, Strategist and Tom Willner-Reid, Commercial Finance Manager, to Silicon Beached. Here, Tom tells us about what he learned about creativity. Part 1 is here. At BBH I’m in Commercial. I’m not a creative. I observe creativity happening from a distance; I greatly admire the genius of those who sit in an

On The Beach pt 1 – A Conference for Everyone

Last week we sent Alana King, Strategist and Tom Willner-Reid, Commercial Finance Manager, to Silicon Beached. Here, Alana writes on the significance, or not, of a conference where all the speakers ‘happened to be’ women. Part 2 is here.   Something strange happened this week: I attended a conference (Silicon Beached) where all ten speakers were women.

The New Mission Control

Until about three hours ago, I thought that the people who sent rockets into space looked like this. Or him. or them. These guys maybe. But not *these* guys. Or this guy.   And definitely not her. And these two? No way. (actually, I’m still not sure about these two) Watching SpaceX’s PR video (above) showing the

Black Sheep Wanted

It’s thrilling to think that one day we might be looking to hire ‘Avatar programmers’, ‘Chief Drone Experience

A Year of Linking Dangerously

Wow. That was a year. Below a month-by-month selection of the linking and thinking that kept us ticking in 2015. Thanks, as always for reading and sharing so generously and thanks in particular to the many many thinkers, makers and doers who have inspired us this year. Happy Holidays. ************************* January kicked off with some

tl;dr – some recent longreads

Yes, we know that it’s all about video these days and streaming boxsets and hashtags and old people marooned on the moon, but for thousands of years humankind has used words to convey complex ideas and so here are lots of words, with a roundup of some of the best longreads that have recently crossed

The Case for Content

In last week’s Campaign, venerable ad-man Dave Trott launched a salvo aimed at ‘content’, the word and the

Medium Well Done

A little over a month ago we published our first post on Medium, the first platform we are

BBH goes Back to the Future

October 21, 2015 is the date of BBH’s digital expo, SXW1 (yes, a terrible pun-slash-homage to SXSW, based on our postcode in London) and this year we’re going Back to the Future. Some of us are old enough to be obsessive fan girls and fan boys of the film and the date on the clock in Doc Brown’s DeLorean

The Nine Nos of Innovation

Last week I spent two days at the glorious British seaside, attending and speaking at Silicon Beach in Bournemouth.

Common Sense, Dancing

Author, Agathe Guerrier, Head of Strategy, BBH Labs and BBH London What happens when you cram the Crème de la Crème of contemporary marketing thinking into the RSA, in front of an audience of senior agency planners (and a few clients)? Heated intellectual debate and a widespread sense of existential industry angst, that’s what. On

Introducing The Publishing Laboratory

Author: Jeremy Ettinghausen, Innovation Director, BBH London & Labs Blogging has been good for us and good to us. Since launching this blog in 2009 we’ve published hundreds of posts, read thousands of comments, engaged in dozens of great conversations and made many new friends. Of course we’ve also been DDoS’d, hacked and spammed, but that’s

Joyful and Extraordinary, meet Dismal and Mundane

With it’s gleeful puncturing of the tropes of advertising – a world where families chuckle around the breakfast table and where it is always golden hour – the promo for Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’ might just be the most interesting piece of marketing of the year so far. Given his disdain for advertising and his skill in the