Author: Lucian Trestler

Running BBH Labs, based in London.

STEREOTYPES ARE LAZY, DAMAGING AND INEFFECTIVE. HERE’S THE SOLUTION.

For decades advertising has been notorious for perpetuating stereotypes, but their continued use leads to ineffective work and damaging cultural norms. Here Madeleine Young, Strategist at BBH, outlines 4 practical steps agencies must to take make a positive impact on the work and the world. I was sixteen when I first appreciated the capacity of advertising to make my life...

STOP BUYING REACH AND START EARNING IT

Media is slowly suffocating social media. The relentless optimisation towards media efficiency and mass reach is resulting in shorter, less effective social banner adverts. This is disrupting people’s experience of social and not shifting brand metrics. It is time marketeers shifted their focus away from paid reach and towards organic resonance, writes Jack Colchester, Senior Data Strategist at BBH London....

WHY NEEDY BRANDS WILL NEVER MAKE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

Great entertainment is transgressive. It breaks the rules and provokes your emotions. Brands must overcome their need to be liked and challenge their audiences if they want to create entertainment that truly impacts culture, writes Richard Cable, Editorial Director at BBH London. If great advertising and great entertainment have one thing in common, it’s that they both provoke a profound emotional...