Category: process

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...

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How the CIA define problems & plan solutions: The Phoenix Checklist

In a recent BBH Labs post (Wind Tunnel Marketing, The Sequel: On the Need for Divergent Insight) that talked about the need for divergent thinking and stimulus in approaching problem solving (& creative ideation), Chaz Wigley, the Chairman of BBH in Asia Pacific, mentioned how the CIA‘s (I’ve always wanted to link to the CIA) Problem Definition Checklist provoked precisely this...