What helps people helps business.
The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs wants dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
If you don’t get noticed you don’t have anything. You just have to be noticed but the art is in getting noticed naturally without screaming or without tricks.
I have learned to respect ideas wherever they come from. Often they come from clients. Account executives often have big creative ideas regardless of what some writers think.
I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people but that of boring them to death.
Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
A good basic selling idea involvement and relevancy of course are as important as ever but in the advertising din of today unless you make yourself noticed and believed you ain’t got nothin’.