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Useful Thoughts From Advertising Mentors

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I read Praveen Vaidyanathan's tweets a while ago in which he had shared some of the most useful thoughts from his mentors.

All of them inspired me and I felt like the words should reach more people. So I put them together in the following deck.

You'll love them.

They're pure gold.

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Useful Thoughts From Advertising Mentors

  1. 1. USEFUL THOUGHTS FROM ADVERTISING MENTORS
  2. 2. YOU ARE THE PRESENTATION Jon Steel
  3. 3. WHY RESTRICT YOURSELF WITH FACTS WHEN YOU CAN DRAMATIZE FICTION Melanie Arrow
  4. 4. NEVER BE ENTIRELY SURE Sarah Watson
  5. 5. DO WHAT EXCITES YOU BECAUSE YOU’LL BE FIRED ANYWAYS Rob Campbell
  6. 6. BE MICHAEL BAY- DRAMATIC Cindy Gallop
  7. 7. DON’T BULLSHIT Shane Smith
  8. 8. START WITH: PEOPLE DON’T CARE Martin Weigel
  9. 9. GO BACK TO COMMON SENSE Tom Goodwin
  10. 10. TREAT THE TRIVIAL WITH SERIOUSNESS Jim Carroll
  11. 11. IF YOU MEET ENEMIES, YOU’RE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Katie Dreke
  12. 12. INSIGHTS, LIKE IDEAS, ARE CREATIVE LEAPS Kate Smither
  13. 13. NONE OF US KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING Bob Hoffman
  14. 14. PHILOSOPHY IS THE GREATEST TOOL YOU HAVE Faris Yakob
  15. 15. SCREENS DON’T PROVIDE ANSWERS, PEOPLE DO John Hegarty
  16. 16. CREATIVE IS A MEASURE OF HOW YOU DO YOUR JOB Dave Trott
  17. 17. OBSESS ABOUT THE PAST AS MUCH AS THE FUTURE Lucy Jameson
  18. 18. THE MORE YOU SAY, THE LESS YOU COMMNUNICATE Tom Roach
  19. 19. POST-RATIONALIZATION IS NOT A SIN, IT’S A SKILL Russell Davies
  20. 20. SHOW UP EVERYDAY, STAYING TRUE TO YOURSELF Colleen DeCourcy
  21. 21. IF THE BRIEF ISN’T CLEAR, ASK FOR WHAT TO DRAMATIZE Simon Veksner
  22. 22. TO SOLVE A SPECIFIC PROBLEM, SOLVE A DIFFERENT PROBLEM Rory Sutherland
  23. 23. IT’S NOT WHERE YOU TAKE THINGS FROM, BUT WHERE YOU TAKE THEM TO Bridget Angear
  24. 24. THE BEST WAY TO LEARN IS TO TEACH SOMEONE Julian Cole
  25. 25. THINGS COME TO YOU WHEN YOU STOP THINKING ABOUT THINGS Vikki Ross
  26. 26. AN INSIGHT IS LIKE A FRIDGE, WHEN YOU OPEN IT, LIGHT COMES ON Jeremy Bullmore
  27. 27. EMBRACE YOUR SCHIZO Heidi Hackemer
  28. 28. NO NEED TO OVERTHINK Susan Hoffman
  29. 29. RESPECT OUR CRAFT Sue Perry
  30. 30. SAY IT WITH MORE FEELING Lilli English
  31. 31. DON’T BE DICK OR EGOTISTIC Vicky Chen
  32. 32. FEED YOUR BRAIN AS MUCH Maria Papova
  33. 33. USE INTUITION TO GUESS AND LOGIC TO PROVE Jeremy Bullmore
  34. 34. DON’T JUST DO IT, CHANGE IT Jane Newman
  35. 35. GET OUT THERE AND TALK TO REAL PEOPLE Lucielle Vardy
  36. 36. DON’T BE SEDUCED BY THE PORNOGRAPHY OF CHANGE Mark Ritson
  37. 37. BEING WRONG AND INTERESTING IS BETTER THAN BEING RIGHT AND DULL Dave Trott
  38. 38. GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT ENOUGH Jane Newman
  39. 39. APPRECIATE THE HYPOCRISY OF HUMANS Lucy Cochran
  40. 40. LOOK OUT OF THE WINDOW SOMETIMES Kate Mackay-Sinclair
  41. 41. CHOOSE HOW TO THINK AHEAD OF WHAT TO THINK Rachel Mercer
  42. 42. DO EVERYTHING TO AVOID FALLING INTO ROUTINES Amelia Torode
  43. 43. START WITH WORDS, CONTINUE WITH WORDS, FINISH WITH WORDS Mark Pollard
  44. 44. IT’S OKAY TO STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS Heather LeFevre
  45. 45. Compiled and created by: Praveen Vaidyanathan @v_praveen Vishal Ostwal @vishalostwal9 Thank you.

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