On the lack of data proving the effectiveness of ad campaigns (designed to boost loyalty)

πŸ’Ž On the lack of data proving the effectiveness of ad campaigns (designed to boost loyalty)

The advertising industry – whose only important asset is ideas – has learned nothing from this. We keep heading in the wrong direction. We keep bulking up everything in our arsenal except our creative resources. Then we take the people who are supposed to be our idea people and give them till 3 o’clock to do a banner.

Sure, we need people who are tech-savvy and analytical. But more than anything, we need some brains-in-a-bottle who have no responsibility other than to sit in a corner and feed us crazy ideas. We keep looking to β€œtransform” our industry but ignore the one transformation that would kill.

Excerpt from:Β How not to Plan: 66 ways to screw it up by Les Binet and Sarah Carter

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