Andy on Twitter

  • Great orgs are built on inspired talent that is difficult to manage, sometimes large in confidence and ego, strong: Kraft at @Cannes_Lions,
  • The best tend to be the most creative - and tend to be the most difficult. As a leader you must learn to live with that. Kraft @Cannes_Lions,
  • Cannes debate underway.,
  • Thanks for a great session and for the beautiful and inspiring work. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Profit of 8 pounds for every 1 spent - rallies employees in critical trading period - emotion pays @johnlewisretail,
  • 30+ media channels sustaining reach and supporting 40% of profits generated in 5 week window @johnlewisretail,
  • Started at 3m views now <45m and 85k parodies of Xmas ads - tease idea 2-3weeks in advance with bloggers @Cannes_Lions,
  • Entire agency works on the creative - team you least expect cracks it @Cannes_Lions,
  • Immense pressure when the country is waiting for your creative. JL on its creative process @Cannes_Lions,
  • Testing would have killed best creative - instead trust your smarts @Cannes_Lions,
  • Didn't realise John Lewis was a partnership @Cannes_Lions,
  • Massive effects of emotion and creative over time - would love to see awards for long running campaigns… ,
  • How do you do emotional priming in your campaigns? lessons from John Lewis,
  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,

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Big Thinking for Business

We recently launches our Business channel on YouTube. Early days yet but go take a look at let me know your thoughts.

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FREEMIUM

Chris has a great response to The Economist on free models. I’ve long argued that free often gets misread as literally free. (the comments are worth reading)

Every customer comes with a cost. Rather than pay to market to you and obtain revenue now, instead I choose little or no marketing or distribution cost, focusing instead on the belief that you will pay for the product later. These freemium models are all round us. Google is doing it with Picasa. Flickr with FlickrPro.

There are those that also believe that, if you believe, you will pay. CC Cleaner is a great example. Terrific free utility for Windows. You pay to support the product if you think it is worth it. And its worth it. They are essentially monetizing a percent of their customer base that has a conscience or real enthusiasm for what they are doing.

Also worth a read is this survey of free business models online. More links here….

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Penn On Professional Job Losses

Interesting column from Mark Penn on the impact of the recession on professional jobs. He makes a good point here:

“We are totally unprepared for this new phenomenon. We have safety nets for the chronically unemployed, for the fast-food workers let go (oddly they may be the only ones keeping their jobs in this recession), and for the manufacturing plants that have been shuttered. The stimulus will create construction jobs galore. But we have nothing for the tens of thousands of displaced advertising creatives and newspaper writers and editors that are among the newly unemployed. They can’t build roads — all they learned how to do was to write ads and draft editorials.”