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Sexual orientation and creativity

Question: I’m scared that my creativity has something to do with my sexual orientation.
Any thoughts?
Our gay friends dress better, are more emotional and have better gossip than we bland straight people. But we dare say they’re no more talented.
Are you worried that you’re gay or that you’re straight?

What are the ten best creative ad cities in the world?

In your opinion, what are the 10 best cities in the world for cutting edge advertising? Would you recommend that someone who is starting his/ her ad career work in the best city, if the opportunity existed? I look forward to your response.
Some cities become known for consistently great work, but if you look …

Creative coincidences

So I picked up the latest Strategy mag. I came across the Outstanding New Campaign article; Kodak’s empty frame idea: don’t miss a great moment. I was in total dis-belief!!! Why you ask… well because I’m currently working on the competition’s print ads, which have the exact same idea! You guys beat us to it.
Frustrated, maybe… we do have other …

Two CDs, two differing opinions —who should I listen to?

Just a simple (or not so simple) question. With the help of two local CDs and an Art Director I’ve been re-vamping my book and to my amazement, the new one and the old one are like night and day. But here is the question…
When showing material to these guys prior to printing and putting them into my book, I …

I’ve got an amazing ad idea for Nike. How can I get it to them?

I have a great advertising idea for Nike and another manufacturer. Without a doubt – Nike, the manufacturer and myself stand to make a large amount of money. I found Nike’s advertising site which explains they are unable to accept any outside ideas. How would I get around …

I have an idea for a great beer commercial

I have an idea for a great beer commercial. How do I go about pitching it to someone who can do something with it? Contact the beer company or an ad agency?
Hate to break your bubble but your chances of selling your idea are pretty slim. In fact, both the beer company …

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About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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