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Who “owns” a client-rejected idea?

I think this may have been asked before, but here goes nothing. Who “owns” an idea?
Let me give a specific example. I come up with a fantastic idea for a campaign. I present to my CD, and he loves it. We present it to the client, and while they enjoy it, they feel it’s …

Upping the “wow” factor of a killer book

How about some tips on how to make a killer portfolio WOW an audience?
And what should I leave behind after the interview? Is it really important to leave something behind other than a CV?
If it’s a killer portfolio it will have all the wow-power it needs. No need to trick up a book full of great …

How should I feel after making an ad I’m not proud of?

How should I feel after producing an ad that I am not proud of?
We know that wasn’t a trick question or anything, so here’s a not- trick answer: like shit. And then get over it real fast and move on. The next ad can be your best ad, and no matter the obstacles, you have …

Any night courses to keep creative juices flowing?

Do you know of any night courses offered in Toronto that i could take for idea generation or copywriting? i’m having a lot of trouble at work = coming up with ideas and feel that a slight battle with ADD negates my ability to retain tips through literature.
So if you can suggest some workshops …

I’ve got an idea that’ll change the music industry!

My friend and I have a really good idea for music industry that would benefit the entire world. But we have no idea how to get it started. What do we do to get this off the ground. Please help!!
An idea that’s going to change the world. Hmmm. Without having any clue …

Creative opportunities: Canada vs. USA

i’m wondering if there are major differences between working in the US and working in Canada as an art director/copywriter. i’m interested in working in vancouver or toronto, but don’t agencies in chicago, miami, and san francisco offer more opportunities to work w/ better talent and higher profile clients? i …


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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