Think with Google highlights five ways agencies and marketers can use surveys to inform their next business decisions.
Facebook IQ shares a hypothesis-driven insights approach that will help marketers better process and use data to inform their marketing decisions and write a stellar creative brief.
Hubspot provides a guide to writing the great creative brief for ad agencies.
Jaime Klein Daley, EVP Strategy & Insights at Possible argues that planning and user experience need to work together to build brands.
The ANA provides guidance for developing creative briefs and optimizing the briefing process for both agencies and clients.
Leslie Bielby, Hill Holliday’s chief strategy officer, makes the case that planning is as critical as ever, but the discipline must continue to evolve and to teach more diverse skills.
More than 300 of the sharpest strategists in the ad business gathered in New York last week for the 20th annual 4A’s Strategy Festival, which was themed “Data + Humanity: Planning Redefined.” Learn more and download the full report here.
The APG in the UK interviewed 25 strategy leaders and surveyed the APG community asking what are the most valued skills for the future. You can review the research findings here.
Plannersphere is a wiki for all things relating to account planning, strategy, and insight.
This is a collection of links to offbeat tools and blogs for and by planners and strategists.
Globality’s Porter Gale participated in the West Region New Business Committee meeting on November 17, at Eleven in San Francisco, to share observations on the agency search process and provide committee members with information related to Globality’s web-based agency search platform (www.globality.com/).
The Wall Street Journal reports the publisher is moving to an ad-free subscription model. This is a valuable read for 4A’s Members, as ad blocking continues to be a major concern for the industry.