Opinion

We're opinionated. And we care about everything from Nirvana documentaries to the psychological underpinnings of celebrity chefs. We publish a regular blog, and the only thing we can promise you is that we have no idea what the next post will be about.

Agile thinking – what’s our vision

On a bitterly cold January morning the multi-talented PLBR account handling team gathered for our first monthly breakfast meeting of 2015. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity for us account guys to get together to discuss ongoing projects and best practice solutions; showcasing the creative work each account pod has produced in unison with our …

Working with strangers and my first time abroad alone

In July I disappeared from the office to spend some time in Rome. ‘On holiday?’ I hear you ask. No, I spent the week at the EACA Summer School, with advertising folk from agencies around Europe, learning new skills and working on a live client brief. The process of getting to Rome wasn’t an easy …

Bright Sparks: Picking up the pace

It is week 4 and our bright sparks are embracing the pace of advertising life. Jonathan Webb – Creative Executive  Well, here I am at the end of my fourth week! The pace has certainly picked up; I feel I have definitely been in the thick of it, especially in my fourth week where we had many …

About the ‘New Guy’

Well I have been asked to write a PLBR blog, which I graciously accepted without knowing what I wanted to talk about. So I hope the following ramblings and incoherent thoughts suffice. As the ‘new guy’ I am often asked about what I did before winning the creative role from The Lab. So I suppose …

2 weeks on the job and our diagnosis is…

Following our lab initiative, two amazingly talented individuals have now joined our team. We thought it was only fair to give them a chance to tell you how they are both settling in. Jonathan Webb – Creative Executive I have arrived at the end of my second Friday now with the creative team at PLBR and what a …

America needs to loosen up

I have a confession to make. Like all decent, hard-working people who occasionally work from home, I was doing that thing that you know everyone does whether they’re working from home or not. I was on Facebook. Mainly for recruitment purposes, as you do when you’re intent on adding good people you actually know and …

He’s like Marmite…

I know we are given completely free rein in choosing what we would like to write about on here (minus expletives or obscenities) so it may seem a little sad that I am going to share a pharmaceutical-related post, but I think that there is much more behind the scenes of this particular article. Last …

If bands had straplines …

The advertising of music is a very different proposition to pharma. Listening to Justin Bieber may provoke side effects that include nausea and depression, but music delivers its melodious message across an entirely different medium; with no ABPI concerns to abide by, and no minimum regulatory standards to be concerned with (and at the risk of sounding …

The second bite!

Wow, well that sure went quickly! It was only a mere 4 weeks ago when we were all fuelled with excitement about the start of this year’s World Cup. Burning questions were flying left, right and centre; like how much better will Nike’s advertising campaign be than Adidas’? How many goals were England going to …

Cannes, it pulls you in

It is generally agreed that Russian literature understands and interrogates the human condition like no other genre. Physical and mental disorder and dystopia are the fabric of some of the world’s greatest stories from War & Peace to Crime & Punishment. By coincidence or design Tolstoy became a recurring theme for me at Cannes this …

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