It's a recurring theme that if we were really good at what we do, we probably wouldn't be working in advertising - let alone in an ad agency. And so it's not unusual to hear the refrain that the best creatives tend to pursue a career in the arts, whereas less talented ones would go into advertising. So what two strategists have to say about it? Is it fair to the talent of ad creatives? Or is it just another example of our industry's inferiority complex?
From big marketing questions to everyday agency life realities, The Overthinkers is a weekly, 20 min conversation between two marketing strategists: Rachel Mercer (@rachelmercer - CXO Proto) and Shann Biglione (@LeShann - Head of Strategy Publicis Media). It is for those who like to (over)think about our industry, with delightful guests occasionally joining Rachel and Shann for extended discussions. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.
Views represented and reflected are individually held and are not representative of Rachel and Shann's (lovely) employers.