How to catch the Big Idea: The Strategies of the Top-Creatives

How to catch the Big Idea: The Strategies of the Top-Creatives

by Ralf Langwost, John Hegarty
     
 

Great and successful advertising ideas do not come about just by chance; they result from a professionally managed creative process. That is the reason why top creative agencies and clients can repeatedly come up with great ideas. This book shows what these creative experts have in common. This is emphasized by numerous original quotes from interviews held by the

Overview

Great and successful advertising ideas do not come about just by chance; they result from a professionally managed creative process. That is the reason why top creative agencies and clients can repeatedly come up with great ideas. This book shows what these creative experts have in common. This is emphasized by numerous original quotes from interviews held by the author with more than 70 such communication experts from 15 countries. To answer the exciting question "how to be creative faster, more often and with more precision?"

For all those involved in the creative process, this book provides a practical workflow structure and powerful tips for coming up with great communication ideas. Starting with the first meeting with the client proceeding on through briefing, gathering information, strategic writing of the benefits, finding the idea, describing and rating it, and finally producing the idea and making sure that it is well protected. This book shows the reader how to optimize his/her own thought process and working method - effectively, clearly and independently.

"How to Catch the Big Idea" provides practical, powerful and inspiring impetus for the reader's daily business. The book clearly and concretely describes how to develop and manage great ideas. It shows how to create a relevant strategy and ultimately put it to effect, to establish and support an effective and more creative working structure. Whoever wants to learn from the world's best creatives will really enjoy this book.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As we are in the business of ideas, this is a great one."
John Hegarty, Founder BBH, London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783895782381
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/17/2004
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Ralf Langwost holds a degree in communication science and is an innovation coach. After studying at the University of the Arts in Berlin, he worked for several advertising agencies, including Ogilvy & Mather, Ted Bates and Wunderman/Young & Rubicam, Frankfurt, ending up as creative director for such renowned international brands as American Express, Pirelli, Swissair and Novell.
With his founding of IdeaManagement®, Langwost established an internationally successful coaching concept, that is the first to allow the training of top creative performance within a deliberately managed value-added process.
By applying the latest results from creativity research to creation and communication, he shows in his workshops how to catch the "Big Idea" more easily and more quickly.
These days Ralf Langwost advises managers and other employees of companies and agencies in Germany and abroad in adapting and optimizing their creative resources. His clients are mainly innovation-oriented enterprises, advertising agencies, product development teams, pioneering television stations or international brand names.

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