Have gotten involved in helping out with an IPA event ... the IPA Strategy Group's "Fast Strategy" event that takes place on 1 October.
Should be a cracking event (some blurb below) and will be a chance to see the ever-interesting Adam Morgan (of Eat Big Fish fame), Rita Clifton of Interbrand and Orlando from JWT. Dave Trott, Amelia and Kate Stanners of Saatchis will be doing star turns by answering a live brief on the day.
More about it here - along with the booking bit.
Your chance to get involved
Oh ... and we are putting together a little set of cards with some planner-ly folks' top tips on how to get to strategy FAST. They are a follow up to a set that we created earlier in the year. If you would like to see your pearls of wisdom included in the next set, we're on the hunt for contributors.
Do drop me a line (or pop thoughts in the comments) if you would like to have a crack at being included in the next run of 50 cards. Only thing ... comments are needed by the end of Sunday, 14th September! Let me have your thoughts, you name, title and company and we will see what can be done ...
In the spirit of coming up with something, my thoughts would be ...
Consume everything - blogs, trends, the media, other people's ideas, new models, the best thinking - because nine-times-out-of-ten it will mean that you can find the answer off the "mental shelf" you've created when the brief comes in.
So now you know ... more gumph below about the event ...
Rita Clifton, Chairman, Interbrand
Orlando Hooper-Greenhill, Director of Global Planning, JWT