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    Submit Brief

      The Crucial Role of the Creative Brief

      John Almond, author of “Where Have All the Big Ideas Gone? The critical role of the creative brief in producing great ideas,” demonstrates why a brilliant creative brief really matters.

      Drawing on an eclectic mix of sources that includes The Sex Pistols, the SAS and his godson, John makes a compelling case for the creative brief and presents examples of great ideas that would never have been conceived without one.

      Using interactive group exercises and real case studies, you will operate in teams, engage in debate and present your outputs to a judging panel that includes a guest speaker from an unexpected discipline.

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      What you will take away

      • Confidence in your ability to spot an excellent brief
      • Improved brief-writing techniques
      • Great story-telling skills

      Who should attend

      • Account Managers / Directors at creative and in-house agencies
      • Project Managers at creative and in-house agencies
      • Creative Directors at creative and in-house agencies
      • Marketeers working directly with creatives

      Course outline

      • How good are you at writing or assessing briefs?
      • Understanding what a great brief look like.
      • The art of storytelling.
      • Bringing the consumer to life in a compelling way.
      • Creating a powerful link between the brand and the consumer (insights and the brand’s promise).
      • Every part of the workshop supported with interactive exercises.
      • You will write a brief during the workshop that will be judged by a selected panel.

      Training dates

        How to book

        Our Creative Brief Workshop is run by request only.

        If you are interested in running this workshop for your team, please get in touch to find out more.

        Meet the Trainers

        John Almond

        Marketing Consultant, Trainer and Coach

        John studied photography and film at the Royal College of Art. Subsequently he worked at some of the best creative advertising agencies including CDP, TBWA and DDB Needham.

        For the last ten years he has advised and coached clients at all level on how to become more creative when contributing to marketing communications development.  Such clients include Unilever, Kraft Foods, J&J, Apple and others. John has worked across the world in this respect.

        John has also written a book, “Where have all the big ideas gone? The critical role of the creative brief in producing great ideas”.


        Our other workshops

        Project Management Workshop

        This one-day interactive workshop delivers really immersive training for anyone project managing marketing projects. Using our process framework, a real case study and project documentation, attendees complete exercises at each phase of the project cycle from scoping to evaluation.

        This problem based learning is a great method for project management training. We present a problem that needs a resolution – a key skill for any Project Manager.


        Resource Management Workshop

        In this unique, engaging and practical workshop you’ll learn how resource management can positively transform internal operations and improve profit margins.

        If you want to add 10% to your bottom line, improve project health, drive staff retention, align your recruitment and training plans to your business pipeline then this workshop is highly relevant for you.

        Content Production Workshop

        Our one-day Content Production workshop with film at its core, provides attendees with a deeper understanding of planning, production and the delivery of filmed content plus the associated documentation to successfully manage legal business affairs. We look at all types of content from small-scale video productions to TV broadcast.

        Taken by Industry expert Leila Bartlam, the workshop is perfect for anyone looking to add moving image production to their skill set.

        Account Management: Advanced Basics Workshop

        Our Advanced Basics workshop is an in-depth study of the successful client relationship – and how to control it.

        We’ll take you through best practice techniques in account management and highlight the markers of a winning rapport with clients. Through interactive exercises, you’ll discover how to use your awareness of these signs to continually develop your relationships with clients and, where necessary, overcome the inevitable challenges in your day-to-day dealings.

        Account Management: The Advanced Account Handler Workshop

        Discover how to make the transition from doer and brief-taker to thinker and brief-creator.

        This one-day workshop delves deep into the secrets of the strategic client relationship. We explore the value of account planning and uncover the techniques that will help you become indispensable to your clients.

        We also look at the balance between macro and micro level thinking and the importance of developing a single-minded view of your client’s end goal.

        Digital Delivery Workshop

        Our one-day Digital Delivery workshop with user experience at its core, provides attendees with a deeper understanding of the digital delivery process, project methodologies and associated documentation to successfully manage a range of digital scopes of work, from small scale online advertising to more complex builds.

        Alongside the delivery framework, the immersive workshop breaks down and explodes some of the myths of the digital world explaining the many acronyms that exist and understanding the make-up of the digital team.

        Print Production Workshop

        Our one-day Print Production workshop is hugely interactive. Using our print library, attendees have the opportunity to review and explore print formats, processes and finishes.

        The workshop focuses on managing creative print Collateral, Press Advertising and Out of Home.

        Finally our trainer works with everyone to write artwork briefs and print specifications using physical examples.