The Feldwick Factor - Does creative like Levi’s still wash?

In his regular column, Paul Feldwick ponders a query from an agency strategy director who finds his own creative director's insistence that every brief should be based around a single-minded proposition derived from "interrogating the product" restrictive and dated.

Does creative like Levi's still wash?

Paul Feldwick

Q Our hugely talented and experienced creative director still insists that every brief must be based around a single minded proposition – preferably one that comes from 'interrogating the product'. I have serious doubts about whether this model makes sense, but I find it hard to argue with someone who has had such a lot of experience and success making ads. Am I wrong?Strategy director, creative agency

ABoth these ideas – the 'single minded proposition' and 'interrogating the product' – have a long and eminent tradition in the ad agency...

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