Kenny Lim
Feb 26, 2010

VIDEO: BBH's Sir John Hegarty on eradicating scam and maintaining the identity of Asian advertising

SINGAPORE - Sir John Hegarty, worldwide creative director for BBH, again touched on how scam in the Asian advertising industry has to be eradicated in a recent interview with Media.

“The whole scam issue is one that has agitated me for some years,” says Hegarty. “I think it’s a terrible indictment of our industry. I think it’s a terrible indictment of the region. Because you’re not solving real problems, you’re pretending to solve problems.”

Hegarty also likens scam work to taking drugs and warns that creatives become fixated with it rather than applying their energy to developing breakthrough work for clients.

He...

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