The Five Hottest Trends In Creative Operations

Creative Operations is an area that is transforming at “Warp Speed”. The need for advertisers (and hence their agencies) to provide more content, faster, to more channels, in more formats, at a lower price has accelerated at a crazy pace. The “new normal” of Covid-19 and the new ways of working it has brought about,…

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Prioritising Disability Inclusion

In the recent “All In” UK advertising industry census, it was encouraging to see survey questions included on mental health and disability, which is often overlooked in corporate D&I agendas and is evident in the census results, showing disabled talent underrepresented in our industry at just 9% vs 20% working age population. Unsurprisingly this also…

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Client-Agency Relationships: How To Fix Them?

At a time of real change within organisations, where budgets are tight, ways of working have had to adapt and business growth is key, organisations are looking to get more from their money. Reviewing external partners and agencies has risen to the top of ‘to-do’ list with clients wanting to ensure they have an agency…

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How to Measure Marketing Diversity and Inclusion

They say “what gets measured gets done” and having led so many marketing transformation projects we tend to agree. So when there’s a topic as important as diversity and inclusion in marketing, it’s strange to us that so much can be said while so little gets done, with minimal guidance out there for marketers wishing…

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Do You Need Help With Your Agency Reviews?

Are you thinking of running an agency review? You already know that it can be a lot of work, and high risk without the right templates, tools, and even harder without specialist guidance. Flock offers Full Pitch Consultancy and has run over 55 in the past two years for world-beating companies like Ford, McDonald’s, J&J, and many…

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Flock’s Q&A On Agile Marketing

Many marketers are changing to Agile Marketing due to the need for agility. The recent Covid situation has accelerated this trend in many cases. We have seen more agile behaviour and ways of working in many marketing departments across the world, breaking silos and old structures to deliver increased speed to market.  Working with our clients, we…

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Our Head Of Operations Shares Her Thoughts On Diversity

International Women’s Day (IWD) this week was such a proud moment to reflect and celebrate the amazing and fantastic achievements of all the beautiful women we have but especially at Flock.  I am so fortunate to be surrounded by courageous women who constantly inspire and support each other and who are positively committed to Flock transforming the narrative…

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Putting the “human” back into Human Resources

Last year, despite (or because of) all the bad news and Covid-related changes, it felt like teams in offices around the world made more of an effort to stay connected.  It’s only when you don’t have the 5-minute coffee machine chats, the cheeky beers around the corner, the informal chats wherever you choose to have…

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What Is Keeping You Up In The World Of Marketing?

In a recent survey conducted by Flock we asked you, “what was keeping you up in your world of marketing?”.  There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year on so many levels and the marketing industry has certainly not been immune to its effects.  Daily we hear of the economic impact on brands large and small struggling…

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How Do You Define ‘Agile’ Marketing? – Flock 333

As part of our 333 series, we ask three marketing experts, three questions, in a three-minute read. This week we explore the definition of ‘Agile’ in marketing as we see more and more marketers needing to be nimble and flexible in how they plan and respond in their marketing practices. The recent Covid situation has accelerated this trend in…

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