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Advertising industry lacks talent

on December 7, 2005 by Martina Comments

Interviewed on Media Guardian, Bartle Bogle Hegarty founder John Hegarty believes the lack of talented people in advertising industry is a “major, major problem”. The industry is getting more and more complex and this sophistication requires people with skills and talent, ready to adapt to the new challenges.

Before, it was easier to get people because what we needed them to do was less than we need them to do today. (…) We have an industry that’s totally appalling in training people. I think it’s hard, the creative department is unbelievably hard. There’s a dearth of good creative directors out there – a complete dearth.

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