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Panel announced for “Make interesting companies” event

We're now less than a week away from "Make interesting companies, not interesting advertising", so we just wanted to send you a quick update on the great panel of business founders we have lined up...

Come and learn why people don’t think advertising is necessary anymore

A new piece of research by Basic Arts has revealed that the UK public now believe advertising to be unnecessary for “great brands”; something they proved by voting Lush cosmetics - a business...

How do you predict trends after one of the most unpredictable years?

This piece first appeared in Campaign. So, that was 2016. Not exactly a great year for fans of the status quo. Chances are you saw a few things you regarded as unimpeachable fact burned to the...

Has the internet made advertising redundant?

This piece first appeared in Campaign. Type Coca-Cola into Google and you get 160 million results. Being extremely charitable, Coke probably didn’t create more than 1% of that information,...

Basic Arts speaking at Shoreditch House

On Monday 24th of October at 1pm Basic Arts will be hosting an event at Shoreditch House, covering advice on how to build an interesting company.  Here's the synopsis: We all know that today...

Basic Arts to speak at the Marketing Forum

From the 5th to the 8th of October Basic Arts will braving the high seas as speakers at this year's Marketing Forum.  The event takes place on the good ship Aurora, ensuring a memorable occasion,...

Why tomorrow’s CEO will come from marketing

This piece first appeared in Management Today. Marketing and finance are generally seen to sit at opposite ends of a spectrum. From the substantive to the shallow. The vital to the optional. The...

An introduction to basic

This meaty read is a great place to start to exploring basic, the process of creating interesting companies for a post-advertising age.  It is an extended version of a piece that first appeared...

Why brands struggle with ‘purpose’

This piece first appeared on CIM Exchange. There’s only one thing more common than brands talking purpose these days, and that’s brands without one. Keith Weed, CMO of Unilever, made an...

Basic Arts vs The News Media

  Basic Arts latest project sees us team up with the disruptive media startup The News Hub. Their unique model allows readers and journalists to take editorial control of the news leading to...

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