Branding Is For Cattle

Richard Huntington, a planner at HHCL Red Cell in London, wants us ad folk to get over ourselves. And while were at it, he thinks it wise to drop our branding shtik for more relevant and meaningful language. Here’s some of what he has to say.

Fundamentally we neglected the fact that brands do not belong to us and do not reside in the HQ

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.