Monday, November 27, 2006

What Inspires You?

Saw a great new ad yesterday, for the British Heart Foundation. Here it is.


My first reaction was pleasure and admiration. 'That's great'. A second later, the jealousy kicked in. 'Wonder who did it... hope it wasn't someone I know.' And then the fear. 'Shit, I've got to work harder. Got to write better ads.'

So if I ask honestly what inspires me... the No.1 is probably good ads. Even if what they inspire is mostly jealousy and fear.

At No.2 I would put blogs. I've been exposed to more inspiring thoughts and concepts in the year since I started reading blogs than in three or four normal years.

At No.3 I'm going to put people. I'm lucky enough to have many people around me - colleagues, friends, family - who say inspiring things, and do inspiring things. Why they choose to hang out with me, I have no idea.

So - ads, blogs, people.

What are your 3?

6 comments:

Make the logo bigger said...

People who blog about ads.

;-p



Agencies.

People.

Music.

√úbermaniam said...

My past.
My past.
My future.

Jason Lonsdale said...

1. My scrapbooks (both physical and virtual) of found items & articles

2. Blogs (other peoples scrapbooks).

3. Lying in a hammock on a beach with a cold beer in my hand.

Northern Planner said...

People - everyone has something interesting to say if you can listen

Blogs (self explanatory)

Fodder totally unrelated to what I'm working on (usually a clue for something new)

Anonymous said...

Art.

Anonymous said...

Life.