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We have good friends at Arena Media.

They asked us to talk to some of their up and coming talent.
Mostly about what we think makes great planning.
Specifically within a creative agency.

So they stepped inside Wieden + Kennedy's Hanbury Street HQ.
And heard some words of wisdom from Mr Paul Colman.

There were lots of revelations in the session.
The biggest is evident in the photo below: namely the extent of hair thinning for both Paul (left) and Martin (right).

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Come back soon, Arena.
Our door is always open.

Want to be in our (planning) gang?

Exciting
times at W+K towers.

We’re on
the hunt for a young planner (or planners) to come join us early next year for a three month
planning placement.

Full
details will be up on the blog in the next few weeks. But here’s a heads up to
keep your beady eyes out.

To whet your appetite here’s Heads of Planning Kev and Paul’s weird scribbly diagram about the future of the role (no, we’re not sure what it means either).

Planning

Wieden + Kennedy planning ‘best in world’, say world’s planners

The results of The Planner Survey 2010 are in. And the planners have spoken: W+K’s planning department is the best in the world.

The results of The Planner Survey 2010 are in. And the planners have spoken: W+K’s planning department is the best in the world.

The results of The Planner Survey 2010 are in. And the planners have spoken: W+K's planning department is the best in the world, sharing that top spot with BBH. The survey was completed by 1500 strategists from round the world, working across a range of different types of agency. Full results are available here.

The survey covers pay, job satisfaction and a number of other topics useful for planners looking to either feel smug about how well-paid they are in comparison to their peers, or alternatively demand a raise.

Respondents were also asked, 'In your opinion, which one agency has the strongest planning group?'

Results:

1. = W+K

1. = BBH 

3. CPB

4. Goodby Silverstein & Partners

5. JWT

6. Fallon

7. Anomaly

8. Ogilvy

Well done BBH and, of course, massive congratulations to our very own strategic geniuses. You rule. Research proves it.