The way that the advertising industry operates has changed greatly in recent years. This volume seeks to pull together these new ideas - with suggestions on what to do in practical terms - into one "compilation" volume. Each chapter has been contributed by a different expert who has something to say on the traditional themes of strategy, research, creativity and collaboration. In an age of information overload, the aim of the work is to provide a short-cut to the thinking and encourage the reader to rethink their basic assumptions on branding and advertising. Topics covered include: learning to live without the brand; letting brands speak for themselves; the company brand; brand communication beyond customers; brand strategy versus brand tactics; time to let go; brands on the brain; creative thinking with discipline; techniques for creative brand thinking; adios to the plan; and lest we forget.