The Captain’s Log

Late in 2015, as I began my tenure as Studio Manager of the Ladbrokes Coral Manila’s Creative Team, I also started what I half-jokingly refer to as the Captain’s Log (a not so subtle nod to Star Trek). The Captain’s Log is basically just a simple record of what I did daily using short sentences…

What do you Look for in a Potential Team Member?

Good help is hard to find these days and that’s why people are more than willing to pay to find it. Forbes estimate that the recruitment industry is over $200 billion worldwide and no surprise. People, for better or worse, make or break a business (or a Creative Team). That’s why I’m quite particular about…

The Year that was 2017

Writing this has become a tradition of sorts for me, looking back at the year that’s been. My year end report, if you will. I’m happy to report that, for the most part, life in general for me has taken a turn for the positive and this year has had a lot of pleasant surprises…

Does a Creative Director need an MBA?

Recently, a junior member of the Manila-based Creative Team I am managing for the Ladbrokes Coral Group came to me and asked for advice. He wanted to eventually become a Creative Director (or its equivalent) someday so he wanted to know if: Pursuing an MBA was going to help him achieve his goal and; If…

Managing a (Creative) Team

I’ve been managing people for a little over 18 years now. If I had to describe my management style, I would describe it as a facilitative style of management. That is to say I like empowering my people, giving them the resources they need to succeed, and then getting well out of the way (after…

Looking for Web Developers

The Web Developer will be responsible for managing all web and mobile products for the Ladbrokes Coral Group, execute all web publishing tasks across all channels, and mentor junior members of the Creative Team in web development techniques. He/She will create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation. The Web Developer works in the Creative team…