|Title||Advertising Industry Evolution: Agency creativity, fluid teams and diversity. An exploratory investigation|
The advertising industry is in a state of flux, where the agency model is evolving alongside todays’ fast paced digital environment. This paper reviews the drivers of change in the industry and explores how creative advertising agencies are evolving and developing their team resources to improve the creative product using the resource based view (RBV) as a theoretical lens. The study adopted a qualitative approach using a key informant strategy with 16 interviews with Creative Directors, CEO’s and Heads of Planning and Account Directors. The findings suggest that agencies who embrace team functional diversity, include external stakeholders and develop team fluidity as a dynamic capability will enhance agency creativity.
|Keywords||Advertising, Agency creativity, team diversity, fluid teams, dynamic capability|
|Journal||Journal of Marketing Management|
|Journal citation||35 (9-10), pp. 845-866|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/0267257X.2019.1635188|
|Published||03 Jul 2019|