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Andy Nairn, agency co-founder & author

Creatives on Speed is where Joanne Oatts talks to creative thinkers, makers and doers from all walks of life - about creativity and how they use it in their work.

This week: Andy Nairn, co-founder of creative agency Lucky Generals, chair of sports agency Dark Horses and author of Go Luck Yourself: 40 ways to stack the odds in your brand's favour.

We talk about...

  • Being guided into advertising by a law professor turned internationally successful author.

  • The difference between strategy and planning.

  • Where the name Lucky Generals comes from.

  • Why a small village on the Scottish borders where Andy grew up became a major draw for internationally famous musicians.

  • Being taught cello by one of the world's best cello teachers.

  • What Andy discovered about luck when he wrote his book.

  • Tips on how you can be both lucky and more creative.

  • Why he's supporting Commercial Break with his book - to increase working class representation in the advertising and media industries.

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Jane Cowan’s International Cello Centre was based Edrom House, Berwickshire.


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