How To Write An Inspired Creative Brief - Virtual | School of Marketing | ANA

How To Write An Inspired Creative Brief - Virtual

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Seats are limited and confirmation of attendance will be required in advance of the session.

This three-hour virtual open enrollment workshop will change your thinking about a document too often taken for granted and too easily underestimated.

Led by the author of two critically acclaimed textbooks, How To Write A Single-Minded Proposition and How To Write An Inspired Creative Brief, and a former ad agency creative director, this workshop presents examples of outstanding creative briefs written in the United States and the United Kingdom. You’ll examine how they use language to bring clarity and inspiration to the creative brief process.

This engaging, interactive workshop will engage you with individual exercises, and challenge you to think differently about creative briefs. This course will push you to rethink the first step in the creative process in order to make improvements to writing inspiring creative briefs for your clients.

This is the first installment in the ANA’s five-part series “Creative Briefing Mastery Program”, where participants learn the art of crafting compelling creative briefs that captivate audiences and inspire innovation. Participants also learn how to get outside their comfort zones and deliver a polished presentation of the brief that will win over creative teams and transform brand partners into brand advocates.

Target Audience
This workshop is for account planners/management, creatives, and strategists, at any level, who are involved in the development of creative. It is a great first-step for those new to the creative brief process and a welcome refresher for seasoned professionals.

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  • Welcome (5min)
  • Let's Define the Creative Brief (30min)
  • How Well Do You Know Your Brand? (30min)
  • BREAK (5min)
  • What an Inspired Creative Brief Looks Like (90min)
  • BREAK (5min)
  • What Can You Do to Improve Your Briefs Starting Tomorrow? (10min)
  • Closing (5min)



Howard Ibach

Howard is the author of two critically acclaimed textbooks on the creative brief: How To Write An Inspired Creative Brief, 2nd edition, and How To Write A Single-Minded Proposition: Five insights on advertising’s most difficult sentence. Plus two new approaches, both of which are required reading in a growing number of undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S. He was an award-winning copywriter and creative director at a long list of legacy advertising agencies, notably Hoffman York & Compton in Milwaukee; DDB Direct, Team One Advertising, Direct Partners, Brierley & Partners, Rubin Postaer & Associates, OgilvyOne, Grey Direct West (now G2) and Wunderman in Los Angeles; and Carlson Marketing Group and Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis. He also served as the director of advertising and creative services at Asset Marketing Services Inc., a leading collectible coin retailer, in Minneapolis.

He earned his B.A. from the University of Tampa and an MA from Brown University. He lives in Los Angeles. Since 2012, he has volunteered with InsideOUT Writers, Inc., a public benefit corporation dedicated to assisting incarcerated youth.