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16th November 2023

Alex Jenkins

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This week, we went meep meep past Contagious HQ to catch an ACME wielding Alex Jenkins.

As Managing Partner at Contagious, Alex’s industry knowledge encompasses a treasure trove of past campaigns, current narratives, and future predictions. Part editorial, part consultancy, part research, Contagious believes in the best version of our industry, one where creativity wins.

After trying to crush us with a Greco-Roman catapult, Alex talks to us on his wonderfully wiggly career path, having his marketing budget poached by Girls Aloud, feeling like Wile E. Coyote after education, Contagious as a triaging function, walking around a problem, the current state of creativity, anti-creative forces, Most Contagious 2023, David Lynch, and French supermarkets.

That’s not all folks, he also explains what we've always known deep down...that Les Binet and Peter Field are one of your 5-a-day.

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(01:44) - Quick fire questions

(03:04) - His first jobs, music, creativity, and feeling like Wile E. Coyote after

(09:25) - Having his marketing budget stolen by Girls Aloud

(10:45) - His role at Contagious, triaging, and how they stay objective

(16:49) - The state of creativity in advertising, anti creative forces, and why Les Binet might be one of your five a day

(30:40) - Most Contagious 2023

(38:40) - Listener questions

(46:46) - 4 pertinent posers

Guest's Reading List


Karel Capek

The Human Use Of Human Beings

Norbert Wiener


George Orwell

Invisible Ink

Brian McDonald

Lynch on Lynch

David Lynch

Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Richard Rumelt

Other Guest Links

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