I think of an "insight" as a truth that hasn't really been told before. Louis CK is good at stripping away
the BS and telling the truth. I guess that makes him "insightful." Or just awesome. Seems to me, the
best folks in this business tend to search for the truth as well. Because they know truth makes the
most powerful communications. It's what connects with people. And they also know that advertising
is only noticed if it's different. So they hold themselves to expose the truth in provocative ways. All of
this leads to insight. The process is not always pretty, but when it works you get to a great message.
When it doesn't, you get predictable, shitty advertising. Where I'm going with this is that creative
briefs don't need some kind of amazing, jaw-dropping "what's the insight?" section. Briefs just need to
start a team down the path toward exposing the truth. "
That means giving them a juicy problem to solve. The planner should focus on deﬁning what that
problem honestly is, that way the creatives can focus on answering it as honestly as possible. "
Problem: People think Detroit is dead and gone. Insight: Imported from Detroit
Head of Planning
It’s about the problem