53 min

Episode 17: Ditching the pitch and agency matchmaking with Pete Carter, Founder & CEO @ Creative Haystack Question Everything

    • Marketing

 
Pete Carter shares his top P&G marketing campaigns and what catches a CMO's attention. Listen to this podcast with Pete Carter.
If you have pitch fatigue, you’re not alone. This week, we’re sitting down with one of the original “ditch the pitch” advocates, Pete Carter of Creative Haystack. With an impressive 41-year tenure at P&G, Pete knows all about memorable marketing campaigns and what really catches the attention of a CMO. 
For over four decades, Pete had a role in creating some of the most iconic campaigns of all time and reshaped how P&G thinks about its relationships with agencies. Today, we talk about gems like the heart-warming Pampers "Peace on Earth" spot and the Pantene "Strong is Beautiful" anthem that made the Top 3 best Super Bowl ads...without even airing nationally.
After we unpack P&G’s best moments, Pete shares his battle-tested wisdom for CMOs and marketers. He emphasizes nailing your brand positioning before anything else, the importance of finding agency partners who are a culture fit, and why he believes agencies need to “ditch the pitch” — which is easier said than done.
Pete Carter gives great advice for agencies and CMOs on how to work better together to create impactful campaigns with staying power—from perfecting selling lines to bringing impressive case studies to brands that really show them what you’re capable of.
What you will learn in this episode with Pete Carter: 
How to last more than 18 months as a CMO
How P&G accidentally earned Super Bowl coverage
The best work P&G has ever created, according to Pete Carter
Why agencies and brands should consider ditching the pitch
The best and worst elevator pitches Pete has seen
Why CMOs should consider implementing a fixed and flow process
How to write a selling line that sticks with people for years
Resources:
Read our top 5 takeaways from this episode here
Learn more about Pete Carter by visiting his website
Email: Pete@CreativeHaystack.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-carter-9509404/
Watch the Tide Talking Stain Super Bowl ad
Watch the Pantene Super Bowl ad
Watch the Pampers Peace on Earth Commercial
Read this interview with Pete Carter on advertising FMCGs
 

 
Pete Carter shares his top P&G marketing campaigns and what catches a CMO's attention. Listen to this podcast with Pete Carter.
If you have pitch fatigue, you’re not alone. This week, we’re sitting down with one of the original “ditch the pitch” advocates, Pete Carter of Creative Haystack. With an impressive 41-year tenure at P&G, Pete knows all about memorable marketing campaigns and what really catches the attention of a CMO. 
For over four decades, Pete had a role in creating some of the most iconic campaigns of all time and reshaped how P&G thinks about its relationships with agencies. Today, we talk about gems like the heart-warming Pampers "Peace on Earth" spot and the Pantene "Strong is Beautiful" anthem that made the Top 3 best Super Bowl ads...without even airing nationally.
After we unpack P&G’s best moments, Pete shares his battle-tested wisdom for CMOs and marketers. He emphasizes nailing your brand positioning before anything else, the importance of finding agency partners who are a culture fit, and why he believes agencies need to “ditch the pitch” — which is easier said than done.
Pete Carter gives great advice for agencies and CMOs on how to work better together to create impactful campaigns with staying power—from perfecting selling lines to bringing impressive case studies to brands that really show them what you’re capable of.
What you will learn in this episode with Pete Carter: 
How to last more than 18 months as a CMO
How P&G accidentally earned Super Bowl coverage
The best work P&G has ever created, according to Pete Carter
Why agencies and brands should consider ditching the pitch
The best and worst elevator pitches Pete has seen
Why CMOs should consider implementing a fixed and flow process
How to write a selling line that sticks with people for years
Resources:
Read our top 5 takeaways from this episode here
Learn more about Pete Carter by visiting his website
Email: Pete@CreativeHaystack.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-carter-9509404/
Watch the Tide Talking Stain Super Bowl ad
Watch the Pantene Super Bowl ad
Watch the Pampers Peace on Earth Commercial
Read this interview with Pete Carter on advertising FMCGs
 

53 min