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April 8, 2016

Ideas

Marc Andreessen, the venture capitalist, says that software is eating the world. I’d say that ideas are eating the world. An idea is weightless. An idea […]
April 2, 2016

‘Can I’ vs ‘should I’

The British passenger’s selfie with a hijacker is, perhaps at a bit of a stretch, a signal that Buckminster Fuller’s knowledge curve is nudging closer to […]
April 2, 2016

How fashion works

As all three readers of this blog will know, I own a replica Apollo 11 space suit. Up until recently London Fashion Week has set up […]
March 31, 2016

Non-trepreneur

According to Inc magazine, there are 27 million entrepreneurs in the US alone. That’s a LOT of entrepreneurs. If there were 27 million entrepreneurs in Britain, […]
March 29, 2016

Boring Conference announcement

Immediate release: 29 March 2016 BORING CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE YET AGAIN The Boring Conference, an annual event dedicated to the mundane and the everyday, will take […]
March 28, 2016

Piece

I guess most of us have a visceral reaction to the use or misuse of certain words. The word that makes my skin crawl when it […]
March 24, 2016

The Clickarus Phenomenon

Another week, another series of car crashes on Twitter, including, notably, the sorry tale of the Croydon-based PR consultant (actually a publicist turned cack-handed self-publicist) who […]
February 21, 2016

What to name your corporate baby

Naming a business is even more difficult than naming a baby. Before I set up this business eight years ago I sat for days surrounded by […]
February 18, 2016

Apple: it’s about who holds the key

There’s a subtext to Apple’s decision not to cooperate with the FBI. They’ve more likely modelled the consequences for their reputation of voluntary agreement. If they […]
February 16, 2016

Abandon all soap

Electrifying new soap opera takes on Eastenders and Corrie A brand new soap opera, Thamesmeerd, is set to challenge Eastenders and Corrie and reignite the ratings […]
April 7, 2015

Every decision we make has a bibliography

Pablo Picasso and George Braque introduced the world to Cubism. Cubism was an art movement in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned. I love […]
April 6, 2015

A small British business needs your help

My client and friend Adam Pritchard is in trouble and he needs your help. Adam runs PomeGreat, a small British juice business. I’ve been working with […]
March 27, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Your smartphone could be tracking you every 3 minutes! Facebook is making a Phone app. BT Mobile could launch this week. Jeremy Clarkson was dropped by […]
March 20, 2015

PR Club: update and date

Great news: We have a confirmed date for the first PR Club. It’ll be Thursday April 23rd at the Bank of England (pub) on Fleet Street. […]
March 20, 2015

Cut-and-paste all eventualities email sign-off

Best regards/wishes, Confidently yours, Kind regards/wishes, Many thanks, Respectfully yours, Warm regards, With anticipation, Yours respectfully/sincerely/truly, Cheerful greetings to all, Hugs, Kind thoughts, Take care, Wishing […]
March 19, 2015

British politics is fragmenting because politicians are singing cover versions of the same song

As a sideline I run a site called Polifiller.com. The site automatically strips clichés out of politicians’ speeches. It’s a simple idea – no more sophisticated […]
March 18, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Now the new Barbie can gossip. It records kids’ voices and sends the intel back to corporate! What will Meerkat do without Twitter 3 tools that […]
March 16, 2015

Nothing ventured

One of my few rules for the weekend is to spend a bit of time dawdling (a great word, mid 17th century, ‘moving slowly and idly […]
March 13, 2015

15 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Apple Watch. Everything you need to know A driverless Mercedes has been going around SanFran and it looks like the future is here This is why […]
March 9, 2015

Apple Botch?

Apple, I think for the first time, has announced a product that ranges from the low hundreds of pounds to around £8,000 with as far as […]
March 6, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Ford wants to make all car launches social media first campaigns IKEA unveils phone charging furniture  Google to launch US mobile network Cadbury and M&S lose […]
March 6, 2015

PR Club

I thought I might have a go at setting up a geeky club for people in PR. It won’t be like a real world LinkedIn thing […]
February 27, 2015

10 Things To Know About This Week

It was the final Orange Wednesday this week Spotify on desktop is now a karaoke machine KFC to introduce cups you can eat to UK branches, […]
February 27, 2015

Shakespeare and Surfing

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is […]
February 26, 2015

Houston PR is hiring