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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 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 […]
February 16, 2016

Thinking outside the cereal box

We’re often asked for case studies that feature our work and last week I was asked by a potential client whether I could send through an […]
February 15, 2016

Claps, laughs and boos

Stephen Fry has left Twitter again after an ad libbed joke at last night’s BAFTAs.  His remarks about the dress sense of a costume designer (he […]
February 15, 2016

Whatever next?

Lots of languages have words for longing, some of which defy definition and translation. In Welsh, it’s ‘hiraeth’. In Portuguese, it’s ‘saudade’. In Anglo Saxon it’s […]
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

February 22, 2015

What will definitely happen between now and May 5

It’s not much more than two months (71 days) until the General Election, which means, of course, that: Politicians will start to show their ‘softer and […]
February 20, 2015

Office clothing

I’m a firm believer in functional clothing.  This morning I got dressed as usual in my versatile and practical suit.  It was slightly cold so I […]
February 18, 2015

Some useful definitions

‘Curate’ – choose from a pile ‘Artisan’ – throw together roughly ‘Super excited’ – momentarily enthused ‘Awesome’ – acceptable standard ‘Authentic’ – bought off eBay ‘Pop-up’ […]
February 15, 2015

Why haven’t you replied?

I did some clearing out of my inbox last night. I’m pretty organized with folders, etc, but sometimes all the spam, various alerts and newsletters that […]