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October 27, 2015

Tech PR expertise

One of our areas of expertise is PR and brand communications for tech companies.  Our most recent work has included the launch of the most comprehensive […]
September 10, 2015

“Isn’t that incredible?”

Imagine if a company had such a strong brand that you could tell what company it was even if the words it used didn’t make a […]
September 8, 2015

What of it?

Professor William Cleaver Wilkinson, a 19th century academic, popularised the famous five Ws (who?, what?, when?, why? and where?), a way of organising information gathering that is […]
September 4, 2015

Less can be a great deal more  

  Amidst the mixture of moaning and applause that has accompanied the release of the Google logo (I like it), one significant fact has been missed.  The […]
August 28, 2015

What lens are you using?

In 1977 Charles and Ray Eames made a film for IBM called Factors of Ten. The film begins with an overhead view of a man and […]
August 27, 2015

Raiders of the Lost Art

For years I’ve been searching for a simple way of summing up how we approach our work. Part of the struggle is my natural antipathy for […]
August 20, 2015

Frankie and Desiree, our new CURATIVES (TM)

Wagwan, we’re Frankie and Desiree.  We’re CURATIVES (TM). Today we went to an AMAZING pop up restaurant in Midtown (our parents say it was called Farringtown […]
August 19, 2015

The problem with pitching

The problem with pitching Imagine the situation: you’re approached by someone who says “Hey, make me a suit.  When you’ve finished, bring it to me at […]
August 19, 2015

The importance of negativity in storytelling

Here’s the great Robert McKee on the central importance of negativity in storytelling.  Watch this. If you are a communicator, this will be the most valuable […]
August 13, 2015

World’s shortest press release

STATEMENT FROM HOUSTON PR, RESPONDING TO CALLS FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE AGENCY’S AVAILABILITY TO MEET POTENTIAL CLIENTS OVER THE SUMMER AND GIVE A BIT MORE DETAIL […]
September 10, 2014

The ‘nah, it’ll never happen’ campaign

We had another chat in the office this morning about the independence referendum. Today we had a pre-mortem, asking ourselves what went wrong in the event […]
September 8, 2014

THE THREE TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

September 7, 2014

Those nice bright colours

I’ve been on holiday in Sicily for a couple of weeks. I’ve had Francis Fukuyama and Watts Wacker rumbling around in my head. Fukuyama is famous […]
September 5, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

 How to go viral on Instagram. Here’s what it’s really like to work with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook Emoji: the first truly global language? Apple PR […]
September 1, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About Last Week

Uber is trialling food delivery = UberFRESH Instagram unveils a new time-lapse video app called Hyperlapse Men’s Fitness… 15 years of front covers shows how times have […]
August 22, 2014

Wearables, “nearables”, “spearables”, “unbearables”, etc

Our anti-buzzword software has picked up the emergence of “nearables”.  We’re working on a fix.  Here are a few others that we’re zapping…. Beerables – shaped […]
August 22, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Mum creates an App so that her kids can’t ignore her calls Finally! We may be able to play YouTube offline if this music subscription rumour […]
August 21, 2014

About my dad

Here are some words I said about my dad at his funeral in Australia in 2014. Dad was born in Newport, Gwent, South Wales on October 6th, 1935, […]
August 19, 2014

HOW TO BE TERRIBLE AT PR

August 17, 2014

Rupert Bear, futurologist

As part of our research for a client I have been shopping on eBay for antiques.  During that research I came across a postcard from the […]
August 15, 2014

A Lesson in Customer Service

As I stood waiting for my train this morning, I wasn’t exactly smiling, and neither were the mounting crowds around me. The train was already 11 […]
August 15, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

How to stop being lazy and get more stuff done The 10 best networking tips for people who hate networking No more waiting on the waiter […]
August 13, 2014

The 20th century died yesterday at the age of 114

The 20th century died yesterday at the age of 114. It was a rich and at times joyous life, though not without tragedy. At 14, 20thC, […]
August 8, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Want to increase your readership? Forget about Twitter and stop posting so many stories, says the Telegraph A picture really does say a thousand words. That’s […]
August 4, 2014

The power of the lens

Ed Miliband has been criticised today for apparently failing to put a personal message on the card attached to the wreath that he laid to commemorate […]