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August 7, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Selfie nation: Britons take own picture 1.2bn times a year How To Be More Like Andy Warhol ‘RN,’ So Hot RN Tiny Planets Meet the muppies […]
July 31, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

If You Have To Say It, Say It In GIFs 10 brands doing an amazing job on social media What Michael Bloomberg could learn From “Middlemarch” […]
July 27, 2015

The Curmudgeon’s Style Guide

The Curmudgeon’s Style Guide starts here: Never start a sentence with ‘So….’. Relatively few things in life are awesome.  Burgers, for instance, are never awesome – […]
July 24, 2015

Songs that remind me of moments #1

When I was in my early twenties and at University in Canberra, I’d find myself with acres of empty hot summer and equally empty pockets. I’d […]
July 24, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Here’s a rundown of the 1st Concept Album Talks. Be back in September! What happens to the Wellington boots left behind at Glastonbury? In a word: […]
July 23, 2015

The Dark Side Of The Moon

And so we did it. The first Concept Album Talks took place on Tuesday evening at the Theodore Bullfrog in London. The idea behind the Concept […]
July 17, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Time Out London invites you to… The Melbourne treemail phenomenon Harvey Nichols is launching its new loyalty app with CCTV footage of shoplifters Campaign viral chart […]
July 15, 2015

Predictable text

My son Jeremy is working for us as an intern.  I asked him for a few anecdotes about routine conversations.  Here’s what he gave me in […]
July 10, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Tune in on The Monocle Weekly this Sunday at 12:00 for an interview with Growing Underground co-founder Steven Dring The #WalkTogether campaign a top trend on Twitter Imagine… […]
July 3, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

GROWING UNDERGROUND has launched! Another satisfied customer The leap second explained in precisely one second 10 of brands’ worst social media mistakes Facebook types The Economist seeks readers […]
August 1, 2014

Friday feeling? We’re recruiting.

              We’re looking for an account director to join Houston PR at our offices at Somerset House in London. If […]
August 1, 2014

Trade secret: the Periodic Table of Story Elements

PR is a game of chance.  There, I’ve said it.  There are rarely guarantees of success, unless, of course, you are announcing an immortality pill, the […]
July 31, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Apple will ‘set the world on fire’ with iPhone 6 sales Study: Social Media May Be Just As Addicting As Other Vices, Drugs and Alcohol How Nicki […]
July 30, 2014

19th century YouTube

Lots of people in the PR profession are gnashing their teeth again about how it all needs to change. “The old PR agency is no longer […]
July 28, 2014

The 24 minute news cycle

  Much talk about the logic (or otherwise) of Ed Miliband’s admission that the Wallace and bacon sandwich things have caught the eye. Many are saying […]
July 25, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

We re-branded!  We sent up the world’s highest press release to announce that we are shaking off our old company name Beyonce teased the world with […]
July 24, 2014

New campaign: Abandon all hope

I just had an email from a journalist asking me to start a campaign to end the use of “I hope you’re well” in emails from […]
July 20, 2014

‘Launch’ needs a new definition

Here are a few definitions of launch: launch1 lɔːn(t)ʃ/ verb: launch; 3rd person present: launches; past tense: launched; past participle:launched; gerund or present participle: launching 1. […]
July 20, 2014

Welcome to Houston

We have some news… We’ve just sent up the world’s highest press release to announce that we are shaking off our old company name.  Today we’re […]
July 15, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

If you’re going on holiday, here are 10 time-saving social media apps Edward Snowden condemns Britain’s emergency surveillance bill Hailo is taking on Uber in taxi […]
July 14, 2014

Plus ça change?

Lots of people are calling for the reinvention or redefining of PR.  PR at its best has always felt to me like a fairly fluid discipline […]
July 10, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

You should quit Facebook for 99 days to find true happiness How to create a social media ‘voice’ It’s official. We’re not ready for the Jelly […]
July 9, 2014

Sacrilege?

  To suggest that ‘social media’ is a science (for which you have to pay top dollar) is like claiming you can predict the weather. Yesterday […]
July 9, 2014

PR – is it that bad?

Quite a bit of vitriol being cast in the direction of PR people in the last few weeks.  First there was Robert Peston’s speech.  Then there was Nick […]
July 1, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Google Glass is available to buy in the UK for just £1,000 Twitter Testing Ways to Add Commentary to Retweets BBC launches a video news channel […]