BLOG

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 […]
May 8, 2014

Our tech experience

Here are some of the technology brands that we have supported with PR, either as an agency or in-house.  Our work has included product promotion / […]
May 8, 2014

Lord of the fries

  The best ideas are like great food.  The ones that linger on the palate and memory are the ones that taste the best and that […]
May 8, 2014

Saul Bellow: “When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.”

  The following is a list of things I have either (a) collected like a magpie over the years or (b) made up.  Life lacks precision, […]
May 8, 2014

On the back of our dust jacket

Here are some of the kind things that clients have said about us: “Because of Houston PR, the Boring Conference, which originally started out as a […]
May 8, 2014

Buzzing clichés

We’re adding a list of 1,000 clichés to the Buzzsaw today (www.prbuzzsaw.com).  The list includes: don’t put all your eggs in one basket patience is a […]
May 8, 2014

“Since when am I the doll reporter?”

We’re making a start on a US chapter for our How Not To Guide to Public Relations.  We’ve already had more than 100 responses from all […]
May 8, 2014

Nine reasons why lists are now boring

 There’s nothing left to list The only good one is ranked 5th Once you get to 7th you’re utterly bored There’s generally a picture of an […]
May 8, 2014

The Periodic Table of Story Elements

Last year we issued the first draft of our Periodic Table of Story Elements.  Each of the elements on the table is a potential ingredient for […]
May 8, 2014

Princess Diana and me

Nicholas Witchell was just on the BBC news talking about the news that William and Kate and their kid are going on tour to Australia and […]
May 8, 2014

PR: the note, the chord and the sustain pedal

One of the things that has struck me this year is the way in which my own media consumption habits continue to change. I’ve been surgically […]
May 8, 2014

Christmas Compilation, part 2

With Christmas fast approaching, here’s the second disc from this year’s compilation album of some of Houston’s homegrown PR hits. We hope this gives you a […]
May 8, 2014

Our Christmas compilation

With Christmas fast approaching, here’s this year’s compilation album of some of Houston’s homegrown PR hits. We’re really proud of this work and we hope that […]
May 8, 2014

Some of my favourite websites for ideas, time wasting, etc

Here are a some my favourites.  I’ll update this list from time to time: 1. Arts and Letters Daily: a great source of links to the […]
May 8, 2014

THE PR PROFESSION IS HAVING THE WRONG DEBATE

The PR profession loves a debate but it dunalf choose the wrong topic sometimes.  Every day I see endless chatter about the death of the press […]
May 8, 2014

In conversation with Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell, former director of communications and strategy to Tony Blair and now a writer, broadcaster and strategist, took time out from launching the first volume […]