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August 8, 2016

Silly Season round-up

Granfiti Art projects to encourage the elderly to try their hand at Graffiti are cropping up everywhere.  In Lisbon, Berlin and now Croydon – or ‘The […]
July 28, 2016

Message from the Hoff

July 27, 2016

Case study: Dreams

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July 26, 2016

The world’s most boring credentials

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July 25, 2016

Pokémon-etization

I went to Alexandra Palace yesterday, and as we sat at the top of the hill, overlooking the whole of London, we could see small groups […]
July 23, 2016

Clanguage

‪Most families have an invented vocabulary – the words that grow out of mishearing, misspelling, kids’ early attempts at talking or things that you might have […]
July 19, 2016

A large room, frequented by disorderly persons

The first time I went to Wilton’s Music Hall was in 2011. I’d gone to see the film director Michael Winner talk about his life and […]
July 19, 2016

Happy Birthday to us

We’ve all done it:  Remembered a few weeks in advance that a birthday was coming up and then forgotten to send a card.  In this case, […]
July 15, 2016

Updated phonetic alphabet

The phonetic alphabet that we’ve used for years is starting to look a bit tired. ‘Papa Golf Charlie Zulu’, for instance, sounds like an appalling Sunday […]
July 15, 2016

Twitter at 10

It’s ten years today since Twitter, the chaotic scrapbook of our age, launched to the public. Whilst it hasn’t achieved the financial success of Facebook or […]
December 16, 2015

New rules for the era of Low-Fi marketing

Here comes 2016:  The age of Low-Fi marketing. Advertising revenues are on the decline. Audiences are more resistant to flagrant propaganda, shouting offers at us wherever […]
December 16, 2015

Dalek Invasion Insurance: A case study

BRIEF AND OBJECTIVES: Earlier this year Virgin Money approached us to develop an eye-catching way of announcing their new life insurance policy (underwritten by Friends Life) […]
December 14, 2015

“Obi quiet”: New Star Wars spoiler removal tool

14 December 2015 More information: Hamish Thompson +44 (0) 7702 684290 “OBI QUIET” Social media tool pretweet.co.uk automatically pre-checks tweets and posts for Star Wars spoilers […]
December 13, 2015

Robert Dyas Christmas ‘ad’

I love the Robert Dyas ad. But it’s not really an ad. It’s a creative idea that is more about PR than the rigmarole of expensive […]
December 11, 2015

The World’s Worst Computer Game?

A British inventor and former tutor is offering kids a life-changing computer game this Christmas. School Exam Simulator, developed by Murray Morrison, creates all of the […]
December 11, 2015

Astounding stories

As 2015 draws to a close, here’s a Quality Street assortment of some of the things that Houston PR made happen this year: 1. We launched […]
December 5, 2015

Clive James

  When I was growing up in Canberra in the 1970s, my parents would have bouts of intense homesickness. Both were born in Wales, £10 Poms, […]
December 2, 2015

Cut and paste Christmas thank you letter

It’s the time of the year when many parents spend too much time reminding their kids to send thank you letters to Uncle Keith and Auntie […]
November 8, 2015

Some free writing and PR tools that we’ve created

Over the last few years we’ve created a few tools that I thought might be useful for writers, other PR professionals or small businesses.  They’re all about […]
November 5, 2015

The market value of your CEO

Over the last month Houston PR has been working on a report examining the role of the CEO in corporate communications. One of the most interesting […]
November 5, 2015

An astronaut’s view on John Lewis

  The John Lewis Christmas ad, due to appear tomorrow, if rumours are correct, looks to be about a more recent legend than the conventional Christmas […]
November 4, 2015

Next Concept Album Talks: Pet Sounds, November 23rd

Please note: NEW VENUE: Old Bank of England pub, 194 Fleet St, London EC4A 2LT, starting at 6pm A while back we held our first Concept Album […]
November 2, 2015

Twitter on the psychiatrist’s couch

  An amateur psychiatrist’s perspective on what might be wrong with Twitter: Twitter incentivises behaviours. Twitter encourages care, wit, cleverness, etc – and it encourages vitriol. […]
October 31, 2015

SIMPLE TWISTS OF FATE

Back in the 1970s, growing up in Canberra, Australia, I became an addict. Canberra, until 1977, had two black and white television stations – CTC 7, […]
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 […]