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June 12, 2016

EU said what?

Here’s a cherry-picked list of links to EU rebuttals of some of the headlines that appear in the media about alleged EU excesses and allegations of […]
June 7, 2016

Happy VCR Day

Part of my morning routine is to visit a site called brownielocks.com.  Collected on the site, by an enthusiast, based in the US, is a list […]
June 4, 2016

RIP, The Greatest

When I was a kid growing up in the middle of nowhere in Australia there was a local run-of-the-mill department store chain called Norman Ross. In […]
June 2, 2016

Notoriety

A few examples of the corrosive effect of notoriety. Here’s an extract from Nick Bryant’s piece from the BBC News website this morning referencing a Trump […]
May 27, 2016

Ethical Chip Disposal

I like chips. We all like chips. Chips are so great that even chips like chips: I’ve never quite understood the physiology of that man. Are […]
May 20, 2016

Vacancy: Restless Manager

I spotted a post this morning from Mark Adams, which referenced a recruitment ad for a Content Manager that he’d seen.  Mark’s question was why nobody […]
May 18, 2016

Things that make us smile

This ingredients label.   This piece of Victorian gym equipment.   This horse bike.   This cartoon from the New Yorker, which is in our view […]
May 18, 2016

Guest post: “Good day, young man…”

We’re pleased to publish this post from Jasmine Wheelhouse, a talented young writer and recent graduate from St Andrew’s University. “Good day, young man…”  …he said, […]
May 18, 2016

The power of the pause

In PR, one of the often overlooked weapons in the arsenal is the pause. News is a multi-directional torrent these days.  We are showered by new […]
May 13, 2016

Two croissants and a whole fresh chicken

I have a bad habit. Whenever I’m in the supermarket, I find myself become obsessed with the contents of other people’s shopping baskets. I wonder why […]