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May 2, 2017

A new name for Public Relations

I noticed on LinkedIn (yep) this morning a note by Paul Holmes, founder of The Holmes Report. He was referencing a recent study that looks at PR […]
April 25, 2017

The day with no Crosswits

For reasons too inane to go into, earlier today, I found myself reading the Wikipedia page for the 1980s ITV daytime game show Crosswits. Crosswits was […]
April 21, 2017

I’ve found a buried chest!

The term “cliffhanger” is considered to have originated with the serialised version of Thomas Hardy’s A Pair of Blue Eyes, published serially in Tinsley’s Magazine in 1873. […]
April 13, 2017

1,000 true fans

In 2008, the founding editor of Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly wrote a blog post where he proposed a new creative model. Rather than aiming for mass appeal, […]
April 6, 2017

The Sachertorte war

I’ve just come back from a weekend in Vienna. It’s a very beautiful city, full of grand buildings and rich in history. During our time there, […]
March 29, 2017

Brexit Headline Generator

The day is here.  Britain has formally served notice of its intention to leave the EU.  Here’s our guess at some of the headlines that we’re […]
March 29, 2017

The wrong trousers

When I was getting ready for work this morning, I took out a pair of trousers from my drawer as is my wont. I thought that […]
March 28, 2017

Baby pigeons

I went to Trafalgar Square to try and solve the question “why don’t we see baby pigeons?” I found the answer. We’ve been looking at the […]
March 21, 2017

Indistinguishable from magic

I went to a talk recently which dealt with the theme of fear and technology. During the talk, the speaker made one of those points which […]
March 17, 2017

Speak and Spell

I think it was Neil Tennant who, when asked if he accepted that his band had a somewhat preposterous name, replied by saying that the thing […]