October 22, 2014

A brain, a cup of coffee and £25

For ages I have been rambling on about my skepticism about social media agencies. I thought that I might have a go at demonstrating my point, […]
October 18, 2014

“Oh. No. You. Didn’t.”

Most weeks are pretty good, but very, very occasionally I get one where I’m spoilt for choice for a highlight. It has been one of those […]
October 17, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

  Everything Apple announced at its iPad and Mac event New iPad Air 2 has a ‘soft-sim’ – allows customers to change networks from iPad settings BBC […]
October 16, 2014

Authentic political language

We launched a new service today as part of our crusade for clearer communication. Our new micro-site,, is a jargon-removal tool for politicians. I launched […]
October 16, 2014

Hamish Thompson on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme

Houston PR MD Hamish Thompson discusses our new ‘Polifiller’ jargon removal tool with John Humphreys on the Today Programme.
October 16, 2014

Hamish Thompson on today’s Daily Politics show

Houston PR MD Hamish Thompson discusses our new ‘Polifiller’ buzzword removal tool.
October 15, 2014


  Last night Houston PR won the PR Week Award for Marketing Communications: Business for the launch of Growing Underground: London’s First Underground Farm with Zero Carbon Food […]
October 12, 2014

Mixing colours

Yesterday I used three tubes of acrylic paint – red, yellow and blue – plus a tube of white. I’ve spent small fortunes in art supply […]
October 10, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Telegraph to use digital content as backbone of paper. ‘Hairgate’ is the silliest iPhone 6 criticism yet. How to let your employees use social media without […]
October 8, 2014

Honestly, the difference between good service and great service is rather small

We’ve all suffered bad service at one time or another – whether it’s that retail assistant who refuses to make eye contact or the waitress who […]