October 5, 2014

Anti-social media agencies

I have a hive in my bonnet about the snake oil that is sold about social media. I can’t shake this feeling that marketing directors are […]
October 4, 2014

Raiders of the Lost Lists

I think I have always loved lists.  Perhaps it’s the way they sometimes neaten the most unlikely things; an order for the disorderly. My interest in […]
October 3, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

We’re hiring! Piers Morgan joins Mail Online as US editor-at-large ‘The New Yorker’ does its first GIF cover Ello… Is it my you’re looking for? Everything […]
October 3, 2014

The world’s most honest recruitment ad

We advertised recently for an account director and a senior account manager to join us at our new offices at Somerset House on the Strand. They’re […]
September 30, 2014

A modern-day Frost?

Chomsky once said something along the lines of ‘the construction of binaries in news manufactures simple orthodoxies that quash real debate.’ I can’t find the quote, […]
September 26, 2014

“E and Non-E”: Nancy Mitford on Twitter

Note: Also available on Kindle as an electric book. An extract: Twitter, in its infancy, was a classless environment – a great democratiser of communication in […]
September 24, 2014

UPDATED: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [Extended]

September 24, 2014

“Chancing your arm”

I’ve been looking at the stuff being discussed at a number of recent conferences on the future of PR, brand marketing, etc.  There seems to be […]
September 22, 2014

Curation collation

A lot of people seem to be confusing ‘curate’ and ‘collate’. Inspired by Harry Wallop’s tweet… Food people. Repeat after me: a meal is cooked. It […]
September 21, 2014

Quality of life transcribed as a formula

Having read and thought about Rhodri Marsden’s excellent essay on Hipsters in the Independent, I’ve decided to soften. Being a Hipster for many seems to be, […]