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, […]
September 19, 2014

My favourite unlikely Twitter story

My favourite unlikely personal Twitter story comes from September 2013. I have an investment banking client and I issued a reaction on his behalf to an […]
September 16, 2014

Rumsfeld, Richard Hamilton and Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters have hit the headlines again for creating a sweatshirt that appears to be a blood-stained piece of clothing referencing a clash between police and […]
September 15, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

The obvious one… Apple announced the new iPhone 6/6 plus this week (as well as the Apple Watch) That’s not a celebrity you’re following on Twitter, it’s […]
September 15, 2014

New feature: #pulledwatch

    Submissions welcomed.  Drop me a line at or tweet me at @HamishMThompson. BREAKING NEWS: Pulled SPAM Pulled TUNA  Pulled CHEESE     Pulled […]
September 13, 2014

The EZ-waist guide to London Fashion Week

I slipped past the paparazzi stationed outside London Fashion Week on Friday by cunningly disguising myself as a man in his fifties with no dress sense. […]
September 10, 2014

The ‘nah, it’ll never happen’ campaign

We had another chat in the office this morning about the independence referendum. Today we had a pre-mortem, asking ourselves what went wrong in the event […]
September 8, 2014