June 23, 2014

That Peston speech

Here’s some of what Robert Peston said in his Charles Wheeler Lecture: “I have never been in any doubt that PRs are the enemy – our mission as […]
June 9, 2014

12 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Even though you probably shouldn’t, here’s how to get iOS 8 right now. Here’s the most important things for you to know from Apple’s WWDC. #Byebliss messages flood […]
June 9, 2014


James Goldsmith once said “if you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.”  He was right, but the line is worth updating.  I’d say that if you […]
June 9, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Twitter may acquire music and audio service Soundcloud How hashtags have spiralled out of control into the real world How much does Buzzfeed write about cats […]
June 9, 2014

More useful autoreplies

I calculated last week that the cost to British business of chasing up business leads is around £2.73 billion per annum.  Actually I didn’t.  It’s a […]
June 9, 2014

What politicians do wrong on telly

I’ve been thinking about the things that politicians do wrong on TV.  Here’s my list: 1. Your voice: Avoid any of the old political accents. The Tory […]
June 9, 2014

Your brand has been kidnapped

Here are my notes for the business book I probably won’t get round to writing.  Things change too fast – and anyway, what’s the point in […]
June 9, 2014

All your ‘reached peak’ needs catered for here

Sixty-one years ago next Thursday, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached peak Everest. Today, “reached peak” has become the default phrase for describing an eclectic array […]
May 21, 2014

Good & Bad PR

May 21, 2014

How to be really terrible at PR

Here’s a helpful sure-fire 10-step guide to boring PR 1.     Pack briefings / emails / press releases / speeches / tweets with buzzwords and jargon.  The […]