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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 […]
May 21, 2014

Good & Bad PR

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May 21, 2014

Dixons and Carphone connect, but do they have a USP socket?

(This post first appeared as an opinion piece for Retail Week) Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merging is like the plot twist in season 5 of a […]
May 21, 2014

We ask: “Just how new is all this so-called cutting edge technology?”

Every day we read about new technology.  But how new is it?  Here are a few things that have been around for a surprisingly long time: […]