January 27, 2017

Halloa old girl

A friend of mine on Facebook recently asked people for their favourite words. It’s always an interesting question, because there are different ways of thinking about […]
January 23, 2017

Milton Keynes at 50

I grew up in a town that was invented in the last 100 years. Canberra, Australia’s capital, was formed after an Act of Parliament sorted out […]
January 20, 2017

Turning the world upside down

In 1961, the Italian conceptual artist Piero Manzoni turned the world upside down. In a field in Herning in Denmark, he placed a large metal plinth […]
January 18, 2017

Vacancy: Account Executive

Account Executive: Corporate / Financial  Houston PR is looking for an ambitious Account Executive to join its fast-growing team based at Somerset House in central London. […]
January 17, 2017

Giant steps

Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died this week, aged 82. Of the 12 that walked on the moon only six remain. […]
January 16, 2017

My golden rules of PR

These rules are solely about the craft of PR, how to do it, and how to avoid some potholes and roadblocks.  They’re today’s version.  Tomorrow they’ll […]
January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th

Today is Friday! Hooray! But wait – let me just check today’s date. Uh-oh. Friday the 13th. Unlucky. Fear of the number thirteen – triskaidekaphobia – […]
January 9, 2017

The iPhone and propaganda

The walls of my office are covered with propaganda posters from all over the world – Britain, the US, Russia, Cuba, South Africa, Poland, North Korea […]
January 6, 2017

Choose Your Own Memory

If you decide to enter the cave, turn to page 42. If you decide to return to the camp to tell the others, turn to page […]
December 22, 2016

It started before it started

The festive season is one full of traditions – some religious, some cultural, some national, some personal. Families develop their own rules and rituals. As a […]
July 31, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Apple will ‘set the world on fire’ with iPhone 6 sales Study: Social Media May Be Just As Addicting As Other Vices, Drugs and Alcohol How Nicki […]
July 25, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

We re-branded!  We sent up the world’s highest press release to announce that we are shaking off our old company name Beyonce teased the world with […]
July 15, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

If you’re going on holiday, here are 10 time-saving social media apps Edward Snowden condemns Britain’s emergency surveillance bill Hailo is taking on Uber in taxi […]
July 10, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

You should quit Facebook for 99 days to find true happiness How to create a social media ‘voice’ It’s official. We’re not ready for the Jelly […]
July 9, 2014


  To suggest that ‘social media’ is a science (for which you have to pay top dollar) is like claiming you can predict the weather. Yesterday […]
July 9, 2014

PR – is it that bad?

Quite a bit of vitriol being cast in the direction of PR people in the last few weeks.  First there was Robert Peston’s speech.  Then there was Nick […]
July 1, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Google Glass is available to buy in the UK for just £1,000 Twitter Testing Ways to Add Commentary to Retweets BBC launches a video news channel […]
June 23, 2014

12 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Yo, it’s that simple… Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg has joined the Daily Mail Paddy Power to crowd source witty stunts from the public Facebook testing […]
June 23, 2014

Weekend Round-up

For those too hung-over or maybe even still too drunk to read through the heavy helping of news stories from this weekend, we picked out the […]
June 23, 2014

The difference between ‘Hah!’ And ‘Hmmm’.

Stunts.  They go back a long way.  PT Barnum, the circus impresario, was famous for his stunts. His first major stunt, in 1842, was a ‘creature’ […]
June 23, 2014

12 Things You Need To Know About This Week

The CIA joined Twitter The first Vine from Space was posted No, Paddy Power didn’t actually cut down part of the rainforest for a World Cup […]
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

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

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 […]
May 21, 2014

Good & Bad PR