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December 18, 2016

Recipe cards

A few years ago I saw a very good talk by Helen Zaltzman at the Boring Conference in London on recipe cards.  Since then I’ve developed […]
December 16, 2016

Postcode lottery

Bowie, Prince, Brexit, Trump. It’s safe to say that 2016 has been a difficult year, and as we approach the new year, many people are looking forward […]
December 12, 2016

The paradox of choice

Last week I was chatting with a workmate about what we’d done the night before – the usual water cooler stuff.  We’d both been at our […]
December 9, 2016

Round Robin

With Christmas fast approaching, there are always a million things to do before the big day. While we can’t help you decorate the tree or wrap […]
December 8, 2016

Hair today….

“Did you know that in Britain you don’t need a qualification to be a barber or a hairdresser?” I was in the chair last week, half […]
December 8, 2016

I don’t know, George got it somewhere

On this day in 1894, James Thurber was born. The writer and cartoonist is probably best known for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and his […]
December 5, 2016

Houston appointed by Johnson Matthey

JOHNSON MATTHEY ENGAGES HOUSTON PR TO DELIVER GLOBAL POSITIONING PROGRAMME FOR THE COMPANY’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY Johnson Matthey Plc, a FTSE 100 speciality chemicals company and a […]
November 17, 2016

Milton Keynes appoints Houston for 50th anniversary brief

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been appointed by Milton Keynes Council, Britain’s most famous New Town, to handle media strategy and media relations for the […]
October 19, 2016

“Houston, we have a problem.”

Minutes into their descent to the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin found, to their alarm, that they were […]
October 17, 2016

Is this a question?

I watched Elon Musk’s webcast of his presentation about interplanetary travel a few weeks ago.  At the end there were questions from the audience.  It’s always […]
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

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 8, 2014

The Underground farm in Clapham North WW2 air raid shelters

May 8, 2014

The How Not To Guide To Public Relations

This guide is free.  Feel free to share it with colleagues and friends. See @HamishMThompson on Twitter for regular updates. INTRODUCTION: ABANDON OLD ROPE YE WHO ENTER HERE Hello […]