April 25, 2017

The day with no Crosswits

For reasons too inane to go into, earlier today, I found myself reading the Wikipedia page for the 1980s ITV daytime game show Crosswits. Crosswits was […]
April 21, 2017

I’ve found a buried chest!

The term “cliffhanger” is considered to have originated with the serialised version of Thomas Hardy’s A Pair of Blue Eyes, published serially in Tinsley’s Magazine in 1873. […]
April 13, 2017

1,000 true fans

In 2008, the founding editor of Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly wrote a blog post where he proposed a new creative model. Rather than aiming for mass appeal, […]
April 6, 2017

The Sachertorte war

I’ve just come back from a weekend in Vienna. It’s a very beautiful city, full of grand buildings and rich in history. During our time there, […]
March 29, 2017

Brexit Headline Generator

The day is here.  Britain has formally served notice of its intention to leave the EU.  Here’s our guess at some of the headlines that we’re […]
March 29, 2017

The wrong trousers

When I was getting ready for work this morning, I took out a pair of trousers from my drawer as is my wont. I thought that […]
March 28, 2017

Baby pigeons

I went to Trafalgar Square to try and solve the question “why don’t we see baby pigeons?” I found the answer. We’ve been looking at the […]
March 21, 2017

Indistinguishable from magic

I went to a talk recently which dealt with the theme of fear and technology. During the talk, the speaker made one of those points which […]
March 17, 2017

Speak and Spell

I think it was Neil Tennant who, when asked if he accepted that his band had a somewhat preposterous name, replied by saying that the thing […]
March 10, 2017

The end of the circus

I was on a flight to Edinburgh a few weeks ago and through the gap between the orange seats I spotted a report in the Wall […]
February 3, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Daily Mirror published a montage of tits on their page 3 British Heart Foundation is calling for a pre-watershed junk food ban Brands that respond on […]
January 30, 2015

Customer dis-satisfaction survey

This story about a couple who had a miscarriage and then received a text message from the hospital’s A&E department is as heartbreaking as it is […]
January 23, 2015


In the building where we’re based, they’ve recently put up new signage everywhere. It’s very nice signage, with simple pictographs and smart typography: Smart, isn’t it? […]
January 22, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Is it worth advertising on Snapchat for $750k?! 10 homepages that teach you something new every time you open them Rihanna wins a long court battle […]
January 16, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Blogger Marc Ehrich has promoted a tool that allows you to check whether someone has liked a Facebook page you don’t like. How to be motivated […]
January 9, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

This weather app is probably the most honest one you’ll ever come across Why you should use the word “and” instead of “but” Virgin Trains saves […]
December 23, 2014

Houston PR review of the year 2014

Happy Christmas from Houston PR!  It has been a momentous year for us, with so many highlights we don’t really know where to start.  Some of […]
December 23, 2014

Everything you need to know about 2014

Top 25 viral Tumblr blogs of 2014 ‘Happy’ by Pharrell was named ‘Song of the Year’ by Spotify World Cup was the most tweeted event in […]
December 5, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

Top 10 geo-tagged locations on Instagram iOS users have more money than Android users New filters on Twitter… but does it beat Instagram? Colour of 2015 […]
November 28, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

A new billboard in Times Square is the biggest EVER. Costs $2.5million for 4 weeks, making it the most expensive ad space in the world. TGI […]
October 15, 2014


  Last night Houston PR won the PR Week Award for Marketing Communications: Business for the launch of Growing Underground: London’s First Underground Farm with Zero Carbon Food […]
October 8, 2014

Honestly, the difference between good service and great service is rather small

We’ve all suffered bad service at one time or another – whether it’s that retail assistant who refuses to make eye contact or the waitress who […]
October 3, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know About This Week

We’re hiring! Piers Morgan joins Mail Online as US editor-at-large ‘The New Yorker’ does its first GIF cover Ello… Is it my you’re looking for? Everything […]
September 24, 2014

UPDATED: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [Extended]

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 […]