Category Archives: marketing

Time.

There’s something very sad happening in the creative industry. I’ve hesitated to talk about, because I hate to sound bitter. But here goes. It’s about the hiring strategy of ad agencies.  And before you assume this is all about me, … Continue reading

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Have you’re writting proffesionally revued.

This ad has made me a bit angry today. Not just the fact that it shows the arrogance of a company (person?) who doesn’t care enough about the written word to check spellings. But because somewhere, some place, some poor uncertain, … Continue reading

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Write for pleasure and for profit

I suppose I ought to write something. Just so it looks like I am still around. So. Here it is. This. Also. This. When I’m feeling suitably writerly miserable, when all avenues to creativity seem blocked, when hard-fought written words … Continue reading

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Life on Mars

    So that’s Christmas over.   That means no wine.   The above is quite a crisp and refreshing experience for me. I’m feeling cool and deliciously smooth, with a hint of tropical fruits (mainly because I’m eating a lot of tropical fruits). … Continue reading

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Living on plates of fresh air

Following yesterday’s unfestive rant, here’s some genius from The Oatmeal. Keep smiling 🙂 For more stuff like this I highly recommend The Oatmeal Blog        

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Merry Christma’s (or Deck The Halls With Sloughs of Folly)

Christmas, eh. It’s all well and good if you are in a happy place. But when you’re not, Christmas is something that can push you over the tinsel-bedecked edge. “Joy to the World!” pipes the tinny supermarket muzak as you … Continue reading

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“Save one life, save the world.”

Sir Nicholas Winton died this week. If you want to know who he was and what he did, read a bit about him at The Power of Good. He rescued around 669 children from the Nazi death camps. It was only … Continue reading

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Never Mind The Irony …

So Virgin are offering these ‘punk’ credit cards. Oh the wonderful irony of it! Did the marketing/brand team really believe people would think, ‘Hey! I’m such a rebel! No-one owns me!’ … As they take out their credit card to fund their … Continue reading

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