Comment 7 October

Is the ‘new’ Gap logo a PR double bluff?

Here’s a thought. What if the uproar about the Gap logo redesign (above) that’s occupying the blogs and tweets of the design community — and beyond — is an elaborate ruse to buy Gap more attention? It’s an…

Comment 17 September

The unsociable FSA’s Dr Pepper moment

Back in July, I presented a webcast for BrightTalk’s Thought Leadership Live programme about the UK Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) latest guidance on the application of social web tools by reg…

Comment 15 September

Twitter elegantly opens a new chapter in personalised content consumption

Now I don’t claim to be any kind of guru as far as the seismic activity of the tech world is concerned. But, as a punter, I already like the look of the new Twitter interface design. By enabling u…

Comment 28 July

Yes, it’s an ad but…

... it’s a fascinating summary of the impact that the web is having on the communications landscape in the UK. Lovely animation too.

Comment 18 July

Top Marx: An animated alternative explanation for the financial crisis

Here’s the chapter I’ve been waiting for on an explanation of the financial crisis: A brilliant animated account — based on a lecture at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manuf…

Comment 5 June

What’s eating Leroy Stick?

There’s been a good deal of attention paid to the spoof BP public relations tweets at BPGlobalPR over the past few days. To be honest, I tend towards the view that it’s a cheap shot to satirise the env…

Comment 10 February

Bud Caddell: Who says the future needs ad agencies?

I love a bit of heretical thought and Bud Caddell has delivered a blog-post with spades of the stuff by posing the question: ‘Who says the future needs an advertising agency?’ Craftily controversial hea…

Comment 9 February

Ikeler on advertising trends

Despite its title, I’d argue that Marci Ikeler’s slidedeck on trends in advertising — a pick of the day at Slideshare last week - articulately makes the case for the prosecution on the future of marke…

Comment 24 November

Why the ‘Aol.’ rebrand is absolutely fine by me

Earlier tonight I posted a comment at the Guardian’s PDA Digital Content blog. I posted it because Wolff Olins’s work on the AOL logo was getting a no-nonsense pasting on the comments board beneath a pos…

Comment 23 November

How to build an (IFA) brand these days

These are visuals that I posted to Slideshare and at MRM over the weekend that was put together for a presentation I delivered last week to a group of independent financial advice (IFA) business…