News 13 July

Being on the cusp of a new tradition

Once upon a time people either walked or tamed a beast of the wild to get from A to B. So it was conventional to either walk or ride; tradition dictated that you walked or rode from A to B. Then some…

Comment 4 July

Anyone for Pogo?

I posted a link to Pogo in a tweet a couple of weeks ago but think he deserves a post on the blog. Aside from the fact that I have a personal preference for the kind of music he is creating, what I…

Long Read 29 June

Consumers 0 — 1 Financial Services Industry (FT)

Rather, I’d suggest that RDR delivers the kind of retail financial service industry that today’s industry is willing to deliver, and not one that UK consumers deserve. So the outcome of three years of …

Comment 19 June

What’s changing, simply expressed

It seems to me that plenty of people I meet in brand communication roles find pinpointing the effects of the transition from promotional communication to communicative promotion pretty vexing. After…

Comment 17 June

Man bites dogma — Round Two

The comment added by BSkyB’s David Wheeldon to the ‘Man bites dogma’ Pay Per View (PPV) post sparked something of a surge to the blog yesterday. David’s comments draw attention to the dilemma facing publish…

News 16 June

Just one quick question…

I’m working on a couple more posts at the moment and would really like some good, honest data to support one idea I’m kicking around. So, if you could answer just ONE multiple choice question for me, it …

Long Read 15 June

Waving not drowning (and other cliches)

In fact, at the risk of peaking in admiration too soon, I’d suggest that Wave is at least as significant as the printing press. That’s because Google has not just created a whizz-bang application her…

Long Read 13 June

Man bites dogma

This was written a few weeks ago for the blog-in-development at MRM There are two sides to this: On the one hand, Mr Murdoch has always called trends in mass communication correctly; even sparking…

Long Read 28 March

Nostalgia and the brand consequences of Blitz spirit

Familiarity breeds content: There appears to be a general hankering for a future that mirrors the in-it-together-leave-your-backdoor-open-all-day aura that surrounds late/post-war Britain (think…