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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…

Long Read 13 January

Google, China and my ‘I told you so’ moment

The post’s content is relevant because, today, Google has delivered an absolute blinder of a case study, the consequences of which may be pored over by generations to come. By declaring that it will n…

News 26 November

Johnston Press and the plucky pay-wall pilot

According to holdthefrontpage.co.uk, Johnston Press — owner of the Scotsman and Yorkshire Post in the UK — intends to pilot a pay-wall for a small number of its local titles as early as next week. If tha…

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…

News 22 October

Who’s afraid of Barbra Streisand..?

I presented these visuals at a dinner this evening hosted by Cofunds. The penultimate slide — posing a question about the statement made earlier today by Goldman Sachs International vice chairman L…

Long Read 13 October

Was it Twitter wot won it?

The decision by Trafigura’s legal firm, Carter-Ruck, to withdraw its opposition to The Guardian’s right to report the details of a question in the UK Parliament is — of course — important, but it would b…

Comment 10 September

Animating the issues of US healthcare reform

From this side of the pond, it’s been quite tricky keeping tabs on what exactly is at the heart of the US healthcare reform debate that’s raging in the United States. So, if you take the prose of awa…

Comment 9 September

Moneysavingexpert(ish)

Just imagine if one of the many financial services brands or independent financial advisers — regularly berated by self-proclaimed MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis — broadcast email content that was so amb…