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Comment 3 September

Google’s move heralds dawn of ‘signature interaction’

Restaurants are always on a mission to rustle one up, TV game shows spawned an entire genre of them, and you and me have a unique one. Signatures — whether it’s dishes, tunes or handwritten monikers — a…

Long Read 1 August

And now for something completely different

Every now and then, you discover a comedy gem that deserves the biggest, bestest, possible audience. Ladies and gentlemen, here is Superego — a comedy podcast created in the United States that is p…

News 18 July

One small tweet for Man…

It’s amazing how much Apollo Eleven’s legendary mission to the moon continues to capture the imagination of people. For those of us who weren’t quite born — or were too young to remember — it’s hard to imagine …

Long Read 15 July

The reality that shocked the City: There are teenagers.

In fact, I’m still trying to work out why the research note by 15-year-old Matthew Robson caused such a furore. Perhaps it was because it was published by Morgan Stanley? And, if that’s the case, the…

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 …