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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

This post was inspired by a random lunch with a profane Welshman. I use Tweetdeck in an attempt to impose some order on the real time opinion and content assault that results from following several hundred people. Most of that content can be filed under ‘professionally useful”. Some generous, well-read and well connected people save […]

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The first rule of Pitch Club is that you most definitely DO want potential clients to talk about your presentation afterwards. And they’re more likely to do so if they can actually remember what you said. We’ve all been there. You attend a presentation. Someone who didn’t attend asks you to paraphrase later the same […]

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Digital Magic

I was very much taken by this post by Mike Arauz. It spoke to me. In fact it spoke to the reason that I joined a specialist digital agency after 19 years in advertising. Mike talks about how digital technology lets you do clever tricks. And about how ad agencies tend to be good at […]

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I’m in two minds about this old giving-clients-what-they-need-not-what-they-want adage. On the one hand it appeals to the image we agency types like to project of being top-table, C-Suite, trusted adviser consultant types. On the other I shy away from the intellectual arrogance that it implies. I suspect that many clients shy away from its implicit […]

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The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

This book moved me. I read a lot and derive some form of pleasure from the vast majority of books. But to be moved is unusual. This book made me reconsider my views on an important contemporary issue. This book made me laugh on several occasions. Particularly the exchange early in the book between one […]

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