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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

“C” by Tom McCarthy

I managed to get to the end of “C” without anyone asking me what it’s about. Which is just as well because it’s not a question that lends itself to a short answer. The answer to that question is usually a précis of the story and/or the high concept theme of the book. But “C” […]

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STOP PRESS : This post was published on 24th Jan 2011 based on an interview with Richard Bloch, Head of Global PR at Betfair. I have since interviewed Richard again and the update, published a year later on 15th Jan 2012 can be read here – The @Betfairpoker Twitter story – part 2. One could […]

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F*ck, sh*t, p*ss, c*nt. People are overly coy with their use of vowels in four letter words on Twitter. To avoid the risk of upsetting people, and (woe of woes) becoming the victim of a mass unfollowing, they replace said vowels with an *, or a £, or a $. Or even a %. All […]

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“Foster’s for breakfast”, in my student days, was shorthand for a certain type of holiday. A type of holiday whose opening ceremony would be a few early morning pints of the Amber Nectar in the airport lounge. The breakfast of champions. Well Foster’s has replaced the early morning pints with Mid Morning Moments, a series […]

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I saw Bruce Springsteen play Wembley Stadium (the old one) in nineteen eighty something. (In fact it was July 1985 and I think I’ve found – and borrowed – an image from that very concert.) And I saw The Rolling Stones play Wembley Stadium in nineteen ninety something. Two big brands. Same platform. Both with […]

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I pointedly haven’t read any of the recent posts predicting the death of RSS. And I’m pointedly not linking to any of them here. Because, whatever those posts say, they’re talking bollocks. Google Reader is my favourite piece of social technology. The probability of it delivering something that I’ll find interesting and/or useful is much […]

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This blog is not immune to turn-of-year introspective reflection. And if collating your favourite posts of the year is good enough for BBH Labs, then it’s good enough for me. But I thought I’d do it with a bit of a twist. The Labs guys curated the ten posts that they felt encapsulated the most […]

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It’s not often that a TV ad stops you in your tracks when you have your back to the box. But I had a “bugger me someone’s got Morgan Freeman to voiceover their ad” moment yesterday. You can recreate that moment by pressing play below and turning your back on your computer. If it weren’t […]

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