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Jumping out of a window in a plastic bag filled with water, or feigning death in order to be flushed down a toilet doesn’t seem like much of a choice. But desperate times call for desperate measures and, if you are a wild fish trapped in a tank in a dentist’s surgery, either option might […]

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This blog has a new favourite button. CentUp is a simple, smart idea that enables small acts of kindness over the internet. And hopefully enough people will eventually sign up to enable lots of small acts to make a big difference. The idea is this simple… When you sign up for CentUp you preload your […]

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Social capacitance

In the world of physics electrical capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge. You can see capacitance in action when, for instance, LED lights take a while to fade after the power supply has been turned off. These days locations have a social capacitance. Through applications like Foursquare they are […]

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A friend of mine asked me to start an agency with him last week. Drink was involved. So it wasn’t a serious conversation in terms of real intent. But it did get quite serious in terms of terms. Under what terms would we seriously consider it? Here are mine. Not with close friends. I’m the […]

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  The show was green-lit and I was like ‘fuck, what do we do now?’ We really hadn’t thought it through. That is Ben Bocquelet, Creator of The Amazing World Of Gumball, talking about the moment when the show was commissioned by Cartoon Network. One assumes that Cartoon Network don’t make that kind of decision […]

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Once upon a time my taxi was overtaken by an ambulance. There was an emergency in Welwyn Garden City. The thing with ambulances and police cars and fire engines is that you see the lights and you hear the sirens, but the data from your senses usually triggers only a motor response (get out of […]

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Scientists have to reposition the Geographic South Pole every year. It’s not because the Earth has moved but because the ice above it has. That’s 2,700 metres (9,000 feet) of ice to be precise. And it moves downhill towards the Weddell Sea at just under 10 metres each year. The pole marker is ceremonially positioned […]

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Firestarters is a campaign. A campaign targeted mainly at agency planners. The client is Google and the creative director is Neil Perkin. I can only speculate as to the objectives of the campaign. But if they include the creation of a community – a word that I don’t use lightly – and if they include […]

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I watched Jonathan Ross interview Psy, the man behind the Gangnam Style video. A video that, at the time of writing, has had over 700,000,000 YouTube views. Not to mention over 5,000,000 likes (OMFG). He (Psy not Ross) comes across as a cool dude who’s taking the madness in his stride. Most importantly he has […]

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I hate having to go straight back to work after a pitch presentation. You’ve worked late nights and weekends. You’ve had emotional highs and lows that have tested and ultimately strengthened relationships with colleagues. And, despite being physically drained, you collectively manage one last adrenaline-fuelled summit push for the presentation itself. Afterwards, all you want […]

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