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Advertising effectiveness moves in mysterious ways. One of the unexpected effects of the Country Life Butter campaign featuring ex Sex Pistol John Lydon was that it funded the reformation and American tour of PIL (Public Image Limited). As Jimmy Kimmel says in this interview, he is “fuelled by butter.” Given the attendant risks, I don’t […]

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I predict that this ad will eventually be deemed an experiment that didn’t work. Whilst it’s always tempting to push the creative envelope, and to explore new and original executions of a long running campaign, there are some things that are best left alone. Incredibly powerful brand properties being one of those things. You don’t […]

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It took me a while to find an alternative title for this post. “A trip down Memolane” was the first choice but an instinct, finely honed over 22 years working with ideas, told me that I might not be the first person to coin that particular phrase. Memolane (my Memolane) looks like this. (Mostly Twitter, […]

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1) PASSION for or about something is inherently attractive. Genuine passion is highly attractive. You’ll know this if you’ve ever interviewed someone for a job. The stand-out candidates are often those who, either by luck or by design, end up talking about something about which they have a real passion. Real being the operative word. […]

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Well done the Red Bull Formula 1 team for taking first and second places in yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix. And well done to the Red Bull social media team for reaching 9,000,000 fans on their Facebook page. A good week all round for everyone associated with the brand. Red Bull seems to be doing lots […]

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Herewith a musical slideshow with some edited highlight’s from this summer’s Mongol Rally shenanigans. Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan (again), Russia (again), Mongolia. Dead animals, dead tanks, dead cars, dead ends. Really, really bad roads. And some really good new friends. Still working out what it all meant.

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