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- Stories We’ve Enjoyed This Week
16th Feb 2020
Why are we polarised? Don’t blame social media, says Ezra Klein. The Vox editor explains why there’s no chapter devoted to Facebook or Twitter in his new book about how the US is more divided than ever.
One chart from Adam&EveDDB. How Advertising Works.
This longish read from Prof Galloway is a compelling piece on the rise and rise of Amazon. ‘Amazon isn’t an ecommerce company or a cloud company, but a disruption platform that through great execution and unparalleled access to cheap capital, uses the flywheel effect to spin into completely different industries. Welcome to Bezosland. LAnd of the Undead.
Radio’s unparalleled reach. Weekly media reach in the US ; Q1 2019 (% of 18+ population).
From NESTA. Six stories of workplace automation. NESTA employees share their insights on how technology is changing jobs.
‘The curious tale of a man called Christian, the Catholic church, David Schwimmer’s wife, a secret hotel and an Airbnb scam running riot on the streets of London.’ The Airbnb scam that’s taking over London (and many other cities…)
Love this piece from The Economist. ‘Scarry’s Law, formulated over a decade ago by this newspaper and named after Richard Scarry, a children’s illustrator, states that politicians mess at their peril with groups that feature in children’s books—farmers, fishermen, train drivers and suchlike…’ (reg may be necessary)
Bosses tell social media celebrities: ‘TikTok on your own time’. Some employers are not amused by viral videos shot in supermarkets, hospitals or police cars.
The “singular conducting style” of Dutch baroque specialist Pieter Jan Leusink. Here is a short video compilation. Pure joy.Continue reading →
Latest Blog Posts
- How Destinations are Harnessing the Power of Sport
30th November 2019
I was part of a panel at World Travel Market a couple of weeks back, on the subject of Powering Peoples Passions. How Destinations are Harnessing the Power of Sport.
On the panel were Chris Meyer (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) and Akito Tadokoro (Tokyo CVB). The session was presented by Discovery Channel and moderated by Mike Rich, their Head of Sports Marketing Solutions.Continue reading →
- MDSG : Advertising Agency of the Year – Chartered Institute of Marketing Awards 2019
MDSG : Advertising Agency of the Year – Chartered Institute of Marketing Awards 2019
‘I have worked 30+ years in advertising, at Saatchi & Saatchi, Dentsu, Publicis and News UK among others. All of this considered, this is the best team I have worked with and my proudest moment.’
- Conscious Decoupling
17th May 2019
This piece references observations from the recent book– Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: How Decoupling Drives Consumer Disruption by Thales Teixera of the Harvard Business School; and which was recently reviewed in The Economist.Continue reading →
- Stories from SxSW 2019
1st April 2019
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH to attend SxSW in the lovely city of Austin, again this year, and would like to share a personal perspective on this show — some of what I saw and what I have taken away.
A long piece this, but you can see the separate sessions listed directly below, in case you want to dive in…..Continue reading →