Monthly Archives: March 2011

April 1st is Stupid Aid Day: tackling growing bureaucracy and stupidity

The world is getting more stupid. And there is now something you can do about it on ‘Stupid Aid Day’- appropriately on Friday April 1st-. This is a chance for everyone to fight back against ‘the Computer says No’ moments … Continue reading

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Blue Science Day for March: Random facts of scienceness

There is a parallel for anyone working in the communications, branding and marketing sectors of the World War I recruitment poster: ‘What did you do in the Great War Daddy?’Future generations looking back on our era could well ask: ‘How … Continue reading

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Tim Smit – breakfast with a champion

One pleasure of my work is meeting fascinating people every day. Often, they are oblivious to their seeds of fascination. In other instances they may enjoy some fame. Last week I had a fascinating breakfast, sharing the company of Tim … Continue reading

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Under the Spotlight in Mid Wales

Looking forward to appearing at the Spotlight Mid Wales – Opportunities through Change conference at Theatr Hafren, Newtown on Friday. Further details here Continue reading

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Dream School – do the kids need ‘Tedia Studies’?

There was a fascinating clash of cultures highlighted in the new Jamie Oliver reality TV show ‘Dream School’ when historian David Starkey sought to teach a group of ‘difficult’16 year-olds. We witnessed a war of wills between a classically educated … Continue reading

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Witness to a revolution in PR and communications

I had to stand in at the last minute to host an award ceremony – the Fresh Awards in Manchester last night. There was some excellent work in public relations and marketing being recognised. (And I’m sure the organisers will … Continue reading

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5 things to do on St. David’s Day – pass it on

Appeared on BBC Radio Wales today to highlight my call for everyone to celebrate today’s St. David’s Day with a ‘cwtch’. (For the uninitiated, St. David is the patron saint of Wales and today is an opportunity to celebrate all … Continue reading

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