Monthly Archives: November 2011

Port Meirion gets creativity and innovation boost

Really looking to the Gwynedd Business Symposium at the fantastic Port Meirion next Tuesday November 29th 2011 where I will be sharing ‘Ten Ways To Boost Your Business’. The event aims to provide: Create winning ideas to gain a competitive … Continue reading

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Ideas for new Fellows status for CIPR

After an encouraging forum of Chartered Institute of Public Relations Fellows earlier this week in London, held in response to planned changes in membership grades of the Institute, there seems to be a clear mood afoot to engage with constructive … Continue reading

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Is Twixtmas the ultimate Epicurean celebration?

Most people associate the word ‘epicurean’ with images of high living, sensual pleasure, a philosophy of the debauchee or the gourmand. Yet, the reality is the original Epicurus – who lived in Ancient Greece between 341-270 BC – promoted a … Continue reading

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TOWIE: Is the Only Way for Essex to create ‘The Stiletto of the East’?

With the finale of the sort-of-reality-tv-show ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ (TOWIE) and news of the programme creating a mini tourist boom for the area reminded me of the time I held a conference brainstorm and team-building event a few … Continue reading

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Unstupid thinking makes debut at How-Dow Public Services Awards

Sharing insights on ‘Unstupid Thinking – the key to unlocking your personal and business innovation’ is the theme of  new talk I will be giving at the How-Do Public Service Awards. Over 200 delegates are expected at The Comedy Store, Manchester … Continue reading

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Armistice: The meme that cost 11,000 lives

I wear my poppy with pride. I also promote managing word of mouth communications and how need to make you’re your messages sticky – i.e memorable through use of imagery, menomics and other devices – to create effective memes (information … Continue reading

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Could you do a George Papandreou?

Could you do a George Papandreou? By which I mean could you take a really big decision that would be deeply unpopular with others – or with key individuals? My reading of his actions was that he realised at the … Continue reading

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6 new memes following the film ‘Contagion’ – pass it on

Just seen the new blockbuster ‘Contagion . It depicts a world facing the much anticipated killer virus which raised two thoughts. Firstly, it resurrected the idea I had a for a major national celebration, or thanksgiving, that the recent reality … Continue reading

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New Wimbourne

Latest in our collection of Wimbournes – unfortunate juxtapositions of news stories or ads – is this latest spotted by @SteveGrovesChef You couldn’t make it up!   Continue reading

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Do I have the best office view in Britain?

  I am blessed with living in beautiful Barry Island – and just took a snap of a delightful mid afternoon sun from my office window. It made me ponder: do I have the best office view in Britain? I … Continue reading

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