Tag Archives: Memes

International Speak Like a Cockney Day – ‘the fird of the fird’

Is there a charity that wants to get free national, possibly international publicity, to raise its profile and get people talking about it? Ideally, it should be a charity which aids speech/language learning difficulties or communications – possibly with a … Continue reading

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The facts about the Blue Monday meme

It’s Blue Monday on Monday January 20th)  – symbolically the most depressing day of the year. And it provides a great opportunity to promote greater understanding about mental well-being, positive psychology, or just an excuse to have a good time. … Continue reading

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Plebgate meme – another example of ‘truthiness’?

As the ‘plebgate’ row continues to make the headlines in UK news headlines is this yet another example of ‘truthiness’ and what fuels memes are not facts but rather what we want to believe? The story unfolds of how Andrew … Continue reading

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When is ‘sticky’ sticky – memes, viral & words of mouth

One of my favourite scenes from the BBC Comedy series ‘Black Adder III’ is the encounter with Dr. Johnson where Edmund Black Adder makes up words on the spot to confuse the lexicographer and creator of the first modern dictionary. … Continue reading

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Friday 13th meme for hire

It’s here again – Friday the 13th. And are you making the most of it – or adding it to your meme armoury? It has intrigued me that no out there has sought to tame one of the best established … Continue reading

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Why plans for branding London’s ‘Northbank’ area are doomed

Plans in London to brand part of the city ‘North Bank’ are doomed by a failure in not understanding memes. The latest attempt to use the power of branding for place marketing sees the area on the north bank of … Continue reading

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Why Tim Harford got it wrong on the Blue Monday meme

I nearly had a letter published in the ‘Financial Times’ last week. I say nearly because the Letters Editor got in touch with me to amend my original. Que sera. The letter was a correction to a piece written by … Continue reading

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The Bobby Moore meme – pass it on

Despite dying 20 years ago and having stopped playing football nearly 35 years ago the legend of my boyhood hero, former West Ham United and England captain Bobby Moore grows. Rather like interest will grow next year for the centenary … Continue reading

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‘National Nostalgia Day’ – Feb’ 15th – the day Britain went decimal

On the day that Britain went decimal in 1971 the country is invited to celebrate its nostalgia – on National Nostalgia Day on February 15th. It aims to both encourage enjoyable, positive reminisces and also identify if our world of … Continue reading

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The time I met Neil Armstrong: the celebrity paradox

I once met Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. And he was I felt – wrongly at the time – a strange man. Now, I can recognise he was a victim of the ‘celebrity paradox’. Continue reading

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