Category Archives: creativity

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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Tube equivalent of Platform 9¾ – anywhere on Underground

I’m teaming up with a group of creative mavericks who inspire people to create the equivalent of Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾ anywhere on the London Underground’s with the launch of ‘Tube Kultura’. It brings together for the first time all … Continue reading

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A home for UK creative mavericks – on the London Underground

I am launching a new initiative bringing together for the first time all the people across the UK who do weird and wonderful creative activities using the London Underground – from artists, to Tube racers, to Tube staff heroes. Called … Continue reading

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Are you suffering from ‘Teflonitus’?

You’re successful. You’re smart at managing yourself, your diary and commitments. You avoid getting embroiled in time-consuming, and no doubt time-wasting, distractions. Success is marked out by your surety in managing you, and the ever-growing list of demands on your … Continue reading

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A creative bookshelf

My home office is a powerhouse for creativity – I do most of my writing here, and repository for my much of my desk-based raw materials: books – along with a collection of miscellany I seem to pick up and … Continue reading

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A tribute to another ‘hero’ of the London bombings

In my innovation and creativity classes I encourage people to develop a skill to spot opportunities, to listen out for new ideas or positive examples of good practice from unlikely sources, to adapt and apply to your own situation. This … Continue reading

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Barry ideas bank shares its story with Royal Society for Arts

Valuable insights and lessons on how to manage and resource community innovation by ‘Blended Creativity’ – using offline and online resources in tandem – were highlighted when I told the story of the Barry IdeasBank – believed to be the … Continue reading

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PR Creatives also need to lead way for NPD in PR

Here’s a copy of my letter published by PR Week August 16th Your review (PR Week August 2nd) of the role of the Creativity Director in PR agencies rightly highlights the consensus of how they need to be a champion … Continue reading

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Calling America for creativity in PR

Looking forward to sharing new ideas, insights and inspirations to forward-thinking PR executives across the United States in my first Bulldog Reporter PR University webinar. The 90 minute-long webinar ‘PR Creativity Master Class’ is part of a high level programme … Continue reading

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Uganda – international conference speaking

A big ‘thank you’ to the delegates who provided me with such inspiration, challenging questions and new insights at the International Congress – Public Relations & Human Resources in Kampala, Uganda last week. Thoroughly enjoyed delivering conference presentations and training … Continue reading

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