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 the Thames aims to emulate the success of the ‘South Bank’ area which has witnessed […]

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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 the FT’s Tim Harford – of whom I’m a great fan and thoroughly enjoyed his […]

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The Story of the Barry IdeasBank – community open source innovation

I am very proud of having created what is believed to be the UK’s first community IdeasBank – an incredible tool with the potential to transform community regeneration and how the public sector can improve the delivery of its services. It demonstrates the potential for open source innovation or crowdsourcing for a local community. The […]

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Fighting against an injustice – Barry Town United AFC

I have spent a fair bit of my time this week helping the Barry Town Supporters’ Club in their fight to reinstate their club to Division 1 of the Welsh Football League. The club, celebrating its 100th anniversry this year has had an illustrious career, including even beating Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto at the Jenner […]

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Thank you for voting me for top UK PR Award

Can I use this blog to say a massive big ‘thank you’ to all the people who voted for me to win  the ‘Outstanding Public Relations Professional’ award in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations'(CIPR) annual awards this week. There should have actually been three awards for the all the short-listed candidates – Lis Lewis-Jones […]

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