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. It’s also a wonderful example of experience how memes operate and how we live in […]

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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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Can my friend Claudio get your office into a samba for Blue Monday

I have been blessed with many good friends, and am particularly proud to know Claudio kron Brazil. He’s a Brazilian drummer from Yorkshire. He is now leading a nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to use everyday office items to create their own office samba bands to help beat the Blue Monday blues on ‘the most depressing day of […]

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No brainer great PR for anyone promoting mental health issues

With this year’s Blue Monday due on Monday January 16th this is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in mental health issues to gain valuable media coverage and even fund-raising opportunities. Here’s a great example from the Edinburgh Evening News on getting extensive coverage – linking the forthcoming Blue Monday with the issue […]

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Cheryl Cole’s 8 creativity and career lessons for brand ‘You’

The recent sacking of ‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl Cole has valuable lessons for your creativity – and your career. Whether it is a job or an idea, the innovative and creative manager has to learn to deal with setbacks, obstacles and people saying ‘No’. Here are 8 tips you need to take on board from […]

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We need a new era for award categories

A joy of doing a brainstorm or facilitating an awayday is sparking ideas which sometimes are not directly relevant to the task at hand. These ideas should always be recognised, captured, and put to good effect. Last week, while doing a creativity Masterclass at the Association of Health Communications and Marketing (AHCM) we did a […]

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