How good is your personal brandcasting?

Looking forward to delivering a great training session on ‘Personal Brandcasting’ for the Public Relations  Consultants Association in London this Wednesday (April 25th.) If you mention the word ‘brand’ most people associate it with consumer goods and names like ‘Microsoft’ ‘Coca Cola’or ‘Dolce & Gabbana’. Yet, each and every one of us is a brand. […]

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Is being a sports fan a key part of your identity and brand story?

If you support a football team is this a key part of your identity and brand story? I ask the question following a recent experience following my beloved football team, West Ham United when they played away last weekend to deep-seated rivals Leeds United. The atmosphere at the game was magnificent, with both sets of […]

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How you can manage your Personal Brandcasting

If you mention the word ‘brand’ most people associate it with consumer goods and names like ‘Microsoft’ ‘Coca Cola’or ‘Dolce & Gabbana’. Yet, each and every one of us is a brand. You don’t have a choice about whether to be a brand or not. What you can choose however, is how to manage your […]

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The British Brand – a significant tool for the debates

Being British is about recognising there is a ‘British’ brand Debate about devolution and popular interest in what it means to be ‘British’ are failing to use this critical tool to help really understand and manage the issue. Whether Scotland should be part of Britain, or how different ethnic groups, such as those on the […]

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Open courses to boost your creativity and your brand story

There are great opportunities to catch me in action in Londonto transform your creative abilities or how you mange your brand story and personal brandcasting. […]

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What’s going to be your 70:30:10 of how you do things in 2012?

At last the magic ingredient of Coca Cola’s success is now being shared. No, I am not talking about the tightly-guarded ingredients of its flavoured water. Rather, how it allocates its precious resources for brand communications to ensure its future success by ‘gaining a disproportionate share of popular culture’. (Isn’t this what you are about: […]

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Do we need to rebrand the working class as ‘The UnChavs’?

I’m posing the question: ‘Do we need to rebrand the working class, with the concept of ‘The UnChavs’?’ Prompted by a holiday read of Owen Jones book Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class the author has produced a good book, yet I feel misses some key points around communication, branding and memes – hence […]

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Cheerio Netto – and how I started the ‘Baked Beans War of 1994’

Farewell Netto, as one of the pioneering discount retailer brands closes in the UK – with its acquisition and final absorption by ASDA at the beginning of October- here are three great creative ideas they never used which could have transformed their brand – and one they did use, which led to the ‘Baked Beans […]

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Seagulls miss creative Golden Swan opportunity

Sometimes a great idea or opportunity can be quite spontaneous. The trick is to both spot and be prepared to run with them. A great example is the story yesterday of the mischievous seat installers at the unveiled Falmer Stadium – the new home for Brighton and Hove Albion. They had placed extra white seats beneath the […]

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