Welcome back Netto – 3 great creative ideas they never used (and how I started the ‘Baked Beans War’ of 1994)

News of Sainsbury’s partnership with Danish-based Dansk Supermarked brings back happy memories – I did their PR in the UK for a number of years – and very proud of some great work and creating some great legends, including inadvertently starting the ‘Great Baked Beans War of 1994, as well as some more outlandish creative […]

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What are you doing with your ‘wealth’?

                  News that one of Britain’s biggest lottery winners is giving £3 million to the ‘Yes Scotland’ referendum campaign brought a smile to my face and got me thinking. It also connected me to a good deed I did yesterday, picking up some other dog owners’ dog […]

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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 ‘Tube Kultura’ the initiative provides a platform for maverick creatives to share their trails and […]

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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 precious time. But hang on! Could you be cursed with a newly-diagnosed condition?  An ailment […]

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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 is at the heart of your creative capacity, underpinned by a self-confidence, self-belief and self-motivation […]

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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 sessions on creativity, brand story-telling, brand management, PR strategy and communications. It was also good […]

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Join the Tubespiration! Tours to transform your journeys

I am launching a campaign to get people to be creative while they travel is being launched in the UK to  mark World Creativity & Innovation Week (April 15-21) Commuters are being urged to switch off their mobile phones or stop playing computer games on your journey to work for just one day each week and […]

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Barry Kucha – celebrating Barry’s community heroes

I am extra-ordinary proud of pioneering work I am doing to get what is believed to be Britain’s first independent community ‘ideas bank’. Do visit www.yourideasbank.org.uk A key part of its working is the ‘Barry Kucha’ events. Here are details of the forthcoming event on April 15th in Barry. Seven inspirational local heroes from Atlantic […]

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Make your New Year’s resolutions happen by using Squeezesteps

If you have made New Year’s resolutions the critical challenge is to make them happen. Here’s where you need to use ‘Squeezesteps’. The dictionary of the future will define a ‘Squeezestep as: “Actively breaking down into smaller, more do-able, nudgeable or more compelling steps in any change requiring you or others to take.” It implies […]

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South Africa bound

I’m looking forward to being a speaker at the 5th International Public Relations Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa from July 23rd to 26th. The event is organised by the International Public Relations Association, African Public Relations Association, The Management School London and BEEC International. […]

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