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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Big Brand Theory – don’t miss the boat

There’s a growing demand for PR practitioners to deliver Big Story Ideas – that work across multi-channels and create messages that engage more deeply, to create real passion and change. PR people have always been good at telling news , but now they need to do more: they need to tell stories – not works […]

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6 reasons why Brand is crucial to future PR

The role of ‘Brand’ in 21st century communications is likely to take on greater significance for six key reasons: Firstly, neuroscience evidence shows that people absorb, understand information better if it is communicated within the structure of a story. The art of story-telling is being recognised as a key skill in effective communications. By creating […]

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The Bobby Moore meme – pass it on

Despite dying 20 years ago and having stopped playing football nearly 35 years ago the legend of my boyhood hero, former West Ham United and England captain Bobby Moore grows. Rather like interest will grow next year for the centenary of World War I, in spite of an ever-growing time gap, the appetite for commemoration […]

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It’s half time for 2012 – how you doing?

Wow! We are now over half way through 2012. Now is a great time to take stock of your plans – and crucially how you can make the most of the remaining six months to ensure 2012 is another great year in your life. Here are some great innovation and creativity tools – to ensure […]

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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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