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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PR Creatives also need to lead way for NPD in PR

Here’s a copy of my letter published by PR Week August 16th Your review (PR Week August 2nd) of the role of the Creativity Director in PR agencies rightly highlights the consensus of how they need to be a champion of the cause for creativity rather than the sole repository of. A good Creative Director […]

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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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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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The Olympic Opening ceremony unsung heroes: the client

Danny Boyle – or Sir Danny Boyle as I shall insist on calling him until it’s officially confirmed – has made a phenomenal creative statement with his Olympic opening ceremony. His creative genius in redefining the Opening Ceremony is widely celebrated. Yet are there possibly greater heroes involved in the process, who, thus far, have […]

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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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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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A major new resource for innovation and creativity

I have produced for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) a downloadable Innovation & Creativity Toolkit as part of a major drive by the Institute to transform innovation and creativity skills for its members. The Institute is providing a free to members – with a  free sample for non-members. The substantial resource – over […]

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56Up & your Innovation, Creativity and Brand

I have a particular interest in the documentary TV series ‘56Up’; three of the girls featured in the ‘experiment’ were at the same school, as me in the East End of London. The series is not only of personal interest but offers lessons for brand communications and for managing innovation and creativity. […]

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