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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Creativity & Brand PR talks in Uganda

I am looking forward to being one of the international speakers at the 6th International Public Relations Congress at the Kampala Serena hotel, Kampala, Uganda from 8th to 11th July. The Congress attracts delegates from all parts of the African continent. It is organised by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), The Management School London […]

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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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The new verb – ‘to Danny-Boyle’

One unintended legacy of the Olympics won’t be the stadia, the investment in the next generation of sports stars, or a better Tube system but an addition to the English language. The new contribution our lexicon is a verb. A doing word. It’s a denominalisation. It describes an action that can proudly transform what you […]

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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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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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