Sunday Times shares the story of Tubespiration

Inspiration for when you’re stuck for inspiration – that’s what prompted the Sunday Times to check out Tubespiration. Read the full article here: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/Appointments/article1424975.ece Why not try a Tubespiration! tour for you and your team? Get in touch now for further details […]

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Tube equivalent of Platform 9¾ – anywhere on Underground

I’m teaming up with a group of creative mavericks who inspire people to create the equivalent of Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾ anywhere on the London Underground’s with the launch of ‘Tube Kultura’. It brings together for the first time all the people across the UK who do weird or wonderful creative activities using the London […]

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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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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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Me, Ziggy Stardust 40 years on – 5 lessons for your branding

The 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s iconic album ‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ has a particular personal resonance. It was the first LP that I ever bought. For you the album still today has significance for your branding, personal brndcasting and creativity. […]

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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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7 tips for Kanter’s Law – everything looks like a failure in the middle

All of us must have experienced Kanter’s Law: “Everything can look like a failure in the middle.” The great innovation writer Rossabeth Moss Kanter highlights how everyone loves inspiring beginnings and happy endings. It is in the middle however, where the realization that the vision and ideas is actually harder to do than anyone had […]

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How to boost your creativity while you are driving

When it comes to driving habits most of us confess to listening to music, even getting angry with other motorists but few of us take advantage of the great opportunity behind the wheel – to think up new ideas. Some 81% of drivers in a new AA/Populus survey of drivers confess to having ideas while […]

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How the end of the world cheered me up + innovation and creativity

Heard disturbing news on how amateur scientists can now cook up their own DNA. I instantly concluded this means the end of the world: the Frankenstein vision of an uncontrollable DNA strain/virus sprang to mind. I also took reassurance from one of my favourite punk songs,‘Wrap up the Rockets’ by the Freshies (featuring the late, […]

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