Accolade for PR Crisis work for Bully-Banks

I have been acting as unpaid PR Director for the campaign group Bully-Banks which represents an estimated 40,000 plus victims of mis-selling by banks of interest rate swap products to small businessesacross the UK. (One of my businesses, the Wakefield Media Centre was adjudged to have been a victim of the mis-selling by both the […]

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Why the ‘JFK meme’ is so powerful – & the grassy knoll isn’t grassy

Why is there such a big celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy? OK there is significance that he was an important world leader. Yet, you could argue that there are other even more significant figures who met a tragic end at the hands of assassins but don’t have anywhere […]

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Come Dine with me – Creativity on the menu with CIM

Really looking forward to sharing a posh dinner with some great minds in marketing and communications and advancing better use of creative and strategic thinking. Creativity is on the menu with a starter of creative capacity building, giving you the resource to think differently, a main dish of profound insights into the changing creative world […]

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Tubespiration! – The Movie

Enjoy our new film Tubespiration! – the Movie. It shows the Tubespiration! process in action and how each of can transform what is typically seen as the downtime in your daily schedule – your commute to and from work – into a creative journey. The film features the President-elect of the Chartered Institute of Public […]

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Plebgate meme – another example of ‘truthiness’?

As the ‘plebgate’ row continues to make the headlines in UK news headlines is this yet another example of ‘truthiness’ and what fuels memes are not facts but rather what we want to believe? The story unfolds of how Andrew Mitchell, a Government Minister, was originally accused of calling a police officer a ‘pleb’ after […]

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Breaking Bad and Nintendo – listen don’t laugh at the outrageous

The award-winning and must-see television series ‘Breaking Bad’ is a great example of the idea everyone laughs at is usually the seed for something brilliant Apparently, the TV legend that is ‘Breaking Bad’ grew from a throwaway joke. And the inspiration for Japanese conglomerate NIntendo to create the video game market grew from an idle […]

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John Asprou – we salute you

There are certain things I do in my life that I’m immensely proud of. One such is arranging for a tribute to be made to John Asprou at the last Barry Kucha event organised in support of the BarryIdeasbank (the open source innovation and crowdsourcing project which I run that is Britain’s first and longest-running community […]

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