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Ferris Bueller was right, "If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." We all need to take time to stop and look around. This is a blog about brands, technology, ads and ideas that I find interesting and would like to share.



Updated: 2014-10-28T17:41:25+00:00

 



My Marathon - can you help?

2014-10-28T17:41:25+00:00

I posted on here earlier this year that I wanted to do a marathon before I (gulp) turn 40 next year. There was a charity that I decided I wanted to support. It's called Winston's Wish and it helps young...



TEDx "brands on the brain"

2014-05-13T20:54:07+01:00

When I was first asked to do a TEDx I really wanted to say no. It's the pressure of the mantra "Ideas Worth Spreading." It weights heavy. I was absolutely wracked with doubt - were my ideas big enough? Were...



Google Glass - my first reactions

2014-05-07T16:49:03+01:00

I was at a meeting and dinner with the lovely folks from Innovation Social last night. Innovation Social is a gang of London-based Innovation Directors/Strategy Directors/Makers/Do-ers. We meet every so often and have field trips. In the past we've done...



Part Time Power List

2013-12-05T16:02:24+00:00

Delighted to say that I am part of Timewise Part Time Power List which was published in the FT on December 5th. I am really pleased that there is such a wide-ranging group of senior professionals who are demonstrating that...



Running

2013-10-21T21:46:51+01:00

I started running in 2003. I was emotionally exhausted from a boyfriend break-up and had just moved into a small one bedroom appartment on the Lower East Side in New York. As part of my post-break up get back my...



CANNES: Lessons from the London 2012 - The Game-Changing Games

2013-06-13T21:22:06+01:00

I am enormously excited. I fly out to Cannes this weekend with Jackie Brock-Doyle, our new CEO at The Good Relations Group, Dan Brooke from Channel 4, Ade Adepitan paralmypic althete and journalist and Jon Ridgeon Olympian and founder of...



Smart Time Working not Part Time Working!

2013-10-21T21:49:16+01:00

I have been thinking about this a lot recently probably because of my current obsession, Lean In. Earlier this year I went to an event that Anna Rafferty (Penguin Digital MD) put on for Seth Godin's new book. One of...



Does the PR world care about SXSW?

2013-04-04T12:52:30+01:00

In the advertising world the interactive festival SXSW (South By South West) has acquired a status as a cooler Cannes, a more democratic TED. But it appears not to have resonated so much with the PR world. At SXSW this...



Lessons the PR World Can Learn From Advertising

2013-03-07T06:24:24+00:00

I am a PR newbie. Though the kind of work that I got excited about when I was at VCCP people told me was "sort of PR" - initiatives like blogger outreach programs for o2 way back in 2007, special...



The Modern Brief

2013-01-08T20:29:09+00:00

Last year the IPA Strategy Group put on an event at the ICA called "The Modern Brief". It was based out of some research that we conducted with Planning Directors across the UK which showed the anxiety surround what we...



Why the IPA Search grads are the Chief Strategy Officers of tomorrow

2012-12-17T10:05:45+00:00

A while back the IPA asked me to deliver the graduation keynote to the grads who had completed the IPA Search Summer School. They asked me to talk to them about the future and my advice for their careers moving...



How to pitch and win - lessons from London 2012

2012-11-27T22:18:56+00:00

I love pitches. I love the adrenaline. I love the tension. I love the brutal focus on a client problem and the relentless concentration on a strategic and creative solution. I love working out how best to tell the story...



Don Draper and the art of pitching

2012-11-13T15:20:06+00:00

I was running a "behind the scenes in advertising" mentoring session today with a group of sixth form students. I really enjoy doing things like this, it reminds me why I love the industry I am in. It is so...



Ferran Adria's top 10 tips for innovation

2012-11-12T15:16:45+00:00

A lot of people tweeted me asking whether I could condense the Ferran Adria post into a top 10 tips list. Based from Ferran's story I have pulled out what I think to be the key recommendations for any creative...



Ferran Adria and the power of innovation

2012-11-04T20:33:06+00:00

It started with a question about Cannes. "If you could bring anyone in the world to Cannes deliver a keynote, who would you bring?" We'd been talking about the superstar speakers that had appeared recently - the likes of Bill...