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How to be a better strategist – part 2 (what other strategists do)

June 28, 2018

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At the moment I’m deep into how people practice strategy. My last post (How to be better at strategy – strategy for non strategists) suggested a few habits and ways of thinking that can help you evaluate a situation, form a strategy and prioritize. Now I’m making a start on what strategists do that makes […]

How to be a better strategist – part 1 (strategy tips for non-strategists)

June 19, 2018

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If anyone ever tells you they’re not creative, they’re either lazy or afraid of failing. It’s true that most of us aren’t paid just to be creative. We’re not all professional artists or writers and most of us don’t have “creative” our job title. But all humans are able to solve problems in new ways; […]

What I learnt from four days in France: Cannes Lions Awards 2017 wrap up

June 21, 2017

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Ever since 2009 I’ve wanted to attend the Cannes Lions awards. At first it was for the film – the cinematography and creativity of ads like the Philips Carousel┬ástunned me. Even today they look fantastic, despite selling legacy products. Creative work like this and pioneering digital campaigns are a big part of what made me […]

Cannes Creativity Festival by the numbers: what’s hot in 2017

June 17, 2017

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You can probably chart the rise and fall of different creative schools of thought through Cannes events. So that’s what I’ve tried to do – digesting the Cannes schedule to get an impression of what’s getting everyone excited and what’s losing its shine. Key topics: Being creative It’s Cannes so we’re all about the creativity […]

How to deal with a crisis (at home, at work, in life)

May 17, 2017

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Not everyone has deep experience of managing ‘crisis’. And not everyone works in PR. But this list of tips from a16z’s Crisis Communications podcast seems broader than just that – there are lessons here for any crisis you might face at your company, in your career or even at home. So here are my crib […]

How to make a GIF (and other essential skills)

January 28, 2017

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As we get used to the new normal (i.e. computing and Internet services everywhere) we need to rethink the skills that are important. For educators there’s a renewed focus on teaching STEM subjects, and a new computing syllabus that starts at age 5 (aside: great idea, but only if primary school teachers are computer literate […]

WTF is marketing science?

January 11, 2017

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As work changes, so do job titles. A few years ago, the idea that “the jobs we will all be doing in 10 years don’t exist yet” entered the mainstream, through Don Tapscott’s┬áThe Net Generation. That’s not to say we won’t continue to have doctors, accountants and lawyers; but the high-demand growth careers will be […]