The influencers post

Mark Ritson wrote an op-ed over at Marketing Week on influence and influencers. Whilst it lacked nuance on the subject area, a lot of what it said is true. Go over and have a read; I’ll be waiting for when you come back. Whilst I disagree on the finer points, what Ritson wrote needed to be […]

The limits of the IPA’s The Long And The Short Of It

This started with a blog post that talks about the IPA’s The Long And The Short Of It (TLATSOI) role in the planning and strategy process of the ad industry. The Long And The Short Of It Needs The Wrong And The Shit Of It. Feel free to go and have a read and come […]

The biggest Public Relations agencies; stuckness and market dynamics

The Holmes Report came out with their top 250 (biggest) PR agencies around the world in terms of billings. I decided to delve into the numbers for financial years 2014 – 2017. Macro picture What the numbers suggested at a macro level were three things: Overall billings growth was declining year on year The amount […]

This wasn’t the internet we envisaged

The debate over privacy on Facebook got me thinking about the internet we envisaged. Reading media commentary on Tim Cook’s recent address at Duke University prodded me into action. What do I mean by we? I mean the people who: Wrote about the internet from the mid-1990s onwards Developed services during web 1.0 and web […]

Marvel’s Korean Infinity War Problem

The Korean screenings of Infinity War (part one) went horribly wrong. The film did really well in the Korean box office, partly due to a huge amount of pre-sold tickets. But the subtitles were so poorly done that criticism has outshadowed other aspects of the film within the country. Asian Boss did a good straw […]