A few thoughts on innovation

I started thinking about a post on innovation, after an agency meeting about a possible project. My friend Nigel Scott has been researching the venture capital industry. His ideas fired some of the thoughts in this post. It caused me to reflect again on innovation and the way we think about it. Innovation rewards hard […]

Apple Special Event – September 12, 2018

Random notes as I watched the iPhone Xr/s and Apple Watch Series 4 launch. Watching the introductory clip, this felt like an event designed mostly for an internal audience. The events have become a parody of themselves with very well worn tropes. Company and eco-system update Apple stores: 500,000,000 visitors per year. The stores have […]

The Internet of Stupid Things

A more charitable phrase for what many consumers call the Internet of Shit. Yes lots of products can be internet enabled, but should they be? There is a mix of challenges: Products that are internet enabled but shouldn’t be – the Happy Fork or the Griffin Smart Toaster being classic examples. I found the Griffin […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Digital Chief Kevin King Quits Edelman After 14 Years – More recently, sources familiar with the situation also point to ongoing questions regarding the agency’s investment priorities. Famously, Edelman has hired more than 600 creatives and planners over the last three years, in a bid to better compete with agencies across the paid and earned media spectrum […]

#WWDC2018: all-thriller, no-filler version

I’ve reorganised this to try and provide a bit more coherence as Apple took things in a slightly different order to try and create ‘surprise and delight‘. Cross-platform they’ve evolved Continuity and Siri to try and make them more useful (if, not smarter). A slow progression to a more programmatic world. I’ve made some notes […]