HKG rollercoaster

It has been an interesting few days so far in Hong Kong. I have been drenched in tropical storms, spent the afternoon with what seemed like half of China at the Ocean Park water centre and enjoyed the future retro coolness of the Toyota Crown taxis. Shopping – Hong Kong is famous for its tailors […]

Oprah Time: Bill and Dave by Michael Malone

Hewlett-Packard is most familiar to consumers as a brand of ink jet printer and digital camera sold in supermarkets up and down the country. Some may remember that they had a Watergate-type moment recently and a woman CEO who made a dogs dinner of things. I visited Boeblingen (near Stuttgart) – the European headquarters of […]

Well that’s blown it

I read Tom Coates post on flickr and made me think that I had seen a seminal moment in the world of PR and social media. In fact, the last time I felt like this, was in April 2000 when I had just done a meeting with an incubator fund and had been confronted with […]

Advertising Does Work

I went to see Paris Is Burning at the ICA with my friend Taey. Paris is Burning is a documentary about the ballroom culture of the New York gay and transgender community. The documentary covered the history of balls, a gathering poor, usually black working-class gays, from a procession of drag queens aping showgirls and […]

Oprah Time: The Dream Machine by M Mitchel Waldrop

History is important. It inspires us and it informs us about the present and we can learn about it to shape the future. I was inspired to work in PR for the technology sector by Robert X Cringely’s book Accidential Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still […]