On the sofa: Safe House

When I see that name Ryan Reynolds on a poster I cringe. Reynolds has appeared in a number of unintentionally comic roles from the Green Lantern to Blade Trinity; or the Marks & Spencers marketing campaign.  So I had my expectations set pretty low for Safe House. Safe House is a beautifully shot film based […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Attack on Vatican Web Site Offers View of Hacker Group’s Tactics – NYTimes.com GPs to ‘prescribe’ apps for patients | Department of Health DDB makes Shanghai global creative centre, led by Amir Kassaei – Campaign Asia-Pacific – interesting refocus. Expect PR to follow How to get a job in porn | The Next Great Generation […]

Oprah Time: All is social by Graham Brown | 书评:全部是社会所

I’ve known All Is Social author Graham for a number of years. We first met when he ran MobileYouth selling marketing research to mobile operators, focused on the youth market. All is social is a mix: Graham’s own journey as an observer of Japanese society during his time as a JET scheme member and onwards […]

I like: The Gipper by Frank Kozik | 我喜欢: 罗纳德·里根的雕像

Amongst groups of conservative political bent there is a concerted effort to canonise Ronald Reagan in a similar way to presidents like Abraham  Lincoln or John F. Kennedy. This process has extended beyond the United States, for instance there is now a Ronald Reagan statue in a corner of Grosvenor Square near the site of […]

Out and about: The Star Café, Soho, London | 明星咖啡屋,Soho,伦敦

I caught up with Steve Earl last week and tried to wrap our heads about marketing agency economics over coffee and a vegetable grill. Our venue was The Star Café, a little bit of old Soho from before the hedge funds, Albanian organised crime families and Starbucks moved in. The entire area around Great Chapel […]