Talent gets you to the top; character keeps you there

Talent gets you to the top; character keeps you there

Reaching the top is relatively easy: it's staying there that's difficult. This was the message from the England football manager, Roy Hodgson, last week to a group of leaders from the advertising and media world.

WhatsApp's scale tells us to alter our tech attitude and focus on evolution

WhatsApp's scale tells us to alter our tech attitude and focus on evolution

Many years ago, I lived on the West Coast of America and people felt compelled to tell me about their feelings. It was there that I first heard about the idea of learned helplessness. It's a concept from psychology, apparently, first identified by Ma...

Tech viewpoint on user experience

Tech viewpoint on user experience

User experience means a variety of things to professionals across design, marketing and technology. So it was refreshing to have an opportunity for reflection on our bigger purpose at the recent UX Hong Kong conference.

Global viewpoint from Germany

Global viewpoint from Germany

Did you ever wonder why Germans are so goddamn successful? The answer is actually quite simple. Because we want to be. Not funny? Yeah, but that's exactly the point. Get rid of any kind of humour and you will experience success made in Germany.

Virgin review shows that no account is sacrosanct

Virgin review shows that no account is sacrosanct

As the seemingly prosaic (but supposedly significant) Smart Meter Central Delivery Body was apparently sending gifts of Guinness, Red Bull, crisps and biscuits to the four agency consortiums that it had selected to pitch for the £85 million ad busine...

Link to Bullmore Bot: random gems of wisdom from adland's agony uncle, Jeremy Bullmore

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  • Jesus Games. Nick Jefferson 15-Apr-2014

    We don’t really do religion in our family.

    Indeed, the catch-all, non-denominational, multi-faith, woefully inaccurate moniker that we afford to all religions is ‘Jesus Games’.

    Some people like to go and play Jesus Games on a Sunday, some on a Saturday, and some on a Friday.

    Read more on Jesus Games….

  • The Trust Trap strikes again Andy Nairn 15-Apr-2014

    Last week, we were treated to another one of those surveys, listing Britain’s most trusted brands. This time, the top 3 positions were held by the AA, the Post Office and Boots. All famous names, to be sure, and all companies full of integrity. So no doubt we should congratulate them for this momentous achievement. But perhaps our praise should be somewhat muted.

    Read more on The Trust Trap strikes again…

  • BIG DATA v SMART DATA Dave Trott 15-Apr-2014

    A while back, a man went into a Target supermarket in Minneapolis.
    He asked for the manager.
    He said “I find this offensive. Your store has sent this leaflet, personally addressed to my teenage daughter.
    Coupons for maternity clothing, nursery furniture, baby-clothes, baby milk, diapers.
    My daughter is still in school, what are you trying to do, encourage her to get pregnant?”
    It seemed like a mistake so the manager apologised.

    Read more on BIG DATA v SMART DATA…

  • Calling all heroes NABS 14-Apr-2014

    Words by Nicky Harris, director of partnerships & events

    In a recent i-media article ‘Why people hate the Ad industry’; dishonesty, greed, contrivance and condescension were cited as typical Adland traits – a rather embarrassing image problem for a ‘people business’ dependent on relationship building.

    Read more on Calling all heroes…

  • How mobile is driving the native revolution Campaign Guest 10-Apr-2014

    Piers North is strategy director at Yahoo


    Native advertising is one of the buzz words of the moment and it generally provokes one of two reactions. Either a sense of confusion, or the feeling that it’s an over-hyped phrase which is just a new way of describing what we do already – creating advertising which is relevant to the editorial experience.

    Read more on How mobile is driving the native revolution…

  • I want a new job, where do I start? NABS 8-Apr-2014

    Words by Emma Pratt, careers coach at NABS.

    So, you’re thinking that it may be time for a change. Time to move on, step up and advance your career. You may have had a great two, five, ten years with your current employer, learnt a lot, worked with talented people and advanced through the ranks but are just feeling it’s time for a new challenge or a fresh start. Or, perhaps you are feeling stuck in your current role, desperately wanting to move forwards but the opportunity just doesn’t seem to be there.

    Read more on I want a new job, where do I start?…

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