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Tech viewpoint on festivals

Tech viewpoint on festivals

As the festival season approaches, it is worth reflecting how tech has revolutionised the experience. My first festival was in 2003 not much longer than a decade ago but a technological lifetime. Although BlackBerrys were becoming commonplace, th...

 
 
A view from Dave Trott

A view from Dave Trott

In 1963, Kit Lambert was a posh young chap making films. He was particularly taken with French New Wave cinema. He wanted to make films like that. Films that weren t just a dull, plodding, straight-line narrative. He wanted to make dangerous ...

 
 
Ad industry must fight to save creative education

Ad industry must fight to save creative education

Among the Champagne, brass bands, eulogies and Pencils at the D AD Awards last week, there was a moment of reflection. In his president s speech on stage in the prefab oddity that is Battersea Evolution, Mark Bonner told the story of how he went to E...

 
 
Some tips on how to write the best job application

Some tips on how to write the best job application

"I'd really like to work in advertising. Can you help me get a job?" As the summer milk round kicks off, requests from graduates will begin to escalate. Years ago, Dave Trott wrote a guide, "How to get a job in advertising", which includes the memora...

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

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  • BE DANGEROUS Dave Trott 28-May-2015

    In 1963, Kit Lambert was a posh young chap making films.

    He was particularly taken with French New Wave cinema.

    He wanted to make films like that.

    Films that weren’t just a dull, plodding, straight-line narrative.

    Read more on BE DANGEROUS…

  • They Seek Him Here. They Seek Him There. Nick Jefferson 26-May-2015

    Can you remember the last time you saw, or read, something that really made you stand still, draw breath and want to wallow in its beauty or message?

    Something so impactful that it felt like it was literally reaching out and touching you, pulling you in.

    Read more on They Seek Him Here. They Seek Him There….

  • ADVERTISING IS BOLLOCKS Dave Trott 21-May-2015

    Potholes are a real drag for motorists, they ruin your tyres and your suspension.

    For pedestrians they fill up with rainwater, so you get splashed.

    But probably worst of all is for cyclists.

    Read more on ADVERTISING IS BOLLOCKS…

  • LONDON AS IT COULD BE NOW Lorelei Mathias 18-May-2015

    In a second ‘wild swimming’ related post, today I’d like to draw your attention to an exciting new venture being organised by a small group of people connected to London’s ad agencies.

    The plan to build a swimming pool in the middle of the Thames.

    Read more on LONDON AS IT COULD BE NOW…

  • International Coaching Week NABS 18-May-2015

    Words by Emma Pratt, careers coach at NABS

    May 18-24th sees a global celebration of coaching. It’s the 16th annual International Coaching Week where tens of thousands of coaches help people to better understand the benefits of coaching, what its impact can be on them, and on those with whom they work.

    Read more on International Coaching Week…

  • OF SOIL, WATER AND NOMINATIVE DETERMINISM Lorelei Mathias 14-May-2015

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    This is Ian.

    Ian Freshwater.

    He is – I shit you not – the Project Manager of a new swimming pond that’s launching in King’s Cross very soon.

    As a fan of nominative determinism, I couldn’t help but be tickled when I heard this last week at the British Library. Ian started his speech on ‘Wild Swimming in the city’ by telling us that he is the proud winner of an award from Camden Council. It’s official, he has The Second Most Aptly Named Job Title in London. I’ll tell you who got first prize in a minute.

    Read more on OF SOIL, WATER AND NOMINATIVE DETERMINISM…


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