As I write, M&C Saatchi's "best-ever client" is about to be cremated. Let's hope it ultimately finds a replacement. But this is a serious point. Margaret Thatcher, love her or loathe her, was a truly great brand.
The political class spectacularly failed to cover itself in glory last week after trying to turn the appalling deaths of six children at the hands of the vile Mick Philpott into something that should be viewed along the narrow divide of party lines. Nonetheless, there was some brief respite to be had...
07 Mar 2013
| by Ed Vaizey
The week begins with a visit to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's an important part of the city's economy and they have built a new conference centre to accommodate it. More than 72,000 delegates from all over the world have turned up to talk all things mobile for something like four days.
"I know, let's ban the advertising." It's an increasingly common edict from government when tackling any sort of societal-behavioural problem.
21 Feb 2013
Ploughing through agency submissions for the Campaign School Reports (out next month), the issue of trust is played out in its own little way.
22 Nov 2012
| by Russell Davies
You're probably fed up with stories about big data and the Obama election victory by now. It's a shame - it's a story I'd loved to have written.
29 Sep 2011
| by Nicola Mendelsohn
There are just six organisations in the UK that take on more than 500 graduate recruits each year: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
02 Jun 2011
| by Russell Davies
One of the difficult moments in a life of blabbing about technology and the future with large corporations is when we get to the "so what shall we actually do?" question.
03 Mar 2011
| by Jeremy Lee
We are poised to undergo a televisual cultural renaissance not seen since Lord Clark catalogued the history of Western civilisation more than 40 years ago. And it will be happening on ITV.