As we’ve written so many online news stories and blogs elsewhere, you’d expect us to do the same for ourselves.

This is where you’ll find a growing mix of updates, comment, advice and things of interest. Drop in regularly, there should be something worth looking at…

The BBC not speaking English? Surely not

If half the UK population is struggling (‘is’, please note, not ‘are’) to speak, write and spell correct English, don’t expect the BBC to always put you on the right track. I confess I approached Martha Kearney’s article in the … Continue reading

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Bewitched by your own language?

I thought I was so good at understanding poor English that I found myself transfixed by a series of black and white signs as I waited in line at a Post Office the other day. Sometimes I find that having … Continue reading

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English killers are everywhere

It’s an open secret, and a terrible one at that. There are killers throughout the UK who have never been exposed, and have rarely been subjected to any radical reform. I’ve known it, half the country knows it, yet it … Continue reading

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Logos should have logic

People and companies are often very protective, precious even, when it comes to their logo. The more affiliation you have with your logo, the more personal it feels. And that’s no bad thing. So any criticism or comment about your … Continue reading

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Rosettes? I’ve had a few, but then again…

Even if I usually say to clients, rather disingenuously, that doing good work for them is all that matters, no writer or editor ever regrets receiving an award – me included! But when you have a few cluttering up a … Continue reading

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No more Mr Nice Guy

Asking me how often I use the word “nice” feels a bit like a nurse or doctor asking me how many units of alcohol I usually have each week. You want to be honest, but even if you give a … Continue reading

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The Top 10 topics for company blogs

So many companies fail to make good use of their website news or blog, and often it’s just because they don’t see the need for it. Either that, or they get stuck for ideas – and don’t realise the impact … Continue reading

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The truth and nothing but

When everyone in the world has a voice these days, not just the politicians and the famous, it’s hard sometimes to pick out what’s actually “Truth”…apart from a rather good album by Jeff Beck. We’re all givers and receivers of … Continue reading

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Kinda familiar – what Americans do for advertising

My wife Meg and I are just back from Massachusetts, our annual visit to our two daughters who’ve lived there a while now. Much of the time we just chill (you need to – up to 100ºF some days) and … Continue reading

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Extreme marketing – how far do you go?

Make it relevant, make it topical – that’s what anyone working in marketing or PR would want in promoting their clients. We certainly make it a feature of the blogs and media content, social and otherwise, that we create for … Continue reading

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