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The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming on the 25th May 2018 - so how will

I had a look at some of the things I’d been working on recently and realised that between a couple of White Papers, a strategy doc and a brief on the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation, they all had one thing in common. Everything came across as if it had been drafted by the most cynical, doom mongering, dilapidated crone ever to have put gnarled fingers to keyboard. It was a little disturbing at first - that was until I remembered that I had a birthday coming up, and not one of the hallmark ones. I was to turn 41, which meant very little to me, to be honest. I ramble more and party less – totally normal degradation, apparently. In my mind, I was turning just ever so slightly mo

Fair Game – The fading presence of manners in advertising

This article originally featured in Campaign Magazine in April 2018 My first break into the advertising world was a two week student placement for Saatchi & Saatchi back in 1998 – a fairly unfortunate piece of timing, with hindsight - joining the belt-tightening period of a previously extravagant, high-living industry. Gone were the absurd tropical photoshoots, replaced instead by the burgeoning use of Getty Images and Photoshop. No more lavish expense accounts (under the top floor, at least) and agencies, floating on their own cloud of hype and hyperbole, were having no trouble at all hiring young talent on a stipend and a promise, if they paid them at all. My own glamourous introduction sa

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