Blog: Seasonal

“Will I win?”

The meaning behind the words

A recent newsletter from revered adman, Bob Hoffman carried the oh-so-true words: “what you say is different from what you communicate” and a link to an article about him being the handsomest man in the world. Fast forward a couple of weeks and the UK is facing a snap general election. Our generally highly regarded(…)

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Gifts for all Seasons

(And where to find them)

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to gifts. But I’m not going to be joining the blogging crowds down those seasonal paths of well-worn cliché. This is about a different category of gifts. The gifts, if we learn to recognise them, that keep on giving. The gifts that we can harness and put(…)

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And Goodwill To All Men

How to mine for business storytelling gold

You live most of your life in those days that sit ordered, unlabelled and anonymous in the calendar. You end up making something of them because life isn’t all Christmas Day or a summer Bank Holiday weekend, birthday or anniversary. Those days when there’s nothing much to prepare or hope for, can offer the most(…)

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Where is the Love?

A Marketing Reality Check

Valentine’s Day – maybe you’re a romantic or maybe you take a cynical view of the hearts, flowers, chocolates and fizz that commodify love. But stop and think for a minute about that word – love – how often do you use it? How often do you say “I love…” followed by something you saw(…)

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‘Tis the season…

For resolutions - or is it?

Christmas done, a New Year just hours away. One thing it certainly is – for us anyway – is the season for taking time. Taking time over food, over spending time together, over watching old favourites on TV and discovering words of wisdom to fortify us on our journey to next year’s end. And the(…)

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You’ve come a long way baby

A year of wellputwords

It’s difficult in all the pre-Christmas rush to find time to draw breath… Loads to be done – work, fun and preparations for the festivities. So, luckily for you I’m here, finding time to draw breath on your behalf. All three of my elves are home and they’ve been well trained to lend a hand,(…)

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