— blending the mix


Thanks to the wonderful folk at Quietroom, we now all have proper guidelines on how to quote Santa in both Christmas Cards and when drawing with our children…

…life just seems better with stuff like this around…

Read More

Ok, as a proud Yorkshireman, it (kind of!) pains me to write this, but it is for a really good cause.

We’ve just bought a record shop right next to Urbis thanks to the good folks at Forever Manchester. Fo those of you who don’t know, this is an institution which aims to help local and really grass-roots projects that might not otherwise, get funding. They do this with donations by local people who have done well enough to be able to give something back “local people helping local people” if you like.

Anyway, we’ve just bought our lovely little record shop right next to Urbis…check US out, we’re almost cool…

You can get deckchairs, advertising boards, fashion shops…I think you can even buy the massive Beetham Tower for a tenner…well there is a recession…

Read More

Like Steve, I’m not a big fan of these things, but in the spirit of giving life to a fun meme if you are tagged you should:

(a) republish these rules

  • Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged.

(b) share seven (preferably less well-known) facts about myself (here goes!)

  1. I was a child model (for Humbrol paints!)
  2. I played cricket for Yorkshire (until I was 19)
  3. I speak French (fluently and a little bit of Spanish)
  4. I was made redundant twice in 18 months (first time, 1 month after moving family over from Harrogate to Manchester!)
  5. I was blonde until I was 14 and started to go grey at 23 (distinguished I like to think)
  6. I support Leeds United (during good times and the may bad…)
  7. I’m a closet Gossip Girl fan…

c) So I tag:

  1. Dave Kinsella
  2. David Brain
  3. Stuart Bruce
  4. Greg Smith
  5. David Hughes
  6. Sandrine Plasseraud
  7. James Whatley

Have fun peeps…I’ll be watching!

Read More

Make your own Obama-style poster:

Hat tip to Stewart, thanks to Rick and Obamicon.me

Read More

Thanks to Steve for this little Gem:

historicaltweets.com: lolcatz meets twitter meets someecards

Read More

Here ya go buddy!

Work your magic on Corporate Comms for me!

David Hughes from paul Fabretti on Vimeo.

Read More

I just HAD to share this:

Read More

I picked up on this a few weeks ago, signed up for the beta trial, then heard Tom talk about it. I now see that it is LIVE.

I’m not going to attempt to describe how good this game is, so watch the video and try it for yourself:

Read More

UPDATE: The Boleg Brothers videos have just been show on BBC1 show The Apprentice! Get in there!

Thanks go to my Apprentice PiC (Stephen) for this genius find from The Boleg Brothers

The Apprentice started out life as an attempt to provide formerly intelligent people with an opportunity to work for one of the UK’s most successful business leaders…until 2008.

In light of the shocking stupidity of some of the contestants this year, the above video is the icing on the cake! Utter genius – in fact, it’s the only thing that has some level of intelligence to it!

Read More

Thanks to Duncan for the link to this:

Absolute genius.

Ahem…but what us interesting is that Ann Summers themselves have created a Viral Academy (surely not associated with STD’s??) to promote innovation amongst its agencies.

How many clients do YOU have who understand the need for regular incentivised brainstorms to promote innovation?

Read More