Slumber in the Serengeti

  Sometimes found concocting a few scribbly morsels. Probably committing the social form of hari-kari. Trying to be about culture, creativity, communication and loud music.  

Suarez adds bite to brands at Fifa World Cup Brazil - but does it allow the same opportunity for official sponsors?

Suarez Jaws

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘no PR, is bad PR’. Luis Suarez probably doesn’t agree, as he played down biting the Italian Defender, Giorgio Chiellini.

But as you may have heard, this wasn’t the first time that Suarez bit an opponent, ‘chomping’ Otman Bakkal when playing for Ajax, and then ‘munching’ on Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic.

News outlets – high and lowbrow – have moved on from…

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Fostering Our Creative Talent Through Creative Networking (a post written for DulwichOnView)

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Uncovering like-minded people

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Creative Mornings

We have an immense amount of creative and entrepreneurial talent, located in every ‘nook and cranny’ of South-East London. Over the last few months, I’ve spent time uncovering these pockets of talent in our community: sourcing people to make stuff for my wedding, or spending time networking as I pursue a career change in the creative industries.

Dur…

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The Baguette Incident: Morrisons apologise over their ‘half-baked’ projection

Morrisons Baguette

What’s happened to poor Morrisons?

In recent years, they’ve gone from a growing supermarket chain – rich in Northern heritage, with a strong value proposition and an identifiable brand image – to a supermarket struggling to gain traction as sales slide and its brand identity collapses.

So was projecting a giant baguetteon to Anthony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’ a kneejerk reaction to this…

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'Soap the Stamps': hardcore-punk and its ingenious community of fans

'Soap the Stamps': Music Nation / Channel 4 documentary on hardcore-punk and its ingenious community of fans

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Part of a season of independent films (created by Channel 4 and Dazed), ‘Music Nation’ tells the stories of five modern British music movements and the counter-cultures that they had started.

‘Soap the Stamps’ was the final episode in the five-part series, focused on the conception of British hardcore-punk, and it’s evolution from the 80′s to the 90′s.

Punk hit UK shores

Punk had risen in the UK…

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Britpop - a revelation

Britpop - the revelation

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Every few years, musical journalists (and sometimes the mainstream ones) relive particular movements in popular music. Usually this is because of a particular anniversary.

Sometimes it can be to commemorate the anniversary of when a genre begun. Or other times it’s the anniversary of a notable death – think Kurt Cobain and the nostalgia still being celebrated around grunge every few years.

BBC…

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The rise of the social newsroom & brands - how bigger brands can look to others for help

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Brands continue to spend money on technology and up skilling staff – their aim to develop technical ‘social newsrooms’. Being part of the conversation happening around them is their goal; they look to develop closer relationships over a longer time using social channels. But do bigger brands translate their positioning into these conversations they’re having with their audience? Or should they…

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Spinning the Titanic on A Penny – A Guardian discussion on what forms the best digital journalism platformStepping into the offices of the Guardianyesterday evening, you know that you’re stepping into a…View Post

Spinning the Titanic on A Penny – A Guardian discussion on what forms the best digital journalism platform

Stepping into the offices of the Guardianyesterday evening, you know that you’re stepping into a…

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The future of literacy, and the only way they’ll let me into the LSEView Post

The future of literacy, and the only way they’ll let me into the LSE

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