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Jim Dowling
London
Managing Partner, Cake.
Interests: Selling. Thinking. Drinking.
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In this post-Brexit era, one thing you’ll never take away from Brits is our ability to take the piss. Absolutely world class leadership right there with #WalkersWave. Obviously you’ve seen it. The automated, boy-ish enthusiasm of Lineker (here in the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at 4 Fuks Saké
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A winter weekend in February and for the armchair viewer it was very much one of two halves. (Lack of) ethnic diversity and LGBT representation was top of the agenda at the Oscars. For the sports fan, our viewer switched... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 4 Fuks Saké
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“Interesting. Very interesting!” screamed Barry Davies on Match of the Day back in the day. Who would have thought the same could apply to Adam Lallana running round in circles, or Martin Skrtel clearing his nasal passages? On Wednesday evening... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 4 Fuks Saké
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What is it with logos and rebrands? They cause such unnecessary stress. Some poor, pleasant bloke with a beard and a massive pair of headphones quietly arranges a few artwork files, adds some copy and reveals it to the world... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Right, I’ll be Sue Barker, you can be “Tuffers” or “Daws.” SB: “For one point, can you tell me who the previous official supermarket supplier of the England football team was?” “And for a bonus point, which supermarket recently ended... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Mary J Blige played a live set to twenty fans and what looked like fifty uncomfortable programmatic ad guys on Tuesday. No matter your taste, the opportunity to hear her perform is what one would call an ‘experience.’ The ad... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Here’s a picture of Benny. His owner Richard tweeted his picture, and Bob’s your uncle, Benny’s “the world’s most famous dog.” (Mail Online). Mail Online, is the world’s biggest English language newspaper site. Benny’s been shared 697 times. A story... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at 4 Fuks Saké
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There are three stories from the past couple of weeks that are worthy of pulling together. Cyrus / O’Connor It’s been seven hours and fifteen days (approximately) since Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor exchanged open letters on the subject of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Burgers and food porn. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Publicis, Omnicom and the self-importance of social media. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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How social media is influencing they way we gather and learn. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Snack-sized content. Good and bad snacking in social media. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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A creative director quits and £40m is wiped off the value of a company. This is no egotistical bell-end packing up his moleskin and flouncing off for a Nicaraguan flat white. It’s Emma Hill of Mulberry who called it a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Clarks tops Havas Meaningful Brands in the UK Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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I lost both my grandfathers by the age of seven. Today I formally request that Richie Benaud takes on the role. There is nobody out there in the aged 80+ bracket that I would rather turn to for professional, personal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at 4 Fuks Saké
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5 times a week I'll use the phrase 'Oh for fuck's sake." It's been eight months since I've done that and then felt compelled to write something on my blog with the same name. It's Instagram again. I refer you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at 4 Fuks Saké
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I've held an opinion for a while that a large proportion of people working in social media had sand kicked in their faces at school. Technology has always been 'nerdy' and there is a revelling in the outsider term 'geek.'... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at 4 Fuks Saké
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at 4 Fuks Saké
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I think they’re in trouble. Well, I say trouble. Tesco announced profits of £3.7bn in the UK this morning so they’re hardly in shit. More than we made last year. That said, shareholders aren’t going to take too kindly to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at 4 Fuks Saké
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It's not easy being a politician in 2012 for five reasons. 1. You are born with an in-built lack of humility based on your assumption you are qualified to govern. 2. You're surrounded by people who are exactly the same.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at 4 Fuks Saké
Diane Abbott tweets before she thinks. Which reminded me of this. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at 4 Fuks Saké
Love this. (From "Guardianoid" on Xtranormal) Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at 4 Fuks Saké
The Rugby World Cup Final is with us this weekend. It's the last chance to see these (or your first chance, if you couldn't give a fuck about rugby). Anyone with a head or a heart really should have their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at 4 Fuks Saké
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Ever so slightly nauseated this week by The Guardian's decision to publish its newslist. "You can help us make the news." "Have your say." All that bullshit. It's the sort of move that grants some swooning at a Haymarket conference... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at 4 Fuks Saké