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Andy Nairn is the co-founder of Lucky Generals, one of the most successful creative agencies in the UK. They've been shortlisted for Campaign Agency of the Year for 5 years in a row, and this year he was named by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Only Dead Fish
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There was quite an even spread of voting in this month's poll but in the end it was Geraldine Juarez and her thought-provoking post on blockchain assets that won the vote. So well done to Geraldine, who is entered into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: Financial Analysis for Marketers by Bruce Clark The Ghostchain. (Or taking things for what they are) by Geraldine Juarez Fidelity, Non-linearity, and the Double Diamond by John Willshire Data... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Well, it's time again to open for nominations for Post of the Month. As usual I've put a starting shortlist of posts below but if there are any posts that you have read over the past month and which you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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The latest episode of Google Firestarters features Thas Naseemuddeen, Chief Executive Officer of independent agency Omelet, out in Los Angeles. On her journey to running an agency Thas has worked in senior strategy roles at BBH and Deutsch and in... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
I loved everything about this post from Cory Doctorow on blogging. He's been doing it for over twenty years and has a lovely way of capturing everything that's good about it. I liked the way he describes how the genius... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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I loved this framing of situational leadership that came originally from Alice Chapman but was featured by Will Myddelton as a way of describing the challenge of knowing when to direct as a leader, and when to let go. Will... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Well, there was a strong showing for Helen Edwards' post on why digital is a downstream discipline but the stand-out winner of this month's vote is Tom Roach with his excellent post on modern marketing myopia. Well done to Tom... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
All the talk about following your passion. I prefer to think about it as developing your passion. Which is why I liked this quote from Stephen Fry: "Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So the vote this month is between: Digital is a downstream discipline by Helen Edwards Three or Four Hours by Oliver Burkeman What is an entertainment company in 2021 and why does the answer matter? by... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Time again to open up nominations for Post of the Month. As always I've got a short starting list below (notably short this month as reading time has been somewhat curtailed this past month). Please do add to these with... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Back in the day (and I'm talking about 12 or 13 years ago) there was quite a bit of discussion around Linda Stone's concept of Continuous Partial Attention. Put simply, this is the idea that a modern behaviour of complex... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
I was delighted when Jerry Daykin, EMEA Senior Media Director at GSK, agreed to be a guest on the latest episode of Google Firestarters as I think he's unusually astute and perceptive when it comes to the future of media... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Well, there was some strong voting for Dave Dye's series of posts on the women that built DDB, but in the end it was Martin Weigel's excellent post The Lives of Others.To Find A Way In, We Must Find The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations (note - there's a nomination here for Dave Dye's 'Women Who Built DDB' series of posts so I've included links to each of the four posts so far). So our vote this month is between: I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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I was so upset to learn today that Murray Calder had passed. I met Murray a few times - a couple when he came along to Google Firestarters events, and then again when he invited me to speak at a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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It's time again to open nominations for Post of the Month. So if there are any posts that you've read over the past month that you thought stood out, do nominate them by sending me the link direct or leaving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Well there was a strong performance from Amelia Torode's piece on accepting uncertainty in this month's vote but it turned into a battle between Alex Murrell's smart post on adland being an island, and Phil Adam's planning handbook / did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: My Very Own Planning Handbook and Did I do a strategy? by Phil Adams Accept uncertainty as a fact of life by Amelia Torrode To prepare for the next... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Plenty of good reads this month IMHO and so it's time to open nominations for Post of the Month. I've listed a few of my own favourites below as a starter but please do add to these with your own... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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In my book I talk about the importance of psychological safety in supporting agile culture and the ability of teams to move fast. And one of the best ways that I've found of describing what this means is the combination... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
I really liked this point made by Olympic runner, filmmaker, and writer Alexi Pappas (video here) and it feels like something a lot of people need to hear right now (including me): ‘My Olympic coach told me after a particularly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Well it was a close run vote this month but it was Jim Carroll's excellent story Simplify, Then Exaggerate that won through in the end. Surprisingly perhaps, it's the first time that Jim has won I believe. So well done... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
Thank you for the nominations. So this month's vote is between: Chemistry Lesson by Dave Dye Simplify, Then Exaggerate by Jim Carroll Design deserves the same status as advertising in marketer's plans by Helen Edwards Why amateurs sometimes beat experts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Only Dead Fish
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Well, it's time for the first Post of the Month vote of 2021 which means that it's time to open nominations. If there's something that you've read and would like to put forward please do let me have the link... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at Only Dead Fish