Back in 2012, I grew a moustache for Movember. At the time, I was working for a big corporate organisation where fundraising was actively encouraged and the spirit of Movember was something that definitely caught on with many of the men working there – if you’ve ever worked with sales and marketing people, you’ll know […]Read More Why I’m fundraising for Movember
If you’re running your own business, or looking after the marketing of a small company, then having a blog on your website can add a huge amount of value to your content marketing. Blogs are nothing new, of course, they’ve been around for decades. And most of us know what personal blogs are in their […]Read More 10 simple ways to improve your business blogging
Ok, hands up. I’m a remote worker! I’m one of those annoying people who sit in the local coffee shop, hogging the power outlet, using the Wi-Fi and ‘working remotely’ while sticking innumerable americanos and cups of tea down my neck (I can feel your disdain already…). You may *think* we’re all frustrated novelists with […]Read More 6 ways to stay healthy as a remote worker
I was sat in the waiting room of my local doctor’s practice recently, idly staring at the walls and hoping that I’d be called in soon for my appointment. As I casually read the many, many posters, leaflets and signs that covered the wall space, it struck me what a great example doctor’s waiting rooms […]Read More Too many messages = no communication at all
Twitter is allegedly about to make a BIG change to its timeline function. Gone will be the real-time experience of tweets shown in chronological order, and in will come algorithmically targeted tweets, shown for their relevance to the user, rather than when they’re posted. And the twittering classes seem less than enamoured with this proposed […]Read More Real-time Twitter, or predictive algorithms? The choice is yours
It’s been a very sad few months for music, with many talented, influential musicians going to the great gig in the sky – and RIP to all these souls. But Bowie is different… so, so different. Losing Bowie eclipses EVERYTHING. Having Ziggy and Major Tom snatched from us in such a heartbreaking and untimely way […]Read More Goodbye, Mr Bowie: there’s a starman, waiting in the sky
The music industry has always been full of moguls promising to turn young hopefuls into stars. It’s nothing new: it’s been going on ever since there’s been a way to record a song and make money out of selling it. The big cheeses will always want a hit – simple as that. But we seem […]Read More Don’t be a star: be a musical visionary!
I have a message for you Clarks Shoes: In 2015, not EVERY girl wants their shoes covered in flowers and sparkles. Maybe, just maybe, you might want to think about that when designing your 2016 range. Because, at the moment, you’ve got a pretty dire choice in your kids’ product range for girls who want […]Read More Girls, sparkles and buying shoes
I’ve not written anything on my blog yet this month. And there’s a reason for that. I recently found out that my friend Rachael is fighting cancer and that she’s been writing a very powerful and enlightening blog about her fight with the Big C. It’s a moving, but inspirational, read and it’s helping her […]Read More The story of one girl’s fight against cancer
Mobile is great. I love my Android smartphone, I love my Apple iPad and I love the fact that I can be connected to the online world wherever I am at any time (well, as long as there’s a phone mast or some handy wifi in the area). But are we spending a little too […]Read More Might as well face it, we’re addicted to screens!