Brand Christmas vs Christmas reality

Christmas is a strange time of year for advertising and branding. At the first hint of fake snow on a middle-England window pane, the big brands’ marketing departments start going a bit batty, commissioning agencies to create campaigns which have little, if any, relevancy to their products, services or brand. At this time of year, […]

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The joy of getting older

It was my 42nd birthday this week (cards, presents and gifts via my PO Box address, please). This isn’t a particularly momentous age to reach – at least I didn’t think it was until I noticed that I’m now *two* 21-year-olds. That depressed me greatly for a while, until I realised I’d never want to […]

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