Welcome! My day job is at the communications agency Blue Rubicon and I am also a Visiting Lecturer at City University. I edit the monthly newsletter, Liberal Democrat Newswire. This is my personal blog – with my views, expressed on behalf of myself. Take a look around – and do comment on what you see.
I’ve covered before the creation of one new left-wing party fighting elections in Haringey, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. Now the ironically named Haringey Left Unity has joined the fray, not quite bringing unity on the left. And in keeping with 1970s traditional left-wing factionalism, Left Unity is now under attack by Communists. This all reminds […]
Yes it is, according to the Harvard Business Review. No it isn’t, if you take a close look at their evidence. Regular readers will know this is a regular theme of mine, so let’s first clear out of the way some of the common mistakes people make, which to its credit the Harvard Business Review’s […]
Great photo of the White House press corps, moments after being told of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
- A great account of a major scandal: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris14 November 2013
- How Many Countries Are There?4 November 2013
- A trio of dictionaries of political quotations for your delectation: Liberal, Conservative and Labour24 September 2013
Media & PR
Via Benedict Evans comes this example of a drone being used to film riots in Bangkok: Of course the media already has access to helicopters, but they are expensive and the ease of getting a helicopter in the right place varies hugely depending on where a story is happening. Covering a London traffic jam is […]
- What journalists did before Twitter9 December 2013
- Social Media Best Practice Guide: new from the CIPR9 December 2013
- Innovative comms from the Treasury: using Vine to promote free school meals news5 December 2013