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‘First week done and you’re not fired!’

Truth be told; I felt pretty dam awesome walking to work early in the morning, through the streets of London. I was storming the pavements in my old trusty Doc Marten’s feeling triumphant and purposeful. It’s been rather surreal as I’ve had one month to kill between finding out I’ve got the post in The …

The (not so) secret life of a fanartist

I’m the girl in the office who does those weird Japanese cartoon drawings. I’m not a designer, I’m definitely not an ‘artist’. But I doodle a lot, and once or twice a year I dress up in a school uniform and go sell stuff at conventions. So. I do anime/manga style drawings. Back when I …

Reasons for being grumpy

Jon Steel is an Account Planning legend. He is Group Planning Director at WPP, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice Chairman of George Patterson Y&R. Over the course of his career, Steel has been involved in some prolific campaigns, most notable of which was the ‘Got Milk?’ idea for the California Milk Processor Board in 1993. …

Kurt Cobain – A Montage of Heck

I am a biopic/documentary fanatic, especially when the subject in question involves death, murder, and/or conspiracy theories. We all know the mythological character that was Kurt Cobain, his life tale is one of those stories that will forever be steeped in romanticism, tragedy and judgement. So naturally ‘Kurt Cobain – A montage of Heck’ was …

#KittenCamp – Part 2

#KittenCamp wasn’t just about the LOLs. Refresh your memory with #KittenCamp Part 1. There’s a deeper message about how to harness the power of social media within the marketing communications mix – @willcooke with his presentation on ‘How to win the internet’ (With a little help from Kevin Costner). Who are you talking to? Conversation can be one-to-one, …

I have a dream

Had. I’ll keep this uncharacteristically brief, and characteristically incoherent. I get weird dreams often. I don’t know if it’s something in the water or if my brain decides to be its most creative at night because it knows I’ll forget in the morning. Almost as if it is ashamed of what it did like a …

Britain’s Lost Women

It was with a light heart on a sunny summer’s evening that I stepped out into SoHo for the VivaWomen’s event at Razorfish. To be honest, my main motivation for attendance was to see what a “business transformation” agency looks like. And I wasn’t disappointed. With a grand off-street, wooden paneled entrance we were led …

#KittenCamp LOLs

If you were to ask someone outside the media world what they thought young media types got up to on a Monday night after work – they would probably (sarcastically) describe something along the lines of #KittenCamp. Which is why I duly went down to an underground bar in Soho, drank free (craft) beer, and …

Chris Bracey – Gods Own Junkyard

Chris Bracey’s passing in the late part of 2014 saw the loss of an unsung hero of London. He sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer at the age of 59. He was an artist and designer who owned and created one of the largest collections of neon signs and sculpture. Starting out in graphic …

Agile thinking – what’s our vision

On a bitterly cold January morning the multi-talented PLBR account handling team gathered for our first monthly breakfast meeting of 2015. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity for us account guys to get together to discuss ongoing projects and best practice solutions; showcasing the creative work each account pod has produced in unison with our …

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