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A whole freaking bunch of good stuff

Normally I try to have this blog match the curmudgeonly and defeatist mood of the ad industry at large.

But every so often I get inspired by something and my mood temporarily lifts.

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White pencils and the December blues

On Monday night, the marketing industry addressed one of the most important topics it could ever face.

What to buy Johnny Hornby for Christmas.

It’s a perennial problem – what do you give the man who has everything ?

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The trick of confidence

I love this industry.

On one hand, it’s the most trivial thing in the world, creating stuff which people would rather pay a gas bill than engage with. On the other, it’s about building brands – and you can’t get much bigger than that. Read more on The trick of confidence…

The not so Mad Man

Maybe the Mad Men weren’t as mad as we thought.

I was prompted to think this by meeting my old friend and former creative director Andrew Cracknell, for a burger up the Brompton Road.

Like most old friends having dinner, we argued like cat and dog. Read more on The not so Mad Man…

The L shaped room

Thisweek I’ve been mostly helping Sir Martin Sorrell with his imagery for the Recession.

A few years ago, he came up with the “bath-shaped recession” all by himself – he got the idea, in fact, while lying in the bath.

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