Archive for July, 2008

HS1, Eurostar brands the track

Friday, July 11th, 2008

No-one can argue over Eurostar's success. Apart from the occasional hiccup and delays that can be associated with any form of travel, passengers are impressed by the speed and comfort they are transported to and from Continental Europe. Nicholas Mercer, Eurostar's Commercial Director, talked us through where Eurostar was and where it ...

Yahoo! Bus Spotted

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

  Funky looking Yahoo! liveried bus spotted this week in Piccadilly. It communicates the company ethos well. Fun, lively and different. But why such an old model ? Surely one of the largest Internet firms in the world can stretch to a newer bus ? The Evening Standard recently showed an ...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Back in the smoke via National Express, the trains not the buses. GNER was all about the age of steam, and luxury travel, National Express has an article in their latest Livewire magazine detailing pizzas and paninis. Strange to make such an about turn, when GNER had gone so far ...

Another day…

Friday, July 4th, 2008

... another blog entry ! So rounding up a PR evening. Natalie kindly invited us to see the new Polaroid PoGo, a portable digital printer. iPod like in design, but bigger, the idea is you bluetooth, or, USB your photos over and instantly print on to photographic paper the size ...

M&S

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I had a little foray in to traditional media today on my way in. Great article on where M&S food has gone wrong. Could not agree more. Simple now = luxury. Not calorific ready meals. The journalist, Lesley Thomas, should be taken on as a consultant. She eloquently and to ...

Newsnight reaches out

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Very short post today, well a comment actually. Good to see BBC Newsnight last night and their invitation to a guest from the marketing community, to speak on the current state of finance. Stephen Woodford is the Chief Executive of advertising agency, DDB. The last TV outing I remember for ...

Chickens come home to roost

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

This morning I caught the tale end of the Today programme, do not laugh Davina @ Netimperative ! The Bank of England has agents who go out in to the business community and take a litmus test of what is going on. Being a bar room economist I had to ...

Print 2.0

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

PR Week has done it, new format, new look, new mag. Looking much better. Fear it may look dated in 12 months, but hey, they can then change to Print 4.0 !

Sun

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Great day out there, sampled a little of the English summer at lunch. Heading out shortly to a friend's event. Peter, quit the world of senior management to engage in his passion of Asian art. We recently held a joint event with his organisation, Oc-Eo, and had over 200 guests. ...

London

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I was unfortunate enough yesterday to speak with a London estate agent. Also thought they had gone to that great Notting Hill bar in the sky. Sadly not. They still seem to inhabit a parallel universe, where everything is wonderful and punters are falling over themselves to buy and lease. ...