Youth 100: What 18-24 Year Olds think about Brands

What do YouTube, Amazon, Google, BBC, Ben & Jerry’s, Cadburys, Facebook, Pringles, Wikipedia and Channel 4 have in common?  

Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour

Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership. In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issuesContinue reading “Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour”

Social Media in the UK

What’s hot and what’s not in social media in the UK?   Here goes.   The UK is the most social country in the world.  Are you surpised by that?   I am.   51% of women and 49% of men in the UK use social media regularly – 52% of the population describe themselves as active social mediaContinue reading “Social Media in the UK”

Agility

Anna Wintour summed up an agile approach to marketing perfectly when she said: It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten. And that’s the point – being timely.  If you’re after an exhaustive (but brilliant) definition of agile marketing, read this. If you’re after an exampleContinue reading “Agility”

Street Art

Street art excites controversy.   To some street art is graffiti, something unwanted, an attack on the urban fabric and their sense of safety within it.   To others street art is a means of expression, of enlivening and humanising urban spaces, introducing humour, colour and passion.  

Technology in East Africa

Mobile technology is spurring entrepreneurial led economic growth in East Africa.   There are lessons here for the developed world too, low-cost accessible technology can be put into service for the majority of people. Technology doesn’t have to be a competitive status symbol, or just a leisure accessory.   This development was first covered by my journalistContinue reading “Technology in East Africa”

Men of quality do not fear equality

I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment that men of quality do not fear equality. I’m amazed that some men think it demeaning to cook or clean, or wield a needle and thread.   Just as I am by women who balk at wielding a hammer or turning a screwdriver.   To me the almost obsessive focusContinue reading “Men of quality do not fear equality”

Quiet genius

This is a great example of media promoting a cause.   Disco grew out of marginalised subcultures – black, Latino and gay – with an inherent message of unity and self-expression.   Now, English Disco Lovers are aiming to take the English Defence League (a far-right bunch of thugs) no. 1 position on Google.    Go on, doContinue reading “Quiet genius”

Publishing, it’s time to change

If you have an even fleeting awareness of the world around you, you’ll have noticed the internet. Social Media and self-publishing, both internet enabled means of expression (like this blog), are changing publishing. Paywalls have been used by publishers as a means of shoring up revenues. Yet the real costs are being borne by youContinue reading “Publishing, it’s time to change”