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Raising a wry glass to Dry January

Raising a wry glass to Dry January

As I write, I am halfway through Dry January. Fifteen long evenings have passed, another fifteen lie ahead. There is no mid-game break here, no change of ends, no time to recharge. I don’t regard myself as anything like alcohol-dependent but I can’t even contemplate…

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The bar for successful business relationships continues to get higher

The bar for successful business relationships continues to get higher

One of the fascinations of working with clients and agencies (more broadly, service buyers and service providers) to improve the performance of their business relationships comes from how and where to draw the line between a personal and professional liaison. Clearly, in strong relationships, connections are…

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Seven-point plan for post-holiday client engagement

Seven-point plan for post-holiday client engagement

Despite the welcome need for sunglasses in London this week, the summer holiday period is now over. Children are back at school and adult workers have returned to their respective coal faces. My train journey into Liverpool Street this morning required a well-practised sardine impersonation…

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If you want brave clients, be clear what you’re asking for

If you want brave clients, be clear what you’re asking for

In my business consultancy I spend a good deal of time interviewing the parties to client/agency relationships. In addition to the value I can add via feedback from individual conversations, it is fascinating to capture the general themes which surface from time to time or,…

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In an age of compulsive messaging, transmission must not be mistaken for communication

In an age of compulsive messaging, transmission must not be mistaken for communication

On Thursday 15th March, at 1.30pm local time, tragedy struck Miami’s Florida International University (FIU). A pedestrian bridge over 8th Street (connecting the school’s campus to a popular neighbourhood for FIU accommodation) collapsed, killing six people who were caught beneath 950 tons of steel and…

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Taking inspiration from the planet’s tiniest experts on collaboration

Taking inspiration from the planet’s tiniest experts on collaboration

With the BBC One’s Blue Planet II now in full swing, the world is once again marvelling at the extraordinary creatures with which we share our corner of the universe. The blockbuster nature documentary has attracted 80 million viewers in China alone, causing a temporary…

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