We’ve all heard the saying, ‘no PR, is bad PR’. Luis Suarez probably doesn’t agree, as he played down biting the Italian Defender, Giorgio Chiellini. But as you may have heard, this wasn’t the first time that Suarez bit an opponent, ‘chomping’ Otman Bakkal when playing for Ajax, and then ‘munching’ on Chelsea defender, Branislav […]

Uncovering like-minded people We have an immense amount of creative and entrepreneurial talent, located in every ‘nook and cranny’ of South-East London. Over the last few months, I’ve spent time uncovering these pockets of talent in our community: sourcing people to make stuff for my wedding, or spending time networking as I pursue a¬†career change […]

What’s happened to poor Morrisons? In recent years, they’ve gone from a growing supermarket chain – rich in Northern heritage, with a strong value proposition and an identifiable brand image – to a supermarket struggling to gain traction as sales slide and its brand identity collapses. So was projecting a giant baguette on to Anthony […]

Part of a season of independent films (created by Channel 4 and Dazed), ‘Music Nation’ tells the stories of five modern British music movements and the counter-cultures that they had started. ‘Soap the Stamps’ was the final episode in the five-part series, focused on the conception of British hardcore-punk, and it’s evolution from the 80’s […]

Since publishing the latest feature on Britpop, and the influence it had on music and me growing up, I thought I’d share my top 10 favourite records from the Britpop era. Go celebrate, listen to and vote at BBC 6 Music week of Britpop Jut falling out of the Top 10 (but hey, I had […]

Every few years, music journalists (and sometimes the mainstream ones) relive particular movements in popular music. Usually this is because of a particular anniversary. Sometimes it can be to commemorate the anniversary of when a genre begun. Or other times it’s the anniversary of a notable death – think Kurt Cobain and the nostalgia still […]

Brands continue to spend money on technology and up skilling staff – their aim to develop highly technical ‘social newsrooms’. Their goal is to become¬†part of the conversation happening around them; they look to develop closer relationships over a longer time using content on social platforms. But do bigger brands translate their positioning into these […]