What’s the point in having a different strategy for your digital world than the rest of it? Does your brand offer different products and services online than off? Are your consumers split into those that only go to stores and those locked in their basements on a laptop? It doesn’t make sense – yet we…… Continue reading Why you don’t need a digital strategy, but you need an HR strategy
Thoughts on the Publicis Groupe reorganisation
Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, made a major announcement about the organisation of the Publicis Groupe yesterday – see the video below: There have been a swath of article and opinions over the last 24 hours regarding whether this is the right or wrong move, comparing to Martin Sorrell’s organisation of client teams at WPP…… Continue reading Thoughts on the Publicis Groupe reorganisation
What’s going on with Uber in France? A lesson in economics and global brand management.
Uber France is an amazing study in brand management and economics. From it’s launch in 2011 at LeWeb growth has been tremendous but also fraught with challenges. So what’s happened so far: Launch of Uber in Paris in 2011, followed by UberX in 2013 Taxi Violence in 2015 Legal block of UberPop Rate drop of 20%,…… Continue reading What’s going on with Uber in France? A lesson in economics and global brand management.
Thoughts from LeWeb
There is a some snobbery in certain circles about LeWeb, but I am still very positive about this event that opens the mind to the amount of activity and impact that the digital revolution is having on business. The first day is always the best as it sets the scene for a number of different topics…… Continue reading Thoughts from LeWeb
Please Stand By
I appreciate all the emails and questions about what happened to the blog. To be honest, there is just too much going on for me to keep writing at the moment: 1/ Move from Dubai to Paris 2/ Started a new job at Facebook, changing from agency life to a technology provider 3/ A second…… Continue reading Please Stand By
The war for digital talent in advertising
Is there enough 360 experience to go around? Are tighter criteria making the talent pool smaller for recruitment today? It seems like everyone is chasing after the golden goose right now – the speed at which digital is invading our industry means that suddenly there is a major need for people that not only understand…… Continue reading The war for digital talent in advertising
Designing spaces for creativity
A very interesting conversation with my colleague Rena (@Renroon) yesterday got us looking at the different ways that workspaces are arranged and for what purpose. It got me thinking about the different models that I’ve experienced and their cultures since there is clearly work to be done in determining which model suits which culture best.…… Continue reading Designing spaces for creativity
A little introduction…
Thanks to the UPF MBA, Barcelona for sponsoring my mugshot.So that's me, not on one of my best days, in fact it looks like I've justbeen involved in a failed mafia hit, in an italian restaurant with badmeatballs (but that's another story). I'm a British BA-MBA-OP, not necessarily in that order, working for a French…… Continue reading A little introduction…