I’m in the wrong business. I should be in the screens business. Making them, selling them, whatever, but screens are where it’s at. This occurred to me the other day when someone asked me if I liked e-readers. I don’t, as a rule. Not that I single them out specifically for scorn, it’s just that [...]
Working as I do for a principally a B2B consultancy, I’ve never yet had to orchestrate the “surprise” release of a sex tape to get a client up the news agenda.
In fact, looking like they do, I can only pray none of them have ever made one.
As PR stunts go they’ve become a prerequisite of [...]
I’ve never been to America, which is the first reason why I’m not qualified to write this blog post. Bad form for a 36 year-old Brit I know, I’ll get there someday. The second is that fundamentally, I know depressingly little about American politics. Practically nothing in fact, it has to be said. However, as [...]
Watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics on Sunday night will endure for me principally because of one devastating revelation; it became apparent that Boris Johnson and I share the same dance teacher.
Actually that’s not strictly speaking true as my disco prowess is essentially organic, unique some might say, but it is eerily close to [...]
I never intended to be a PR man it just worked out that way. I don’t mind though, there are after all worse things; despotic dictator for instance, one-armed masseur, guano collector. But following my line of work means I’m well acquainted with the practice of spin which, as an art form, if carried out [...]
Hope is a marvellous thing; a beautiful, contagious, soul-assuring thing. And it’s rare to discover it in an almost unadulterated form, a form which is tangible, palpable and cohesive, untainted by jealousies or dissention.
That is the feeling I got walking round Tripoli, however. I may already be sporting the old rose-tinted Aviators after a fascinating [...]
I like rogues, always have. Not criminals, gangsters or madmen – I’m not the bloke who roots for the bad guy at the movies – but rogues. People who don’t conform; people who are prepared to go that bit further to get what they want. Perhaps I just wish I was a little bit more [...]
What’s your default religious setting? Agnostic? Atheist? Believer? Default being the position you’re reduced to when dangling perilously over troubled waters; the one inspired by fear of death or eternal loneliness; the thing that remains when rational thought has left the building.
For a long time mine was atheist, and proudly, vocally so. I adopted this [...]
A minor aristocrat, whose name eludes me right now, once claimed that the end of western civilisation was marked not by World War One or any other heinous conflict, but when it no longer became possible to employ a valet who would iron his shoelaces. Rumour has it Prince Charles’s gentlemen’s personal gentlemen still carries [...]
Regular readers of this site – both of them – may have noticed I’ve taken a break from blogging recently. This is not a deliberate move, more the fact that my ‘leisure’ time has been taken up by a new endeavour, fiction writing, and I’ve had less time to concentrate on the spurious ramblings I inflict [...]
Nick is a director at the public relations company in Hull. He helps companies and individuals communicate the messages important to them, ensuring success for their businesses.
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