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culture – Roo Reynolds

Boring 2012

I spent today at Boring 2012. Now in its third year, in the words of conference organiser James Ward, Boring is “a day dedicated to the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked.” During the introduction he also told us that this was to be “the most boring one yet” and “I can only […]

Ad blocking

Having worked in both TV and advertising, I’m intrigued by how easy it is these days for people to block ads online and what it might mean for the near future of online advertising. I recently learned an interesting fact about the popular Adblock plugin for Chrome; it doesn’t just block banner ads as I […]

Deloitte TV+ paper, some notes

A new paper out today from Deloitte called ‘TV+: perspectives on television in words and numbers‘ which covers some subjects close to my heart. I was particularly pleased to be invited by the Guardian to appear in some brief podcasts discussing it (along with Tess Alps from ThinkBox, George Entwistle from the BBC, Richard Welsh […]

Greenpeace + VW – an integrated rebellion

A fascinating new campaign from Greenpeace launched this morning, subverting the popular (and award winning) VW The Force ad. I first noticed it because Twitter was abuzz this morning with news of Greenpeace’s hijack of a poster at Old Street’s ‘Silicon’ roundabout. Some people on the ground, including some friends, initially seemed to think the […]

Interesting 2011

Interesting 2011 was, as promised, more about activities than talks. After the traditional Final Countdown singalong and introductions from Russell, we were all very much in the mood for an interesting day. Stanley James Press provided all the equipment, instructions and patient help required for us to bind our own notebooks. Next up, Leila Johnston […]

Interesting 2009 – forty even more interesting things

As is becoming traditional (2007, 2008), I’ve made a very brief list of what happened at this year’s Interesting Tom Loosemore on the race to sail faster than 50 knots. Jessica Greenwood on why the least interesting things about sport is the score (football, with all its attendant drama, is a $500B industry). Robert Brook […]