Fortnotes – first fortnight

I’ve decided that weeknotes are too ambitious. I’m going to do fortnightly notes instead. Fortnotes. Let’s see how it goes. A good first couple of weeks at W+K London. Getting stuck into some hard (but fun) work, plus a couple of Christmas parties. I started on Wednesday 1st December, and my first day coincided with […]

Moving on from the BBC

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Head of Emerging Platforms at Wieden+Kennedy London, where I start on the 1st of December. Wieden+Kennedy are an advertising agency with an amazing track record. You’ll know them for Honda ‘Cog’, Nokia ‘Dot’, Nike ‘Write the Future’ and (of course) lots more. Recently, you might […]

Hashtags on programmes – It’s the bat signal!

Mark Kobayashi-Hillary, writing for ComputerWeekly this week, has picked up on the BBC displaying a hashtag at the start of the new series of Have I Got News For You and said some very nice and insightful things about it: …when the BBC started broadcasting episode 1 of series 40 of ‘Have I got news […]

Twitter and The Apprentice – some quick observations

I wrote last year about the ‘data flood’ that confronts you if you try to watch what everyone on Twitter is saying about the Apprentice. Well, it’s back, and more talked about than ever. This isn’t surprising of course. Twitter has grown a lot since March last year, and people will always talk about what’s […]

Mark Thompson’s MacTaggart Lecture: it’s about services

Mark Thompson delivered this year’s MacTaggart memorial lecture earlier tonight. The best bit? …The clue actually is in the title – public service broadcasting. It’s about services as well as individual programmes. At its best public service broadcasting is woven of whole cloth. And, just like the wicked old British Library, it’s founded on the […]