Andy on Twitter

  • Great orgs are built on inspired talent that is difficult to manage, sometimes large in confidence and ego, strong: Kraft at @Cannes_Lions,
  • The best tend to be the most creative - and tend to be the most difficult. As a leader you must learn to live with that. Kraft @Cannes_Lions,
  • Cannes debate underway.,
  • Thanks for a great session and for the beautiful and inspiring work. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Profit of 8 pounds for every 1 spent - rallies employees in critical trading period - emotion pays @johnlewisretail,
  • 30+ media channels sustaining reach and supporting 40% of profits generated in 5 week window @johnlewisretail,
  • Started at 3m views now <45m and 85k parodies of Xmas ads - tease idea 2-3weeks in advance with bloggers @Cannes_Lions,
  • Entire agency works on the creative - team you least expect cracks it @Cannes_Lions,
  • Immense pressure when the country is waiting for your creative. JL on its creative process @Cannes_Lions,
  • Testing would have killed best creative - instead trust your smarts @Cannes_Lions,
  • Didn't realise John Lewis was a partnership @Cannes_Lions,
  • Massive effects of emotion and creative over time - would love to see awards for long running campaigns… ,
  • How do you do emotional priming in your campaigns? lessons from John Lewis,
  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,

Archive for November, 2005

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Shaking Up Oxofrd…

BusinessWeek covers John Hood – big leauge Kiwi businessman turned educator that is shaking-up Oxford. They end it all with:
“Will Hood be able to pull off a major restructuring of one of the world’s oldest institutions? “I think he is going to take Oxford all the way,” says Anthony Smith, the recently retired president of Magdalen College. “He knows where Oxford needs to place itself in the world.” He’ll certainly need a thick skin to get there.”
I wouldn’t bet against him.

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Skype Competitor…

Looks really interesting. Gizmo. I’m giving it a spin and will let you know how it goes.

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Back On Deck

Gidday! I just spent a wonderful week at Sea Ranch – turns out the side benefit of spectacular locations like this is no wireless or wifi. Just great waves, scenery, wineries and family. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

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Corporate Blogging – Beyond the Water Cooler

Good read over at ComputerWorld. Much if this falls into the category of “anonymity breeds irresponsibility”:
“It’s probably a good idea not to allow truly anonymous use of an internal blog. (IT professionals can configure internal blogs so that all users can be identified, at least by the company.) Anonymous speech has certain advantages for would-be whistle-blowers, but there are other ways to report things anonymously without resorting to blogs. As a general matter, the potential for anonymous speech creates an atmosphere that can encourage irresponsible behavior, such as harassment, defamation and gossip. Except where there’s a clearly identifiable benefit, anonymous speech in the workplace should be avoided.”

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Colored Bubbles

OK, so don’t accuse us Kiwi’s of not being inventive… Congrats to  Guy Haddleton and team on making Popular Science with their colored bubbles. Awesome. I’d like some in LogLogic orange please.
 

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