Category: Communications

Sage Project

Every day we’re bombarded with information about our food. From offers and nutritional claims to ingredient labels and on-pack information like sustainability credentials – it’s pretty hard to work out what’s important and what it actually means.

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One Sweet World

At a time when our world feels more divided than united, Ben and Jerry’s have taken a stand calling everyone to come together. After all, love still trumps hate.

Eight Sensible Gifts

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Cards Against Humanity loves the shock value. Their product is after all, a controversial card game,  committing into words statements that are designed to offend.  Its marketing stunts are no different. From selling literally a box bull shit, to selling fans a box of unknown (which 150,000 actually paid for) the game company has found its niche in surprising and delighting fans.

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Red Trees

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In addition to being a Pentagram partner, brilliant designer and all round inspiring person, with a huge heart, Marina willer also makes films. And her latest one is the the most personal story she’s ever told.

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Greatest Good

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Greatest Good is really lovely example of 21st century giving. The web platform offers anyone expert advice from inspiring, smart people in exchange for donations to charities of their choosing. Set up by a group of friends who work in tech, media and marketing, the platform offers access to a huge range of advisors spanning loads of different industries.

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Denali

“There’s this really smart scientist guy who said that people can learn a lot from dogs. He said that when someone you love walks through the door, even if it’s five times a day you should go totally insane with joy”. 

For the next seven minutes do nothing but watch this film. It’s beautiful.

I Give An X

Why should you give an X in the upcoming UK election?

Because if you don’t vote you can’t complain. You can’t stand up for what you believe in. You can’t decide who decides important things like your reproductive rights as a woman or how elderly people are treated. You can’t have a say in how education, healthcare or any public services are run. People all over the world fight for democracy in their countries everyday so don’t take the right to vote for granted, show conviction and use it.

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Useful and free digital tools

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Born from requests from friends, clients and collaborators, I’ve compiled a resource that lists some of the best free online tools to use for publishing, social media, measurement and market analysis. There are *so* many companies providing services and my list is not an exhaustive one. It’s just some tools that I find useful in the work that I do and hopefully you will too. And if there are any gems you think I’m missing, do let me know!

Click here to see the view the list.

 

Writing About Writing

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Recently, I’ve been working on a few different writing projects. Only 15 days in to October, I’ve written more than 60,000 words this month. That’s six times the length of my dissertation. Wowza.

In writing so much I have come across a couple of tools that have transformed the way I work and the way I edit my work. These are Writer Pro and Poetica.

Beginning with Writer Pro, this professional writing software is genius. Firstly, it offers a full screen mode that’s hard to exit. This keeps all kinds of Buzzfeed/Twitter/Pinterest procrastinating at bay. There’s only a single blank screen in front of you. That is all.

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WhatsApp, WeChat and More

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Two days into my Hong Kong experience I kept receiving messages from people in the form of voice memos sent over WhatsApp. My first reaction was that this was an incredibly lazy way of texting. And now it’s pretty much all I do. It’s efficient, quick and kind of like a better way of leaving a voicemail. One that doesn’t ask you to dial into a system and push buttons to hear the message.

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