The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Masturbation Doesn’t Make You Go Blind, It Makes You Go To The Cancer Clinic.
January 30, 2009, 12:02 pm
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Given the stupidity of Nottingham County Council, I wouldn’t be surprised if they came up with this study in an attempt to stop the city [and my beloved hometown] from being known as the ‘crime capital of Europe’.

Sorry guys, but being the nerve centre for wanking isn’t going to do our tourism levels much good either.

Q: What happens when you masturbate Monday to Friday?
A: You get a weak-end. [And prostate cancer apparently]

Hey look on the brightside, this blog can’t get any lower … though I might view that as a challenge.

Have a good one but remember to keep your hands above shoulder height. Well, unless you’re over 40!

For ‘Gravy Train’ Execs In The Ad Industry, This Could Be The Scariest Book You’ll Ever Read …
January 30, 2009, 7:37 am
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… for everyone else, it’s a bit of flawed human, cold corporation, perspective-reminding brilliance … which you can buy here.

Just To Make It Clear …
January 29, 2009, 10:28 pm
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And I’m not doing it because a mate asked me to or because it’s easy to put up a photo – it’s because I give a damn and hate that you are feeling how you’re feeling.

Thanks Marcus

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Encouragement Costs Nothing, But Can Achieve Everything …
January 29, 2009, 9:11 pm
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For all the training corporations give their people – more often than not it’s nothing more than how to follow internal processes or use their ‘proprietary’ tools.

Sure that’s important, but so is just helping people believe – not in the blind, American-parent sense of the word – but in letting people feel they are not alone and not isolated.

I know this is an old story and unrelated to adland … but it’s absolutely brilliant and a lesson to all companies about how to get the potential out of every employee, not to mention how communication with emotion is better than ads with just a gag.

Thanks Geert.

Remember, It’s Nice To Help The Elderly …
January 29, 2009, 8:49 am
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Photo: Connecticut Movie Filming

As usual, I am asking your well-connected, knowledgeable brains for help.

Basically I want to know what traditional agencies [advertising/media] offer under the social marketing banner?

Do they have specialist/standalone branded entities or are they ‘integrated’ into their already existing digital capabilities – packaged up so they look relevant, new and exciting?

The ones we know of at the moment are …

VCCP Search
Publicis Modem
Carat Engage

Plus some potentially shakier examples …

Digital Marketing Group Graphico
YouGov Tracker
Emerging Media Lab-Interpublic

But do you know anymore and do you know what the truth is behind them [including the ones above]

As usual, any help will be gratefully received and totally confidential. The other positive [for you] is that this information is not – for once – being used for evil – it’s for part of a document we’re writing. A document for a nice person, not someone who revels in mischief.

Thanks folks, really appreciate it.


PS: I’m the ‘elderly’ you’ll be helping in this post.

To prove it, here’s a picture of a scarf I’m wearing because I’m so damn cold.

Yes, I know wearing shoes may help but who could turn down a scarf when it’s [1] a Nottingham Forest ‘Super Reds Magic’ one and [2] it’s so old, it still has the ‘name tag’ my Mum stitched into it when I first wore it at infant school, back in 1979!!!

Yep, I’m that old, that sad, that unfashionable and seemingly that tight … ha!

Seriously, any help [with the social marketing question, not my fashion sense] however small – would be brilliant.