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I want to punch someone

It’s been 28 days. 28. Since the drain men said they’d come back with a camera to sort my drains. Aren’t humans annoying? Increasingly it feels to me as if I’m living two completely separate lives. One is extremely analog where I’m asking people to build a fence, chop down […]

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The young ones

Little old Cliff Richard is 80. “From the moment I heard Elvis I knew that’s what I wanted to do, but I didn’t think this far ahead…” he said on the One Show this week. Well Cliff, how would you? There was no hit parade with doddery old carcasses clogging […]

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Let’s talk turkey

Have you heard? Turkeys are shrinking for Christmas. With smaller gatherings on the cards thanks to the government’s ‘rule of six’, farmers are having to reduce the size of the birds. “It’s too late to grow smaller turkeys,” said the Sunday Times. They can slaughter them earlier to reduce the […]

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Anyone for a Mr Whippy?

There a saying in dating parlance: “Don’t give away the van when you could be selling the ice creams”. In in other words: don’t sleep with someone on a first date. Not sure about dating, but it’s a good approach to marketing. One of the things that’s often wrong with […]

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Back to school special

Can you feel it? A slight cooling of the air, the breeze through the trees, the silk inside a chestnut shell? The grass is jewelled. Jet planes meet in the air to be refuelled. All those things we know so well. This is actually my favourite time of year. I […]

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I’m a lockdown cliche

I’ve done up my garden, bought a puppy and made around 103 banana breads. How many have you ticked off the list? It’s the new-found enjoyment from gardening that’s surprised me the most because I’m such a townie. I’ve realised all you need to feel connected to something is a […]

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This is Davina, please do not swear

Fancy that! It’s 20 years since Big Brother first aired on Channel 4. I’ve been enjoying classic episodes on E4 this week. Some of the blasts from the past are more shocking than others. The fashion for fake boobs 👙in 2006 for example was something I’d completely forgotten about. Along with […]

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Is saving sexy now?

Do you know how many cups of tea I drank this week? 39. I can tell you that because I bought a box of 40 PG Tips last Friday and 7 days later, I’m down to 1. Yes, that’s what lockdown life is like now: simple, logical, measurable. Don’t say […]

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Happy International Goth Day

I hope you’re prepared for the celebrations. In fact, hang on a sec. Because celebrating wouldn’t be entirely in keeping for Goths would it? Fans of graveyards, backcombed hair and the work of The Cure. Worth thinking about if this is one of your client segments. I’m being silly, of […]

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