4 questions I’ve asked myself since the return of #BlackLivesMatter

In the days and weeks following #BlackOutTuesday – a social media initiative to post black squares to encourage people to focus on the issues surrounding Black Lives Matter – my algorithm updates have significantly evolved from roaring rage to barely there. In some ways I’m slightly relieved. When everyone’s talking at once it’s hard to […]

Is your marketing team eating content for breakfast?

Earlier this month, when it was socially acceptable to be outside of the house and mingling with others at a conference (gasp!), I took part in a panel discussion on creating killer content. Addressing marketing, communications and digital professionals in the third sector, the Charity Digital team asked me to share strategic advice and top […]

What Nike’s co-founder taught me about developing high-performing teams

I’m a few years late to the party, but this week I finished Phil Knight’s memoir Shoe Dog. It’s the telling of a story where the ending is the world’s worst-kept secret. Because everyone knows where Nike, co-founded by Knight, ends up. On the track, field and commuter trails of millions across the globe. But I’ve never known […]

Every body has a reason to get healthy. It’s called January

There’s nothing more refreshing then slam-dunking people who ask you what your 2019 aims / goals / resolutions are by telling them you don’t have any. They tend to look at you, head tilted with confusion, trying to work out how you’ve managed to escape the mandatory ‘new year, new you’ mantra. The truth is […]

Reversible poetry reveal violent Christmas scenes

Just being surrounded by mince pies makes me feel lardy. Then I think about the number of Milk Tray chocolates, muffins and cups of tea laden with sugar I’ve consumed just to get me to this point in December (don’t judge, it’s been incredibly busy) and I feel nauseous. During this month, I’ve also had […]

Are brands failing to represent women in ad campaigns?

In the same week that new research revealed that London women feel excluded from the capital’s advertising, the likes of Reebok, Jordan Brand and Calvin Klein have launched empowering campaigns. But, do they hit the spot? City Hall and University College London recently surveyed 2,000 women and found that just 26% of adverts in London […]

adidas x Parley sustainability campaign steps up

While Nike has had its head turned by Nigerian World Cup football kit hysteria this month, rival adidas has quietly ensured it’s not ‘sold out’ to commercialism [entirely] – by launching its sustainable Parley range. Working with Parley, a network organisation of leaders who purposefully come together to tackle ocean destruction, Adidas has co-created a […]

A six-point prayer to improve your leadership skills

Dame Sarah Mullally recently moved from Devon to take on one of the top jobs at St Paul’s as the 133rd Bishop of London. Last night, she took part in a Q&A at the iconic cathedral to discuss the role, her vision and the future of the church. Sarah wasn’t just highly engaging, but also came […]