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 […]

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 […]

5 GDPR habits every marketer should adopt…now

I’ve got a lot of names for GDPR, but they’re not accurate, definitely not savoury and, more to the point, won’t prevent the clock from striking midnight on Friday 25th May. So, I’ll keep my opinions to myself.  What I do know is that six months ago I accidentally volunteered myself to become the ‘GDPR champion’ (spoiler alert: no pom-poms […]

Corona encourages consumers to take time off

The sun’s out and I’ve spent the day ‘chilling’ in an air-conditioned office looking relentlessly through my calendar for opportunities to plan my next day off (and wondering if it’s acceptable to spend at least three quarters of it catching up on sleep). And when I do book my time off, I’ll leave absolutely no […]

Brands bark for Year of the Dog

Finally a calendar date that truly speaks to me: Year of the Dog, baby! I haven’t given my friends such a good laugh since the time I told them that my ‘plan B’ is to become a professional dog walker, groomer and hospitality entrepreneur (in that order) because it’d do wonders for my positive wellbeing. […]

Time To Talk Day: 3 brand campaigns that shout the loudest

It’s Time To Talk Day, a movement that shines a spotlight on the benefits of talking openly about mental health – and it’s never been more relevant. It arrives just days after The Prince’s Trust launched its annual Youth Index report that revealed that young people’s happiness and confidence are at their lowest levels since the series […]