Property market blues and turnarounds

I extend my concern to clients and colleagues in the property industry. The news reports today make bleak reading – Persimmon the housebuilder reported that it was shedding 2,000 jobs (40% of its work force) and suffered an 80% fall in its share price. Taylor Wimpey reported the loss of Read More

By |2016-04-13T12:02:45+01:00July 9, 2008|

Brands have more fun

As I prepared to lead another brand workshop and looked through the library of brand related books in my office, it occurred to me that there was nothing devoted to corporate or service brands in the professional services sector. We all know that it cost Andersen Consulting a reported £100m Read More

By |2013-07-25T08:41:55+01:00July 2, 2008|

Sunny Sunday studying e-journalism

Well, I admit that I wasn’t exactly enamoured with the idea of getting up early on a Sunday morning to attend the course that I had booked myself onto in a technology self-development mad moment but I travelled to Southwark on a delightfully empty commuter train. My heart sank though as I trudged around some Read More

By |2013-07-25T08:41:55+01:00June 30, 2008|

Summer evening in Portman Square

One of the good things about a career in marketing is that you get invited to some interesting events at lovely venues with nice people. On Monday evening, one of my legal clients invited me (and some of my accounting clients) to join them for a few drinks and tasty Read More

By |2013-07-25T08:41:55+01:00June 12, 2008|
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