Digital Transformation Programs seem to be all the rage. Over the last 6 years, I have been involved in three of them. These were major projects whose combined budgets may have eliminated poverty in a number of smaller countries. Here are the most common issues that I’ve seen.
You can literally feel it in the air. It’s as if there has been an atmospheric change in the planet’s climate; the effect of one hundred years of coal-fired, power plant emissions, belched out in an instant. “Mr Sullivan apologises, but he is running late. He’ll be here in 30 – 40 minutes.” The Concierge… Continue reading “Elephants. Like. To. Fuck. Elephants.” he said
Over the last 10 years, there has been a lot of talk and much evidence on how eCommerce is transforming the retail world. The effect online commerce has had on music, film, and books is fairly obvious. The effect is now spreading to other sectors such as fashion. The reason for this is normally a… Continue reading How the ecommerce experience has more in common with a colonoscopy than you think
In her article titled What they don’t teach you about identity design in design schools…, author and designer, Paula Scher writes the following paragraph: “I never knew a designer that got hundreds of thousands of dollars to design a logo. Mostly, designers get paid to negotiate the difficult terrain of individual egos, expectations, tastes, and… Continue reading Paula Scher on what they don’t teach you in design school
This appeared soon after the whole Tiger-Woods-and-his-wife-fiasco happened. I think it is a brave and really honest look at the whole situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NTRvlrP2NU
I still believe we did some very good work for them. It was fresh and relevant to the nature of the business. And the business grew. I still remember vividly the day I was called to the client.
Some years ago, I would give a lecture to aspiring young advertising writers. My aim was to drive home the idea that “Writing is like sex, if you don’t enjoy doing it, then neither will the other person.” There is a lot of sex happening on the internet, but it’s not the kind that I… Continue reading The brain bomb
Let’s start at the beginning. Before a single document is written, before a Gantt chart is drawn up, before a copy of Project is opened, the project manager has to figure one important element of the project…