Category Archives: uk

David Abbott: May 12 1938 – May 17 2014

For five of the ten years that I spent working as an advertising copywriter in London, David Abbott, who died yesterday at the age of seventy-six, was my creative director. It was David who first taught me to write. The … Continue reading

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Auld Aquaintances.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the last Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland…’ Last week ‘call me Dave’ returned to the Olympic Park in Stratford and invoked the spirit of Sir Chris Hoy and … Continue reading

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The Mansion On The Hill

My apologies. It’s been a while I know, but I’ve been a bit busy lately. And, if you choose to work as what the Belgians call an ‘independent’, when busy rings the bell you let it in. This week I … Continue reading

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Rose Tinted Glasses

Both Guinness and The Labour Party relaunched their brands this week with a heartfelt pitch for the higher ground.  It was Richard Branson, I think, who first observed that British Airways could be said to be the world’s favourite airline … Continue reading

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