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When sex stopped selling

By Adam Ball / October 9, 2017

Last Monday, Advertising Week met for a candid panel called ‘The Truth About Gender Bias in Ads in 2017,’ to ignite conversations around the proverbial hamster wheel of gender stereotyping. Madeline Di Nonno, chief executive officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, opened the panel with some astonishing statistics which left her…

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‘WTF does that mean?’ A Guide to Marketing and Business-Related Jargon

By Adam Ball / October 4, 2017

Hello again. As promised in my last post, here is my marketing and business-related jargon guide. Just in case you didn’t read my first post (you can amend this mistake by enjoying it here), to fill you in, I am fresh out of university having read Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London and this…

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BURN Meets Unbound 2017

By Adam Ball / August 7, 2017

Earlier this month, I ventured out of my South West bubble to visit the East (London that is). The event was Unbound 2017: An event touting the power of uncovering innovation and promising connections to brands and corporations with disruptive technologies.  I arrived at the industrial, East London venue (Old Truman Brewery) marching past gaudy…

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Talent Cupboard & BURN Invigorate the Tech Scene

By Adam Ball / August 4, 2017

With the best and brightest in the tech scene trading Old Street for the leafy streets of South West London- Talent Cupboard, with the support of BURN, hosted the first of many meet-ups to celebrate the innovators and entrepreneurs of Silicon-Upon-Thames. Our new and improved “Swilicon” event, hosted at the Old Ship in Richmond, brought…

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

By Adam Ball / July 5, 2017

Yesterday, a few of us were lucky enough to visit the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show courtesy of our clients at the RHS. The show is the largest of its kind in the world and has a very different atmosphere to its better-known ‘sister’ event, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We’re lucky enough to have…

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UK’s Number 1 DM Agency and UK’s Number 1 CRM & Data Agency Nominations

By Adam Ball / April 28, 2016

It’s amazing to be able to report that we’ve been nominated for the third year running as both the UK’s Best DM Agency and the UK’s Best CRM and Data Agency in the up-coming RAR Awards. The RAR Awards are particularly special to us as they are voted for by clients rather than agency peers.…

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Junior Art Director / Designer wanted

By Adam Ball / December 16, 2015

What do you want from your job…? Cool people who you can have fun with? An always-stocked fridge full of beers? Company funded gig nights and regular socials? The best colleagues EVER? Generous discretionary bonuses? A magic unicorn that grants wishes? Okay, maybe not a magic unicorn. Or even a regular one… But we do…

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How to get Dave Trott to drive traffic to your website: an exercise in predatory thinking

By Adam Ball / October 29, 2015

Dave Trott has a pretty popular blog. More popular than ours anyway. Probably more than most people’s. And when he tweets links to his new posts, they generate a lot of interest. With 21,000 followers, he probably generates a decent amount of interest with all his tweets. So if I could get him to tweet…

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Don't be such a banker

By Adam Ball / October 22, 2015

After graduating, I worked for a major bank, processing ISA transactions. Back then, the most you could put in your ISA each year was £5,340. Some people used to send in cheques for the full amount. When that happened, their money had to sit in a holding account for a few days, where it would…

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