FA Cup tie, interrupted

Last night’s FA Cup 4th game between Everton and Liverpool provided a powerful glimpse of how television is out of step with its audience. The game was a replay after a draw at Anfield. It was long game – not pretty – and after 90 minutes there had been no goals. The referee blew for another two periods of extra time. Another 25 mins were played like this – again Continue reading

Does the techy agency exist?

We spent a lot of the summer visiting the senior executives at major agencies, talking about the world, figuring out what we could offer them and what they could offer us. It was an interesting experience because the overwhelming sense we got was that the communications world was on the cusp of a big transformation. The structure of communications in large companies is that comms and marketing directors come and Continue reading

Blagojevich’s circle

The New York Times has an interesting network map (an ego-net) featuring the disgraced Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois politician charged with hawking President-elect Obama’s Senate seat. It is interesting how much of the doubtful behaviour complained of apparently happened via the Governor’s proxies.