Rolling the snowball back up the hill

Posted on 21st February 2015

I had a facial this week in one our beauty salons. Once again, I am reminded that many marketers and sales people forget what they are selling.

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The Lost Art of People Skills

Posted on 10th February 2015

I wouldn’t really call myself a people person. I don’t like forced networking events, I’m not a big lover of parties and I’m not that keen on socialising with people I don’t know. That said, when it comes to mixing with other people, I’m like Del Boy once described Rodney…

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Six Reasons Why Your Social Profile Annoys Me

Posted on 23rd January 2015

Why not let your personality shine, rather than the insipid, vanilla-coated social commentary I see diluting my eyeballs every single day.

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Can I Just Interrupt You For One Moment

Posted on 17th January 2015

I just want to take one minute of your time today to tell you how much I hate being interrupted. Yes, I know you are busy, but it will only take a moment.

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The Malls Signage in Basingstoke

Posted on 2nd January 2015
Basingstoke Malls Screen

I don't expect Times Square or Piccadilly Circus, but that video screen in The Malls has been broken for a long time. Not to mention the resolution...

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Christmas Eve Shopping Joy

Posted on 24th December 2014
Christmas shopping basingstoke

I was so naive I decided to take my two lively daughters in to town on Christmas Eve to soak up the atmosphere and get the last little bits for mummy.

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Game Changing Home Deliveries

Posted on 12th December 2014

Home delivery isn't a new thing. Local retailers used to do it a lot - as value add. But then along came superstores and consumerism.

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Keep Calm And Dilute a Brand

Posted on 9th December 2014
Keep calm and dilute a brand

I remember when I first saw the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster a few years ago. It took my imagination straight to the Second World War. But now?

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Small Business Saturday

Posted on 7th December 2014
small business saturday basingstoke

As I made my way through the crowds in the Top Of Town, I wonder if it's even worth trying to save the high street. Let's confine it to DAVE and reminisce.

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Back. Again.

Posted on 6th December 2014

Back. Again. Not sure why. Just seemed time. I was also gee'd on by my friend Bob Lethaby's Blog. Lot's of ideas and gumph to share - probably not worth toffee, but it makes me feel better writing it down. I'm sceptical about blogs and social media in general so this website is formed and created with 100% hypocrisy on my part. That said, I am in no doubt that we are all walking paradoxes anyway.

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