Tag Archives: General Election

When all you can do is play the ball that is bowled to you

To many of us, especially those of us who lived through those days, the TV series Mad Men has been essential viewing. We have come to know the character Don Draper, played by John Hamm, like a friend. And now, … Continue reading

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It may be right. It may be good. But is it interesting?

David Ogilvy said this about advertising: ‘You can’t bore people into buying your product, you can only interest them into buying it.’ Here is the same mantra with the key word underlined by me: ‘You can’t bore people into buying … Continue reading

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Beware, in this digital age, of the wrath of the people

WRATH: 1. strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire. 2. vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger. Snatching some early summer sun in Greece, I have been reading John Steinbeck’s seminal American novel, The Grapes of Wrath. … Continue reading

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Catch-22 of a rotten political system

It is legitimate to discuss political parties as brands. After three weeks of party Conferences, the Liberal Democrats, Labour and Conservative parties have shown the world their wares and their performance has been open to debate (sic). I understand the … Continue reading

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