Tag Archives: Ogilvy & Mather

Why the Scots would be mad to vote for independence (not that I care).

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don’t … Continue reading

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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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Why you would be a mug to be a poet in the 21st Century

I have met people who are very, very rich. I have met people who are famous. I have met great sportsmen. I have met academics. I have met aristocrats. I have met celebrities. I have met film stars. I have … Continue reading

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What Sir Alex Ferguson could learn from David Ogilvy

Who am I to add to the extraordinary volume of news articles about the sacking of David Moyes as manager of the Manchester United football team? On the Telegraph website alone there have been over 60 articles on this subject in … Continue reading

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Understanding the importance of trust

When I joined the advertising business, there was a new buzzword called ‘marketing’. Few knew what it meant. At Ogilvy & Mather, where my career was born, we had a guy – yes, one person in the whole agency – … Continue reading

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