December 2011

So for those of you that received a Turner Ink Xmas card this year, these are the bloopers. How many did you get?A Christmas tail [A classic homonym. It should be tale.]Santa was having a bad day. 4 [up to number 10, spell out the number. So Four] of his elfs [elves] were throwing a sickie and the work experience...

You know one of my fave artists is Jayson Lilley? And you know how much I love getting free stuff? Check out the below which have just arrived in the studio, from the aforemetioed Mr Lilley, in exchange for some work work I did for him. (I got the better deal.) This is proper old school. Like when people used to...

A teacher stood at the front of the class. "Remember, two negatives can make a positive but two positives can never make a negative." From the back of the classroom came the rejoinder "Yeah, yeah."...

The guys over at Search Engine Land sure do great infographics. This has been stuck to my wall for a while now and I've sent it to a few clients in the last month. Thought it would be good to share on the blog. Check it out. And get your own copy here.  ...

I was writing about teen slang the other week. You may recall there was a quiz. Now, I love slang. And teenagers  in particular love slang.  But I have to admit there's a time and a place. And what's worrying is there seems to be a whole generation of kids who don't know when to drop the innits. Because no-one's...

Ok, so here are the answers from yesterday's post. Was you tidy or was you confuzzled?1.How might you embarrass a friend? Dekecking - pulling down your mates's trousers. What a jape! Baring Gopping 2. If a girl was to describe an attractive boy, what might she say? Mcfittie - Obvs. Grimmer Bosh 3. If something was amusing it could be described as: Chenzed Savage Hollage - hilarious! 4. If a young person has...

I’m part of a mentoring programme that mentors teenagers in south west London. And during a mentors get-together last night we had a quiz on teenage slang.This will: 1. Make you feel very old if you get them all wrong. 2. Get you instant respect on Facebook from your teenage rellys if you get them all right.But remember if you say things...

The other week, I had the opportunity to hear the entertaining Scott Stratten speak at a Jobsite conference. (Check out his brilliant book Unmarketing.)And in his presentation he said something that really struck a chord. "Marketing is every phone call, every text, every conversation you have. It's more  powerful and more important than any company website or corporate brochure or ad campaign. The...