Monday, October 31, 2005


Geeky I know but there we go! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Dinner at Lincoln's Inn

Jo kindly invited me to dinner at Lincoln's Inn.
Lovely food and lovely wine, followed by Port is always appreciated.
I was a bit suprised to find that all the people I talked to seemed to have been in Cambridge at around the same time I had been there. One of the people I met there seemed to look very very familiar.
Ah well, it was good fun meeting them all and I look forward to having more political discussions with random barristers.
Slightly stressful getting there on time. Spent the majority of the afternoon frantically trying to get a campaign live. My AD took ages approving the insertion order - so lots of running round before I finally got things done.
Internal processes are good in some ways, but not when they get in the way of efficient working. Posted by Picasa

Trip up BT Tower!

Went for a seminar run by the IPA - something about 'advertising after the TV spot.' Reasonably interesting seeing someone talking about the new trends in technology. Particularly interesting was a talk from Helen something or other - head of Thomas Cook TV. I think they've done good work in promoting their brand.

More interesting, however, was the lunch at the top BT Tower. 34 floors up in the centre of London is always a good thing! Spent a little time mingling, but soon tired of networking. Maybe that's a skill I need to practice a bit more.

Annoyingly, I didn't get the chance to go to the party - was hoping to be able to leave the office on time, but didn't.

However, I did manage to meet up with Alex Petrovic who was visiting from Geneva. It was good to hear he was doing well.

To make the day even better, I had my annual review and was given a pay rise (though not as much as I would have liked!) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Fast Forward

Well - we didn't win. Annoyingly, Sting managed to win even though he didn't put that much time into his group's presentation.
Taking Campaign down the heat magazine model didn't sound like a sensible idea to me, but it's not my decision.
We went drinking after finding out that we'd lost. This is Katherine, a girl in my team taking a draw from a Shisha pipe.

Good fun was had by all! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Blog: 17 March 04. Bill Hicks

This piece is a bit close to home.

Working in adland does change some of your perceptions. When I clicked on the button to post this to the blog, I noticed that urchin are tracking the activities on Blogger.

Strange thing to notice, but then they are one of the web trackers we use at work to monitor usage. Had a good argument \ debate with Colm the other day about it. There are many parts of my job that are dark \ evil but the fact that technology allows it just makes me think it is cool!

It's all about the triumph of technology. I can use a sophisticated tracking system at work to target people who have bought a car recently and then advertise car insurance at them. Does this mean it is something bad?

Ah well - Sunday evening thoughts indeed!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Columnists | George Monbiot: The price of cheap beef ...

Seems to have a strange definition of slavery - by this measure all workers during the industrial revolution would have been slaves?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Courtney Looking Crafty

Sometimes (rarely) my phone actually takes a good picture! Posted by Picasa

Awards Ceremony last night

Expression on the guy's face is fantasticPosted by Picasa