The Nine Nos of Innovation

Last week I spent two days at the glorious British seaside, attending and speaking at Silicon Beach in Bournemouth.

Common Sense, Dancing

Author, Agathe Guerrier, Head of Strategy, BBH Labs and BBH London What happens when you cram the Crème de la Crème of contemporary marketing thinking into the RSA, in front of an audience of senior agency planners (and a few clients)? Heated intellectual debate and a widespread sense of existential industry angst, that’s what. On

Introducing The Publishing Laboratory

Author: Jeremy Ettinghausen, Innovation Director, BBH London & Labs Blogging has been good for us and good to us. Since launching this blog in 2009 we’ve published hundreds of posts, read thousands of comments, engaged in dozens of great conversations and made many new friends. Of course we’ve also been DDoS’d, hacked and spammed, but that’s

Joyful and Extraordinary, meet Dismal and Mundane

With it’s gleeful puncturing of the tropes of advertising – a world where families chuckle around the breakfast table and where it is always golden hour – the promo for Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’ might just be the most interesting piece of marketing of the year so far. Given his disdain for advertising and his skill in the

Don’t Discount the Present

Occasionally there’s an piece of writing and thinking so full of interesting, smart, provocative thoughts that my screen

What We’re Reading – Summer Special

As a refugee from the genteel world of publishing, it’s been a pleasant surprise to realise that my colleagues are actually a seriously literary bunch, with a varied taste in books of all shapes and sizes. So here’s this month’s BBH reading pics, featuring narco-thrillers, classic fiction, philosophy, social commentary and, to kick off, the superest of superheroes.

Create Memories, Not ‘Stuff’

“People will forget what you say, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how

What’s in a Name?

Author: Jeremy Ettinghausen, Innovation Director BBH London & Labs When a few of us were sitting around talking about a film we’ve just produced for Virgin Media we agreed on two things. Firstly, we all really like it. Secondly, none of us know exactly what it is, or what to call it. “Throughout the ancient

Barclays Premier League 2014/15 – a Social League Table

Author: Jamie Watson, Strategist BBH London & BBH Sport Imagine if your brand’s fans, or at least customers,

What Platform, Which Brand?

Author: Damola Timeyin, Social Strategist BBH London Every year arrives with a glut of predictions about which technologies

21st Century Strategy, or the Art of Travelling without a Map

A couple of weeks back, I was invited to speak at the APG’s first Noisy Thinking event of