Artificial Intelligence + Data Ownership + New Business Model with Nick Oliver at People.Io (MDE260)

Nick Oliver is an entrepreneur, looking at the cross section of artificial intelligence, personal data ownership and business models. He’s the founder and CEO of people.io, a start-up whose purpose is giving people ownership of their data. People.io is described … Continue reading

How To Make Your Next Talk A Great Speech

Have you ever thought about how to make a dazzling, knock-it-out-of-the-park speech? Making a rockstar speech — where you get a standing ovation — may be something you aspire to do as part of your bucket list? I know that is something … Continue reading

Boost Your Digital Transformation – When The Boss Has More Followers Than The Brand

I recently met a French CEO who blew me away. From the outside, he didn’t exactly look like a digital geek. But, he has an Instagram account that, until recently, had more followers (10K+) than the main Instagram account of … Continue reading

The New World of Branding with a Titan of the Agency World, Simon Burridge, CEO of Playzoola (MDE206)

Minter Dialogue with Simon Burridge This interview is with Simon Burridge, former CEO of Virgin Games, once the right hand man to Sir Richard Branson, and with a meaty history in agencies, notably at JWT. Simon is now CEO of … Continue reading

Insights and Secrets for Pokemon Go! Marketing Lessons for Business

By now, you’ve surely heard of the Pokemon Go (PG) craze, right? If you haven’t, I suspect that means that (a) you’ve been on holidays in the boondocks, (b) you don’t have kids or (c) perhaps you snub all things … Continue reading

How To Make Great Advertising Copy – 4 Tips To Follow

Wouldn’t you love it if you could use your commute to save time to allow more personal time with the people and/or pastimes you love?* It turns out (courtesy of Lisette Sutherland) that freedom from the commute is the #1 reason … Continue reading

Rules of Engagement – Classic Case of The Shoemaker Wearing Bad Shoes

I was invited to attend a press meeting to announce a repositioning of sorts of Relaxnews, run by Jerome and Pierre Doncieux, that was purchased by Publicis in July 2015. Relaxnews is setting itself out to be a press agency, including consultancy, … Continue reading

Engaging Influencers – The Challenge Of “Influencer Marketing”

The world of influencer marketing is evolving… at last. A while back, I had an assignment to conduct a search for new tech influencers around the world. The challenge was titanesque in that I needed to try to find an equal … Continue reading

Brand Content – Express Meaning

There has been much written about the need to create legitimate, powerful and engaging brand content. Finding and expressing meaning, meanwhile, is not so easy to do. Some brands hire “intelligent” consultants and agencies to craft clever advertising messages, write … Continue reading

Hints You Are Going To Burn Out – And What You Can Do About It!

In this hyper connected world, where we are “on” so much of the day, seven days per week, there are some real risks. Sure, there are important business issues with regard to communication and collaboration, but the hidden concern is employee health, … Continue reading