Brexited… Now What Should Europe Do?

After the surprising BREXIT vote by the people of the United Kingdom last Thursday, we have since certainly all been involved in heated debates regarding this topic. Amongst my Parisian friends, the conversation kept coming back to the English. And like … Continue reading

Sarkozy and Hollande: Two great examples of how not to “do” Twitter

I spent a good deal of time ploughing through the social media campaigns of the two French presidential candidates for 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande. The bottom line was that their social media campaigns did nothing to change the outcome. … Continue reading

Politics And The Web: Choosing The Right Digital Media Strategy

Digital Marketing by the Pols I made a presentation a couple of weeks ago at Hotel Napoleon, at the Conference entitled “Innovation Napoleon.”  This conference, at which I have made a number of presentations, unites a heterogeneous crowd around digital … Continue reading

Twitter Political Heads of State

I tweeted recently about the state of the Twitter business as far as Heads of State were concerned.  With the arrival of new kid on the block, Hugo Chavez (you rebel, you) and the upcoming general election in the UK, … Continue reading Continue reading

Mixing it up in the French Government – Model of diversity?

In a democratic sense, the Government is the representation of the people.  As such, you might expect the notion of “fair” representation to be more heralded by the latest Sarkozy government, ushered in the last week of June 2009.  The … Continue reading

MEDEF Débat – Bâtir le leadership {français) en Europe

J’ai participé à la première heure du débat monté hier soir par le MEDEF dans le cadre de leur programme “Bâtir le leadership Europe.” La question posée pour ce débat était: “L’influence française à Bruxelles: le vrai et le faux” … Continue reading

OBAMA inspires Pepsi, Ben & Jerry and more…

As we prepare for the January 20, 2009 inauguration of President-elect Obama (which you can follow with live streaming on Facebook/CNN) there are several organisations that have come up with marketing initiatives showing the speed and conviction of certain brands … Continue reading

Obamania Worldwide – The Dreams & The Reality

OBAMANIA & OTHER REFLECTIONS ON A SUNDAY MORNING The effect of the Obama victory overseas has been impressive. Much like the initial outpouring after September 11th, 2001, since November 5th, 2008, I have come across a newfound sense of support … Continue reading

Global Gender Gap 2008 Report – Who’s on Top?

The World Economic Forum have just released the results of the Global Gender Gap Report 2008. There are a few suprising facets to this WEF report, now in its third year, authored by Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Centre for International Development, … Continue reading

Rousing Speech by President Sarkozy (Toulon, Sept 25 2008)

President Nicolas Sarkozy made a startlingly strong speech tonight (September 25, 2008) in Toulon, at the Zenith, in front of 4,000 people. His speech was marked by personal engagement & responsibility, a bold acknowledgment of the unpopularity of certain of … Continue reading