China’s innovation economy has warnings and lessons for The West November 21st, 2018 The Chinese economy has matured from me-too to a leader in innovation. How did this rapid change come about and what lessons can Huawei and others teach us? Japan is hiding a cashless society of its own November 13th, 2018 Japan has a unique form of cashless society that seems to go unnoticed. Maybe the ubiquitous IC card could be the answer to the UK’s financial woes. Digital advertising continues to grow in 2018 November 9th, 2018 UK digital advertising continues to grow in 2018. Mobile is the big winner, but which other channels are attracting advertising budgets? An SEO bubble is stopping great content from being found November 6th, 2018 Fresh and exciting insight is being hidden by an SEO bubble of over-optimised blog posts. Maybe we need to break out and find new content. Selene Nelson: inappropriate behaviour for a freelance writer? November 1st, 2018 William Sitwell’s “joke” was obsviously wrong. But was Selene Nelson’s response unprofessional too? Should disclosure of commercial emails be the norm? How to save your overexposed photo from the trash can October 15th, 2018 Overexposed photos from weddings, birthdays and special events don’t have to be deleted. With methodical tweaking you can bring a photograph back to life A personal perspective on design October 9th, 2018 Ask 10 designers what design means and you’ll get 10 answers. I’ll add number 11 with my own take on what design is to me. Why do we need the approval of strangers? September 25th, 2018 Is Social Media feeding a need for approval from complete strangers, or has it tapped into a deeper psychology we already had? I used to photograph unsigned bands September 11th, 2018 I used to photograph unsigned bands for fun. Then a singer and her manager got involved and it all came to an abrupt end. Farewell, my Brutalist experiment September 8th, 2018 An experiment with Brutalist website design did not go as well as I intended. This is why I decided to ditch the fad and focus on content. WordPress Gutenberg is a step backwards for long standing blogs September 3rd, 2018 The latest version of WordPress – Gutenberg – could be a major step back for content marketing and web content management. Is it time to move away? Does the iPad Pro cut it as a laptop replacement? August 28th, 2018 The iPad Pro is a major step forward for tablet computers. Could it become a replacement for a laptop, and what compromises have to be made?