Dawn and Aurora conference in Karachi

To Karachi for my second visit and a joy it was too. Pakistan has a culture of hospitality that makes others look shallow Three contributions from Pakistanis stood out:- Hameed Haroon, CEO of Dawn Media Group, berated the conference for not taking a firmer stand against corruption. Media owners and media agencies collude rather thanContinue reading “Dawn and Aurora conference in Karachi”

Great shop facias of our time

BIPA have several shops in Vienna-all have the same aesthetic if not the exactly the same design. The identity fills the front of the store resulting in the most distinctive shop front in the parade. A good example of challenger thinking. Take the conventions of facia design and bust out of them. But not ┬áinContinue reading “Great shop facias of our time”

Fantasy Austrian Clothing in Kitzbuhel

The window display of Der Nacht Der Tracht. A destination shop if ever there was one with a style of clothing that you will not find elsewhere. It is as if Austrians had decided to dress up as milkmaids and farmers in a Hansel and Gretel story. If you remake The Sound of Music asContinue reading “Fantasy Austrian Clothing in Kitzbuhel”

Data- a surprisingly interesting story

It has to be one of the most unenticing Economists front pages for a while -“The data deluge and how to handle it”.But it proves to be a right riveting read with some fresh jargon to enjoy. “Data Exhaust” is a my favourite-we all produce it and people are collecting it to see what iContinue reading “Data- a surprisingly interesting story”

The digerati have reverted to sending out letters!

At the TFM&A conference I was struck by what Ashley Freidlein of Econsultancy said in his key note address.He started by holding up a letter from Google-the purest of digital brands admitting that nothing quite beats the offer you get in a letter Ashley now promotes his training courses on all matters digital by sendingContinue reading “The digerati have reverted to sending out letters!”