406 acres of trees

The freehold, properties and classifieds sections alone accounted for an average of 330 half-size pages from Sunday to Thursday last week. If you factor in their circulation base of 103,163 and for argument’s sake, assume that half of those people have no means of looking up these listings on the internet, you end up with…

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Simple

Chiquita planted their flag online in Belgium last year, in an effort to save their image after eight executives were framed for dealings with the Colombian paramilitary. While I’ll give them credit for exploring the medium, the question you need to ask yourself is does a brand with an otherwise simple proposition really need to…

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The incredible Brandini 1

With three weeks of meetings, pyramids and snide comments behind me, I’ve come to the conclusion that anyone who has anything complex to say in a brand exercise meeting either hasn’t the faintest clue of what they’re talking about or is trying to mask their own uncertainty. I know this to be true because I…

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Clutterphobia

Some of you may have noticed that Google experimented with an alternate search result layout a couple of days ago. For a second there, I thought to myself, that’s a great idea to draw attention to the AdWords which appear on the right-hand-side of each search result page. But if you spent a couple more…

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Your Carbon footprint

I read an article in the paper the other day about how Sheryl Crow thinks we’re an “industrious enough people to make it work with only one square per restroom visit”. A Seinfeld rant cut short (and this will come to bite me in a couple of years’ time when we’ve run out of trees),…

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