Monday, November 16, 2009


It's been a while since I posted anything. But then there has been a lot going on. New team members, new business opportunities, new bathroom at home!

I've spent too much time on aeroplanes getting ready for the next thing on my to-do list. My back still has not forgiven me.

During this time though I have spoken at a couple of conferences. First there was the In-Store Expo in Chicago. Not my best effort, but it went OK and the content was well received.

Second, I was lucky enough to go and see my friends at Cawley Nea\TBWA in Dublin. I presented at a great breakfast session they host with a session entitled Turning Shoppers into Buyers.

This was a great session and it was rewarding to have the opportunity to share some of the U.S. perspective that I have picked up with a European audience.

Since my last post there has also been the Planning-ness conference in San Francisco. Wasn't able to be involved or even attend myself, but was able to send Shin from our team. He had a great experience by all accounts. He gave the rest of the team an overview at an off-site we had a couple of weeks ago and it sounds like it was great session for those up and coming. Some useful presentations are out there on slide-share from various U.S. planning luminaries. All praise to Mark Lewis of DDB in SFO for getting it up and running.