Category: Entertainment

Delighted to have been part of the creative industry round table dinner/discussion on the role of art in fostering social change

Held at Second Home amazing new collaborative workspace in Shoreditch–the dinner was by Jago and champagne by Laurent-Perrier . In addition Our/London provided some wicked craft vodka.

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The discussion led by Mario Testino+ CEO Suki Larson was indeed reaffirming that what we do in fashion and art stimulates deign thinking and social reform

And I was thrilled that Suki and the team got me a coveted copy of Mario’s book documenting and celebrating his native Peru

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His non profit culture organisation Mate opened in Lima Peru in 2012 is a testament to this

And I was thrilled to meet the lovely Marianne Magnin, founder of the Cornelius arts foundation whose work is devoted to exploring the transformative power of art

Water, food, literacy, art. The cornerstones of man’s evolution

Delighted to receive British Citizenship today!

Still pinching myself that I’ve been having so much fun working here in London!

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What a day!  So honoured to have participated in the M&S marketing teams away day In Touch with Darren Turrell of estudio

From motivational speaker Nigel Risner to Ogilvy and Mather Vice Chairman and advertising guru Rory Sutherland, the day was packed with words to live by:

“If you’re in the room, be in the room,” advised Risner

“You can’t solve south London problems with north London maps,” quipped Sutherland as he urged the audience to understand the customer’s psychological relationship with the brand.

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Which animal are you?  It’s not important explained Risner. What is important is to recognise it’s all a zoo and we need to talk to all of the animals.  We are all zookeepers.  No kidding!

The day also featured an exhibit area filled with interactive tech to inspire the teams to think about the store and customer experience of the future:

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Darren had a go at graffiti, taking him back to his youth as a graffiti artist!

 

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Me judging at the hackathon!

Me judging at the hackathon!

Loved being a judge at Adpreneurs & Product Hunt hackathon which urged young entrepreneurs into becoming real founders! As the Adpreneurs tagline goes: “Make shit happen”!

Kick off shot with Nicole and Richard

Kick off shot with Nicole and Richard

Second place winners Sign with trophy printed by 3D company My mini factory

Second place winners Sign with trophy printed by 3D company My mini factory

Click here for The Drum’s article and more info on the winners!

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Interacting with the new synthetic humans on Regent Street London.

The billboard advertised the opening of Persona Synthetics “new store” where you can get your own synthetic human, an innovative digital promotion for Channel 4’s upcoming drama, ‘Humans’.

To see more of the new persona synths, check out their website:

http://www.personasynthetics.com/

I’ve always wanted to be a page 6 girl.
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A last minute Yelp offer alerted me to discounted tickets to Pam Anne’s show at the Leister Theatre for tomorrow.  The link allowed me to order via the app.

The experience would have been perfect if they had offered one click payment, but the transaction was seamless and now that I’ve purchased once, repeats will be one click!

 eTickets were issued. Awesome!

Now on with the show!

Bad day for my mobile life.

I tried to get tickets to Noel Cowards Blythe Spirit (starring Angela Lansbury) for my mother-in-laws 89th birthday. Mobile use great UNTIL I tried to actually see the seats I was willing to pay £100 for. What is this? A .pdf miniature of the theatre layout?  I was unable to enlarge it, unable to see my seats. Are you kidding me? Purchase aborted. £300 loss for them.

Next is HSBC. I downloaded their app, and was routed to my phone’s browser to activate the app.  At first this portal looked fine: responsive design. But once you log in, it takes you to desktop online banking that has been scrunched onto my mobile screen.  As if I could find how to activate the app on that?  I ended up waiting until I got home to finish on a laptop.

Why would you design half of an experience?  Who is in charge and more to the point WHY?  Names! Names! Names! Sweetie I want names!