Friday, 23 December 2011

2011 Highlights

So, as the year ends, what of my IPA activities will be remembered?

17 January

Behavioural Economics workshop with Cabinet Office on the topic of Public Health

04 February

President Rory Sutherland addresses the Oxford Union

24 March

Launch 'Let's get practical' Behavioural Economics publication and strategic partnership with Warwick Business School

6 April

Nicola Mendelsohn takes over the helm as first woman IPA President with her 'Creative Pioneers' agenda

18 May

CBI Annual Dinner with Nick Clegg

15 June

Launch at V&A at Datamine 3; New models of marketing effectiveness; from integration to orchestration; co-authored by Kate Cox, Denise Turner and John Crowther

08 July

LOCOG briefing on 2012 Games for IPA members

19 July

Skillset Council with Ed Vaizey

10 August

Conduct pitch for IPA apprenticeship partners

13 September

IPA VIP Dinner and audience with Facebook Palo Alto

22 September

China trade mission to Beijing and Shenyang

12 October

IPA Future of Talent Conference

7 November

Interactive Mission to Silicon Valley and Hollywood

28 November

Launch of Next Gen Coalition campaigning for Computer Science in schools

12 December

Meeting UK Creative Industries Council Skillset Skills Working Group

It's been a productive year!

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Bulldog shows the way

Congrats to Simon Duffy whose 5 year old male skincare business now turns over £ 3 million and employs only 5 people! (Evening Standard page 48, 5th December).

Not a bad staff to turnover ratio! What do you think, Kingston Smith?

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Martin Sorrell on Desert Island Discs

I must admit, I haven't listened to it yet, but I mean to. (Check out Sunday 4th Dec BBC Radio 4).

It would be good to understand the man behind the mask.

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