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Guest post: Creative ways to donate

  A warm welcome to this week’s guest blogger Naomi Sudworth, usually plying her trade in loyalty and data marketing, today she talks a little bit about Charity. If you’re anything like me every now and again I think I really should be doing a bit more for charity, giving something to those less fortunate. Day to day life takes over far too easily and before I know it it’s been at least 6 months since I last sponsored...

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Reversal

Guest blogger Paddy Collins is fast becoming less of a guest and more a host with a great collection of insightful posts here on Shop Talk London. Remember you can follow Paddy here. A few months ago I went on a training course that, somewhat optimistically, was designed to turn me from a mere manager into a leader. As with all good ideas, one of the best things we learned was a very simple. It was an analytic and development process...

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Guest Post: Revenue Streams

With the consuming hours of the creative industry hitting STL contributors hard over the last week, guest blogger Paddy Collins jumps in with another thoughtful post: Last month Anil Dash produced a blog post urging us to move away from web pages and toward publishing in streams (http://dashes.com/anil/2012/08/stop-publishing-web-pages.html). Aside from the obvious intuitive advantage to consuming content in streams on the touchscreen devices in our lives, he also drew attention to the improvements this would allow in navigation and personalisation. From the...

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Guest Post: Golden Tickets For Everyone

This week’s STL guest post comes courtesy of Paddy Collins, Head of Strategic Sales at The FT:  As the lights flashed, music boomed and a cavalcade of British talent poured forth in the opening ceremony you could be forgiven for passing over the brief cameo from Tim Berners-Lee.  The father of the world wide web appeared, tweeted ‘This is for everyone’ and swiftly made way for Dizzee Rascal.  It was a typically reserved and thoughtful reminder of the depth of British...

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Guest Post: Designed in Hackney​

On Wednesday STL companion Matthew Wood spent the day at ‘Designed in Hackney’. Here are a few of his highlights: This week Dezeen – in collaboration with Beatice Galilee – hosted an event to celebrate all things designed in Hackney. The event focused on emerging young architects and designers whose work ranges from shoe design to Olympic Park installations. Hackney is known widely for its diverse creative industry and as we soon found out, even the Olympic Torch was...

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#2 From the galleries to the streets…

Guest Contributor: Jess Jones-Berney It’s that time again, our friend Jess (from Handpicked London, LDN & Urbanist) takes a look at her pick of exhibitions, street art and events happening across London, have a great weekend - Repre Out 1st May – 13th May May marks the first exhibition of Repre, a collective of nine up-and-coming artists who have secured the rather lovely St Martin in the Fields for their debut. It’s a really nice mix of contemporary representational art with the...

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#1 From the galleries to the streets…

Guest Contributor: Jess Jones-Berney Our good friend Jess (from Handpicked London, LDN & Urbanist) takes a look at her pick of exhibitions, street art and events happening across London: Festival! 16 April – 4 June With festival season just around the corner, National Theatre are putting their best welly-ridden foot forward with the new photography exhibition ‘Festival!’ - view here. Think dusky tangerine sunsets at Glastonbury, flamboyant feather headdresses at Rio and people drowning in a sea of red at...

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