[VIDEO] A-Z of Cultural Predictions for 2016 via @sparksandhoney

Sparks & Honey is a New York based agency – at morning meetings they discuss global cultural trends and what they could mean for marketers – producing an annual cultural A-Z for marketers to be aware of. With an 83% accuracy rate in their predictions last year – that has to be worth a look! Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Does social media require parental consent til aged 16?

This morning this story broke: The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social media, messaging services or anything that processes their data, without explicit consent from their parent or guardian. The last-minute amendment to the new European data protection Continue Reading →

[ARTICLE] The Digital Mission Field in @PreachMagazine

I was commissioned to write a piece for Preach Magazine, which, aside from the content, is beautifully designed! The piece has just come out, and is available to read in full online (pp25-29). What does it look like to reach the unreached (something that’s as old as time) in a digital age? The previous edition Continue Reading →

“Digital Natives lack online nous” says @Ofcom

A report was released by Ofcom yesterday into Children and Parents attitudes – and this was the accompanying press release (note, I’m not a particular fan of the term ‘digital native‘, especially the way that it’s used): Children increasingly trusting of information they find online One in ten believe everything they find on social media or Continue Reading →

[PRESS RELEASE] Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism

I was contacted by ITV This Morning yesterday to discuss  the possibility of being on the programme to discuss the following story (ITV Player programme here – they decided to go with another psychologist, rather than a social media specialist): People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while Continue Reading →

Gateshead: Thinking Digital

An annual conference for those curious about how technology is shaping our future, a place to collaborate, and share thoughts and ideas with other creative, innovative and entrepreneurial people. I am ‘simply’ going to attend and have my head filled with all kinds of things, plus get a chance to talk to interesting people! drbexl Life Explorer, Continue Reading →