October 15, 2018

Last week I had a coffee with Steve Henry (one of my favourite ad people) who asked, "Why aren't the young people fire bombing the place at the moment?" I gave him a pretty smart response at the time, but my experience this weekend provided the concrete answer....

October 8, 2018

The other night I went out with a couple of kids who are doing the slave labour thing at one of the London hot shops. At the end of the evening one said “F**king hell, we’re supposed to be the rebels, you old guys are putting us to shame.”

I thought about it later and...

September 20, 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell is in the news again, he's starting a new business. So am I.

He's a 74-year-old married father of three who's worth £495m.

I'm a 56-year-old single mother of two who's worth about £4.95.

He believes the future is data.

I believe the future is creati...

September 11, 2018

It's a bit daunting starting a new business in your late 50's but apparently, the most successful startup founders are over the age of 45. It seems new ideas work better with old hands.

This really shouldn't come as a surprise, they've always said you have to...

August 1, 2018

Years ago I had a bonfire, I released 20 years of cartoons making jokes about my arse, trade magazine headlines about my boobs, and party invitations depicting me as a fat porn star.

Yes, I was horrendously bullied in my career. But I never ran.

Now, I know staying meant...

June 5, 2018

I should have known better, but it was a Friday and I had some time on my hands.

Against my better judgement, I answered a call out:

"Looking for a great - senior creative writer or team to work on a pitch next week"

I knew a young, bearded ECD would never see why I was u...

November 13, 2016

I have a group of amazing female friends, they're wandering America making films, writing books, being published, Instagram famous, or running amazing businesses.

My best friend is playing Ronnie Scott's next week. A mother of three, with four part time jobs, and a husb...

July 1, 2015

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