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...

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...

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