At the risk of taking food out of my childrens mouths…

I would like to recommend a seminar being driven by my dear friend, ex-colleague, co-founder with me and Adrian Jeffery of 1576 Advertising Limited and competitor, David Reid, of Because Brands Matter.

It’s co-hosted with Shepherd and Wedderburn and looks into the branding of food and the legal protection of your IP rights.

It’s being held in Edinburgh on 17 April and you can register online at www.shepwedd.co.uk/events

Food for thought_ the key ingredients for creating and exploiting your brand

An amusing Christmas distraction

Our annual SEX party (Self Employed Xmas) found me assuming the role of auctioneer to raise money amongst the assembled 25 or so creative luminaries on behalf of our old, and sadly missed, pal Kenny Harris for his charity of choice; Diabetes Scotland.

Post lunch, rather lubricated my job began and after a few successful and enthusiastic lots had been sold we moved onto “the Sting” lot donated by David Reid for a “lost afternoon” lunch at The Canny Man’s.  Everything covered including taxi home.

All were pre-warned not to bid under any circumstances (for a wee laugh) apart from one person who tried but was restrained from bidding.  The action was caught on camera by a stealthy Mike Coulter.

The auction went on to raise £1,800 and David had the last laugh as his lot reached the highest total of £200 when it was later auctioned for real.

Enjoy!