Black Friday – No Thanks

Posted by on Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday might be a cultural phenomenon in North America but it means next to nothing to people in Europe. “I’m in danger of sounding like a Marxist, or at least a curmudgeon, but Black Friday doesn’t belong here….Today is simply Friday, the last one in November. It’s not black, white or rainbow coloured, just […]

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Scottish Independence Referendum; What’s it Got To Do With You?

Posted by on Thursday, August 28, 2014

As countries go Scotland can’t claim to be a big one or in the grand scheme of things an important one, some people feel it can’t even claim to be a country at all. That might change in September. On September the 18th this year all the permanent residents of Scotland will have the opportunity […]

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Annual reviews and other managerial insights

Posted by on Friday, June 27, 2014

“Annual performance reviews are one of the silliest inventions of mankind.”  Or so says David C. Baker, well-know marketing/ad agency consultant. 

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Our industry needs more Curmudgeons…

Posted by on Monday, May 12, 2014

…not egotists, gurus, and blowhards — we have plenty of those. Maybe curmudgeon is the wrong descriptor (I think old person that whines all the time). Perhaps “Skeptic” is the appropriate word to describe two people that are worth time time investment. I follow these two industry veterans because they both do a fantastic job […]

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Welcome new member – NorBella

Posted by on Monday, April 28, 2014

Taan Worldwide announces election of our new member in Boston, MA, USA — NorBella (www.NorBella.com) A creative and strategic full service media agency. Taan continues our growth through diversifying the expertise of the members firms, along with expanding our footprint around the world. “NorBella is not a typical media agency. They clearly demonstrate a strategic approach in developing communications […]

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