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By Deborah Wroe The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new report – Depictions, Perceptions and Harm – which provides an evidence-based case for stronger regulation of ads that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics which might be harmful to people, including ads which mock people for not conforming to gender stereotypes. And so […]

By Deborah Wroe Given the news overload of late you may have missed the announcement in early June of a new museum in Sweden dedicated to all things failure. The world’s first Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Dr Samuel West, an organisational psychologist. The collection consists of over seventy failed products and services […]

Buy cheap buy twice

by | December 7, 2016 | 0 comments

By Deborah Wroe We’ve all heard buy cheap buy twice right? But we all still do it. Take Black Friday as an example. It shouldn’t even be a thing here. It’s traditional in the US as the day following Thanksgiving and we don’t (yet) have Thanksgiving here. But Black Friday is well and truly established […]

By Deborah Wroe My dream is to build my own eco house. No, you won’t see me on Grand Designs soon. 1) my design is not that grand and 2) I’m camera shy – no really I am. My job has always been to put others in the spotlight whilst I hover in the background […]

By Deborah Wroe Ah 10 days in Andalucia, the Lecrin Valley to be exact, deep in the Lecrin Valley, in fact right at the end of the valley, Albunuelas, the last stop, the end of the road, the back of beyond. Was it peaceful? Nope, what with the narrow streets and clippety clop of donkey […]

By Deborah Wroe Special offers, money off vouchers, early bird prices and happy hour are all incentives to get people to take up your services, sometimes to fill quiet periods, or to get new customers in your door. Tight arse Tuesday is an Australian phenomenon and great name (!), when cinemas offer half price tickets […]

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