10 lawyers walked into a room…

In America, it would be the beginning of a great, or more likely mediocre, joke. The other day it was the beginning of a four-hour workshop with a London law firm. I was helping Make Happy’s partner, Fiona Riley, as she tried to encourage these people to talk about the future of their business.

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Social media wordle diagram

Is social media marketing a waste of time?

Lord Leverhulme’s famous remark “I know half my advertising isn’t working, I just don’t know which half” seems somewhat redundant in our world of real time data analysis and last click attribution. However, one part of the marketing mix which remains extremely tricky to measure is social media.

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The Creator’s Code with thanks to Hiut Denim

I’m a fan of David Hieatt’s newish venture, Hiut Denim Co., which sells jeans and only jeans, that are made in a factory in Cardigan Bay, Wales. Real British jeans. Huit Denim also has a periodical newsletter and this was in today’s edition – not sure who actually came it with the list as there is no credit, but it is good.

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Film still from Pretty in Pink

Happy Birthday Make Happy!

This month Make Happy turned the grand old age of 3. They say all good things come in threes, like Back to the Future films, members of Destiny’s Child, Fifty Shades of Grey books (ahem not that we’ve read them)…so it got us to thinking about putting together some top three lists of our favourite things on the internet. So here they are in all their threesome glory:

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Transform Your Business

WOW! transformation, a talent development consulting firm that helps optimize the return on your talent investment has a brilliant blog that is worth keeping a close eye on for insights into improving your business. We follow it regularly but this month’s post on employee engagement really caught our eye.

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