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Forget Fifty Shades Of Grey


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Much of the country may have been looking forward to the release of 50 Shades of Grey, but it’s 50Folk that’s exciting me!

As a journalist of…huh-hum…a good few years, it is often hard to get excited about new writing projects, but I was thrilled to be asked to compile the introduction for a limited edition book, 50Folk, and give my take on its author, iconic rock photographer, Nick Elliott. (more…)

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It’s Time


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They say that a day is a long time in politics. In the music industry, a decade seems like a lifetime.

In a short space of only a few years, the way we consume music has changed unrecognisably, metamorphosing from the fantastic plastic through to pint-sized compact discs and settling on the current darling of choice…the digital download.

Whatever next? Cranial implants? You may smile, but that ‘fantasy’ may not be confined to the realms of science fiction with recent developments in China already pushing the boundaries of android technology. (more…)

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Digital Media is Revolting


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The digital revolution has a lot to answer for.

If the world of the PR specialist wasn’t already complicated enough with off and online content generation, media relations, event and project management, sponsorship and crisis management, digital media has made it a whole lot more demanding. (more…)

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Almost Final Vinyl


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Since the rise in popularity of digital recordings, vinyl has been considered by many to be just a quaint relic from the past, a remnant of a by-gone era when the music industry was vibrant and record sales were in their millions.

Yes, there may have been some who clutched their PVC memories to their chests in a gesture of shear defiance but no-one can deny that the golden age of the 12″, 10″, and 7″ vinyl as the preferred method of recording music is now just a distant memory.

Vinyl enthusiasts, however, have ensured that this well-loved medium has not been totally relegated to the history books with the UK and US even seeing a vinyl revival in the last seven years or so and a new generation of music buyers now enjoying the unique audible experience.

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Covering Life Is Loud


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Over the course of the year, my thirst for creativity has been well and truly quenched with the production of a series of videos, The Collections, from iconic rock photographer, Nick Elliott.

It has been nothing short of a marketers dream to have been involved in, not one but four, fabulous videos which showcase a selection of Nick’s wonderful images against a backdrop of original music. (more…)

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Norfolk Rock


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Sometimes a project comes along that makes you smile. Not just because you’re having fun doing it, but because it is making such an impact for your client.

I have been managing the production of an ambitious project that is set to catapult Scottish band, The Marmalade, back into the limelight as part of a major re-branding exercise. (more…)

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Online on a device near you


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It’s been a whirlwind of a last few months preparing for the launch of the new contemporary, music and arts magazine, Deep Red, where I’m Senior Editor.

I’ve been overseeing the development of the online presence of the publication with its website design and build, appointment of an editorial team as well as the PR and media relations around it.

But, at last the launch day has arrived and Deep Red Magazine is opening its virtual pages for the first time today. (more…)

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Camera, action


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I count myself very lucky.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with a lot of well-known, and not-so well-known, people through the course of my photo-journalistic and PR work and have enjoyed every minute of it.

I recently put together a snap-book for one of my PR clients capturing his exploits through the ages and thought it would be really nice to document my own journey in images. (more…)

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Deep In Conversation


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As the development of Deep Red Magazine continues, I am being kept extremely busy in my new role as Senior Editor.

In preparation for the publication’s launch in the Summer, I was invited onto 1800 Online to chat about what’s in store for the readers.

I joined Director of Photography, Nick Elliott, in an interview with radio presenter and podcaster, Alan Taylor-Shearer, and here’s a little of what we had to say about it all… (more…)

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Ten Forbidden Collections


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One of the greatest things about working in communications is when you are involved in a project that really excites your creativity.

Recently, I’ve been managing the production of a series of new promotional videos, licensing images and music as well as discussing concepts and editing ideas.

Entitled The Collections, the videos showcase a selection of my client, rock photographer Nick Elliott’s, wonderful images against a backdrop of original music courtesy of some specially invited artists. (more…)

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Diving Into The Deep Red


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I am really pleased to have been appointed Senior Editor for a new, contemporary, music and arts magazine that is set to take the market by storm when it’s launched later this year.

Deep Red Magazine, plans to bring good quality content to fans of music and the arts with top-end interviews, features and reviews in rock, blues and folk.

I’m very much looking forward to heading up a wonderful publication and will be working alongside one of my clients, world-renowned rock photographer Nick Elliott who will be launching the magazine and will act as Director of Photography and Picture Editor. (more…)

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Rock, Art and Wine in The South of France


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It’s not every day that you get an invite to the South of France but I have been lucky enough to secure one having represented the interests of rock photographer, Nick Elliott, in an exhibition on the coast.

After organising the delivery of Nick’s fine art work, preparing material for his personal appearances, arranging for him to sign a limited edition catalogue and publicising the event, I’m looking forward to visiting the playground of the rich and famous this May. (more…)

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The One About The ‘Journalist’


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I despair, I really do.

There are people walking amongst us that are not what they seem. They are masquerading as professional people in positions respected in society, like journalists and news reporters.

I read a story last month that made me ashamed to be part of the communications business. It was a news story that appeared in a well-respected online publication that delivers good quality journalism…usually…so its appearance took me by surprise.

The story consisted of a written report and an interview that, in my opinion, was possibly one of the worst pieces of journalism that I have experienced in a very long time.

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