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25th January 2017

The Women’s March: Confrontation = Conversation

There is uplifting clarity and purpose in wholeheartedly joining a groundswell of disapproval – unique perspectives and voices united by a common enemy. Bringing disparate people together to holler with one voice creates powerful sounds that are truly greater than a single note. The Women’s Marches last weekend rang out loudly across the planet, tuning into so many…

18th January 2017

Post-Truth

Post-Truth. The word of the year. One that truly summarises the tumultuous, unpredictable and manipulative events of 2016. The Oxford Dictionaries’ definition of Post-truth is ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.  I believe the last two decades were showing an a…

20th November 2016

How we unconference: Nurture is in our Nature

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic make heroes. Benjamin Disraeli Our unconference is now prepared and ready to roll. But how do we manage such an amorphous, ever-evolving event?  We watch and we respond. Seizing opportunity and harnessing unexpected contributions and embracing serendipitous gifts of a diverse and talented audience. With Stream, the…

15th June 2016

Cannes Lions 2016: Collaborative AND competitive creativity?

It’s Cannes Lions 2016. This international festival of creativity is the world’s most discerning media event, the ‘truly global meeting place for those passionate about creativity in communications’. More than 15,000 advertising and creative industry delegates, from 94 countries, have descended on the French Riviera to discuss industry issues, network and celebrate. In short, it…

20th April 2016

Disruption=Discussion. The WPP Stream Asia 2016 unconference.

We took our democratic disruption east last month for the WPP Stream Asia 2016 unconference. Kata Beach, in balmy Phuket, saw guests from across the APAC world of media, digital and tech, meet to debate and shape the digital future. With our own brand of controlled chaos we facilitated 3 days of deconstructed, relaxed networking and debate. Here’s a…

10th March 2016

ASIA 2016: What’s next?

Picture by Nick Youngson The next WPP Stream Asia unconference is around the corner. And we’re preparing to meet some of the greatest minds in digital, tech, marketing, business and beyond. There have been many inspiring digital developments in Asia – so what can we expect this year? Here’s a look ahead from experts at the BBC, TechCrunch and…

6th March 2016

The neurobiology of storytelling

This very powerful article is taken from the WPP Stream 2015 Yearbook. It’s a moving illustration of the power of storytelling – in both personal and business settings. Do read it. Molly was the best big sister. What she loved to do more than anything was share her passion for books, so whenever her younger sister Isabella woke early,…