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29th August 2017

Brands and politics: Taking a stand.

Consumers and employees, emboldened against a volatile world, know companies have the power to influence and spark societal change and play a more meaningful role in their lives. Integrity, accountability and pro-social behaviours are now non-negotiable brand attributes. By demonstrating purpose, brands that take a stand, increase engagement with consumers and employees, whilst building authenticity….

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…

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…

17th February 2016

The real digital disadvantage

I was on my way to the gym and a great song came on the radio, one I hadn’t heard in a while. So I Shazamed it and I Spotify playlisted it, smugly pleased with the ease in which I put that one in the bank. No post-purchase dissonance – just choice and control. I felt…

16th November 2015

How we unconference: Curate & facilitate.

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it. Antoine de Saint Exupery Contrary to perception, it is precise planning, research and attention to detail that creates the right environment for an unconference. Unconferences are the very opposite of Olympic-scale pyrotechnics, megawatt stars and rotating stages, but they still…