TAXI’s phenomenal ride.

Among other things, Quebec is famous for its cuisine, which runs from the sublime to the inedible, its rambunctious political scene, and the export of a couple of astonishing extravaganzas to Las Vegas. Cirque du Soleil is of course the brilliant and thrilling re-imagination of the circus as contemporary art, while Celine Dion… is an […]

Ad agencies on the whole are an indolent bunch. We don’t like change, we don’t like challenges to the status quo (actually given the choice, status quo ante is good), we like to do things the way we’ve always done them. We are, in a word, conservative. Ironic perhaps, but hardly surprising. Creating, selling and […]

Joy is for Christmas cards.

For a couple of years in the early 1990s I worked on BMW. The Bavarians seemed to view the world’s second largest landmass as a bit of a backwater (likely due to the shortage of actual inhabitants). The Canadian president was a former car dealer from Watford whose job it was to guess the number […]