Steve Blakeman Company Guru

Steve is the #1 LinkedIn Global Top Voice 2017 - Management & Workplace. He is the Managing Director - Global Accounts for OMD based in London / Paris leading Groupe Renault. Prior to this role, he was CEO for OMD in Asia for 4 years based in Singapore. At OMD, he increased billings by +60% to over US$ 5bn and won 1000+ industry awards including agency network wins at the Cannes Lions (2013) and Festival of Media Asia (2013). He was named by LinkedIn as a 'Top 10 Writer' for 3 consecutive years (15/16/17). His first book 'How to be a Top 10 Writer on LinkedIn' is a Best Seller on Amazon and his 2nd book is due out in 2018. Steve holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Liverpool University. 

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The Death of the Credit Card - What else will Become Obsolete in the Next Decade?

Bob Dylan once sang "the times they are a changin" and given that we live in exponential times this has never been more true. A recent report by 'think tank' RethinkX suggests 5 everyday products or services that will gradually become as extinct as the dinosaurs.

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Are We Drowning in a Sea of Big Data?

As the 80’s hit song by Timbuk 3 goes ‘The future’s so bright we’ve got to wear shades’ and in the advertising, marketing and communications industry one could easily believe that to be true.

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Want a Flashy Car to Impress? Don't Bother, the Opposite Sex isn't Interested

Burning the midnight oil so you can buy a Bentley? Putting in the hours to purchase a Porsche? Well if you are looking for love then all your efforts might well be in vain…

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Are You 'Weird' If You Don't Use Social Media?

I shared a spoof video last week about a girl who is freaked out because her new boyfriend didn't use any form of social media. It was intentionally hilarious but on a more serious note it also made me think about whether people who do use social media really do think that those who don't are oddballs...

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What Really Motivates Entrepreneurs?

It seems that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking with a reported 62% of U.S citizens wishing to establish their own business. A recent report by Vistaprint delves into the reasons why Americans want to launch their own venture and some of the results may surprise you...

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5 Reasons Why Cycling is the New Golf

Back in 2016, I wrote an article about how cycling was beginning to usurp golf as the executive sport of choice. With cycling now well established with all generations of business professionals I've decided to look at the reasons why cycling has been so readily adopted in favour of golf.

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The 7 Best and Worst April Fool's Pranks of 2018

In a world dominated by fake news you would be forgiven for thinking that April Fool's Day was just like any other day of the year. But every now and again, there are some genuine moments of mirth... and equally some supposed gags that fall flat as a pancake.

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Sharenting - Why Parents Need to Think Before they Post about their Kids on Social Media

Sharenting is a term used to describe parents who post almost every event in their child's life on social media, often without their knowledge. It's become so irritating to some people that there is an app called Unbaby.me that will replace any kids pictures in your feed with something you love (like bacon or cats).

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The Everyday Phrases We 'Literally' Love to Hate

"You know what, I'm not going to lie, to be totally honest, I just have to say, come on guys, we are literally like unpacking the fact that these phrases drive us crazy!" A recent poll in the Mail Online questioned which everyday words, phrases and idioms drive us insane and the list of suggestions was gargantuan...

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Insights from a Millennial Entrepreneur

Sabena Suri commenced her career as a brand strategist with some of the World's leading advertising agencies. Now, that spectacular beginning might be sufficient for some but not for Sabena, who dropped the safety of being an employee to embark upon a journey on the rocky road of entrepreneurship at the tender age of just 24.

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