Steve Blakeman Management 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. 


Is Crowd-Sourced Management the Future of Football?

Think you know more about the beautiful game than Guardiola? Then you might be interested in the new football management app being used in French football, which gives control of key decisions to the fans of the team.


A Young Female Entrepreneur Reveals How She Has Built a Multi-Million Dollar Venture out of Slime

At the tender age of 24 Karina Garcia is literally earning millions from (of all things) slime. Dubbed the ‘Queen of Slime’ she initially began by uploading 'how to make slime' videos just 3 short years ago - she now has over 8.7 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1 billion views. She has taken this huge following into an entrepreneurial business venture called Craft City which sells a variety of craft based products.


Laughter is the Antidote to Brexit

The Poke have decided that Brexit is such a "depressing sh*tshow" that we all need cheering up on such a cold and frosty Sunday evening. So what better than some classic Tommy Cooper one liners to put a smile on your face? Well, it worked for me.


The Dark Side of Instagram

In the age of the macro-influencer, picture sharing sites such Instagram are flooded with images from celebrities giving us a secret glimpse into their luxury lifestyles. However, a recent report by Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has claimed that many of these social media stars are being disingenuous about their motivations for sharing these photos as they are being generously compensated for their shares.


'The Best A Man Can Get'​ or 'The Best Men Can Be'​ ?

A new take on the 30 year old tagline from Gillette is being trialled to help eradicate 'toxic masculinity' in the #MeToo generation.