Steve Blakeman Business Expert

Steve is Global Media Lead - Nestlé at Mindshare. Prior to this role, he was the Managing Director - Global Accounts for OMD based in London / Paris leading Groupe Renault and 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. Steve holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Liverpool University. 

 

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.

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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.

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'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.

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The Top 10 movies for 2019

2018 proved to be a pretty decent year at the flicks with blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther to more arthouse films such as The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards. Of course there was the usual tosh (Oceans 8 springs to mind) but overall the bar was set fairly high. So what has Hollywood got in store for you this year?

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Black Mirror 'Bandersnatch'​ redefines interactive television

Netflix surpassed themselves last week with the introduction of the revolutionary an all new interactive episode of the dystopian Charlie Brooker series Black Mirror.

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