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. 

 

People do the Strangest Things on LinkedIn

A few weeks ago I posted a video about the fashion industry and was inundated with comments from disgruntled readers saying that LinkedIn was not the place to feature such content and it belonged on Facebook. I countered the criticism by saying that LinkedIn is about all types of business and fashion itself is a $1.2 trillion global industry and as such deserves as much attention as other (so-called) traditional businesses.

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The World's Smallest Computer is 1000th the Size of a Grain of Rice

The most micro of all microchips has been developed by the University of Michigan which has bested the mighty IBM in creating the World's smallest computer which is just 0.3mm long and is dwarfed by a grain of rice.

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What Motivates You in Your job?

Have you ever asked yourself the question about what motivates you in your job? Is it because you love it? Is it just the money? Is it the camaraderie? Is it the great coffee?

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Cannes Can Change For Good - Lions 2018 Preview

The 65th Cannes Lions 'Festival of Creativity' gets underway next week following a watershed reinvention of the conference making it far more inclusive and affordable.

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If You Could be the CEO of any Company which Would it be and Why?

Look out Mark Zuckerberg, Hillary Clinton wants your job. At a Harvard University event on leadership last week Mrs Clinton was asked which company she would like to become the CEO for and why: her immediate response was Facebook because of the immense power it has over the world’s flow of information (fake or otherwise).

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