I have an announcement
This little paragraph in the back of Campaign today announces a couple of great things.
First, that OgilvyOne has a fantastic new Head of Digital Creative. Pav is one half of the team (alongside Jamie Romaine) that were responsible for the brilliant Wimbledon Seer app – and lots of other pieces of digital loveliness. He is truly awesome and I wish him every success.
And the second thing is all about me.
Me, me, me, me, me, me, me.
I’ve decided to leave OgilvyOne to concentrate on the things that are really exciting me right now. And we’ve managed to part company on the most amicable terms. I couldn’t be happier!
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to make a few deductions from the contents of the sporadic entries preceding this one.
– I’ve been VERY busy. Too busy to blog. I’d like to change that.
– I’ve been doing a lot of educational talks recently. And I love them.
– A quick glance to the right hand column also shows that I’ve been doing a lot of my ranting through Twitter instead of here. It’s faster and easier. For you as well as me.
So what am I going to do? Is Campaign right? Am I starting up a digital training business?
Well, ehm, yes.
I was a bit surprised that it’s got out this early before I’ve had a chance to properly make plans! But – it’s true – I want to offer my digital education and inspiration program to other agencies. They’ve been a labour of love. I’ve been putting them together in my evenings because I’ve just not had the time during office hours.
I’ve found that the training has been a great help within Ogilvy. It’s helped to inspire Creatives to come up with great digital ideas. It’s helped us to spot new opportunities. Which means that clients get better work and – more importantly – users get more rewarding, relevant and original experiences. It seems to work because OgilvyOne appear to be my first client!
[Here comes the sales bit] If you’re an agency that wants to find out more about upping your digital skills, drop me a line and put the kettle on.
I’ve also got other plans that I want to pursue. Like writing a book, starting a long overdue podcast, making the web dyslexia-friendly and trying to be the best single dad in Christendom.
I’ve got a few more weeks here at Ogilvy Towers. Hopefully enough time to pack my parachute and be properly prepared.
Wish me luck!
More news coming very soon.