Grey London

Narrow Immigration Debate Threatens Depth of London's Diverse Talent Pool

Chris Hirst | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Hirst

It's well over 20 years since John Major, then the British Prime Minister, expressed his reverence for a country of "shadows on county cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and old maids bicycling through the morning mist".

Closing Open

Chris Hirst | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK
Chris Hirst

For us, this culture change programme is not a passing fad, nor is it the pet project of a few people at the top: it has affected every single Grey London employee. I can't speak for everyone, but I know that most never want to work in any other way again, wherever their careers take them. It's that simple and that powerful.

Ad Review: Lucozade - Last Men Standing

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK
Josh Okungbaiye

The advert is imbued with the spirit of competition. It presents Lucozade as the superior product and water as the inferior product. I must admit that the advert does make some pretty bold claims. For instance, it states that Lucozade is 'Better than Water.'

In Dark Times Culture Change Holds the Key to Growth

Chris Hirst | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK
Chris Hirst

More than five years into recession, the global financial crisis shows no sign of abating. Just last week, the IMF announced a combined cut in UK growth predictions greater than that of any other country.

Team Sky Is a Lesson to Us All

Chris Hirst | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Chris Hirst

We are in the middle of a celebrity endorsement tsunami; never in the field of brand marketing has so much been endorsed to so many by so few. To walk London's streets right now is to be introduced to a bewildering array of sports and sports stars; Sunday magazines display their chiseled bodies and ghost-written autobiographies sit in their millions waiting to be shipped.

Business as Usual: Bankers, MPs and the Culture of the Norm

Chris Hirst | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK
Chris Hirst

When the history of 2010 is written, two apparently unconnected events will hog the headlines, bankers' bonuses and MPs' expenses.

Executing Don Draper

Chris Hirst | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Hirst

Brilliance of execution is the defining characteristic of the products and experiences we love and remember the most. The folding of Don Draper's pocket square should be an example to us all.

Does Receiving a Bouquet of Roses This Valentine's Day Mean That Your Partner Really Loves You?

Nicola Harwin CBE | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Harwin CBE

For half a million women in the UK, Valentine's Day is no different to any of the other 364 days in the calendar. It's simply another day living in fear of their partner. Even if they are given flowers or chocolates...

Life Through a Lens: Suzy Bastone

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Former star of Jersey Boys in the West End, Suzy Bastone is now upping the ante and trying to break into the world of television and straight theatre....