A Palette Limited.

Marcus John Henry Brown Creative Intelligence Archive

This post explores why experience is such an important part of the creative process and is part of my Creative Intelligence Archive Series. I hope you enjoy it. I left school when I was 16, skipped sixth form college and A-Levels, choosing to spend the next seven years working my way through various design and art courses. Portsmouth College of …

An introduction to the Creative Intelligence Archive

Marcus John Henry Brown office for Creative Intelligence Archive Introduction

Prologue. This is an introduction to a series of posts that will explore the Creative Intelligence Process, the archive component in particular and how it can be used to answer business, communication, political or cultural questions in an ever changing world. I hope that you’ll enjoy reading and discussing them as much I’ve enjoyed working on, and writing them.  A …

Office for Creative Intelligence

Marcus John Henry Brown - MJHB office for Creative Intelligence.

The decision to set up my own business was probably one of the best that I’ve ever made. I’ve found the past two and a half years deeply rewarding. I have a broad range of exciting clients, and I’m rather proud of the work I’ve been asked to do for them. Have there been stumbles, trip-ups and moments of uncertainty? …

Twitter Lettersets. An Idea for Twitter.

Creative Intelligence Idea For Twitter

I like Twitter. I’ve been using it since 2007. I’m not a power user, my business does not depend on it and the world will continue to turn without it should it succumb, stumble and eventually perish during the oncoming start-up bubble explosion. Yes, we can live without Twitter, but I’d rather not and as I’m concerned for its financial wellbeing …

Zombie Apocalypse and other peak pixel fantasies.

Creative Intelligence Talks

I’ve started scripting my talks, writing them out longhand, typing them up and performing them directly from the script. This has become part of my talking format, and it seems to work for me. I spoke at Silicon Beach in Bournemouth a couple of weeks ago, and as my talk wasn’t filmed I’ve decided to post the script here. I’ve …

Geboren in Großbritannien. Made in Germany. Ein offener Brief an Innenminister Herr de Maizière.

Marcus John Henry Brown Doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft

Sehr geehrter Herr de Maizière, Ich heiße Marcus John Henry Brown, wohne in München und ich bin leider in Großbritannien geboren. Verstehen Sie mich bitte nicht falsch: ich liebe Großbritannien. Ein Teil meines Herzens wird für immer Südwest-England (wo ich studiert habe), Schottland (Geburtsort meines Vaters) und den Cotswolds (wo Inspector Barnaby gedreht worden ist – läuft meistens auf ZDF Neo) …

That was the January 16 that was

Marcus Brown: That was the January 16 that was

I struggle with January: I always have done and always will. The first couple of weeks are always stuck in second gear, my mind is soft spongey and rubbish. Thankfully the phone started ringing on the 7th and kick started me back into the year and a working frame of mind. Let’s be honest though, it was a rough month, …

Content Will Kill Your Agency – Revised

Content will kill your agency - Marcus John Henry Brown

On the 12th December 2007 I sat down and wrote a blog post called “content will kill your agency”. Some of you may remember it. That’s eight years ago tomorrow. To my knowledge, content has not killed a single agency.

Theories and Conditions.

I did/spoke/performed “The Parallel” at a conference a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, it wasn’t recorded and I’m not sure if I’ll have the chance to do it again. I’m toying with the idea of doing something on my own – maybe a show,

Die Art von Deutscher, der ich werden möchte.

Ihr lieben, ich bin, wie ihr wißt, ein halb schottischer Engländer, der seit über zwanzig Jahren in diesem wunderbaren Deutschland lebt, liebt und arbeitet. Seit März diesen Jahres, versuche ich die doppelte Staatsbügerschaft zu bekommen. Ein Akt, der meiner Meinung nach angemessen aufwendig ist. Ja, in einer Zeit wo die meisten (auch Prominenten) Deutschen am liebsten ihre Pässe abgeben wollen, …