Office for Creative Intelligence - Marcus John Henry Brown

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? …

Marcus John Henry Brown Twitter Lettersets

Twitter Lettersets. An 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 Marcus John Henry Brown

Zombie Apocalypse and other peak pixel fantasies.

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 …

Marcus John Henry Brown

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

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

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, …

Creative Walks by Marcus John Henry Brown

Creative Walks: The River Isar (route 1)

Difficulty level: easy. By loading the map, you agree to Google’s privacy policy.Learn more Load map Always unblock Google Maps The Isar is Germany’s 4th longest river. It’s also perfect for creative walks. It starts life in the Austrian Alps eventually giving up and committing river suicide 295 km later where it joins the Danube. It carves its way through the …

Creatives Walks by Marcus John Henry Brown

Creative Walks: Rodgau City Forest

Activity level: Easy. Christmas is over and it’s nearly the new year. I’m writing this sat in the kitchen of my in-laws after another excellent Christmas and a nice batch of creative walks with my wife in Rodgau’s City Forest. I love this forest. It’s a stone’s throw away from where my wife grew up and it is the place …

Content will kill your agency - Marcus John Henry Brown

Content Will Kill Your Agency – Revised

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.The initial post became a tiny series of three and they caused quite a stir at the time. They’ve long been …

The Black Operatives Department – 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, like the Garden of Tweetdome things I did a couple of years ago. I had hair …

Creative Walks by Marcus John Henry Brown

Creative Walks. Ideas: Step by Step.

Offices: The place where ideas go to die. I hate offices. I hate the physical, psychological, political and emotional structures of offices and I have always found it incredibly difficult to concentrate, let alone focus on or create fantastic ideas in them. My loathing for offices is only topped by my utter contempt for conference rooms with their air of …