Category: News


Cinderella You Will Go To The Ball

Among many other things, China manufacturers most of the world’s wedding dresses. So the country’s draconian self-isolation will soon lead to a global shortage.  Meaning wedding dresses will fail to arrive in shops or be available from online retailers.


Who’ll Be The King of The Hill in 2020?

‘King of the Hill’ is an old children’s game that involved one player trying to stay on top of the hill while all the other players tried to knock them off and take their place, thus becoming the new King of the Hill. The game could get quite rowdy and has probably now gone the same way as conkers and ‘Bulldog’. (ie, no longer allowed).


New Podcast Aims To Help Marketers Boldly Go

Agencies should ask their clients more questions in 2020 and clients might want to give their agencies more space. Those were just two of the New Year’s Resolutions that Selbey Anderson founders Dom Hawes and Simon Quarendon and their guest, Julian Roberts suggested to listeners of the January edition of their podcast series; Marketing Trek.


Fast Start for Selbey Anderson

Selbey Anderson has acquired three agencies within three months of opening its doors for business. The three agencies are drawn from across the creative spectrum and collectively employ thirty-two staff with annualised revenues of £4.2million. The three agencies, which were acquired during December, January and February, are; Greentarget, Orckid and Hartley-Stone.


We have lift off… Selbey Anderson Completes First Round Fund Raise

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve successfully completed our first round of fund raising and will be announcing our first acquisitions in the next few weeks. Our new investors are committed to supporting us over the long term and with their active support we can now execute our business plan of acquiring up to six creative agencies each year.


Clean Sheets Prove Their Worth

If you were setting out to build an agency from scratch, as Sir Martin Sorrell now intends to do – again – what differences and similarities would he notice from when he last did it, nearly thirty-three years ago?


The Enterprise Investment Sham

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and its little sister the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are Government-backed tax-relief schemes designed to encourage investment into small and medium-sized companies. Despite the title of the blog, EIS and SEIS are fabulous schemes and have done a great deal to back British businesses. When the banks stopped lending after the financial crisis of 2008, there was widespread concern about how entrepreneurs would fund their businesses. EIS and SEIS, through crowdfunding platforms, provided part of the answer.


GDPR – The Great Data Protection Racket

GDPR. Be honest now. When the fortieth email about changes to a privacy policy or data protection landed in your inbox today, did you read it or delete it on sight? I deleted it. I deleted them all. Actually, I routinely delete almost all emails without reading them these days. That’s where email has got to and why many of the agencies I speak to are looking at creative DM again. But, that’s a different story.