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Confessions of an Advertising Man

David Ogilvy's Confessions of an Advertising Man is back in the news again as the world celebrates the centenary of his birth.

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A British Picture: An Autobiography reviewed in Empire Magazine

Ken Russell's A British Picture: An Autobiography was given a five star review in January 09's Empire Magazine

EMPIRE MAGAZINE - JANUARY 2009
'Readers of his column in The Times will already know what a treat Russell's writing is, and it's just as engaging when turning the focus on himself. Chatty and tearingly funny, it reads more like a novel than the usually stiff autobiographic style.'

The Green Website Guide reviewed on the MSN site

MSN - November '08
'There's no disputing the internet's vast resources, but surfing through its many pages just got a little easier with a book devoted to finding its best green pages. The Green Website Guide For Better Living by Deborah Gray includes over 1,000 sites offering practical, realistic advice on living a greener lifestyle. The Green Website Guide has trawled through the web to find the sites devoted to green services. Take your pick from sites that explore reducing our carbon footprint and recycling waste to responsible tourism, food miles and even low impact funerals. It's an essential route map for anyone interested in greening up their life, managing to be computer savvy and eco-friendly all at once.'

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Ken Russell in The Guardian

Ken Russell talked to Bernard Rose in a double page feature in The Guardian on Monday, 15th September
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Ken Russell interviewed on the BBC Film Network site

Interview with Ken Russell on the BBC Film Network site
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Cool Hunting Green in The Independent

Cool Hunting Green featured in a double page spread in The Independent on Thursday, 4th September
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A strong publicity line up is in place for the forthcoming release of Ken Russell's revised and updated autobiography, A British Picture

Features and articles are now scheduled as follows:
The Guardian - double page interview
The Observer Magazine - double page interview
The Sunday Times - interview
BBC Breakfast TV - 9th September 9.05AM
BBC Radio Five Live - Simon Mayo Show
BBC Four - Mark Lawson Interview
Classic FM Magazine - feature
Waterstones - Signing, West Quay, Southampton, September 13th, 1pm - 2pm

Additional publicity is expected.

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Muji reviewed in Grafik

Muji was positively reviewed in both Grafik and Creative Review recently:

GRAFIK - April '08
It's hard to remember a time pre-Muji - whatever did we do without those Perspex boxes, cardboard folders and pens of many colours? Muji began in 1980 with a handful of products, eventually opening its first shop to huge acclaim in 1983. Based on the 'no-brand' philosophy of low prices and high quality, Muji's brand of accessible minimalism felt like a breath of fresh air after the excesses of superstar designers with their super-expensive products. Worldwide expansion and thousands more products followed, and the rest, as they say, is history. This neat little book (with signature cardboard slipcase) charts the brands' development, showing products, shops, campaigns and interviews with Muji's (usually anonymous) designers. With over 7,000 products to choose from, you can now purchase anything from a Muji microwave to a Muji field cooker. Simple, affordable and always beautifully designed, other brands could learn a thing or two from Muji - as this book perfectly illustrates.

Muji reviewed in Creative Review

CREATIVE REVIEW - April '08
'Mujirushi ryohin' translates as 'no brand goods' and it was with this philosophy that the Seiyu Supermarket first launched its Muji line of products in Japan in 1980. Based on the concept of outright simplicity, the company made products and food items that adopted standard colours - black, white and khaki - the opposite to the vogue for luxuriant, branded goods in Japan at the time. 7,000 products later, Muji has become a byword for understated design. This new book features the best of Muji's advertising work (it's been good ever since its launch), a range of produt details (do designers buy stationery from anywhere else?) and interviews with numerous Muji creatives.

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from City AM Magazine
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Confessions of an Advertising Man gets a four star review in City AM Magazine:
'Ogilvy's style reflects the directness of his advertising copy, bearing the authoriyt of an expert buty the lightness and levity of a born communicator.' - Timothy Barber, City AM Magazine

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from The Sunday Times
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As part of BBC4's season on advertising to complement the drama series Mad Men, the BBC are running a programme profiling the most iconic of British admen:
David Ogilvy: Original Mad Man, showing March 29th on BBC 4 at 10:05pm

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ShortList article

Sneakers garnered the following review in ShortList mag recently: "It appears increasingly OK for men to own trainers in sums that would put Imelda Marcos to shame, so this handy 'history of the sports shoe' will be a bible to many. Taking in the early origins, the rise of cusomisation and the cultural niches that have seen Nike conquer basketball while skateboarders stick to Vans, it's an interseting read. Oh, and it's also packed with enough full-colour photos to fill your trainer-porn quota for a good few months"

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Liar's Paradise

Liar's Paradise described as a 'humorous and quirky treatise about dishonesty in the workplace' in the Publishers Weekly Online Review, March 10th 2008

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We are pleased to announce that Southbank will publish Ken Russell's autobiography 'A British Picture' in the summer
'I owe my autobiography to all the people who denigrate me or don't understand me. Maybe they'll understand me even less. But I think it'll contain some sort of truth about me that isn't contained in crude assessments. It's about somebody who doesn't, on the face of it, seem too political, too committed, or press his working class background. I can't be fitted into any of those pigeonholes. My autobiography's a dismissal of all that crap. It's a picture of imagery and bizarre happening and fun and contradiction and crazy dialogue. It's a montage, it's an event, but it's not conventional'.
Ken Russell

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The Green Website Guide featured in Woman and Home Magazine February '09 The Green Website Guide featured in Sainsbury's Magazine February '09

The Green Website Guide features in the February '09 edition of Woman and Home Magazine, and the February edition of Sainsbury's Magazine (in the shops now)

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