I’m gonna say it – headshots are painful, boring and usually just a bit of a rubbish experience. Sound familiar? Today I’m here to tell you to let that sh*t go, and believe me when I say that your shoot is so much more than than ‘what do I do with my hands? is my […]

It’s Friday and the Summer Solstice! Whether you couldn’t care less or will be dancing barefoot in the grass later (my jig may be gin fuelled – it’s called ‘balance’),  this week is the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere (winter if your’re down under) and a perfect opportunity to reflect on the previous […]

The internet is a busy place. Did you know that every second, 6000 tweets are published on Twitter?! Add to that 660,000 business in the UK started up in 2016… that’s a lot of perceived competition for a small startup, creative or entrepreneur! In this digital age, a business in the UK has a worldwide […]

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life,” said Coco Chanel, a woman known for her sage wisdom. I bet we’ve all been there; you split with a partner and immediately book yourself into the salon. You’re ready for a new version of you, more than ‘washing that man/woman outta your […]

Let me ask you a question… When was the last time you took a picture? With your smart phone, camera, gopro… whatever. Today? I bet if you look in your camera reel, there will be a photo almost every day. To add some perspective, here are some figures: more than 350 million photos are uploaded […]

Back in the 90s, before I was barely a teen, our beloved Opal Fruits ditched their name, rebranding to Starburst. They said it wouldn’t make a difference but there was something strange and new about the new name. It didnt sit well with me and I remember thinking ‘what is this madness?!’ when I went […]

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard so many friends, collegues and even a podcast pop onto my stream about the stress Social Media gives them. Some have taken a break from their feeds, and I know others who have deleted their accounts entirely. The fact that social media has an impact on […]

‘But I’m not the face of my business!’ I hear you cry! You might sell products online or in a physical store, maybe you run a café, are a ghost writer or web designer. But I’ll let you in on a secret. PEOPLE BUY FROM PEOPLE AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR. What do you stand […]

For many of our clients, we are the first member of their team. When you are running your own biz, social media, blogging and marketing are one of the first things that you run out of time for when you are busy. (see also, putting off that tax return) So for lots of solo-preneurs, one […]

When I first started A&D, I was a bit of jack-of-all trades. I’d design a logo, write blog posts then develop a wordpress site, with all kinds of social media inbetween.  In an attempt to develop a reputation, gain clients and – let’s face it – earn some cash, I said yes to almost every […]