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May 16, 2017

To degree or disagree – why university isn’t always the key to your success

£40,606

That’s how much it’ll cost you to study and live at university for 3 years in the UK.

£46,398

That’s how much it’ll cost you to study and live at university for 3 years in London.

Scary right?

I mean, for that kind of money you could get a deposit on a house flat in London.

But the big question is, is your degree worth it? And more importantly does it lead to you being successful? 

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October 7, 2016

Ad-ventures Abroad : Shanghai

This story ends on a Chinese woman’s mantlepiece. It begins in John Hegarty’s office. As months go, August 2014 was a pretty bitching month. After a 10 month placement, Callum and I were given permanent jobs at BBH London. Two weeks later, they shipped us to the China office for a big pitch.

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September 29, 2016

Ad-ventures Abroad : Vilnius

It’s 1pm just outside of Minsk, Belarus. Its lunchtime and we’ve got Baloney and Potato soup, served kindly by the Babushka, who doesn't speak a word of English. We’re shooting in a plane hanger for our first TV ad for velcom, a Belarusian telecommunications company. Me and my copywriting partner have taken the train from Vilnius to Minsk to work on a campaign during our second month of a 1 year stint at DDB Vilnius, in Lithuania. Don’t worry, I’ve googled it so you don’t have to:

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September 27, 2016

Ad-ventures Abroad : NYC & London

I sat in one of the Miami Ad School NY's classrooms overlooking Brooklyn Bridge when I received an email from AKQA London inviting me to join them for a 3 month internship. I jumped up and called my family in Germany, making stupid remarks like “London calling!” - I couldn’t hold my excitement. I should have known back then that it wouldn’t be the last time I’d say those words. Surely enough, one month later (2014) I moved to London and fled the big apple just before a huge snow storm hit the East Coast. 

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