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  • Give Peace a Chance

    Written by Dave Towers at Now. I was invited to take part in a live painting session at the House of Vans in Waterloo, to raise awareness for The International Day of Peace (21/09/15). The event was organised by the charity International Alert. Ten artists worked in a live pop up studio in the arches…


  • Chasing for likes and shares, it’s been around since the 80’s…

    Written by Susie Innes, TV Producer at Now. Some time in the 80’s I took a temp job at a small agency in Farringdon. At the time Clerkenwell was NOT cool, East was shabby, the only sparkle was the Diamond Merchants of Hatton Garden. I was on reception and was offered a permanent position because:…


  • #PoweredByTweets

    Written by Melanie Portelli, New Business Director at Now. Twitter. It’s not just for trolls.In fact, Twitter can do an awful lot of good, which is exactly what #PoweredByTweets set out to demonstrate.#PoweredByTweets is a challenge to “celebrate and encourage Twitter powered design and invention”. It sounded right up our street, so we decided to…


  • Sophisticated gardening; Helen and Katy visit GROW London

    Written by Helen Trimm at Now. Looking for an authentic Indian tepee for your garden? Or maybe a stylish new window box for your flat? Then GROW London Festival is the place to go. The contemporary garden fayre, which launched last year, claims to be “London’s alternative garden show” and celebrates all things modern, innovative…


  • Tracey Thorn and Carol Morley in conversation

    Written by Roger Morris, Copywriter at Now. Chatting about the SohoCreate festival with one of my younger colleagues, I mentioned that I’d been to see an event with Tracey Thorn. Blank face. “You know? Everything But The Girl?” Nope. Still got nothing. Anyhow, I was one of the many who filled the auditorium at Soho…


  • A picture is worth a thousand words: my photo a day challenge

    Written by Flo Sharp, Planner at Now. A friend and I recently set each other the challenge to send each other a photo every day. Before I go on, I should say my friend is a professional photographer so I was more than a little nervous to embark upon this exercise with him… and as…


  • It’s just a Selfie

    Written by Susie Innes, TV Producer at Now. So there we were with a script that researched beautifully, an innovative approach from a cool director and an up-for-it client. All we had to do was put a guy up on a high roof in New York and get him to chat about what he loves…


  • The perils of Periscope

    Written by Melissa Robertson, Chief Executive Officer at Now. So, the latest big thing is Periscope. And, unusually, I’ve had a bit of time to properly explore it (long story, but to cut to the chase, I’m laid up at home with an injured knee). It’s described on their website as follows: Say what? Teleporting?!…


  • In surprising praise of LinkedIn

    Written by Laura Chamberlain, Managing Director at Now. In the playground of social networks LinkedIn is the weird, nerdy kid who was picked last for games. It looks funny.  Its photos are of our sensible, corporate selves, making us look like strangely pained aliens and in my case, like I’m away with the fairies with…


  • A loner’s thoughts on collaboration

    Written by Roger Morris, Copywriter at Now. When I’m not writing copy for Now’s clients, I write novels. Writing novels has to be one of the most solitary occupations there is. You sit in your garret on your own, staring at a blank screen, which you hope to fill with a certain number of words…