Julia Faulks and sprogs

Bye from me… for now!

It’s time for me to pack away the laptop and concentrate on dealing with the challenges of a newborn, this time alongside a toddler! It’s been a great year and a quarter since I returned to work and set up on my own and I’ve had some really interesting jobs to work on in that time.

Young people

Targeting youth audiences

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by branding agency Mash to be on the expert panel for a discussion about ‘targeting youth’, which led to me realise just how much has changed since I was in the younger age bracket of ‘yoofs’, otherwise known as Generation Y (born in the 80s and 90s).

Headache

Is your head banging?

Last month I wrote a magazine feature on headaches and it brought back some banging memories – and no, I am not talking ‘street’ for good ones.

Flubit

Before you buy it, Flubit

One of my new clients for 2013 is the increasingly popular market-driven company Flubit – you may well have heard of it, but if you haven’t, you definitely will in 2013. Here’s how it works…

Putting your hoof in it

It’s snow day and it’s Friday, so time for something light-hearted to end the week on. I loved the Tweet from Tesco this week telling followers it was about to “hit the hay” and it made me think about others that are a bit, well, close to the bone.

My year: extracts from my diary

Each year I am astounded by how fast 12 months can go and the last year has been no exception. Here are some extracts from my imaginary diary as I re-live the transition of returning to work after having a baby and setting up on my own.

Preparing for the winter weather

Us Brits love to talk about the weather and for the first time this year my eyeballs actually felt cold when I headed outdoors today. Winter appears to have officially arrived, but how are you preparing for the sub zero temperatures?