Pollock Spark Works…in the words of our clients

Pollock*Spark works for Global Creative Firms “Michael was absolutely instrumental in helping us to design and build a new strategic broadcast capability for RedWorks ( A Global Division of Ogilvy). Through partnering with Michael I learned that he possesses a truly unique blend of strategic savvy and operational experience – thinking at 30,000 feet while […]

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Leaving a corporate job to start a business – Part one

I recently saw the movie Lemonade.” Priti Punjabi told me. “Itʼs about really smart people who got laid off from advertising. They had been stuck into the routine of a job and the spirit inside them had gone to sleep. When I quit my corporate job I had wanted to awaken that spirit in myself […]

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Evolution – mine and yours

Excerpted from October Sparkings Our careers and businesses must constantly evolve to keep ahead. In Pollock Spark’s latest evolution, we have moved to Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. Wikipedia describes the area as “both a haven for established immigrant families and an area of artists and hipsters.” So here we are. Our updated contact information […]

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Why Employers Are Hiring And What You Should Do About It

~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~ FIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS DIGITAL ADVANTAGE There are three significant factors driving companies to hire in this market. 1. They are choosing now to innovate, expanding their capabilities and resources. 2. They are in turnaround and are looking for people to effect change. 3. They are taking the opportunity to […]

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Inspiration and perspiration and the brothel

“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” So said Thomas Alva Edison. And Picasso is a case in point. His amazing picture Les Demoiselles d’Avignon changed art for ever. He trumped Matisse, who was the king of the art world at the time, and according to W’pedia it is “a seminal work in […]

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Crisis, Misdemeanors and Special-NESS

Things that made me go hmm this week. I heard from a self-proclaimed e-business guru that “if you haven’t p-ssed somebody off today you aren’t doing your job”! I heard from a just-graduated art student that if an artist wants to get attention it is all about “committing misdemeanors.” “Misdemeanors” she kept on saying. And […]

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Creative insecurity and streamlining businesses

The talk this day is of companies merging divisions and streamlining operations with fewer offices. This leads to talk of identifying key creative talent and thinking about how to retain them. Of how to get merged teams to work together. Creative people are necessarily fragile and can be unproductive when they are uncertain about what […]

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