Russell Davies

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I've spent 25 years thinking about what happens when organisations and services meet the internet. Someone doing due dilligence on a company I advise called me on that claim recently, saying that the internet wasn't even 25 years old. Kids these day eh? For the benefit of any future auditors, I can't prove when I started thinking about these things, but, at minimum, while working at DFSD Bozell Worldwide, somewhere between 1993 and 1995, I was the strategist on a campaign for Greene King IPA which asked people to send email responses to a TV campaign. Email. That was the internet. A lot of that has been as a communications strategist for advertising agencies and their clients. Some of it has been as a consultant. More recently it's been more directly as Director of Digital Strategy for the Government Digital Service and the Co-op.

The Power of Dreams (pdf) | I was the strategist behind this advertising campaign for Honda. I wrote a paper about what we did, and why. You can read it on my blog. It won awards.

GDS Design Principles | The design principles are probably the best expression of the strategic work we did at GDS.

What Is Planning? | I made a video for an advertising school in Australia about 'planning', which is what advertising agencies call 'strategy'.