Where Apex Hotels are going wrong

This blog is in danger of turning into the Hotel Inspector! That's not the plan, it's just that lately I've been spending a lot of time in hotels and, well, there are just so many things that you observe when you're there! In the last couple of weeks I've stayed in both Park Inn (you … Continue reading Where Apex Hotels are going wrong

Learning about content marketing

For the past couple of years I've been watching my friend Chris Marr building his business. Chris' focus has been content marketing, and he's the founder of the hugely successful Content Marketing Academy conference (and now the business of the same name). Whilst I've been aware of content marketing as a term, it's only really over … Continue reading Learning about content marketing

How much has the community benefited from Dundee’s transformation?

I was out on my cyclocross bike this afternoon and decided to head up to Caird Park to see if I could find the old 'cross course from a few years ago. My route took me up through Camperdown (some good trails by the way!) and from there through the Dryburgh Industrial Estate. It was … Continue reading How much has the community benefited from Dundee’s transformation?

Further thoughts on Perth vs Dundee

Aberdeen & Dundee are both university cities, with strong Art & Design schools. Something that Perth doesn't have. These institutions stimulate and challenge not only the students but also the inhabitants of the city. And because of the academic leadership and research that goes on, the city benefits as a result. A non- university city … Continue reading Further thoughts on Perth vs Dundee