B+A Bulletin #205 – B+A Recover, Fixing Advertising, “Punctum”, Positive Psych & The Fusion Prize.

B+A Bulletin #205 – B+A Recover, Fixing Advertising, “Punctum”, Positive Psych & The Fusion Prize.

B+A Breaking

Hullo friends, 

Date: Friday 20th September 2019. 
Subject: B+A are all OOO for the climate.

Thanks to the newly formed B+A Recover Team (who focus on helping B+A adopt more sustainable business practices), we’ll be joining protests, attending talks or taking small kind actions the planet will thank us for. 

The Global Climate Strike is being led by Swedish campaigner and hero Greta Thunberg, with organisations including the Campaign Against Climate Change and the UK Student Climate Network, and comes three days ahead of a United Nations climate action summit in New York.

Get involved in the movement in your city. 
The globe needs you.
No, really, click the link and get involved…


B+A Brilliance

Invasive tracking. Hate speech. Unsustainable consumerism. There’s no one solution to these problems, but talking frankly about them is a good place to start. Critical Purpose are hosting a summit to reform the advertising industry so it has a more positive impact on the world, featuring the Conscious Advertising Network, Extinction Rebellion and Accenture Interactive.

Because no matter how much we deride plastic straw consumption, we all know system change is the only real sustainability change.  

B+A Books etc.

Sustainability: the degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources. In this Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat podcast Josh, the CEO of Mediacom, explains how they put mental health on the agenda. 30 minutes of good chat peppered with practical advice from the world of positive psychology

B+A Babble

For his first exhibition Punctum Reflections on Photography, Séamus Kealy, the new director of the Salzburger Kunstverein, asked 50 artists and theorists to each select one photograph and write a brief text explaining the reasons for its selection.

So what exactly is  ‘Punctum’? Well, glad you asked, because we did a bit of digging – it is defined as the sensory, intensely subjective effect of a photograph on the viewer. What tends to get you right in the punctums? 

B+A Big Up

Yesterday, the Barbican welcomed those with an interest and experience in the value of creativity, innovation, and social mobility to the first Fusion Prize Symposium. B+A’s very own André Anderson was invited to speak. 

There will be two more events in October and November which will provide inspiration and support to anyone keen to progress and hone an idea. Fast forward to April 2020 and one solution will be awarded £50,000 to develop. 

Get at [email protected] for more information.
And always remember, “creativity is not magic”. 
Get that 50k cash cash.
We believe in you. 

B+A Bye…

Til next time, friends. 

Tamika and Team B+A