B+A Bulletin #208 – Not a School, Podcast Upfronts, Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Funghi & Ping Pong Auctioning.

B+A Bulletin #208 – Not a School, Podcast Upfronts, Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Funghi & Ping Pong Auctioning.

B+A Breaking

Oh you didn’t know? Yeah we build education systems now. Fistbumps to Samsung and Charlie Dark for making #NotASchool a pretty special place to be writing this Bulletin from.

We got a lot more good sh*t to share this week. Get ready. We begin.

B+A Brilliance

Last Friday, Giulia was out at the Interactive Advertising Bureau for their first ever Podcast Upfronts event. The sterling line-up included singer turned podcaster Jessie Ware, who spoke about the trials and tribulations of working with her mum to make Table Manners, to ex Liverpool footballer turned hard-line interviewer Jamie Carragher. It made for a super interesting audio afternoon. 9 million in the UK, and up to 67 million Americans, listen to podcasts every week – and with an average of 40% listener growth in both countries between this year and last, the opportunity for brands is ample… so it looks like this is only the beginning.

B+A Books etc.

Thank you super-trainer Ryan Flaherty for introducing us to Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit. A likely contender for the next B+A Book club, cos remember: effort counts twice.

Raise your hand if you wanna join us. Hive minds always win.

B+A Babble

Over the weekend Robi got into this mushroom doc and how they’re going to save the planet. They’ve been here before us, contributed to our evolution, are the reason for antibiotics and are a real answer to climate change. The Myceliumis the planets neural network, connecting all life with perfect intelligence right below the ground – and can clean up oil spills, cure cancer, break down cigarette filters, and help occasion the shift in consciousness we need to heal the damage we’ve inflicted on our planet and all other species.

B+A Babble

Art of Ping Pong’s charity auction, in partnership with Collage Club, ends this Sunday. Twelve amazing artworks up for grabs with 100% of the money raised being donated to local charities in Southwark as part of The Hoxton Hotel’s charity initiative, Good Neighbours. First up, they’ll be working with Urban Growth’s community gardens across South London and partnering with Better Bankside to connect with local elderly residents.

The two current front runners are by legendary collage artist Peter Quinell who’s bat is currently at £150 (see above) and Ben Branagan’s who’s sat closely behind at £110. Get bidding to support a good cause!

B+A Bye…

Juicy one right? 

And one last bit to whet ya appetite, for those in London: I’d make a note of 20th November, if I were you.

Luke and Team B+A