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Who writes this stuff? Oh yeah…

Hey thurr! Been a while, hey? But I’m cool with that. Been busy, real busy. Work, that kind of thing – and then this, which I managed to help with while ‘resting’ between jobs…! Glad to see the new WeLove9am website come to fruition.

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June 21, 2013 · 5:14 pm

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Guys and Gals,

Appreciate an update’s overdue. Been forging a few more campaign irons in the creative fire, working on some short stories and (gulp) an idea for a TV sitcom – !

However, something that’s recently caught my eye is ad watchdog’s Clearcast’s refusenik stance on running SodaStream’s perfectly legit TVC, arguing that the ad ‘denigrates the bottled drinks market’.

To sow my supportI’ve written an ‘open letter’ on my other blog, have started a Twitter hashtag ‘#SavetheStream’ (that even SodaStream UK has started to use) and set up a Thunderclap campaign.

Be great if y’all could check these out, and if you agree with what I’m saying…get involved!



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December 7, 2012 · 7:21 am

did it, done it, liked it, loved it?

So I went ahead and did it again.

The Kennedys asked so nicely, it was hard to refuse them.

A short story this time, check me one time and let me know what you think…

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spark your pinterest?

Just wanted to shamelessly big up my social media bits (hey it is my blog!)

Be grrrrreat to connect with y’all.

I’m now officially ‘out’ as Dave Barton, but will maintain my Tover Banda profiles.






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tover made last year’s ‘kennedys’ shortlist – who knew?!

Got an email late last week asking me to once again enter W+K Amsterdam’s internship competition ‘The Kennedys’, as someone who made last year’s shortlist.

Not sure how long the list was, but I know nearly 1,000 budding creatives entered, vying for just six places.

Recognition indeed!

Check out to enter this year, or ‘like’ them on Facebook:

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Bertolli Bronze Finally!

Idea Bounty has finally sent my Bronze Award certificate for my Bertolli idea. Only thing is, I’m not actually sure which idea the award is for as I submitted two….

Dave Barton Bertolli Bronze

Any ideas – which do you think is better, or has more ‘legs’ at least?


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