The working week never feels long enough, but if someone suggested lengthening it, we’d laugh, cry and result in a resounding no. (Come on, even you entrepreneurial types).

But with so much going on in MadTech, from adtech and martech news, industry events, recent raises and inspiring people, here’s our summary of the best things we’ve heard all week.


1. “As the world gets more serious, social media becomes more trivial”.

As a die hard lover of the Nokia 3210 (“I mean… it has snake”), Bob Geldof is never going to be the biggest fan of social, but his views gave us some serious food for thought.

Our marketing lady Tazz headed to a breakfast meet up with the man himself, who blames social media for many people’s misjudgement, raising the point that speaking out on social isn’t ‘doing something’ or ‘doing good’, it’s just a self fulfilling prophecy which blocks us from making things count.

2. We coined FONK.

Thanks Gabbi.👌

3. Business is to “work with people who believe what you believe”.

You know the quote? It’s pretty powerful, no matter how many times you hear it. And that’s why Co-Founder Rose thought this article – 27 things one person learnt from Simon Sinek – is well worth a read.

Point one: It took Simon over 11 years to become an overnight success…

4. Will the UK manage to fill the gap between seed funding and Series B?

It’s a common debate in the office, and this week in particular, it became a bit of a theme.

We read this article from the Financial Times, and enjoyed a heated debate at FastPay’s meet up, discussing the crucial matter of how to scale a digital media business. We’d love to hear your thoughts?

5. The llama at Kamarama’s legs are too short.

Well, according to Co-Founder Andy anyway, who spent Friday afternoon with the Unilever Foundry judging a panel.