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Nasser Sahlool
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Senior agency leader and strategic digital marketer. Podcaster and Conference speaker.
Senior agency leader and strategic digital marketer. Podcaster and Conference speaker.

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“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies”. Jack Kerouac always had a way to capture a moment. And this is the moment, at the 2-year mark, to say goodbye.
https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/05/01/episode-104-time-to-say-goodbye/

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Why do people buy? They believe that what you are selling is going to fulfill their need. And that’s the key word…believe. For them to believe this fact, they have to trust. And in an industry based on artifice, to instil trust, nothing matters more than authenticity.
https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/04/24/episode-103-keeping-it-real-authenticity-matters/
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We have previously discussed the emerging opportunities and threats presented by automation and artificial intelligence. Make no mistake, they are going to have a profound effect on our industry and society. But all is not lost. As we have previously outlined, the digital strategist is poised to thrive in this age of upheaval, and one of the key roles they will fulfill is the role of the integrator.

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/04/16/episode-102-the-digital-strategist-as-integrator/

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You sit in the eye of the storm, pulled in a hundred different directions. How do you stay focused on the right outcomes? How do you turn the chaos and energy to your advantage? You do it by remembering who you work for. You do it by being the client advocate.

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/04/10/episode-101-the-client-advocate/

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Wow! 100 episodes! Thank you everyone that helped make this possible - those that have contributed their time and ideas, and those that regularly read, listen and share. You are the reason I do this. Here's to 100 more!

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/04/03/episode-100-these-truths-we-hold-to-be-self-evident/

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Consensus can be a dirty word. It implies compromise. Compromise invites committee thinking. And committee thinking is associated with safe and uninteresting solutions. But without consensus, we can’t deliver a digital strategy. How do we achieve consensus while remaining daring and innovative?

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/03/26/episode-99-building-consensus/

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Digital media is having a moment, one that if not aggressively addressed will turn into a full blown crisis of confidence. Procter & Gamble CMO Marc Pritchard caused a sensation when he called on digital media providers to become transparent in the face of “crappy advertising accompanied by even crappier viewing experiences”. Major advertisers, including the UK government, the Guardian and Havas have frozen all Google and YouTube advertising in the UK. What on earth is happening, how did we get here, and what is a digital strategist to do in this environment?

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/03/20/episode-98-strategy-in-the-age-of-media-crisis/

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The Ancient Greeks wrote that you should know thyself. But self awareness is a seemingly rare trait. We rush to talk, to get our opinion across without thinking about the impact on how we are perceived. Why is self awareness so important, why is it so rare, and how can we become more self aware?

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/03/13/episode-97-self-awareness-is-a-beautiful-thing/

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https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/03/05/episode-96-why-are-soft-skills-so-hard/



Overlooked, sidelined and dismissed, soft skills are considered less important than hard technical skills and experience. But as you grow your career, they become ever more important. What are soft skills, why are they not considered important when you first start your career, and why do they become more important as you grow?

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When you’re in the middle of the scrum, with a thousand requests coming at you at the same time, how do you prioritize? How do you deliver to expectations? How do you maintain the quality of your thinking and output? How do you stay sane?

https://octopusdigitalstrategy.net/2017/02/26/episode-95-the-things-left-undone-avoid-getting-overwhelmed/

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