This is the personal blog of Simon Kendrick.
I originally set up this blog as a place to collect the thoughts and ideas of those far more intelligent than me. I then found it was a useful tool to formalise and build upon some of the things I thought about in relation to my professional interests in research, marketing, technology and media and personal interests in music, film and society. I currently use it as an external host for my “We Love The Internet” emails, a collection of interesting, amusing and provocative things I’ve seen online in the past week.
I’m currently Head of Planning & Scheduling for BBC Three. Previously, I was Head of Research for BBC Television and prior to that had other roles in both BBC Television and BBC Digital. In accordance with BBC’s guidelines, I will not discuss specific topics on this blog that intersect with my professional responsibilities nor solicit business support.
Previously, I have worked at Essential Research, ITV and GfK NOP Media. Likewise, the personal opinion within this blog is not representative or reflective of them.
I like going to the cinema, listening to live music and spending an inordinate amount of time surfing random websites.
I dislike the imprisonment that a username chosen on a whim holds.
My strengths include inquisitiveness and persistence.
My weaknesses include forgetting to put a full stop at the end of a paragraph