All posts by Cain Ullah

Technology,Opinion Cain Ullah

Mobile Metamorphosis

In a world where consumer demand changes as fast as the direction of the wind, building native applications for proprietary platforms is too expensive and too slow to deliver a great customer experience. Enter React Native.

Leadership Cain Ullah

SoDA Lessons in Leadership and Empathy

The Society of Digital Agencies is an extremely diverse community of digital agency leaders from across the globe. At the most recent General Member Meeting in Lisbon, I discovered new learnings regarding listening and empathy, and how both are critical to being a good leader.

Leadership,Badger Life Cain Ullah

Red Badger - eight years and maturing nicely

It is crazy that three years have already passed since I was writing a similar blog post to this, celebrating Red Badger turning 5. In that previous post I started by mentioning how time goes so quickly and that still rings true. I cannot believe it has been 8 years since Stu, Dave and I started this company.

Leadership,Opinion Cain Ullah

Alignment. The secret sauce to Scaling Excellence.

Scaling a company can be a bumpy ride but there are some key things you must do to ensure you can scale without reducing the quality or value provided to your clients or customers. Alignment is a critical part of your transformation as you scale.
 

Leadership Cain Ullah

Incentivising Your Staff beyond Carrot and Stick

A common misconception is that financial rewards, such as performance-based bonuses, always help improve employee motivation. In fact, the opposite is often true. So what are the best techniques for increasing employee motivation and productivity?

Leadership Cain Ullah

New Ways of Thinking...New Ways of Working

Why is there such little engagement from the procurement department during the process? The traditional set-up is run almost as if it is an external event; the outcome of which has no impact on the purchaser at all.

Badger Life Cain Ullah

Red Badger is 5!

Time goes so quickly when you are having fun. It seems like yesterday that StuDave and I put £10K each of our personal savings into Red Badger and started working from our bedrooms. That was on 24th May 2010, 5 years ago, and Red Badger has come a long way since then.

Strategy Cain Ullah

The term “Agency” is overused

The term "agency" for me has it’s origins in marketing/advertising like AKQA of old, but as we have moved into the digital age, companies like AKQA have had to adapt their service offerings, adding in a strong technical capability to their armoury.

Leadership Cain Ullah

2015: Native App Development is Dead in the Enterprise

With Gartner results showing that in 2014 mobile and tablet sales equated to approximately 2.4 billion unit sales compared to 318 million PCs and with an ever increasing proliferation of mobile devices, for many enterprise level organisations developing an effective mobile strategy continues to be one of their biggest challenges.

Leadership Cain Ullah

Founders Week: The Importance of Taking Time Out

I suggested to Dave and Stu that the three of us take a Founders Week, to do some more strategic thinking away from the day-to-day of running the business. After I suggested the idea, it became apparent that Dave had also already been considering taking a week, but to himself, not the three of us together. When suggesting we do it together, both Stu and Dave were sold immediately.

Strategy Cain Ullah

The Launch of Badger Academy

Back in January this year I went away for a 10 day retreat. The initial intention was to get away from work completely. No phone. No internet. No work. However, unexpectedly it ended up being incredibly conducive to coming up with a whole plethora of creative ideas. 

Process Cain Ullah

Five Ways to Become More Agile

For many businesses the principal barriers to customer driven business agility are speed and risk. Speed – because change happens so fast these days its hard to keep up. And risk – because of the concern that the costs associated with getting something wrong could outweigh the benefits of getting it right.