A Cup of Chaos #26 – Anti-Telemarketing

Often when a telemarketer rings my house, just around dinner time, I know what to expect. I also know that by revealing that I work in marketing that I will be disqualified from the survey. But for those of you who like to push the envelope, you may want to print out and keep a copy of this neat telemarketer counter script by your phone. Then, you can put a...

Climate Change? It’s Child’s Play

I have always been interested in action. If I see a problem, my mind automatically switches to potential solutions. I immediately begin to think through the steps needed to identify a way forward – how to position and frame the challenge, who to involve and how to build momentum. But maybe I am overthinking climate change – and the case for hope and need for...

Re-intermediating the Media

One of the things that most excited me about the World Wide Web was the way it crushed the distance between an idea and its reality. The mere fact that I could, with a few spare hours and a scrapper’s knowledge of HTML, create a website – a “place” on the internet where nothing was before – seemed to me, a revelation. Over the last 20 years we have seen a...

Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

Over the last week there has been plenty of discussion around the concept of intellectual property – who owns it and who gets paid for it. Is intellectual property the pursuit of businesses or individuals – and how do we (as brands, marketers, innovators, consumers) tap into this? Do we consider this work or is it just part of the fabric of life? These five...

The Case for Hope and the Need for Action

In a little over two weeks, the world’s leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen to discuss and hopefully agree on decisions to reduce carbon emissions. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) is perhaps the last chance to achieve consensus on this contentious issue. Why should you care? According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the...