Will Social Media Make Politicians More Likeable?

Over the last few days, Australia has found itself with yet another Prime Minister. It is our fifth Prime Minister in five years. What is fascinating is not just that there has been so much change but the speed with which that change has taken place. In fact, some time ago I suggested that with social media, we are all swinging voters now. And so...

Dude to Dude – Bullying and Harassment is Not OK

The internet can be a messy, chaotic and unpredictable place. You can see some of the best and some of the worst of humanity on display … with the implicit understanding that we are all free to express our opinions. Over time, many of us create personas through which we air our views and opinions. For example, I tweet using @servantofchaos but also use...

Miss Piggy: Fox News Ain’t News

Last week, two icons from my childhood – Kermit and Miss Piggy – were in the UK promoting the new Muppets movie. And they are in a press conference – with desk, microphones – all the trappings of a traditional press conference (which I love), when they are quizzed about commentary coming from some of the Fox News journalists. Without missing a beat, Kermit...

Work Expectations of the Next Generation

No matter what you call the next generation of workers – millennials, Gen Z or even the three billion – there is no doubt that they will change our workplaces forever. How? The Cisco Connected World Study asked the questions and turned the answer into an infographic which tells the story. Now – how does this fit with your business workplace...

Gruen Planet Gives Gambling a Slap

Each week, the Gruen Planet poses a creative challenge to two advertising agencies. The resulting TV ad is then judged by the panel. This week, the challenge was to rebrand Australia’s greatest horse race – the Melbourne Cup. Is it possible to turn Australians against the event “that stops a nation”? The winning clip from Sense was devastating. Take a look. If...

Would You #OccupyBondStreet in Support of #OccupyWallStreet?

With almost every breath we make decisions. About what to write and what to read. What to believe and what to discard. We follow our “hearts” but vote for political parties who work against our beliefs yet satisfy our materialistic aspirations. The Occupy Wall Street protests continue to focus ever greater attention on inequality, corruption and greed.It’s a...