Collectives of the world, unite and take over
Culture is eating our strategies for breakfast
You can’t seem to go a week without hearing about how the big consultancies are disrupting advertising’s business model. When really, it’s a remix of the value extracting model of the holding companies, just on data-driven steroids.
The genuine disruption is at the other end of the market, with independent collectives and collaboratives.
The agency of the future is not an agency
“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” George Orwell
The year advertising gets real – and what we’ll need to do to get there
“No structure, even an artificial one, enjoys the process of entropy. It is the ultimate fate of everything, and everything resists it.” ― Philip K. Dick
Never mind the immigrants, here comes the bots (for your jobs)
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy
Imagine the future, now pull it forward
I’ve been pulling my hair out for some time that no-one in Australian politics has been talking or even thinking about the looming issue of automation and its effect on society.
Heed the warnings of Brexit and Trump and don’t vote for the Coalition or Labor this Saturday
We have to stop relying on politicians and Silicon Valley to save us.
Who wants to start an evolution? We need a third way for the digital age
First they came for America and paved the way for the rise of Trump. Then they came for the British and the unthinkable happened… The Brexit. How can we avoid these imposters taking hold here in Australia?
The wonder, the horror – Reflections of a tragedy on Australia’s Sapphire Coast
Regardless which bunch of punks have been in power, I’ve always felt that I lived in a country that was ultimately fair and equitable. Now the Abbot Government has even robbed me of that.
Why does proximity to tragedy affect us so much more? Is it empathy for a fellow human being and ocean swimmer, or a selfish ‘It could’ve been me’? Is it both?