Time, Productivity and the Writer

Time, Productivity and the Writer

Ever wonder how outsiders view the productivity of a writer? Ever feel guilty for every second your keys aren’t tapping? Ever work with others who have no understanding of the creative process? Earlier this year, I was part of a team in charge of revamping the company image. My role was to write a new company value proposition and slogan that would inform all marketing activities. Details of how I went about this and the weeks of anguish can be found in my series on Writing the Value Proposition.

Learning from the Top 50 Aussie Marketing Blogs

Learning from the Top 50 Aussie Marketing Blogs

Would you Adam and Eve it. BandT magazine, one of the premier marketing and advertising magazines in Australia, recently listed the Top 50 Australian Marketing Blogs as determined by Julian Cole at AdSpace Pioneers.

How an Orbiting Teapot Led to the Wall Street Collapse

How an Orbiting Teapot Led to the Wall Street Collapse

Could it be that Wikipedia indirectly encouraged the state of affairs that led to the credit crunch and the recent crash in the US economy? Could it be that the fears of internet misinformation and manipulation I’ve previously discussed have been shown to be very true indeed with ramifications for us all? Could the interests of a few unscrupulous individuals with social media accounts distort market behaviour resulting in billions of dollars in economic damage?

What Johnny Cash Teaches Us About Blogging

What Johnny Cash Teaches Us About Blogging

The cover version has always been a popular musical trend, yet covering someone else’s song is not unique to music. Bloggers frequently ‘cover’ another blog post, presenting the same thoughts and conclusions as a way of entering or continuing the online conversation.

Wikipedia and the Misinformation Feedback Loop

Wikipedia and the Misinformation Feedback Loop

You are probably aware that I am rather passionate about the uses and abuses of online content as a source of information and misinformation. The ability for the internet to completely distort and manipulate our view of the world is immense and so far isn’t taken seriously enough – particularly by the media operations that still use the internet for fact-checking.