Archive for October, 2012
I went to see Annabel Crabb, political commentator, speak last Tuesday night at Newington College in Stanmore. She was the last speaker in a series of talks that are part of the Ethics Centre that is run through the college.
Her topic was, ‘Media and ethics in a hyperconnected world’. Whilst many of Crabb’s observations about the changing mediascape weren’t groundbreaking for anyone who consumes Australian media on a regular basis, they were insightful in the sense that she could offer some great anecdotes from the course of her career, whilst highlighting the contrast between past and present ethical dilemmas.
From old school More >
At my university it was even a compulsory requirement of my course to complete a minimum of a month’s worth of work experience.
While most internships are unpaid and can often involve less than impressive tasks such as grabbing coffee or compiling activity reports, they are not to be underestimated as they are an invaluable tool to gaining experience and contacts within the profession.
Without a doubt, I believe completing four internships whilst at university More >
We’re looking for companies with courage. Not ones with timid managers who think the world is going to end next week, but ones with faith in their business, a belief that their products are the best they can be and confidence in the future.
Clearly as good managers they must be cautious and careful in what they do, have a clear vision of where they want to get to and plan accordingly.
Despite the sentiments of the Federal Member for Lilley, the Australian economy is not in great shape and business is going through a very difficult time and many are suffering.
The More >
Our Internet and email went down last week, which was a sharp reminder of how much we rely on computers in our daily business lives.
For me it was also a reminder of how we worked in my early days of PR when I started in the business.
Imagine, if you can, a world without computers, of manual typewriters, no mobile phones, carbon paper to secure a copy of what you typed and there were no printers or fax machines.
Media releases were typed and photocopied and either delivered to the daily media by courier or posted to the trade media, or you More >