EVENT: Consumer Congress – ACMA & Communications Alliance

A month or so ago, I spoke at WebJam about how frustrating it was that organisations setting the agenda for social networks are industry-based (e.g. media and advertising) and that very few are protecting everyday users/members. Add to that, none of these industry groups really provide an online community for their members (industry or otherwise)…

Australia: Social Networks impacting traditional Advertising

Hint: The poledancing bit is at the end, last paragraph.When I spoke about the ‘fourth’ sector impacting Not For Profits, I was mostly talking about people coming together in an informal yet organised way. Informal because they may not take the time to register an Organisation or have a Memorandum of Intent or whatever those…

New Zealand: Underwriting Communities

I spoke at a conference last year about Gonzo Marketing and the move towards underwriting online communities rather than online advertising to static portals as branding model. Here’s a community around supporting people with diabetes in New Zealand. Renima Malhotra and Dr Rosemary Stockdale. Online support for diabetes sufferers The thousands of New Zealanders with…

Australia: Extraordinary Everyday Lives podcast (Dave LifeKludger, Mike Seyfang, Laurel Papworth)

Last Thursday quite late I had a chat with David Wallace and Mike Seyfang (Adelaide lads). Nick Hodge, Mike Seyfang, and I did time at AppleCentre Adelaide Random Access in the ’80’s. So there ya go. In the podcast we talk about:Dave occasionally does wash things especially business cards 🙂Laurel’s University of Sydney, Professional Development…

Job: Starlight Children’s Foundation – Digital Content Editor – Australia

Huge potential to make a massive impact here – fundamentals of an offline community needing online tools, and peer-to-peer support. Heartfelt stuff: Digital Content Editor: Are you passionate about online delivery? Innovative new online project Targeted at a teen audience Bring your CMS expertise The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading national charity with a…

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