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2008 August

August 2008

Humour (aka humor) for the start of the week

by Lee Hopkins on August 31, 2008

in humour

Gawker saves us from a terminally dull wet weekend in Adelaide by inviting his audience to post clips from funny movies. Naturally, this is a North-American centric list, but there are some absolute classic moments amongst it all. A post that will always be worth a visit if you could do with a bit of […]

Herewith, for your education and enlightenment, a cutting from CNN’s Social Media policy.

Through the selection of participants for the workshop we will strive to cover a broad range of themes, including digital art and aesthetics, cultural heritage, civic communication, digital urban communities, hyper local journalism, etc.

A man involved in the car crash jumped into the police car and stole it. Authorities say the man then drove the car into Darwin and drove it off the wharf into the harbour. Police were able to pull the man to safety. He is now under police guard at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Attendees at my workshops and seminars know my views on the two brilliant Dove videos that were deliberately ‘viralled’ via YouTube and clever targetting of ‘sneezers’, Seth Godin’s term for influential bloggers and media outlets who would help a ‘virus’ (in this case the video) spread fast and wide. Anna at MaxtedThomas in Sydney let […]

Tweet of the Day

by Lee Hopkins on August 21, 2008

in humour

The "unboxing" meme just jumped the shark: http://snurl.com/3i92u or nuked the fridge or whatever it is the cool kids are saying these days There’s even a nuked the fridge website! Ten bonus points to any communicator who can work that phrase into their next presentation Many thanks to Michael O’Connor Clarke for the tweet Technorati […]

Plantronics bluetooth earpiece – nice work

by Lee Hopkins on August 19, 2008 · 2 comments

in reviews,tools

I’ve been giving the Plantronics Explorer 320 bluetooth earpiece a thorough road test the last few weeks and it gets the BetterComms thumbs up! Lukas Picton at Text100 sent me one to review and I’ve resisted posting about it until I could really put it through its paces. Now that all of my websites are […]

Graphic designer wanted in Sydney

by Lee Hopkins on August 15, 2008

in clippings,miscellaneous,tools

Impact Employee Communications is looking for a mid-weight graphic designer to work with the CreativeImpact team fulltime to cover up to a year’s parental leave. We’d like our new designer to start any time from the last week of August to mid September. The primary focus is on creative visual communication of our engagement strategies, […]

This has been a-mullin’ and a-musin’ around in what some laughably call my brain for a little while now. My friend and colleague-in-arms Trevor Cook wrote an op-ed piece for the ABC’s ‘Unleashed’ site about the seeming death of social media in Australia. Robert X. Cringely argued that Social Media is just CB Radio by […]

My very good friend Gerry McCusker has pointed me to a superb video by a client of his, ABT. The video points out how Internal Comms often gets overlooked by Ad/Marcomms types, giving perfectly good reason why Internal Comms should stay a separate and equally senior part of the management team. FYI: ABT has been […]