Political “leaders” play the blame game – how can you help in a time of need?
5 Reasons to not be on time
At our weekly company get togethers I often have a pondering to share. On this particular Friday afternoon, I wanted to talk through a thought I had that morning crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 8:23am, around 45mins early for my first meeting. “Don’t be on time”, I want my colleagues not to be on time anymore. Why? Who wants […]
Efficacy of Advocacy
Whether it be a new Netflix series or movie, a good restaurant to eat at or your next travel destination, the power that our friends and colleagues opinions have on us is tremendous. Such referrals are so persuasive because we respect those giving the advice and that is where the inherent power of advocacy lies. […]
How to help the planet while you sleep
Growing consumer awareness and increased pressure from shareholders means a shift in investment behaviour, from international companies to Australian super funds.
Happy Birthday! Global Citizen turns 10
In 2012, Hugh Evans, Simon Moss and Wei Soo along with Ryan Gall launched the Global Citizen Festival, as part of the Global Poverty Project — a free, ticketed event requiring fans to perform anti-poverty actions in exchange for entry. To date, over 22 million actions have been taken against extreme poverty. We are proud […]
The perils & rewards of our 180° turn
When I founded The Conscience Organisation, I never imagined it would take nearly two decades to get it to where it is now. The journey has been exciting, glorious, sometimes perilous but always, deeply rewarding. It feels as though I have traversed mountains, valleys, rapids and tornadoes. There have been waves (big ones), the occasional […]
The Conscience Organisation has partnered with UNICEF to create a campaign seeking to highlight and change attitudes around violence in the region.
Friday saw the launch of a film produced for UNICEF USA telling the story of the Beygood4Burundi initiative. The film highlights the important work to end the water and nutrition crisis for the most vulnerable communities in Burundi, South Africa. The initiative that will see installation of 1,200 fresh water wells across Burundi to solve […]
John Batistich’s 18 Takeaways from SXSW 2019
SXSW, the annual pilgrimage of people across media, arts, gaming, tech and more, is a bit like Agency New Year. Lots of predictions are made, attendees make wonderful, non-binding resolutions for the year ahead (top of the list: Come back to SXSW next year), and among all the fantastic brand activations, movie premieres and industry […]
The Performance Triangle
A concern that pops up time and time again working in the social and digital space is the ability of agencies or creative outfits to respond to the rapid pace of change online. We’re not talking about pivoting to implement new products from Instagram or changes to the Facebook Ads Manager. We’re not even talking […]