Top 30 Digital Influencers from Australia

Australia Unlimited, a publishing initiative of the Australian Government’s Australian Trade Commission, just released a list of 30 Digital Influencers (full list available here). Alongside the likes of Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, Natalie Tran of Community Channel on YouTube, Mia Freedman of Mamma Mia and Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar of Atlassian, it’s great to see The Fetch recognised […]

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Building a community for PlanBig

I recently did an interview for PlanBig, for those not familiar it’s a place for sharing ideas and making them happen. Kind of like a Kickstarter or Pozible without the crowdfunding aspect. The video touches on how to build a community around your brand, so it’s community from a business sense and differs in some […]

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Melbourne’s Top 100

Be sure to grab a copy or peek of The Age’s (melbourne) magazine tomorrow as the annual Top 100 list for 2011 is out and a panel of judges deemed me worthy for inclusion! The Top 100 (which is apparently not ordered but for the record, I’m number 66) is a compilation of Melbourne’s most […]

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10 global women with gusto

Over the years, I’ve had to increasingly deal with the position of a somewhat budding public profile. This mainly started with some time editing Marketingmag.com.au and more recently with general digital commentary to a growing Twitter audience. I’m mainly stating this not to bang on about myself (#yawn) but because I’ve found it quite an […]

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Welcome to Brisbane’s fetch

Another post to briefly announce we’ve launched The Fetch in Brisbane. For those not aware what the fetch is The Fetch, I’ll recount some details… It’s basically a what’s on guide to your city’s business, digital and creative communities. It goes out fortnightly (or ‘biweekly’ for those in the US) and curates all the meetups, […]

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Uncovering the Berlin web community

Last month I was lucky enough to check out the creative and digital scenes in Berlin as part of the Grand Tour. As a city with a gay mayor, in a country with a female chancellor and a polarising past, I knew I’d like it. I started researching before I landed and was soon surprised, not […]

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Social media introduction

A belated update with the final post from the StartupSmart email short course. The content serves as a brief introduction to the social space for entrepreneurs who may or may not be familiar with the online world. So, it’s not really intended for the guru expert child prodigies. And although written only a few months ago, it’s remarkable to […]

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User experience simplified

  Almost the final post from the StartupSmart email short course. This time I write briefly on UX. User experience Is using your website an easy, enjoyable experience for users? If not, your business could be badly damaged as a result. In recent years, user-centred design – an approach that puts the wants and needs of end users […]

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Talkin’ about my generation

I’m publishing my speech from last night’s International Association of Business Communicators‘ gala dinner. Geoff Kelly (founder, Kelly Strategic Influence), Andrew Maiden (executive director of communications and media relations at Telstra) and I delivered a playful poke at what each generation brings to the communication profession. It was a light-hearted and glam evening with a […]

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