Communication starts with a C

I like going to Rotorua. Once you get over the smell of sulphur, you start enjoying the character of the city. Nestled in heritage, it reminds you of Kiwiana that goes beyond summer barbys and souvenir shops in Auckland (though I love Auckland, three cheers for the shore!!!). This time around, my trip was for organising/attending the 2011…

The latest buzz about the Internet

In Learnings: If you have ever worked on a thesis, you know what it is like when you are nearing the end. You realise (at least I did after procrastinating for long) ways of how you could have done it better and then starts the endless battle with one’s own words. Though I’m no where near…

Sort out your Facebook privacy settings

In Opinions: OK, so I’m coming back to my blog after a long hiatus…the move ot a new house, a new office and of course my research is keeping me on my toes. But another thing that has kept me busy is thinking of new passwords for my Twitter account. Why? Because it has been hacked…

Marketer’s guide to social media

In General: I found this whitepaper by Direct Message Lab on managing a brand’s social presence on the social media and I personally think it’s worth a read. The statistics are US based but the interpretations can be used as knowledge base. Overview:  This whitepaper is designed to give marketers an overview and specific tactics for…

Social media and PR

In Learnings: I’m no expert on social media and/or PR, but I’m learning. Past few weeks I have been meeting senior PR practitioners to interview them for my research project. My thesis revolves around how social media has changed the practice of PR in New Zealand. The practitioners I have met so far have all been…

Most watched YouTube video of all time

In Video: YouTube is the place to find videos on whatever pops up first in your mind. Yes, no jokes, try it, it will be fun. I thought of jokes and found a video titled “51 jokes in 4 minutes” which so far had 1,311,897 views. Sometimes I think YouTube has become like the ‘funniest home…