Parliament House, Canberra. Tuesday night’s federal budget focused on the centrist policy ticket items, the big banks’ tax (or levy depending on how you spin it). There was also a logical increase in the Medicare levy to secure funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Simply, treasurer Scott Morrison (ScoMo) applied a band-aid formula
A lot of tech seems to be perennially coming soon, but this week brought news of some snazzy new gadgets that give us a glimpse of the future, including the Piaggio Gita, Uber Elevate and H&M’s Data Dress. Which ones will we still be waiting for in a decade?
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except maybe some hackers compromising your data security. And by compromising we mean making your company’s worst nightmare a reality; losing data worth 52 tonnes of pepperoni pizza.
Social Media unleashed the potential of customer complaints. This week Twitter and Apple addressed customer complaints. Twitter implemented new steps to minimise online abuse and silence trolls, whilst Apple ensured that their user’s preferred usage of the peach emoji wasn’t compromised by it’s new design.
Given the vagueness of Trump’s policies, there is, unsurprisingly, a level of uncertainty around what his presidency will bring. The US is the home of some of the largest technology firms, so what happens there will ripple through the sector across the globe.
With mobile increasingly the platform of choice for how we consume the internet, social media is looking beyond desktop methods. Mobile is combining online shopping with social media, revolutioninsing the retail sector. Consumers desire speedy transactions more than ever, with contactless cards being the weapon of choice.
The first step in good media relations is not annoying journalists. Ignore this step, and you risk being yet another PR faux pas in an email chain. Start with Relationship building. Yep, just like they told you at uni, networking is the real deal.
Our current media landscape is mobile-centric and customer-driven. How are Foxtel and Apple adapting to customer’s demands? Today’s consumers expect to consume media whenever, wherever and however it suits them. Simplicity and affordability are the central demands. Tap-and-swipe mentalities demand instantaneous digital experiences.