Thought with some distance, it was the right time to wrap up two years at Fonterra. Previously: Leaving Telecom / Dawdling to the pavilion. My two years at Fonterra was a real game of two halves. The first year was when the milk price was down, the farmers were hurting and getting things out the […]
Here’s a ramble through 2015 expressed in the ‘photos I took on my phone’ medium. I’ve actually tried to take the DSLR actually out of its bag more often this year in order to get slightly nicer, slightly more considered photos happening, but that’s, erm, a work in progress. Anyway. Onward. See also: 2014 (at […]
Here’s an overdue update on the career situation – in May 2015 I left New Zealand Cricket for Fonterra. I wanted to wrap up the two years before it all disappears in a fond, summery haze. Working in cricket was a bit of a dream come true – I thoroughly enjoyed being part of it and […]
Social media impresario Vaughn Davis was extremely kind to invite me on his radio show for a ramble through the BLACKCAPS, Telecom, sportreview.net.nz‘s ten year anniversary and the mobile apps I use on the bog (Instapaper was my #1). Radio Live Sunday Social – listen to the whole nine yards here. Thanks Vaughn!
I’m a big fan of features like The Verge’s What’s In Your Bag? and The Setup, where folk share the stuff they use everyday in a cheerfully narcissistic fashion. [Get the full run down on the Bangladesh trip over at sportreview.net.nz] For the last month I’ve been in Bangladesh with the BLACKCAPS, writing for our website, […]
A few thoughts on TVNZ’s social media rules as reported in the Herald. Before we make ‘2009 wants its social media policy back’ jokes, let’s allow for some benefit of the doubt. If you’ve ever read coverage of your own company in the papers, you’ll know there’s usually a bit more context to these stories than […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to chat to Paul Spain and Sim Ahmed on the New Zealand Digital Podcast. We talked about the new role and the old role, tools of the trade, advice for folk and businesses thinking about getting into social media and the separation between yer professional and […]
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to be on Social Media Club Auckland’s When communities go bad panel, along with Anna Connell, Mike Kooge and Chris Keall. The panel. Photo filched from SMCAKL site. Some brief thoughts: Being trolled is part of the territory for doing corporate social media. Of course, social media is just […]
So I was on the telly, along with Simone McCallum and Rick Shera talking about this ruling in Australia where by companies are responsible for everything that appears on their Facebook or social media pages. My (expanded) view is that social media should be literally social – a two way conversation between companies, their customers […]
Me, in a directors institute magazine. Who’d have thought?