by Frances Manfield
With more than 400 Queensland businesses declared bankrupt in the second quarter of 2012-13, a national business strategist is urging CEOs to stay visible in order to stay afloat during difficult economic times.
Drawing on 25 years’ experience as a board member of national organisations and as a consultant to some of the Australia’s most successful firms, BBS Communications Group Chairman and Chief Executive Lady Jane Edwards warned that even strong businesses risked losing their place in the market if they became too inwardly-focused in tough times. Read More
by Matthew Hart
It seems almost regardless of the disaster, be it flood, fire or earthquake, high levels of emotion and outrage can linger long after the immediate crisis has passed.
Recently, I delivered IAP2’s Emotion, Outrage and Public Participation course in Christchurch, New Zealand, to a team involved in rebuilding the city following the 2010 earthquake. Read More
by Matthew Hart
It’s official – online news and social media has killed the traditional deadline. Left in its wake is the ever-demanding “rolling deadline” – a deadline that blurs all time-zones and borders, pressuring news outlets to provide a constant stream of information to satisfy need-it-now audiences.
The exponential growth of online news and social media has signified a fundamental shift in the way stories are reported. The pressure of online news has made “rolling deadlines” the norm, even for media outlets which traditionally had a set weekly or monthly deadline. Read More