Creativity versus Your Smartphone Addiction

Nikkee Boyle Behaviour Change, Communication, Fifteen Minute Read, Gen Y, Link, Sociology, Technology, TEDtalk, Uncategorised, Web, YouTube

I recently read this post by Ogilvy’s David Long, espousing the creative benefits of using a pen and notebook over purely digital means. Call me an old fuddy duddy, but I’ve always felt my best work comes from putting pen to paper. Reading David’s first point (“digital is distracting”) I …

Putting the “FUN” back into theory

Belinda Vesey-Brown Advertising, Gen Y, Incentives, Inspiration, marketing, Marketing Strategy Plan, Politics, public relations, social media, Sociology, Trends, TV Commercials, Viral Campaigns, Web, YouTube

The Fun Theory (a Volkswagen Initiative) argues, “fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better”.  They held a competition for people who had fun ways of encouraging good behaviour.  For example: a ‘bottle bank arcade’ to encourage recycling, ‘piano stairs’ to encourage exercise, ‘the world’s deepest bin’ …

Closing the gap between the bosses and the employees.

Belinda Vesey-Brown Business, Communication, Employer Branding, Gen Y, Incentives

Yesterday I read an article on Nextness about Emily Birks who is a Senior Account Manager at Pulse Communications, Ogilvy PR. Last week she participated in PRIA’s My Generation event as the representative for Gen Y in a panel discussion about how to can close the gap between bosses and the employees.  Here are her findings: There …