Pandemic Culture and Anxiety: a look at social, personal and business response

On Thursday 2nd April, I attended (for lack of a better word) a super interesting webinar all about "pandemic culture" - looking at the impact of social isolation, the role of 24/7 media coverage, and what brands can do and what they shouldn't do etc. I initially wrote this up as a thread on Twitter … Continue reading Pandemic Culture and Anxiety: a look at social, personal and business response

PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making

Every so often I have these days where I slightly freak out and panic. Not in an anxiety way. No, no, no. It’s not sinister. It’s kind of the opposite. More like excitement. Intense. Scary. Exhilarating. Excitement. Like a ‘holy shit the world is so big and how did you pull that off and how … Continue reading PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making

Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?

Slacktivism is a funny little hybrid word - a portmanteau of ‘slacker’ and ‘activism’.  It applies to ‘actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk’, but more generally referring to the casual liking or retweeting of political or issue-led content online in lieu of mobilising IRL. Over the … Continue reading Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?