Posts by Ross McConnell
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Blinder can help you tell better stories, faster, with video. And we can do it now. Blinder is for broadcasters and publishers who want to make the news without relying on camera crews, for podcasters and bloggers who want an easy break into video, and for publicists and talent managers who need a safe and…Read More
Lessons from a remote nation: How media teams can thrive when everyone’s been sent home
Feeling isolated and removed from the action all of a sudden? Welcome to life-as-usual in New Zealand. As borders seal off, offices shut down, and people around the world adjust to the reality of working life separated from their peers and their everyday tools of trade, New Zealanders should adapt faster than most. As a…Read More
Can I have my attention, please? My personal battle with ADDs
I had a birthday in October, which a few of my mates described as “half-time”. It’s a sporting reference apparently (soccer to be specific), and a fairly sobering one to boot. It’s left me quietly hoping that I get to play the full 90, but also focused on playing really well in the first part of the second half.Read More
Communications technology minefield – let’s talk our way through it
Media relations: Make-up or break-up?
The relationship between the media and celebrity newsmakers has been on a downhill slide for many years.
Don’t let technology take your mana
We have a concept in New Zealand known as mana, which we have inherited from Maori culture (Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand). While there is no direct translation into english, mana has been defined as “authority, control, influence, prestige, power, and also honour”.Read More
Appreciating the nature of success
A few weeks ago I grabbed my smartphone and wrote down this thought: The people who will thrive and inspire in this age are the ones who – despite all the distractions that compete for their attention – manage to connect with and nurture their greatest gifts and passions.Read More