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Planning for the Post-Pandemic

By Anya Ow | April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s been a scary few months, but Australians stepped up to the challenge. Whether it’s been working from home, keeping kids at home, or doing necessary delivery, healthcare, and other work, things in Australia so far look under control so far, enough that elective surgeries are opening up and restrictions are beginning to relax. Projections …

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Starting a Business from Home

By Anya Ow | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like us, you may be one of the many Australians who have decided to do their bit and stay home during these difficult times. You might be doing this because you have to — as one of the people who flew in from overseas and are self-isolating for two weeks, or because you’re working from …

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Pandemic Advertising

By Anya Ow | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

When I visited the Duomo in Milan last year, it was packed. Tourists squeezed by the occasional local, taking pictures, piling into cafes, trying to get into the church. If you wanted to eat nearby, you had to dodge bomber pigeons and hordes of people hungry for overpriced pizza or Prada. Granted, it was near …

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How to Advertise and Market Retail in a Recession

By Gavel Markowski | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m running late for a meeting which has been called on virtually no notice by a client. I’m heading East towards the real burbs. The traffic opens up a bit as I get past the Leader Newspaper headquarters on Whitehorse Road, and I plant the foot. I leave behind the rich feeding grounds of the …

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Conspiracy Theories and Other Stories

By Anya Ow | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m beginning to fear my family’s Whatsapp chat. My Chinese Singaporean parents are in their late 60s and aren’t very good with technology, but sadly they’ve learned how to share videos and memes on the platform. Despite the Singapore Government’s crackdown on fake news, quite a few things they’ve shared won’t exactly meet any sort …

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Things We Like

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The Old Guard

Starship watchlist: The Old Guard, an upcoming Netflix action film starring Charlize Theron, featuring mercenaries who can’t be killed.
Norimaki Synthesizer

Norimaki Synthesizer

The Norimaki Synthesizer will recreate the taste of food without you actually having to eat food. Not sure if this timeline will get weirder.
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Animal Talking

Animal Talking by Star Wars writer Gary Whitta is one of the year’s breakout new talk show hits — and it’s all hosted over on Animal Crossing.
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Hearts of Magic by Walmart

Hearts of Magic by Walmart is an ad based on a poem written by a Walmart department manager, poet and lyricist Terrell Myles.
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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

Tenet by Christopher Nolan is next on our to-watch list when theatres reopen in Australia. A thriller starring John David Washington.
The Half of It

The Half of It

The Half of It is a new Netflix original directed by Alice Wu, a teen rom-com where a shy student tries to help a jock woo a girl whom they both like. Via Vulture: The romantic comedy was never really supposed to be original. The genre has a few simple narrative templates, many of them …

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Quarantine Drinking

Quarantine Drinking

Quarantine Drinking with Eater takes a look at how the pandemic has transformed drinking culture, and how distilleries have adapted.
Lockdown around the world

Lockdown around the world

Lockdown around the world with National Geographic: a 360º video created by a number of filmmakers, depicting the world as it is now.
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Astromech vacuum droid

An astromech cleaning droid inspired by R2-D2 of Star Wars? Hell yes. Inspired DIY project by Matthew Scott Hunter. Looks great too.
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