“Gay panic” was a legal defence where “unwanted gay advances” were successfully argued to reduce murder charges to manslaughter. As of this week in Queensland: no more.
Thanks to the findings of a recent study, we know that a majority of executives believe that while Trump is doing a great job, they want him off of Twitter. Vexing.
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week we look at the five trends to watch in 2017, the successful company that moved its digital to AI and a reality check for those who love social media.
Emboldened by the apparent success of the lockout laws, the NSW police are now looking to push a uniform system across the state. Good lord.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke presents industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at what keeps the world’s largest CEO up at night, the new advertising way and how Zuckerberg rules us all.
The problem with our misunderstanding of data is twofold: we suffer from a lack of proper education and of adequate access, and it is what kills marketing teams in any business.
The rise of Trump is well documented, however, his proposed changes regarding the US justice system are ambitious, but at times, rubbish.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we teach you how to surf the next digital wave, how the Ad market is falling behind on media, and why you should meet Gen Z.
For my money, advertising in magazines just doesn’t work. But there is another way. Let your copy sell your advertising, and not the other way around.
Despite it being green-lit, the government’s medicinal marijuana scheme is now hamstrung by bureaucratic process and smoke and mirrors.
Despite the best intentions of civil liberty groups, three nationwide DNA databases already exist in this country. Is it a case of smart policing, or the vestiges of nanny state thinking?
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we chart the media landscape, we list the thirty ad people you should be following on Twitter, and we wonder if advertising can beat the alt-right.
We spoke with the executive producer behind Q&A, Peter McEvoy and discovered how they pick the tweets that appear on the show, how they assemble the audience and how they ensure the conversation is genuinely national.
We spoke with Steve Pettaras, the scientific mind behind Australia’s premier alkaline water product Alka Power about the misconceptions in the bottled water market, and how success doesn’t guarantee safety.
We spoke with the Global Ceo of TrinityP3, Darren Woolley about the quickly growing digital space, and the importance of marketing mirroring strategy.
After his neighbours refused to install frosted windows, a suburbanite decided to go entirely naked to prove his point. That his privacy is what he treasured above everything. Right.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week we look at the 2020 economic forecast, the four traits every media agency should have and the failure of Adtech.
Passing the investigation over to an independent body, the government has moved to halt institutional torture in places such as Manus and Don Dale. However, the battle is far from being won.
According to studies, an increase in testosterone and metabolic “fight or flight” changes indicate a possible link between violent crime and rising temperatures.
The Queensland Government is pushing to force domestic violence defendants to wear electronic tracking devices. The plaintiffs agree, but is it the right move?