Businesses with operations in and around Sydney’s CBD must prepare now for the impact of the Sydney’s APEC forum to be held between 2nd – 9th September, emergency planning specialists told business leaders at a Sydney forum today. Speaking at the Janellis APEC emergency planning forum, Emergency Planning specialist, Mr Brendan Beckett Director of Janellis Australia said: “APEC raises some significant concerns for the Australian business community around issues such as CBD security zoning, mass gatherings, increased police presence and the public holiday. All of these factors will impact on normal business operations”. Read the full media release here.
A revolution is under way in Australia’s entertainment and media sectors, which are set to be worth a staggering $28.7 billion by 2011, according to a new report. The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australian Entertainment & Media Outlook: 2007-2011 report has found that a number of sectors, including out-of-home and print media, have developed more robust and timely audience measurement processes that will demonstrate insights into consumer behaviour to advertisers. Read the full press release from Pricewaterhouse Coopers here.
Third-Screen Branding Poses Its Own Unique Set of Challenges. For all intents and purposes, the launch of Apple’s revolutionary iPhone – complete with folks lining up and even sleeping on sidewalks in anticipation – heralded a new age of portability. The iPhone and all other soon-to-be-launched mobile phone-centric devices are not simply about the portable phoning capability (so yesterday). They’re about the portable internet; portable entertainment; portable news; weather and sports; portable retailing; and, yes, the opportunity for portable branding. Read more here.
NEW YORK: Eleven of the biggest U.S. food and drink companies will adopt new rules to limit advertising to children under the age of 12, a move that restricts ads for products such as McDonald’s Happy Meals and the use of popular cartoon characters. Read the full article here.
NEW YORK – The nerds are in the hoouusse!
On a steaming Saturday, a horn-rimmed posse of software engineers, computer programmers and support technicians was grooving at a most unlikely spot — a fierce underground music venue here. The act: MC Chris — king of the burgeoning world of “nerdcore rap” — who dropped rhymes like Jay-Z with a pocket protector, Eminem with complexion issues. See the full article from the Washington Post here.
Chambers says whilst blogging is “cool” and podcasts are “nice”, the real growth story in web 2.0 is its use as a business productivity tool. “The ability to virtually be in the same room wherever you are around the world – and share the same data, the same voice and video fixed and mobile… then tie it all together in a simple, one click to use ability.” See the Vlog here
Australia’s first national 24 hour indigenous television station is on air. The maiden hour-long broadcast of National Indigenous Television (NITV) was beamed live from Sydney to more than 600,000 viewers this morning. Read the full story here