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  • Team Key teaches lessons on democracy to Team Australia ,
  • The TED talk is amazing ... Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand, via ,
  • a must read for all PR folk... ,
  • Back in Rotorua. Man is it cold here...,
  • So true "Today’s “best practices” lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried." ,
  • So true "Today’s “best practices” lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried." ,
  • Says everything you need to know about the internet in NZ - why isn't this an election issue ,
  • Hansen is right. Re-write the rules or its game over for Rugby.... ,
  • Greenwald in New Zealand: Grandstanding doesn’t get more condescending or counter-productive | PandoDaily ,
  • “We the people want our money safer than our selfies.” PayPal goes after Apple in a full page NYT ad | PandoDaily ,
  • A disgraceful abuse of monopoly power and example of blatant collusion to rig global payments. Why not make it open? ,
  • OK - so you collude with the schemes and SMBs and consumers are just meant to be OK paying Apple for a feature ,
  • Finally someone speaks out on how Oracle won... they did it by doing what they'd been proven to be doing before ,
  • "Hello Apple Watch, Goodbye Paper Boarding Passes?" ...umm.. Do it already on my phone. Yawn ,
  • “Thirty Things I’ve Learned” by ,

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Giving back to the Community

A great case study on how you can use Facebook to engage communities.

Commonwealth Bank Uses Facebook to Give Money Back to Community | The Financial Brand: Marketing Insights for Banks.

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Absolute Huffer

Great to see the Huffer boyz getting some kudos for their work with Absolut. BTW… if you live in Auckland they have opened a cool new store in their offices. Just up Queen street.

 

ABSOLUT NZ Limited Edition

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An Email Charter

This email charter – created by Chris over at TED — should be a key ingredient in every employee handbook, training program and best-practices guide. It’s brilliant – I’ll make a few adds over the next day but wanted to get this up:

Respect Recipients’ Time: This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email gobbles at the other end — even if it means taking more time at your end before sending.

Be Easy to Process: This means:  crisp sentences, unambiguous questions, keep it short. If the email absolutely has to be longer than 100 words, make sure the first sentence is clear about the basic reason for writing.

Chose Clear Subject Lines: Here are some that don’t work:

  • Subject: Re: re: re: re
  • Subject:
  • Subject: Hello from me!
  • Subject: next week….
  • Subject: MY AMAZING NEW SHOW starts next week at the Vctory Theater at 113-86 Broad Lane, every night 8 PM 6/7–7/12
  • Subject: TED Partnership Proposal
  • Subject: Rescheduling today’s dinner with Sarah G.
  • Subject: Noon meeting cancelled (eom).
  • EOM means ‘end of message.’  It’s a fine gift to your recipient. They don’t have to spend the time actually opening the message.

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