January 2010 - The Red Republic

Social media for good

On Tuesday 12 January, a 7 magnitude earthquake struck the island nation and caused widespread devastation, killing an estimated 100,000 people and displacing significantly more. Within minutes, news of the quake spread on Twitter and millions of people mobilised –...

Howling Hearts

I’ve been called a few names in my life but a couple have stuck since the launch of my own vintage collection label, aptly titled Vintage Lover. While I am not quite sure I want to be referred to as a “vintage maiden” or a “style vixen”, I bet you are not quite sure...

No more hairy situations

Developed and manufactured in France, the E-One uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal technology and is easy to use, safe, convenient and more cost effective than countless trips to the beautician. A finalist in the prestigious French Innovation of the Year...

Will you pay for online news?

The act of suddenly charging people for something they’ve always enjoyed free seems downright absurd.  And yet that’s what will likely happen when major media organisations begin charging for their online news content. Here in Australia, both News Limited and Fairfax...

The power of promo

At the risk of sounding like Derek Zoolander, there is more to these people than toned bodies, symmetrical smiles and perfect hair. Some very clever marketer realised long ago that good looks and sex appeal sell.  Since then, no sidewalk, shopping centre or trade expo...