The Body Politic
On 24 November 2007, the Australian Body Politic had a Heart/Brain transplant. So far, it seems the patient is making a good recovery, but we shall monitor progress. As of 31 December 2007, the patient has been moved out of "Intensive Care". There was a period of uncertainty, under Kevin Rudd, and then Julia Gillard. On 14 September 2010 Julia Gillard was sworn in as Prime Minister, by the Governor General.
"Marketing Clutter" cartoon | Marketoonist | Tom Fishburne
There has never been a greater level of marketing clutter. Yankelovich Consumer Research charts that "we've gone from being exposed to about 500 marketing messages a day back in the 1970s to as many as 5,000 a day today." At the same time, marketing communication is often little more than a string of adjectives: bigger, better, faster, cheaper, etc.