February saw a record 2,536 attend the ENTECH Roadshow, of which just 4.5% were female. This spurred some commentary as to whether it represents female participation in entertainment technical roles – or whether ENTECH isn’t considered welcoming. “It is a very obvious trend in the technical...Read more ?
Your grief is their beef fillet By Julius Grafton Our story about the TCP Fraud in September had an unhappy sequel. The duped lease guy called and informed us he had spent $900,000 on un-successful legal actions to try to claw back some of the $1m in lease funding he advanced. It sent him broke. If...Read more ?
By Simon Byrne Australia has no national framework for noise control, and national regulations and guidelines cover only a few aspects of the noise environment. When I set out to write this, my goal was to deliver a comprehensive state by state guide of the local noise regulations and how they...Read more ?
Singapore has commenced its autonomous taxi trial this week. A startup called nuTonomy got the jump on Google, Uber, Apple, Tesla and Mercedes Benz who all desperately want to own the self driving car 'space'. Uber didn't exist in Australia three years ago and is now the largest 'taxi' transport entity...Read more ?
Biz Talk, By Julius Grafton About fifteen years ago McDonalds brought a US concept restaurant to Sydney called Boston Market. They built nine stand-alone restaurants and quickly discovered Aussies like their roast dinners different to Americans. What? No roast LAMB? What kind of place is this? They...Read more ?
By Julius Grafton In July we had the pleasure of a short NZ tour with ENTECH NZ Roadshow. Having done this across Australia for some years we were keenly anticipating our new experience. Figuring out what to take was easy, we had airline baggage limits so no touring drawers cases or all the stuff...Read more ?
By Julius Grafton Somehow I found myself talking to a couple of friends who are recently bankrupt. One just filed, the other was recently discharged. I thought their experiences were worth sharing. “I went home and told my wife my business was collapsing”, Andrew* said. “Her first reaction...Read more ?
At presstime we were just finished ENTECH NZ and it was a fabulous tour. A week before our first one day event in Auckland I knew we were on track for a success. We did some specific promotions around the final date in Christchurch and that paid off with the right number and spread of trade on August...Read more ?
CX was one the only fully paid circulation trade mags in the world until this month when we went digital free. It was a decision made some time ago and timed for the inflection point where advertising revenue fell below a trigger. This sounds illogical. Wouldn’t we be chasing every dollar, especially...Read more ?
Biz Talk: Inside the Eagle Boys disaster By Julius Grafton As an ex roadie I have a healthy interest in pizza and beer. The former is of course easy road food, and Eagle Boys was one of the more ubiquitous franchise chains, behind dominant Dominoes and Pizza Hut, purveyors of the best Hawaiian...Read more ?