HBO and Netflix brands like Game of Thrones and House of Cards and Hollywood blockbuster movies play well to an international audience. But outside Hollywood, and some British products such as Downton Abbey, how can other nations enter the global media marketplace? Many governments are trying to jumpstart their nation’s global media production by providing
If you’re an indie media producer, you’re probably wondering how to use social media not just to grow your audience but make a few bucks. We’re constantly bombarded by advice about how marketers and brands use social media. Can’t we get a slice of that pie? There’s an gut-wrenching problem in the social media bonanza
Silence. Have you noticed it? Silence at the water-cooler, at family dinner time. Maybe it’s more of a lack than a silence, but wherever I go, whoever I talk to, the talk is never about the Rio Olympics. [Unless it is about drug cheating….] How about you? Discount the marketing and the media coverage and
In these posts, I negotiate between conventional and emerging English, and come up with my own position. This week I look at commas. What? A comma is used to indicate a pause in a sentence. It is a smaller pause than a full-stop. Why? Commas help organise a sentence. They can provide clues to the meaning
Last week, a storm called Typhoon Nida hit the South China Sea – as typhoons go, this one was not the biggest, but big enough to snap the AAG gateway cable, at a location approximately 90 km from Hong Kong. The Asia-America Gateway is a cable connecting South-East Asia with the USA via the Pacific
In these posts, I negotiate between conventional and emerging English, and come up with my own position. This week, I look at how we write abbreviations. What? pm or p.m.? etc or etc.? USA or U.S.A? Howabout “The Hon. Clive Palmer”? Do you put the fullstop to indicate it’s an abbreviation or leave it out? OMG!
Are you thinking of doing a postgraduate coursework degree? Perhaps you’re wondering what is the difference between a Masters and an undergraduate degree? Maybe you’re starting a Masters, and you’re wondering what you’ve got yourself in for. Good questions, which I would like to reflect on from the other side of the fence. I’ve been