Superheroes come in many sizes

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Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been a huge fan of Spider-Man. Some of my earliest memories are of pretending to be Peter Parker’s famous alter-ego, swinging from building to building in a quest to rid New York City of crime and injustice. I had the action figures, the comic books, the t-shirt…Read the full article…

The Sainsbury’s saga: Nectar announcement is latest comms fail

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As a long-standing Sainsbury’s customer, I was somewhat shocked, this morning, to receive the following email from the company:  The first shock was that I even viewed the contents of the email in the first place, given the myriad of marketing communication that I receive on a daily basis from various brands I have some loose…Read the full article…

Close to home: why everybody needs good neighbours

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Do the names Madge Bishop, Joe Mangel and Susan Kennedy ring any bells? #156016431 / gettyimages.com Much like an overwhelming majority of British twenty-somethings, my adolescence and student days were inextricably linked to the Australian soap opera, Neighbours. For more than a decade, I watched with relish the daily occurrences of suburban life on Ramsay…Read the full article…

Human slavery: a 21st century global concern

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“Sin? There is no sin. Man does how he pleases with his property.” So says Edwin Epps, one of many despicable villains in Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning 2013 historical epic 12 Years A Slave. This beautifully crafted and powerfully acted biopic brings to the screen a tale that is almost two centuries old…Read the full article…