I guess awards might have their uses, but I don't think they're a great loss if they don't happen. In general, great work speaks for itself and doesn't need approbation to back it up.
(I may be a bit jaundiced, because in my profession the award generally gets collected by some marketing droid who mostly contributed to the project's delays and frustrations, whilst the coders who actually did the work don't get as much as a credit).
In that time the only PR offer I've had was to write about a well known brand of baked beans in exchange for one (1) can of the baked beans.
There's ligging out there if you're prepared to hassle for it though, and kudos for not doing so. SWIM who works in online marketing knows of a bunch of little gigs that'll get you money or freebies. Nothing particularly evil either, restaurant reviews, tweets, that sort of thing. No big secret, really.
whether or not next years sponsorship is worth it - which would be a terrible industry outcome
Why? Because people miss out on some free booze and a backslapping opportunity?
Do you know the timing on that case? The article was on the 23rd of June, and I can't find anything post that on the Courts' website.
You'd have thought we'd be due a decision by now?
I'm wondering if Slater gave evidence that he didn't take payment for stories. If he did, he may well have Archered himself most severely.
if a large number of stunned party members began demanding a clean up of the National Party
Yes, well the smart move for Key now would be to sack Collins as a minister, deselect her as a candidate and declare a fatwa on party engagement with fringe wingnuts such as Slater.
I suspect she's already been asked to resign though, and has refused.
Gower got his Mein Kampf story on Dotcom from Slater and will hardly be in a position to refuse the much-ballyhooed pre-election hit on Dotcom should it still be on offer.
Well, I think his manager should spike all and any stories stemming from Slater and his cohorts. Really, if a story is being sourced secondhand from any blogger rather than an original source, that should be declared.
If 3 News don't do that, I think their fitness to hold a broadcasting license should come into question if a left-wing government is elected.
I’m done with this
I'm seriously thinking about voting for Chris Finlayson in Rongotai (which would be my first vote for a Nat ever) because I think he's an asset to parliament, whilst I believe Annette King is one of that past-it right-wing clique and not an asset to either parliament or Labour.
I'm wondering whether if National wind up reliant on NZF for support, Peters will insist on Joyce replacing Key as his price for C&S. It's the sort of stunt he would pull, and would enable him to go out truly claiming to be "kingmaker".
Who is Robert Ridley? A corrupt cop or NZTA employee? Surely they'd use a pseudonym?
(I don't think database misuse is illegal in NZ, but it does get you fired, or at least it should).