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Gruen Planet, Episode 4, Season 1: October 2011
Shameless plug! Tonight on Gruen Planet we’re looking at the Queen’s visit to Australia as well as the exploitation of Arab Spring by some of the biggest global brands. ABC1, 9pm.
In other blatantly promotional news, The Gruen Transfer Series 4 DVD is out soon on Nov 17th… *Timing has absolutely NOTHING to do with a certain gift-giving festivity.*
Extras include: extended versions of every episode, plus games and interviews with the creatives behind The Pitch.
Micro chip company Qualcomm show how little energy is needed to power smart phones that use their chips. Witness this latest ad where several poor insects are worked on a treadmill, then, um, fired out of a cannon!
While on Real Time with Bill Maher former congressman, and future 2012 House candidate, Alan Grayson explains Occupy Wall Street to the 1% in less than a minute.
Wonder if they also change the letterhead to The Pink House for the month?
For more on Pinktober, catch up on this week’s episode of Gruen Planet, where consumer psychologist Adam Ferrier (Naked Communications) and communications strategist Kim McKay (Momentum²) joined Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft (GPY&R) and Todd Sampson (Leo Burnett) to talk about ‘pinkvertising’.
What happens when your name is the brand and the brand gets toxic? One of the pitches on the second episode of Gruen Planet tonight is tasked with cleaning up Murdoch’s image.
Watch it in full tonight at 9pm on ABC1, when Wil, Russel and Todd will be joined by Adam Ferrier from Naked Communications and Kim McKay from Momentum².
From surfing to sniffing out cancer, what can’t dogs do? Now, USA Today reports that a number of school programs across the country are using dogs to teach kids empathy and compassion in an effort to help curb school bullying.
“The animals are the glue that helps the children stay focused and understand the message,” says Jo Dean Hearn, an ex-teacher who developed the program. “Children can easily identify with an animal. And it’s easy for them to transition when we ask them to consider how an animal feels (if ill treated) to how the kid sitting near them feels (if poorly treated).”
The best part? The programs seem to work.
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