Month: February 2016

Sludge metal lads ‘Field’ bringin’ the doom with latest EP, ‘The Hate’!

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'Field' image by Crystal Richardson Photography https://www.facebook.com/crystalrichardsonphotography/?fref=ts
‘Field’ image by Crystal Richardson Photography https://www.facebook.com/crystalrichardsonphotography/?fref=ts

Do you like your sludge metal down & dirty?

I just got flicked this killer little EP today that ‘Field’ released a few months back.

Get a taste here if you like your ears bleeding! Kick-ass! 😬😈🎸🤘

Written by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! founder).

Get in touch with the boys from ‘Field’ on the socials right here:

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

Dan recently wrapped up his position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australiato pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Field launch 'The Hate'.
Field launch ‘The Hate’.

Social Media Recruitment – Trial by Snapchat – How are you challenging the status quo?

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Trial by Snapchat - social media job applications with a difference.
Trial by Snapchat – social media job applications with a difference.

I have built a digital career for myself that didn’t even exist 15 years ago, in a social media industry that is constantly evolving at the speed of sound and requires a finger on the pulse at all times or you get left behind… and I love it!

Unfortunately one of the downsides, eternal frustrations and key elements that comes with the territory of such a career, is the need to be constantly holding the hands of clients and customers (both internal and external), who believe that they understand how to utilize social media for their brand just because they have a personal Facebook account or know how to post a few blurry smartphone images or so-called “inspirational” quotes to Instagram.

So what can we do as recruiters to find people who are the best recruits for social media roles and help ease this pain?

My advice to social media recruiters and even myself a week ago, would be to challenge the status quo of how you are recruiting social media team members for your agencies and small businesses. If you are still receiving the same tired old resumes for social media account management, creative or community management roles, then chances are that you yourself are doing it wrong. A month ago, I threw out a pile of resumes collecting dust from social media industry “professionals”, who’ve followed the same old skool Word doc resume format with zero visuals and little illustration of the personality that I believe is a non-negotiable to be a success in the social media industry. They didn’t stand out in my Newsfeed.

So how can I challenge the status quo?

Check out this ThinkTank Social job advertisement that popped up in my Facebook Newsfeed just a few days ago. I don’t know much about the role myself, but it caught my attention and to me it could indicate that they chose Trial by Snapchat as a way of finding the type of person and personality that they’re after for the position and agency culture. It could quite well be quite a niche role and I know plenty of great account managers who aren’t suited for social media at all.

Looking at it from a birds-eye view I like their choice of application because they’re obviously not only illustrating the personality behind their agency, but challenging the status quo of job advertisements. It stood out in my newsfeed and made me think about/reassess how I have advertised roles in the past and how I will do so in the future.

I’m not saying that Trial by Snapchat is the right solution for your next job advertisement, but I like that Thinktank Social having a go!

 

Written by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! founder).

Side note: 

I’m also consistently surprised at how few candidates include links to their own social pages or @-handles on resumes or digital portfolios (or even a website central to a personal digital ecosystem where recruiters can be directed to their various social media channels). Whether you like it or not, the best recruiters, social media managers and directors will search for and find a recruit’s personal social media channels in an effort to determine the type of person they’re dealing with (you can tell a lot about the psychology of an person by the style of copy they write and how they interact with others online), whether said recruit actually understands how to optimize content each individual social media platform and to get a small taste of the type of creative that they can expect from that person. So always be mindful of how you’re representing yourself on open channels, consider the perception of the type of content you’re posting and get those URLs in on your resumes, peeps.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

Dan recently wrapped up his position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australiato pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Trial by Snapchat - social media job applications with a difference.
Trial by Snapchat – social media job applications with a difference.

Facebook launch ‘Reactions’ featuring 5 New Options Alongside ‘Like’ Button.

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Facebook launch 'Reactions' - 5 New Options Alongside 'Like' Button
Facebook launch ‘Reactions’ featuring 5 New Options Alongside ‘Like’ Button

Less than an hour ago, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced to the world the much debated upgrade to Facebook Likes… the ‘Reactions’ feature.

Facebook users can now Like, Love, HaHa, Wow, Sad or Angry… content creators, brand social media managers and community managers who’s brands already see a high volume of negative social media traffic are rejoicing the fact that there’s no “Dislike” or “Thumbs Down” button…  sure the ‘Angry’ and ‘Sad’ Reactions are there, but I’m personally rather pleased that the positive Reactions outweigh the negative 4-2, because let’s be honest… There are already enough trolls and whiners out there on the internet as it is. Let’s not further feed their unconstructive and negative behaviour.

I’ve personally trialled Reactions on both my iPhone and laptop this morning, so I dare say that it’s rolled out worldwide already and can confirm that it is super user-friendly (See image below).

To react, all you have to do is hold your finger or thumb down on Facebook’s “Like” button on your Smartphone and select which of the Reactions you’d like to use on a post by your friends or one of the Facebook Pages that you follow on Facebook (click on the blue thumbs up icon to select your ‘Reactions’ on laptop).

Ultimately the addition of  Facebook Reactions appears to be a fairly cool addition at first glance, but what functional value it brings to high profile celebrities or brands, how it impacts on the Facebook Algorithm (how content is prioritized for your individual Newsfeed) and how agencies report on it to their clients (if at all) remains to be seen.

Now it’s time for you to go have a play. Let me know what you think & enjoy! 

Article by Dan Wilkinson @hotndelicious Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat

Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram
 @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious

Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

 

Australia. Where a deserted beach is just a car ride away… #happiness

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Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson  📷✨  Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  Travel, entertainment & lifestyle blog. http://www.hotndelicious.com/
Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson 📷✨ 
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! 
Travel, entertainment & lifestyle blog.
http://www.hotndelicious.com/

Australia. A deserted beach is just a car ride away…

Once a year in the Australian summertime, a bunch of mates & I disappear down the coast to a secret beach to escape for the night and put the world to right.

Fishing, snorkelling and body surfing no matter what the weather… sunset BBQs & watching the sun rise over the ocean…

Taking the time to switch off from technology and be present in this beautiful world around us, especially when we have such flawless beauty right in our backyard.

I’m going to miss this place… 

#happiness #seeAustralia

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

Dan recently wrapped up his position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australiato pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 

From surfing the Sunshine Coast to the jungles of Indonesia – this is Tom Richardson ‘Pockets’ EP.

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Tom Richardson talks 'Pockets' EP on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
Tom Richardson talks ‘Pockets’ EP on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!


PODCAST – #65 Tom Richardson (Australian folk singer/songwriter).


CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast interview in full via iTunes.

Tom Richardson is a sublime Australian acoustic and blues singer/songwriter, who’s had his music featured on Rip Curl surfing documentaries, played shows & festivals in 15 different countries around the planet and has just dropped his brand new ‘Pockets’ EP, which he’s going to be touring around Australia, Canada and Europe in 2016.

Tom and I met 5.5 years ago when he joined the line-up for the 1st ever Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! project (then called Hot & Delicious Records), ‘Change Australia, Change The World’, an event held in the iconic Gershwin Room at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda (Melbourne, Australia) to raise awareness for Oxfam Australia’s involvement for Close The Gap.

Today’swonderful, ranging & inspiring chats cover ambition and travelling the world as a solo musician since the age of 21, living in Bali and recording an EP in the middle of the jungle in Bali with crickets, geckos, motorbikes and Jetstar’s Denpaser flight as backing vocals, finding a life partner in Canada & the invaluable life lessons they teach each other,  his first ever memory as a child, going into the surf with his dad and the feelings of pure exhilaration & joy that surfing brings, coming into your own as a person, creator and performer by not being afraid to be open & honest with yourself and others, which is when you feel truly happy.

I just get so excited that I’m able to support good people in their ambitious pursuits & doubly so when they produce such magical music & are so damn inspiring!

Let’s get into this chat:

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Tom Richardson in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Buy the ‘Pockets’ EP now! 7 wonderful acoustic jams by Tom Richardson on iTunes for just $11.83

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Tom Richardson in full via iTunes.

Connect with Tom Richardson online & check out his amazing tunes:

http://www.tomrichardsonproject.com/

https://www.instagram.com/tomrichardsonmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/tomrichardsonmusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/tomrichardsonmusic1

Tour Dates

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Aussie Hayden Calnin. Captivating new music, ‘Cut Love’ & touring the globe!

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Hayden Calnin - 'Cut Love'
Hayden Calnin – ‘Cut Love’

Tune! I love seeing my faves launch new music!

Friday 4th of March. Whack it in your diaries. Hayden Calnin’s album Cut Love Pt1 drops.

Signed to global music industry players, The Agency Group, with the launch of not one but two new albums in 2016, Hayden Calnin is shortly to be killin’ it not just in Australia, but in Europe, Canada, USA and around the planet!

For many of us music lovers in Australia, we see the impact that Hayden a talented producer on tracks of so many wonderful Australian artists including the likes of HOWQUA, Eliza Hull, Tanya Batt and the list goes on…

This guy’s played festival slots at Falls Festival and NYE on the Hill, had music featured on hit American TV shows like Suits and as we speak, one of Hayden’s tracks is going global as the new soundtrack trailer for the film ‘Room’ – see below (For My Help). 

And yep, turns out that he’s a pretty good damn bloke too, as we all discovered on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in August last year.

I’m proud of you, man. And excited! For all you listeners out there…

Here’s a sweet sweet taste for your lips… Hayden Calnin has just dropped this little sparkler!

Connect with Hayden Calnin via Twitter or check out more of his music/tour dates via this brand spanking new website haydencalninmusic.com

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Twitter @hotndelicious 
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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival | Photo gallery | CHVRCHES, Grimes, DMA’s & more!

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St Jerome's Laneway Festival Gallery by Nikki Williams for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Gallery by Nikki Williams for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is easily one of our favourite festival circuits on the international calendar!

In 2016, Laneway Festival brought all of its magic with Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet photographer Nikki Willams AKA NW Stills on the scene to capture the Laneway summer Melbourne goodness in all of its glory, with a swag of awesome images of Chvrches, Grimes, DMA’s, Big Scary & more!

☀️🍻🎤🎉

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Gallery by Nikki Williams for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet:

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Twitter @hotndelicious 
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Facebook.com/HotnDelicious

Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For business enquiries email contact:
info@hotndelicious.com

 

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.