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Podcast Feature: LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin.

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LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin joins us live from the USA

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #218 Monty Franklin (Los Angeles-based Australian comedian)

“Positivity follows you around.” G’day Monty Franklin!

This week we feature Australian comedian Monty Franklin LIVE from LA on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast!

We deep-dive into Monty’s life in Hollywood as an Aussie working in the US entertainment industry, his latest project with US comedian Rob Schneider, performing at Sydney Opera House and much more!

Ever dreamt of living & working in the USA? Let’s dive in!

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Podcast: USA comedian Murray Valeriano & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #217 Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast).

Yas! Los Angeles-based American stand-up comedian & host of the ‘Road Stories’ podcast, Murray Valeriano, joins me this week on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast as we chat about open heart surgery, surfing and the Road Stories podcast with amazing stories from life on the road as a comedian and my own stories as an ex Emirates Airline international flight attendant.

A wonderful podcast that will make your heart soar!

 

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #217 Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast).

Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast)

New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

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New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #216 BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

Excited to welcome back my friend and Melbourne singer-songwriter BATTS on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast for the 4th time, as she prepares to hit the road for her east coast of Australia for the launch of her much anticipated and highly-imaginative debut concept album called ‘The Grand Tour’.

NASA’s launch of the twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts in 1977, which inspired The Grand Tour album, sent a shock of radio and plasma wave signals back in 2012 from Voyager 1 as it crossed into Interstellar Space and on today’s show we chat about what inspired BATTS to reach out to NASA in the creation of this beautiful album.

Voyager 1 and 2 are currently exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before and are each are much farther away from Earth and the sun than Pluto. Like life imitating art, we dive in what keeps driving BATTS into the unknown for her upcoming tours of Australia and the UK, as a solo indie artist, musician and businesswoman. 

Super fun chats and what a rad lady! Let’s get into it!

New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

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Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature: Kerri Glasscock – Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO.

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Kerri Glasscock (Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO) x @hotndelicious podcast feature – Photo credit @misspiaanderson

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #214 Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature: Kerri Glasscock (Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO).

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the black sheep? Or have you always known and owned who you are, strived to find your people and pursued your passions ferociously from an early age?

Kerri Glasscock is an absolute baller!! Growing up as a kid in a small country town NSW, Kerri craved a career in performance arts and moved to Newtown as a teenager, Sydney’s hub of arts, music and culture, so that she could attend the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts amongst her peers. And she flourished!

Flash forward to 2019 and Kerri Glasscock has been the festival director and CEO of the Sydney Fringe Festival for 8 years, has run artist-run Venue 505 in Surry Hills since 2004, a director of City Recital Hall and is the co-chair of the City of Sydney’s new Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel – a panel that was set up in 2018 to provide advice about supporting a thriving, diverse and safe nightlife in Sydney. Keep Sydney Open!

Kerri and I enjoy vast ranging chats on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast this week,from the growth of Sydney Fringe Festival and its 10 year anniversary in 2019 (September 1st – 30th), female entrepreneurship and the business of the arts, Kerri’s real life creative, philosophical and business inspirations, a Bondi Beach x Newtown super suburb and much, much more.

Kerri Glasscock is down to earth, a business person that makes things happen and one of the most inspiring people that I have podcasted with in quite some time!

Ambitious, creative and tenacious black sheep get the job done! Let’s get into the show!

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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be

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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #213 Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be.

Retrain Your Booze Brain. 

Welcome to a very special episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with special guest Benny Wallington, founder of 101 Tokens, a new community of people taking back control over their alcohol consumption. Creating new drinking habits and a better all-round lifestyle.

Facts:

  • 5 million Australians drinking three times or more a week with 37% drinking to get drunk.
  • Benny and 101 Tokens have empowered over 11,000 people in 76 countries to change their habits.

On today’s show, Benny shares his personal journey as an Aussie partying hard in London that inspired him to start a personal mission that evolved into the creation of global 101 Tokens community, the 101 Tokens accountability app – (10K Downloads in the 1st month!), the Smart Drinking Bootcamp, techniques that you can use to evolve your drinking habits from Drink, Drunk. Regret, Suppress to Drink, Respect, Reflect, Success, our consumption as a whole (drugs, alcohol, fashion industry) and how to live a life of intention. Fascinating chats!

PLUS I talk about why this month, I have decided to go alcohol-free* for a month of what I’m calling BOOZE-FREE MAY-BE*.

This is a show about how to retrain your booze brain. So if you’re Aussie (or from another global drinking culture) and you’d love to consider your current relationship with alcohol, whether you think that you might be drinking too much or are keen for a few ideas on how you can drink smarter to impact on your Health & Wellness, Finances and Productivity, then this is the podcast for you!

Let’s get into the show!

* Disclaimer: I am totally giving myself 2-3 tokens (max) as a leave pass for a few drinks, hence the Booze-Free May-Be*. It’s not a nanny state, dammit! 😁✨

Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*
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Podcast Feature: “I will give you exposure”. Avoid this MARKETING FAIL!

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Avoid this MARKETING FAIL: “I will give you exposure”.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #212 MARKETING FAIL: “I will give you exposure” – Solocast.

Today’s podcast comes in 3 parts:

  • Avoid this MARKETING FAIL: “I will give you exposure”.
  • Crediting creative works online – photography, videography and artwork.
  • ANZAC Day. Learning about ANZAC Day as an Australian. What you can do.

“I will give you free exposure”. Fail. I want to hang up the phone immediately. Epic fail!

Yes, I had one of those business calls on a Monday a few weeks back for the 1st time in a while. The gentleman calling (not a gentleman caller 😉) had never met me before, did not know me, was quite polite and is actually affiliated with an organisation that I am a part of and believe in, but believe you me, that is NOT the way to approach me.

As a Social Media Strategist and Content Producer (Photographer/Podcaster), believe me I am well-versed with these conversations, businesses, brands and organisations trying to acquire my services for cheap or for free and quite frankly I’ve had enough!

On today’s podcast we to dive into one of the phrases I loathe most in the creative services industry and the English language “I will give you exposure”.

We discuss how brands, organisations, festivals/events and anyone in the need for creative services, who might have little to no budget, should approach creatives with these opportunities whilst showing respect for the time and value of creatives.

I also provide you the creative with the top tips on how to ensure that you always put value on your time and experience, when to say yes and when to say no to helping out people, brands or organisations who want your time for nothing.

Crediting creative works – photography, videography and artwork.

On Part II of today’s show we discuss the need for influencers, brands and anyone publishing the work of creatives, no matter what their level of creative skill, to provide artistic credit for any works posted online and provide insight as to what this ultimately means for any photographers, videographers and others in the creative/artistic industries.

I also provide creatives with key advice and tips/tricks to ensure that you are credited for your work.

Learning about ANZAC Day as an Australian. What you can do.

The shortest part and the cherry on top of today’s podcast – we touch on the history of ANZAC Day, what it means to me and how you can get involved.

Let’s get into the show!

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! recorded live in Bondi Beach.
Dan Wilkinson, Social Media Strategist and Content Producer lecturing on Content Strategy at Macleay College.

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Avoid this MARKETING FAIL: “I will give you exposure”.

The ANZAC spirit – Should brands be capitalising commercially?

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The Larrikin ANZAC beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Should Australian and New Zealand brands be capitalising on the use of the iconic ANZAC spirit and ANZAC Day occasion to be promoting their brands?

A quick history lesson for those of you reading from overseas: “ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, ANZAC Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War (1914–1918).”* 

Back to the story – I know that the use of ANZAC for commercial purposes is not a new debate, however the other day I walked into Bondi Beach Cellars and spotted The Larrikin ANZAC Biscuit Beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery sitting in the fridge.

Immediately I was torn, subscribers of my weekly Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast and readers of the blog will know my passion for the ANZACs from my trip to Gallipoli, my family connection and diving into the history of what it means to me.

My immediate gut-instinct reaction, is to me it just feels a little cheap and wrong, to be attaching this Australian icon to a product, brand or campaign, without a lot of forethought and perhaps also creating a mechanic, whereby a proportion of revenue or profits from sales generated are redistributed back to charitable organisations such as the ANZAC Appeal. Even then I’m still not sure how comfortable I feel about it. I’ve also since discovered that brands and organisations also require permission from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to use the word ‘Anzac’ in a commercial context.

Now for context, I’m not across whether Mornington Peninsula Brewery have permission to use the ANZAC brand for commercial use, their intent, what this brew means to them and I also love that they’re educating people as to what ANZAC Day is. In fact, Mornington Peninsula Brewery are one of my favourite breweries in Australia, I love their beers very much and what they do for the Australian craft beer scene, which is no doubt exactly why this debate his risen in me right now.

As a massive craft beer fan and supporter of the Australian scene through my @craftbeerlovin’ Instagram account, I clearly bought the beer, I can attest to how delicious and sessionable it is and I’d also love to chat with Mornington Peninsula Brewery team at some point to get their perspective on the subject. I might even record it as part of a craft beer episode on the podcast.

In short, in this current digital age, where there is so much hate and vitriol online at the push of a button, without thought given to measured debate and listening to both sides of an argument, I’ve written this article as I’d love to spark discussion on this subject and hear what you, my friends, peers and colleagues have to say on the matter too.

As mentioned, I’m not entirely sure how comfortable how I feel about brands capitalising on the ANZAC Day brand and spirit, no matter who they are, as it is a date that holds a lot of history, connection and emotion for many Australian and New Zealanders.

So I ask you. Regardless of intent. How do you feel about brands capitalising on the ANZAC Day brand and spirit? Should they do it? And if so, how should they go about it?

By Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).
Digital Media Strategist & Content Producer.
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The Larrikin ANZAC beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery