Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with Democracy In Colour social enterprise founder, Tim Lo Surdo.
Fascinating episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! this week as Tim Lo Surdo joins us to talk about social justice, “anti-racism” and what inspired him to found Australian social enterprise, Democracy in Colour. 🎙✨👊
At the age of 23, Tim has lead by example in being a thought leader for change as the former Head of Campaigns at Oaktree Foundation, an adviser to two Senators, run national campaigns for a digital campaigning organisation in India, co-founded an international spoken word poetry platform, led communications for UN Youth Australia and organised young people in Queensland for the AYCC.
And now he’s created, Democracy in Colour, Australia’s first national racial justice advocacy organisation led by people of colour, who run campaigns to tackle structural racism; do rapid response work to hold political, cultural and corporate leaders to account on the things they say and do on race; and build platforms to increase the political voice of people of colour.
Every single week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! we interview inspiring individuals and entrepreneurs across a range of industries about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success.
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Los Angeles-based Australian actor and singer/songwriter Sam Clark joins us this week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE from LA!
Sam’s first ever acting job was on Australian TV soap opera Neighbours, he’s had 2 x #1s on the ARIAs Physical Singles Chart and last year starred in Grease: Live, the USA television special broadcast by Fox that was a live, televised remake of the 1978 film Grease and this week Sam’s launched a brand new single and music video called ‘Out Of Reach’ that we’re featuring on the show!
Sam & I chat about working with Grammy award-winning songwriting partner Bill Grainer (Jennifer Hudson, Forever In Your Mind), our very first meeting for at a house party in the Hollywood Hills with Aussie actor Jacinta Stapleton, our shared love of hiking the canyons around greater Los Angeles and top tips/key lessons/advice for any Australian contemplating packing up their lives and making a go of it in LA.
Are an Aussie actor or budding rockstar wanted to live a life in Los Angeles, California? THIS is the show for you!
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Viper Room talent buyer & Evol Walks Aussie lead singer Leah Martin-Brown killing it in the USA! | Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #134
This life is all about what you make it and Los Angeles-based Australian Leah Martin-Brown, talent buyer at LA’s iconic live music venue Viper Room and lead singer of Evol Walks, has got this sh*t down in spades!
Having recently signed a new worldwide deal with Rick Sales and Larissa Giampaoli of Rick Sales Entertainment (Slayer, Mastodon, Ghost & more), Leah and Evol Walks have shared the staged with the likes of Dream Theater, Shaggy, Everclear, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and sh*tloads more over the past 2 years!
With new tunes now on the way, co-written with Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides) and Dan and Travis from Atreyu, 2017 is set to be a very exciting year indeed for this Gold Coast native.
If you are an aspiring Australian musician or actor who harbours ambitions of making it to the big-time in the USA, then this week’s show is ALL about you!
In the wise words of Leah Martin-Brown: “Fear Is Bullsh*t. Don’t be a pussy.” There is absolutely f*ckin’ nothing stopping you from making a start today!
Download this sh*t!
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I have been keenly watching the evolution of Instagram Stories in recent times and in the latest Instagram platform update, brands who use relevant Locations + Hashtags within their content (on photos/video) can expect increased Reach and Brand Awareness of their Instagram Stories.
The inclusion of Locations & #hashtags, as shown in the screenshots below from our @hotndelicious Instagram account content, created whilst watching the Golden State Warriors versus the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, lead to a higher volume views of my @hotndelicious Instagram Stories by people searching #GSW and #NBAFinals content.
By adding Locations & #hashtags to Instagram videos, you can tap into increased traffic beyond your existing audience as ‘Grammers from around the world seek to connect with content from Locations or #hashtags associated with current events, digital activations and/or their favourite sports team.
So when you are choosing a social media strategist for your digital ecosystems for ongoing or campaign content, you need to take into consideration how quickly platforms evolve and how in touch your social media lead is with said social platforms.
One of the advantages I have as a highly experienced Social Media Strategist is that I am not only working with a diverse number of clients across multiple platforms and range of different industries including B2B, Health Insurance, FMCG, Not-For-Profit, beer/alcohol brands, financial/technology, travel and much more, but I also have my own two brands, Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! and Craft Beer Lovin’, where I am still on the tools every week creating still photography, video and audio content (for my Bondi Beach Radio show and podcast).
This means that unlike a lot of other strategists, I am one of the first to discover these latest social media platform changes before they are officially announced by the platforms and I’ll usually trial new products/content execution types on my own two brands first prior to putting them on the table for clients.
So to wrap this quick update, I’ll give you business advice and food for thought: There are a lot of wanna-be so-called social media specialists in this business and they usually brand themselves with self-coined terms like Social Media Guru/Ninja/Unicorn. If you are looking for a new Social Media Strategist for your brand or business, then make sure that you’re working with someone who not only understands how to ladder social media content up to meet your Business & Brand Objectives, but just as importantly has their finger on the pulse as a prolific content creator in their own right.
And if you want to work with me, then don’t be shy… I’ll get straight back to you. Drop me a line. 😃📱🎙✌🏻
Article by Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious, founder of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
Dan Wilkinson is the global award-winning founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professionals who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Moula Money, Miller Genuine Draft, Strongbow Cider, Kopparberg Cider, Bulmers Cider & more.
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FuckUp Nights, Entrepreneurship & Tenacious Ambition. Garry Williams on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! | Episode #133
DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #133 Garry Williams (General Assembly Australia – Partnerships Lead, FuckUp Nights organizer).
Ever wanted to have the gumption to just say…”Fuck it! I am going to chase my dreams?”
No? Well, listen in, ‘cause me and Gaz Williams are living and breathing examples of how to pave that road to success with an tenacious, unwavering ambition fuelled by a desire tobe happy and love what you do in life.
The Partnerships Lead for General Assembly launched FuckUp Nights in Melbourne a year ago, a global movement founded in Mexico that has spread like wildfire from the likes of Istanbul to New York to Tel Aviv and now Australia, where start-up founders, small business owners, entrepreneurs and inspiring entrepreneurs meet-up to soak up the stories of failed businesses/projects by now successful businessmen and women.
And yes, FuckUp Nights is now coming to Sydney! Next week on Friday 9th of June, Gaz Williams and his crew are launching FuckUp Nights Sydney at the picturesque Circular Quay at the Overseas Passenger Terminal next to Sydney Harbour Bridge, right near Sydney Opera House and yes, you can be a part of it!
Super inspiring tale of one of the main people that drives me to push myself further. Download this show and learn the secrets to drive, ambition and success.
Let’s get amongst it!
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co owner & founder, Ken Grossman, joins Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! | Innovation, Advanced Energy Tech, Sustainability & Business Leadership.
From little things, big things grow…
Inspiring founder & owner of Northern Californian brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Ken Grossman, is a man of passion, determination and innovation.
From humble roots, as a small West Coast craft brewery with a goal to produce 2,000 hectolitres of beer a year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co is now a bi-coastal North American business that champions innovation, advanced energy technology & sustainability, business leadership and is now brewing 1.7 million hectolitres of beer a year from their West Coast and East Coast breweries.
After learning to brew from the father of a close friend at a young age, Ken Grossman opened a homebrew supply store in downtown Chico, called The Home Brew Shop in 1976, before selling it in 1978, founding Sierra Nevada Brewing Co in 1979 and releasing their first batch of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co beer in 1980, which was an American Stout.
At the time, there was no such thing as small-scale or “micro” brewery equipment in the USA and it was way too expensive to import from countries like Germany, so everything required for the brewery had to be repurposed or custom built, with Grossman travelling all over California and Oregon in search of stainless still tanks/equipment and teaching himself refrigeration and welding, so that he could fashion the majority of the new brewery out of recycled dairy equipment.
In today’s inspiring chat, brought to you by @craftbeerlovin’ on Instagram and the team at Phoenix Beers, we explore vast-ranging topics including Ken Grossman as an individual, the explosion and evolution of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, his love of hiking, sailing, fishing and diving and how Sierra Nevada got its name (it’s not as 100% obvious as you think), Sierra Nevada’s partnership with monks in a small Northern California town – brewing a series of Ovila Abbey ales inspired by Belgian Trappist monks that helped raise millions of dollars for the monastery, the brewery’s approach to innovation including the installation of an array over 10,000 solar panels and fuel cells to reduce their environmental impact in 2007 to 2017, where the transition to gas turbines and introduction of Tesla Powerpack batteries now means that Sierra Nevada produce 80-90% of their own electricity onsite!
We chat about Ken’s first trip down to Australia for Good Beer Week 2017, the creation of Sierra Nevada’s Tropical Torpedo IPA, the introduction of their 2nd brewery on the east coast in the mountains of North Carolina to reduce shipping impact and the greenfield site, which enabled Sierra Nevada to minimise the impact in its construction and design, the process that the 5-10 new small batch Sierra Nevada beers brewed every single week have to go through to become part of the core range of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co beers and a teaser of the latest beers that are soon to be joining the Sierra Nevada family including goses, sours & more!
A wonderful journey and inspirational tale of a man who has pursued his passions tenaciously and evolution from one of the smallest of businesses in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges to one of the largest, most successful craft beer breweries in America!
Let’s get into it!
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Talkin’ Sketch Comedy & Podcasting with Public Figure, Sam Blacker | Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet Episode #131
Meet Sam Blacker!
One of the key things I talk about regularly on Hot Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is surrounding yourself with people who like yourself are pursuing their dreams as hard as you and for me Sam Blacker, Public Figure, radio host, sketch comedy artist & podcaster 😃📻✨ is one of those!
This entirely inappropriate podcast definitely deserves its ‘Explicit’ rating and this week’s vast ranging chats include how we met in the queue to a Wil Anderson TOFOP Superpod live podcast at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Shut Up I’m Talking! podcast, the Shame Feeder podcast, building a career in radio and as a sketch comedy artists and so much more.
If you love comedy/sketch comedy and ever wanted to create a career, lifestyle and income stream for yourself in the creative industries, then this is the podcast for you! Or if you just want to p*ss yourself laughing… 😃😂🤣
SO good! Let’s get into it!
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