My New Project – Motherlode

My latest project is Motherlode (Brisbane’s hardest working marketing agency).


 Motherlode (Brisbane’s hardest working marketing agency)

The two main guys behind Motherlode are myself and an old mate of mine from Melbourne who worked with me at Ozemail and Microsoft in the 90s and 2000s, then worked as the Marketing Director at Data#3 (one of the largest IT companies in QLD) for years. Between the two of us, we have decades of experience in marketing, sales and digital strategy.

What makes Motherlode different from your typical agency, though, is that we are virtual. We have a team of specialists that we have worked with over the years – graphic designers, database admins, web designers, copywriters, SEO specialists, etc – some are based in Brisbane, some are in other parts of Australia and some are global. It shouldn’t matter where people live. We all have Skype, email, FaceTime and Dropbox. Why be limited by your geography or by the talent in your office? We want to work with the best people around the world.

We also want to work with global clients who are looking for help with their marketing strategy – digital and traditional. You may not have a full-time marketing team working with you or perhaps you do have one but they need some external firepower.

If you want a chat, email me I’ll be blogging lots of stuff about marketing and digital strategy, so you can follow the new Twitter feed or blog feed.

Suicide of young Aboriginal Australians at epidemic rate.

Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians. Experts and aboriginal elders believe a variety of reasons drive aboriginal youth to suicide, including a disconnection from traditional culture and land.

In Western Australia’s Kimberley region suicide has reached epidemic proportions, with one suicide every week on average since the end of December 2011.

(via AlJazeera)

Dinner with Clara Rockmore and Bob Moog

I’ve always loved the sound of the theremin. It reminds me of Doctor Who and old 50’s sci-fi movie soundtracks by Bernard Herrmann.

So I was wrapped tonight to find this video from, I’m guessing, the 70s or early 80s. In it, Bob Sherman chats with his mother, pianist Nadia Reisenberg, his aunt, Clara Rockmore, the virtuoso theremin player, and Robert Moog.

Hat tip to Faith Hibberd for the tip about Clara Rockmore.



The No Illusions Podcast #48 – Stephen Covey and a Principle-Centered Life

stephen covey image

Stephen Covey, author of “The Seven Habits” books, died in a bicycling accident a couple of days ago. Covey, who was, by the way, a Mormon, wrote about living a “principle-centred life”. On today’s show I discuss what that means to me.



Stephen Covey image via Happiness Virus
Stephen Covey image via Happiness Virus

Engrish Email Of The Day

Got this email today from, the online store we bought our white ceramic wedding rings from. I love it. How can you not love these folks?

Dear Friend,

How are you?

Have you remember us? We are 🙂

Glad to email you, and we would like to tell you that more and more new rings have been update to our web, if you are get some interests, pls browse our web and have yourself. 🙂

Also, is any wholesales business you want to  operate? we can supply a plenty of it, also give you the hight quality and competitive price. We already attanch some sample to you.

If you have any questions, you can feel free to contact us, and we will try our best to service for you.

Best regards