Ahead of the Easter long weekend, we're hitting send early on this week's Five Things. With the federal election looming and campaigning ramping up, it can be difficult to understand which political parties align to our values. This week we look at a data-driven project that has created your perfect political candidate, why police officers are giving traffic offenders a second chance, and crucially, which hot cross buns we'll be devouring over the next four days.
Over the last few weeks, we've seen a number of brands up their marketing game and delve into content creation. This week we look at companies venturing out of their comfort zones, including a new sustainable clothing line and a foray into publishing. There's also China's newest app craze and on the flipside, a brand moving out of the digital space and ditching social media altogether.
Having trouble sleeping? IKEA is jumping on the podcast bandwagon with an interesting solution. In other news, the Royal family is making social media headlines again, we reveal the 'real' loser of the federal budget and a town you've never heard of is about to be put on the map.
Feeling nostalgic? This week we take a look at the uproar created by a seemingly innocent 90's computer icon. In the travel world, Qantas is now hiring 10 year-olds, United Airlines amps up inclusive policies and Japan is wooing Chinese tourists.
One to hold a grudge? Find out which Balkan country is tackling its Hollywood haters head on. Blockbuster beefs aside, this week we take a look at the China's cutest clone to date, AI with a difference, a heart-warming case of social media solidarity and which Aussie city is almost the best in the world.
As the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th birthday this week, we're reminiscing about dial-up tones and the cringeworthy websites that have graced us over the years. It goes without saying that the internet has dramatically changed our daily lives, with everything from the Bible getting an #aesthetic makeover to the Queen's first Instagram post making headlines around the world. Who knows what the next 30 will bring...
Happy International Women’s Day! With the day gaining recognition, we're striving for #BalanceforBetter and looking at some of our favourite female-fronted accomplishments of the week, including some sky-high ladies, gender guerrillas and women who are breaking the glass ceiling straight into space.
Got a PR crisis? Maybe your kid can help. This week we take a look at schools in NSW piloting a PR course, fancy airtravel for pets, tourist-free tourism and how to spot fake news.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, Mardi Gras preparations are underway and street signs across Australia are getting a fabulous makeover. As well as colourful campaigns, this week we take a look at a cheeky Instagram account talking about your bits, what we're really eating (hint: we're not as sophisticated as we'd like to think), and a new sky-high restaurant concept.
With Valentine’s Day wrapped up for another year, it seemed brands chose to embrace the revenge-driven cynics among us rather than focusing on loved-up couples. In rounding out the week that was, we take a look at our favourite, cheeky anti-Valentine’s Day campaigns, how Elon Musk is using Twitter and why you should consider using Medium in your marketing strategies.
This week we look at a clever wetsuit design, how flushing a toilet could help build a house, and why the Pope may go vegan. All this and more in this week’s Five Things in Five Minutes.
This week we look at eco-friendly food delivery, futuristic kicks and how facial recognition stops wildlife trafficking. All this and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.
This week we bring you an important pupdate, a throwback from the noughties and an app that gained the Pope's tick of approval. All this and more from this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.
This week we explore unique fire prevention methods, inclusivity in the beauty industry and egg-cellent brand marketing. All this and more in this week’s Five Things in Five Minutes.
This week we explore the biggest tech trends to come out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, from AI-enabled translators to robot delivery dogs. We take a look at all this and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.
This week we explore how China is keeping track of students, researchers recruit insects and the future of grocery shopping. All this and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.
In our final Five Things in Five Minutes we're embracing the festive spirit and exploring the best Christmas campaigns. From gin-filled baubles to fast-food themed wrapping paper and exploding glitter bombs, here's this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.
This week we explore accessible makeup tutorials, futuristic houseplants and high-tech dairy farms. These stories and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.