July 31, 2009
I noticed the other day that Australia is falling behind the curb in terms of our job title. We’re stuck in the dark ages where someone who picks up grabage is known as a garbage man while elsewhere they are Waste Disposal Engineers, where the person who answers the phone and coordinates meeting rooms is the receptionist while elsewhere they are the Director of First-impressions.
Well I say enough is enough, from now on if I am your friend I don’t want you to refer to me as “My friend Joel” I want to be called “Senior friendship and drinking partner Joel”.
July 25, 2009
I couldn’t find a direct email for anyone at Yellow Pages, so I sent this to the “comments and suggestions” section of the website.
I am hoping that I will receive a swift and sensible answer:
I am interested in ensuring that I am not delivered any more issues of the Yellow Pages print edition.
This is for two reasons; firstly I feel that the environmental impact of producing and delivering these issues (despite the recycling) is uncalled for and secondly; The implications of these deliveries helps you to boost the cost of running ads in your editions, this isn’t such a concern to large advertisers, however impacts small to medium businesses, I feel this is not morally acceptable.
I was provided the number 1800 810 211 as the line through which to cancel the deliveries and provided this to my circle of friends (all of whom have not used the print edition for years).
Several of these people were told upon calling that they could not cancel their deliveries as they did not custom order them.
I look forward to your response as I am keen to find out how Australian’s are able to express their right to opt out of unsolicited mail.
July 24, 2009
I had always believed that the print edition of the Yellow Pages was like taxes, something that is inevitable and annoying. But fortunately “Steve” from Sensis posted the number to request a cancellation in the comments section of this mumbrella article.
I have nothing against Yellow Pages per se, I like their website and think it is a great tool for finding local businesses. I just feel it is wasteful for so many of the print edition to be made and go to waste.
So if, like me, you already have enough Yellow Pages editions at home to use as a step ladder in the kitchen or rest your computer monitor on, then call 1800 810 211 and request that they stop sending you those wasteful books.
*UPDATE* Serveral people have told me that they have called and been told that they cannot cancel their deliveries. I am looking into this and hope to post more information as it comes to me.
July 22, 2009
As of this Friday I finish up my time with PHD Australia and set sail across Hyde Park to the fine office of Amnesia Razorfish.
It is a time of new beginnings and growth for me. I am moving from the digital team within a strategy focused above the line agency into the media team within a full service interactive agency. I feel very blessed that I will have worked with both these agencies as they both do what they do exceptionally well. I have learnt so much over the past twelve months with PHD and the experience I have had with them has been priceless, at the same time I look forward to the new challenges that await me at Amnesia.
I commence my new role on Monday. I am very much looking forwards to working with the very talented team at Amnesia and really sinking my teeth into the new role.
I love new jobs, they excite me with their promise of fresh and unfaced challenges.