I’m clearly grumpy. I can observe, around me, the effects of lack of communication. Of how the unsaid becomes a hundred times bigger than it actually is. Yet I cannot seem to get myself to communicate effectively about the simplest of things. It’s frustrating.
Grumps and frustrations aside, today was a great day.
This interview from the Human film project, manages to be heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Never have I seen such insight, humility and no-nonsense attitude from a human, let alone a politician. A humble background and 7 years of solitary confinement should be politics pre-requisites.
Here are a few amazing quotes, watch the full video for more:
Either you’re happy with very little, free from all that extra luggage,
because you have happiness inside,
or you don’t get anywhere.
Let’s face it, advertising does not have a reputation for being the most noble of industries. Although sometimes highly entertaining and dare I say informative, advertising can easily be accused of fuelling consumerism, bending the truth to fit an agenda and manipulating the young and easily influenced. Done consciously, advertising can also, however, be a powerful tool for education, an agent of change and a wake-up call for anyone whose heart it touches.
The following videos are ones I came across during the recent Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. Made for highly diverse companies, campaigns and end goals, all of them succeed in raising awareness around their chosen issue whilst tugging at heart strings and building brand equity in the process.