For the best part of the past year a loud and ubiquitous voice complaining about the impact of pandemic lockdowns has been Brisbane-based Flight Centre head honcho Graham “Scroo” Turner.
Since lockdowns became a regular feature of life in the COVID-19 era he has not missed a chance to appear in the media calling for restrictions to be eased so that his outfit can get back to what it does best – selling tickets, products, or services to people wanting to be somewhere other than their own home.
He is certainly omnipresent and has no hesitation in doubling down on his demands when questioned.
Which could explain his appearance, or appearances, in a story in Wednesday’s Courier-Mail in Brisbane about the pandemic’s impact on travel-related firms. (pictured)
It could explain it, but it doesn’t. We put our money on newsroom and production cutbacks.
There’s a little Aussie IT start-up firm call Canva that’s rapidly joined the big league with international private capital firms throwing squillions of dollars at it.
Its forte is developing software allowing even techno-idiots to design apparently wonderful presentations and other marketing products.
You might not have heard of it, unless you read the News Corp national broadshit The Australian’s hard-copy or online editions.
In just the past few weeks alone we found multiple stories about Canva or its founders. (pictured)
Now we at the MGH say good luck to them. It’s always nice to see someone take a small idea and grow it into something huge, especially in the cutthroat IT sector where “digital disruption” means some bright ideas have the lifespan of a cabbage moth.
Given that the principals behind The Bug long ago invested all of our parent company’s assets in a foolscap paper manufacturer, we don’t plan to pass judgement on the pros or cons of buying into Canva.
But gee, if we had a few spare dollars we’d certainly take equity in whatever company is running its PR.
One of our wide brown land’s two biggest supermarket chains Coles this week spent a motza on front-page and page-two ads spruiking their fresh food products.
The ads appearing in News Corp Australia’s capital city turdbloids across the nation on Wednesday lauded the efforts by Coles to support good old Aussie farmers who produce the meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables customers buy from their supermarkets.
The aim, of course, is to spark more purchases of meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables at Coles outlets.
Unfortunately for Coles, advertisers can’t always control what news stories are run adjacent to or near their ads.
In this case Coles may well be a tad disappointed with one of the stories that Sydney’s Daily Telegraph chose to run big with on Wednesday. (pictured)
Oh, and by the way, is it just us or is the diminutive of vegetables usually “vegies” or if not, “veges’?