Advertising agency seeks over 55s for new internship

Creative advertising agency Thinkerbell has launched a new internship program for people over 55. Thrive@55 is an eight-week, fully paid program, offering older people in Melbourne and Sydney the opportunity to work across all areas of the agency. In an industry dominated by young people, the internship presents a fantastic opportunity for older people to have their voices heard, and for the company to tap into a wealth of experience and expertise.

How tapping into your team’s networks and work history can build a diverse client base

Instead of looking out for ways to expand into a new sector, consider turning your eye inward towards your own people.

That breadth of experience and knowledge is an amazing resource, but it goes ignored and unnoticed by so many business leaders.

Aged care residents become literary editors

A new program seeks to provide aged care residents with reading material, and the added stimulation of providing feedback to the writers. Pages for Wisdom pairs residents in aged care facilities with new and established writers, offering the opportunity for residents to provide feedback on works in progress.

Design students help to make London suburb Dementia Friendly

During this year’s European summer, a cohort of engineering students from around the world participated in TEDI’s Summer School 2020. Their project? Developing new solutions to make Canada Water, an area of south-east London, a dementia friendly community.

Moving online to keep moving: How aged care residents can keep exercising during lockdown

At the moment, exercise is just as vital as ever, especially for older people. Early evidence suggests that keeping fit and healthy may improve your resilience against the COVID-19 virus by boosting your overall immune system. But maintaining the same level of health and fitness becomes difficult when your exercise routine has been disrupted, and those who help facilitate it are no longer allowed to visit your home.

How print media is changing in 2020

2020 has seen some staples of the Australian print media landscape close down: from magazines with a national audience, to regional newspapers. The pressures placed on the industry by falling advertising revenue during the global coronavirus pandemic have been largely blamed for the losses of jobs and publications, but many printed publications have been struggling for longer than that.

Marketing your book through events

As an author, you probably already know the value of marketing your book to new audiences through participating in events. Whether through festivals and conferences or events held at your local bookstore or library, in-person events are a great way to find new readers and raise the profile of both yourself as an author, and your new release. But these events can benefit not only the feature author that the event is centred on; other authors can also capitalise on this opportunity to reach a captive audience. How? By hosting the event.