[{"ID":18159,"post_author":"57","post_date":"2017-12-03 23:31:17","post_date_gmt":"2017-12-03 12:31:17","post_content":"

There is something inherently satisfying about watching ridiculously bad films.<\/h3>\r\n

Whether it be the 2006 Nicolas Cage-starring remake of The Wicker Man<\/em> or\u00a0Birdemic<\/em>, watching these notoriously crap films with friends or even strangers is an immensely fun experience.<\/p>\r\n

However, the cream of the crop is without a doubt Tommy Wiseau\u2019s The Room<\/em>. Originally conceived as a \u2018Tennessee Williams -calibre drama\u2019, The Room <\/em>has gained a cult following around the world and is now the subject of a Hollywood biopic, directed by James Franco.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"499\"]\"\" Source.<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name written by The Room <\/em>star Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist<\/em> features an all-star cast including James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and Seth Rogen, as well as various cameos from the likes of Bryan Cranston and Judd Apatow. The film is a fascinating insight into the making of The Room <\/em>and the relationship between Wiseau (brilliantly played by James Franco) and Sestero (Dave Franco), as they both seek fame and success in Hollywood.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18161\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"source\" source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

James Franco, as Tommy Wiseau, produces an astonishing performance that is absolutely Oscar-worthy. Franco nails Wiseau\u2019s enigmatic presence, and makes the audience root for him, despite Wiseau\u2019s dangerously erratic behaviour towards the cast and crew on-set. Dave Franco is also terrific as Greg Sestero, whose friendship with Tommy becomes increasingly tested when he begins dating Amber (Alison Brie).<\/p>\r\n

The film\u2019s biggest strength is with James Franco\u2019s ability to smoothly incorporate both the comedic and dramatic aspects of the story. When the film needs to be funny, it is laugh-out-loud funny, and much funnier than most comedies released this year. However, the humour does not overshadow the dramatic beats. Most of the more dramatic elements, in the film, deal with Tommy and Greg\u2019s friendship and how it evolves during the making of the film.<\/p>\r\n

The film, to its credit, doesn\u2019t hold back in representing Wiseau\u2019s darker side and outrageous behaviour. However, despite all this, the film is at its core about the difficulties of the creative process as well as the importance of not giving up on your dreams (as clich\u00e9 as this idea may be, it really works!)<\/p>\r\n[embed]https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=sPSJYXi7BWA[\/embed]\r\n

One possible factor that could impact on your appreciation for the The Disaster Artist <\/em>is whether you\u2019ve seen The Room. <\/em>Having said this, it is to James Franco\u2019s credit that the film works well enough as its own thing, that even audiences who haven\u2019t seen The Room<\/em> will enjoy it (although it is highly recommended that you do watch The Room <\/em>prior to seeing The Disaster Artist).<\/em><\/p>","post_title":"The Disaster Artist: Film Review","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"the-disaster-artist-film-review","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-12-03 23:33:20","post_modified_gmt":"2017-12-03 12:33:20","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=18159","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/12\/Webp.net-resizeimage-56-e1512304245904.jpg","_date":"December 03, 2017","_post_content":"There is something inherently satisfying about watching ridiculously bad films.\r\nWhether it be the 2006 Nicolas Cage-starring remake of The Wicker Man or\u00a0Birdemic, watching these notoriously crap films with friends or even strangers is an immensely fun experience.\r\nHowever, the cream of the crop is without a doubt Tommy Wiseau\u2019s The Room. Originally conceived as a \u2018Tennessee Williams -calibre drama\u2019, The Room has gained a cult following around the world and is now the subject of a Hollywood biopic, directed by James Franco.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"499\"] Source.[\/caption]\r\nBased on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name written by The Room star Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist features an all-star cast including James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and Seth Rogen, as well as various cameos from the likes of Bryan Cranston and Judd Apatow. The film is a fascinating insight into the making of The Room and the relationship between Wiseau (brilliantly played by James Franco) and Sestero (Dave Franco), as they both seek fame and success in Hollywood.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18161\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] source[\/caption]\r\nJames Franco, as Tommy Wiseau, produces an astonishing performance that is absolutely Oscar-worthy. Franco nails Wiseau\u2019s enigmatic presence, and makes the audience root for him, despite Wiseau\u2019s dangerously erratic behaviour towards the cast and crew on-set. Dave Franco is also terrific as Greg Sestero, whose friendship with Tommy becomes increasingly tested when he begins dating Amber (Alison Brie).\r\nThe film\u2019s biggest strength is with James Franco\u2019s ability to smoothly incorporate both the comedic and dramatic aspects of the story. When the film needs to be funny, it is laugh-out-loud funny, and much funnier than most comedies released this year. However, the humour does not overshadow the dramatic beats. Most of the more dramatic elements, in the film, deal with Tommy and Greg\u2019s friendship and how it evolves during the making of the film.\r\nThe film, to its credit, doesn\u2019t hold back in representing Wiseau\u2019s darker side and outrageous behaviour. However, despite all this, the film is at its core about the difficulties of the creative process as well as the importance of not giving up on your dreams (as clich\u00e9 as this idea may be, it really works!)\r\n[embed]https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=sPSJYXi7BWA[\/embed]\r\nOne possible factor that could impact on your appreciation for the The Disaster Artist is whether you\u2019ve seen The Room. Having said this, it is to James Franco\u2019s credit that the film works well enough as its own thing, that even audiences who haven\u2019t seen The Room will enjoy it (although it is highly recommended that you do watch The Room prior to seeing The Disaster Artist).","_author":"Max Clement","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/12\/03\/the-disaster-artist-film-review\/"},{"ID":18097,"post_author":"100","post_date":"2017-11-30 22:53:19","post_date_gmt":"2017-11-30 11:53:19","post_content":"

What do we know about millennials? Whilst there's no defined age range for this category, they are usually referred to as being born between the early 1980s and early 2000s<\/a>. We know they'll probably spend most of their lives struggling to break into the Sydney housing market and overindulge in smashed avo toast to compensate. Surveys and qualitative data from Pedestrian, presented at the Millennial 20\/20 Summit<\/a>, also indicates Millennials live and die by the group chat.<\/p>\r\n

Millennials have group chats for everything<\/em>: squad events, pure banter, work groups, YTB, you name it. Within these chat groups exist typical social media characters<\/a>, including \"the landfill\", the unfortunate butt of jokes and \"the lie-low guy\", who 'sees' every single message but doesn't ever respond or contribute. He or she is probably hiding in the bushes outside your house right now. Throw in \"the lost one\", whose brain sits five minutes behind everybody else's, the \"look at this guy\", who not only needs to know what type of bread Buzzfeed says\u00a0he<\/em> is, but what type of bread each person in the chat is, and that girl who just never. ever. shuts up (thank God for the mute option). Mix these all together and you get a pretty decent idea of the typical millennial group chat.<\/p>\r\n

Pedestrian questioned three thousand people on their online entertainment and recreation habits. 63% of those surveyed said group chats are the primary form of communication in their friendship groups. 80% believe group chat is the main way they organise their friends.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18104\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"group Millennials are so social! Does group chat improve or hinder this? (Image: Apptentive<\/a>)[\/caption]\r\n

The same number claimed group chat is more important to their social activities than social media.<\/h2>\r\n

74% of meme-lord millennials have used group chat to distribute memes. 70% have shared gifs and 66% have shared personal photographs (perhaps selfies of the \"which one should be my DP\" variety?).\u00a0 More than half have shared links to news stories, and 44% have used group chat to post videos found on the internet.<\/p>\r\n

Over the last five years or so, long-term social media trends have been established. Social media's honeymoon period has truly come to an end. Collectively we are far more comfortable using the internet to meet new people. We've seen social media move from being a 'friends-only' place to more inclusive of strangers and acquaintances; our online personas are searchable by employers and more.<\/p>\r\n

We've also come to be more aware of the mental health issues associated with excessive social internet use. Although we can safely say that social media has made the world a more convenient, efficient, and perhaps even smaller place, we're unsure if it has made the world a better place.<\/p>\r\n

<\/p>","post_title":"Group Chat is as Important as Smashed Avo to Millennials","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"group-chat-millennials","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-11-30 22:53:19","post_modified_gmt":"2017-11-30 11:53:19","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=18097","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/mil.jpg","_date":"November 30, 2017","_post_content":"What do we know about millennials? Whilst there's no defined age range for this category, they are usually referred to as being born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. We know they'll probably spend most of their lives struggling to break into the Sydney housing market and overindulge in smashed avo toast to compensate. Surveys and qualitative data from Pedestrian, presented at the Millennial 20\/20 Summit, also indicates Millennials live and die by the group chat.\r\nMillennials have group chats for everything: squad events, pure banter, work groups, YTB, you name it. Within these chat groups exist typical social media characters, including \"the landfill\", the unfortunate butt of jokes and \"the lie-low guy\", who 'sees' every single message but doesn't ever respond or contribute. He or she is probably hiding in the bushes outside your house right now. Throw in \"the lost one\", whose brain sits five minutes behind everybody else's, the \"look at this guy\", who not only needs to know what type of bread Buzzfeed says\u00a0he is, but what type of bread each person in the chat is, and that girl who just never. ever. shuts up (thank God for the mute option). Mix these all together and you get a pretty decent idea of the typical millennial group chat.\r\nPedestrian questioned three thousand people on their online entertainment and recreation habits. 63% of those surveyed said group chats are the primary form of communication in their friendship groups. 80% believe group chat is the main way they organise their friends.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18104\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] Millennials are so social! Does group chat improve or hinder this? (Image: Apptentive)[\/caption]\r\nThe same number claimed group chat is more important to their social activities than social media.\r\n74% of meme-lord millennials have used group chat to distribute memes. 70% have shared gifs and 66% have shared personal photographs (perhaps selfies of the \"which one should be my DP\" variety?).\u00a0 More than half have shared links to news stories, and 44% have used group chat to post videos found on the internet.\r\nOver the last five years or so, long-term social media trends have been established. Social media's honeymoon period has truly come to an end. Collectively we are far more comfortable using the internet to meet new people. We've seen social media move from being a 'friends-only' place to more inclusive of strangers and acquaintances; our online personas are searchable by employers and more.\r\nWe've also come to be more aware of the mental health issues associated with excessive social internet use. Although we can safely say that social media has made the world a more convenient, efficient, and perhaps even smaller place, we're unsure if it has made the world a better place.\r\n","_author":"Claire Farquhar","_category":"Online","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/11\/30\/group-chat-millennials\/"},{"ID":18117,"post_author":"38","post_date":"2017-11-29 08:45:51","post_date_gmt":"2017-11-28 21:45:51","post_content":"

Do you know what time it is? Can you remember your friend\u2019s phone number? Did you just use your phone to check it? Forget phonebooks and sundials. With a smartphone, what else could we possibly need?<\/h3>\r\n

They make our lives so much better. We can access news, food, GIFs, and all the good stuff on there. We\u2019ve adapted to a life where our mobile phones are an extension of ourselves. You\u2019re probably reading this article on your phone right now.<\/p>\r\n

Don\u2019t worry, we\u2019re all in this together.<\/p>\r\n\"\"\r\n

In fact, two in three Aussies are willing to go without food for a day than live without their smartphone for a month \u2013 that\u2019s some dedication right there.<\/p>\r\n

ALDImobile<\/a> partnered with Galaxy Research to conduct a nationally representative survey to uncover how much our smartphones mean to us. Besides the stat above, the research also found that South Australians are most likely to fast for a day just to keep their smartphone compared to all the other states, while Queenslanders are the least likely to sacrifice food for their smartphone. Must be something in the water.<\/p>\r\n

While we\u2019re high consumers of caffeine (extra shot please), two thirds of Aussies are willing to give up coffee instead of their phone. More than 80% of us millennials wouldn\u2019t even hesitate to drop that soy latte in the bin to keep our smartphone.<\/p>\r\n

And that\u2019s not the only thing we\u2019re willing to do for our precious mobile device. More than 1.5 million of us would rather give up a week\u2019s salary just to keep our smartphone. Men are actually more likely than women to do so.<\/p>\r\n\"\"\r\n

Thing is, you don\u2019t have to actually give up all this for your phone. Instead, you should make the most of it and get the best phone plan possible. You need those GB to watch the new season of Stranger Things <\/em>on the train or video call your friends on Messenger.<\/p>\r\n

Look no further than ALDImobile. They are offering an affordable range of plans from $15 to $55 to suit any budget. There\u2019s no lock-in contracts (bless), hidden costs, or flag fall rates. Plus, all of ALDImobile\u2019s plans offer data rollover, so you never lose your unused data ever again \u2013 I\u2019ll let that sink in.<\/p>\r\n

ALDImobile is proud to offer low call rates, honest pricing and reliable coverage, as well as Pay As You Go (PAYG). They\u2019ve also recently launched the Jumbo Value Pack, which offers fantastic value, with 16GB data and unlimited standards calls, SMS and MMS for $55. You could stream over 16 hours of Netflix or have your favourite Spotify playlist streaming on repeat for days.<\/p>\r\n\"\"\r\n

So if our love for our smartphone is this big, why not do it with the most affordable phone deal around? Switching to ALDImobile is super easy \u2013 just visit ALDImobile.com.au<\/a>, choose the pack that suits you best and enjoy. You can even keep your existing phone number. Having won Canstar\u2019s Most Satisfied Customers Mobile Prepaid in 2015, 2016, and 2017, as well as Money Magazine\u2019s Best Value Prepaid Mobile Plan Low Usage PAYG in 2015 and 2016, ALDImobile is looking like the mobile provider we all want.<\/p>\r\n

<\/p>","post_title":"What Are Aussies Willing to Do to Keep their Phone?","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"aussies-willing-keep-phone","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-12-13 12:45:56","post_modified_gmt":"2017-12-13 01:45:56","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=18117","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/Webp.net-resizeimage-59-e1513129538883.jpg","_date":"November 29, 2017","_post_content":"Do you know what time it is? Can you remember your friend\u2019s phone number? Did you just use your phone to check it? Forget phonebooks and sundials. With a smartphone, what else could we possibly need?\r\nThey make our lives so much better. We can access news, food, GIFs, and all the good stuff on there. We\u2019ve adapted to a life where our mobile phones are an extension of ourselves. You\u2019re probably reading this article on your phone right now.\r\nDon\u2019t worry, we\u2019re all in this together.\r\n\r\nIn fact, two in three Aussies are willing to go without food for a day than live without their smartphone for a month \u2013 that\u2019s some dedication right there.\r\nALDImobile partnered with Galaxy Research to conduct a nationally representative survey to uncover how much our smartphones mean to us. Besides the stat above, the research also found that South Australians are most likely to fast for a day just to keep their smartphone compared to all the other states, while Queenslanders are the least likely to sacrifice food for their smartphone. Must be something in the water.\r\nWhile we\u2019re high consumers of caffeine (extra shot please), two thirds of Aussies are willing to give up coffee instead of their phone. More than 80% of us millennials wouldn\u2019t even hesitate to drop that soy latte in the bin to keep our smartphone.\r\nAnd that\u2019s not the only thing we\u2019re willing to do for our precious mobile device. More than 1.5 million of us would rather give up a week\u2019s salary just to keep our smartphone. Men are actually more likely than women to do so.\r\n\r\nThing is, you don\u2019t have to actually give up all this for your phone. Instead, you should make the most of it and get the best phone plan possible. You need those GB to watch the new season of Stranger Things on the train or video call your friends on Messenger.\r\nLook no further than ALDImobile. They are offering an affordable range of plans from $15 to $55 to suit any budget. There\u2019s no lock-in contracts (bless), hidden costs, or flag fall rates. Plus, all of ALDImobile\u2019s plans offer data rollover, so you never lose your unused data ever again \u2013 I\u2019ll let that sink in.\r\nALDImobile is proud to offer low call rates, honest pricing and reliable coverage, as well as Pay As You Go (PAYG). They\u2019ve also recently launched the Jumbo Value Pack, which offers fantastic value, with 16GB data and unlimited standards calls, SMS and MMS for $55. You could stream over 16 hours of Netflix or have your favourite Spotify playlist streaming on repeat for days.\r\n\r\nSo if our love for our smartphone is this big, why not do it with the most affordable phone deal around? Switching to ALDImobile is super easy \u2013 just visit ALDImobile.com.au, choose the pack that suits you best and enjoy. You can even keep your existing phone number. Having won Canstar\u2019s Most Satisfied Customers Mobile Prepaid in 2015, 2016, and 2017, as well as Money Magazine\u2019s Best Value Prepaid Mobile Plan Low Usage PAYG in 2015 and 2016, ALDImobile is looking like the mobile provider we all want.\r\n","_author":"Sofia Casanova","_category":"Lifestyle","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/11\/29\/aussies-willing-keep-phone\/"},{"ID":18131,"post_author":"105","post_date":"2017-11-28 15:08:18","post_date_gmt":"2017-11-28 04:08:18","post_content":"

It's the day we all like to kick back, sink a few beers and listen to Triple J's\u00a0Hottest 100 - Australia Day.<\/h2>\r\n

Like the essence of Christmas, the true meaning of Australia Day has been\u00a0concealed\u00a0in a celebratory facade in light of something which is truly\u00a0horrific.<\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/BernardKeane\/status\/935273984005992448\r\n

This socialistic problem is a culture war which has millions baffled and confused. It prompted a public vote to decide whether the date of the Hottest 100 should be moved.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18143\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1400\"]\"meta-image\" Triple J's Australia Day, Hottest 100 poster.\u00a0Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

After 65,000 people voted in the nationwide survey<\/a>, results showed 60% voted in favour of changing the date, while 29% said they did not support the change. A second poll of more than 700 18-to-30-year-olds validated the results \u2013 55% said the Hottest 100 should move. It would be right to say younger generations are quite nonchalant about the appropriateness of holding the countdown on a day that marks the beginning of British invasion and colonisation.<\/p>\r\n

Program director Ollie Wards noted 25% of the younger survey respondents didn\u2019t care either way, another testament to the bigger issue of Aboriginal rights and history which is always so swiftly swept under the rug in these debates. 'A great time in Australian History' not only resonates with great oppression but also violence and horrific circumstances which should not be relieved. For so many, Australia Day is a day to mourn those lost during colonisation, and right now, celebrating this day appears to be extremely disrespectful.<\/p>\r\n

The decision to change the date was supported by both sides on social media, with more backing the decision then opposing it.<\/p>\r\n

\u201cWe all agreed that the Hottest 100 shouldn\u2019t be part of a debate about the day it\u2019s on,\u201d a statement from\u00a0Triple J<\/a>\u00a0said. \u201cThe only debate should be about the songs.\u201d<\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/nakkiahlui\/status\/935018771126788096\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/emma_pegrum\/status\/935025845235625984\r\n

\u201cIt does go for eight hours, so hopefully you can get amongst it,\u201d he said. \u201cTo those who said this was political correctness gone mad, we are trying to do this to stop the Hottest 100 being a part of a political discussion and political debate.\u201d<\/p>\r\n

Triple J\u2019s survey followed a period of consultation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians, groups and other community leaders and representative bodies about Australia Day and the implications of holding the music countdown on that date.<\/p>\r\n

The station said as a public broadcaster it did not take a view in the debate, but the Hottest 100 had increasingly become a symbol of Australia Day, despite having no official connection.<\/p>\r\n

\u201cThe Hottest 100 wasn\u2019t created as an Australia Day celebration. It was created to celebrate your favourite songs of the past year. It should be an event that everyone can enjoy together \u2013 for both the musicians whose songs make it in and for everyone listening in Australia and around the world,\u201d the statement said.<\/p>\r\n

The decision was also met with some criticism and backlash.<\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/DYOpizzas\/status\/935012612307161088\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/RNBreakfast\/status\/935234966224453632\r\n

Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield was taken back by the decision to move the Hottest 100, criticising the ABC for \"buying into this debate.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"Australia Day is our national day. The ABC should honour it and not mess with the Hottest 100,\u201d he said.<\/p>\r\n

In its statement, Triple J said the Hottest 100 was not connected to Australia Day, and moving it would free the station up to \u201cto celebrate Australia Day as its own event too\u201d.<\/p>\r\n

It honestly should not matter what day this countdown falls on, Triple J is correct in saying that it is a celebration of music, not of British colonisation. The Hottest 100 pre-2005 wasn't even on Australia day. We should be meeting this day with transparency instead of disguising it with celebration, alcohol and (most importantly) music.<\/p>","post_title":"Survey says, change the date of Triple J's Hottest 100","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"triple-j-moves-hottest-100-australia-day","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-11-28 16:11:12","post_modified_gmt":"2017-11-28 05:11:12","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=18131","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/meta.jpg","_date":"November 28, 2017","_post_content":"It's the day we all like to kick back, sink a few beers and listen to Triple J's\u00a0Hottest 100 - Australia Day.\r\nLike the essence of Christmas, the true meaning of Australia Day has been\u00a0concealed\u00a0in a celebratory facade in light of something which is truly\u00a0horrific.\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/BernardKeane\/status\/935273984005992448\r\nThis socialistic problem is a culture war which has millions baffled and confused. It prompted a public vote to decide whether the date of the Hottest 100 should be moved.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18143\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1400\"] Triple J's Australia Day, Hottest 100 poster.\u00a0Source.[\/caption]\r\nAfter 65,000 people voted in the nationwide survey, results showed 60% voted in favour of changing the date, while 29% said they did not support the change. A second poll of more than 700 18-to-30-year-olds validated the results \u2013 55% said the Hottest 100 should move. It would be right to say younger generations are quite nonchalant about the appropriateness of holding the countdown on a day that marks the beginning of British invasion and colonisation.\r\nProgram director Ollie Wards noted 25% of the younger survey respondents didn\u2019t care either way, another testament to the bigger issue of Aboriginal rights and history which is always so swiftly swept under the rug in these debates. 'A great time in Australian History' not only resonates with great oppression but also violence and horrific circumstances which should not be relieved. For so many, Australia Day is a day to mourn those lost during colonisation, and right now, celebrating this day appears to be extremely disrespectful.\r\nThe decision to change the date was supported by both sides on social media, with more backing the decision then opposing it.\r\n\u201cWe all agreed that the Hottest 100 shouldn\u2019t be part of a debate about the day it\u2019s on,\u201d a statement from\u00a0Triple J\u00a0said. \u201cThe only debate should be about the songs.\u201d\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/nakkiahlui\/status\/935018771126788096\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/emma_pegrum\/status\/935025845235625984\r\n\u201cIt does go for eight hours, so hopefully you can get amongst it,\u201d he said. \u201cTo those who said this was political correctness gone mad, we are trying to do this to stop the Hottest 100 being a part of a political discussion and political debate.\u201d\r\nTriple J\u2019s survey followed a period of consultation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians, groups and other community leaders and representative bodies about Australia Day and the implications of holding the music countdown on that date.\r\nThe station said as a public broadcaster it did not take a view in the debate, but the Hottest 100 had increasingly become a symbol of Australia Day, despite having no official connection.\r\n\u201cThe Hottest 100 wasn\u2019t created as an Australia Day celebration. It was created to celebrate your favourite songs of the past year. It should be an event that everyone can enjoy together \u2013 for both the musicians whose songs make it in and for everyone listening in Australia and around the world,\u201d the statement said.\r\nThe decision was also met with some criticism and backlash.\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/DYOpizzas\/status\/935012612307161088\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/RNBreakfast\/status\/935234966224453632\r\nFederal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield was taken back by the decision to move the Hottest 100, criticising the ABC for \"buying into this debate.\"\r\n\"Australia Day is our national day. The ABC should honour it and not mess with the Hottest 100,\u201d he said.\r\nIn its statement, Triple J said the Hottest 100 was not connected to Australia Day, and moving it would free the station up to \u201cto celebrate Australia Day as its own event too\u201d.\r\nIt honestly should not matter what day this countdown falls on, Triple J is correct in saying that it is a celebration of music, not of British colonisation. The Hottest 100 pre-2005 wasn't even on Australia day. We should be meeting this day with transparency instead of disguising it with celebration, alcohol and (most importantly) music.","_author":"Kris Christou","_category":"Breaking","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/11\/28\/triple-j-moves-hottest-100-australia-day\/"},{"ID":18101,"post_author":"105","post_date":"2017-11-26 22:05:39","post_date_gmt":"2017-11-26 11:05:39","post_content":"

Millennials have a knack for spending money, thinking about the consequences later and throwing their money to big brands for ridiculous prices. It begs the question, where are we really putting our money?<\/h2>\r\n

We all know we have to make money to survive (eat smashed avo, drink lemon water, etc). However, this money usually burns a hole in our pockets before you can say 'smashed avo'.<\/p>\r\n

The Millennial 20\/20 Summit<\/a> shared millennial insights, providing the basis and fundamental knowledge to understand why millennials purchase these brands and how organisations can create better relationships with this significant portion of the consumer market.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18108\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1429\"]\"head_about\" Source.<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

One panel discussed the question of 'where millennials are putting their money'. It focused on the experiences of millennials with brands, the housing market and of course, everyone's favourite millennial staple, avo toast. With speakers from Afterpay, GetYourGuide, Undercurrent and Pedestrian.tv weighing in on the growing niche market of smashed avo toast eaters<\/a>, the talk was insightful.<\/p>\r\n

Millennials want a genuine connection with a brand, which is encouraged by a good brand experience and the forging of a relationship between themselves and that brand. They seek authenticity in their impression and experience with the brand. Nick Molnar (co-founder and CEO of Afterpay<\/a>) mentioned that millennials are vocally loyal and want to share something that deserve their rapport, which makes the creation of this consumer experience so much more valuable.<\/p>\r\n

Molnar also revealed that \"millennials are spending money they have already earned\" with 85% of transactions completed using debit. This is why Afterpay is so extraordinary; it allows freedom and flexibility (which millennials LOVE). The idea of this flexibility is on the rise as well as 'freelance culture', not only freelancing\u00a0in traditional terms, but freelancing in everyday life. This can be renting instead of paying off a mortgage. With professions becoming so interchangeable and the housing market fluctuating, it is easier and more convenient for millennials to rent rather than settle down in one place. Permanency does not seem to be a goal, nor reality, for millennials.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18109\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"822\"]\"money\" Source.<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Instead of 'wasting' their pay slips on a mortgage, millennials value experiences such as travel. In this way we can see that millennials not only thirst for flexibility, but also have short attention spans. This can create difficulties for brands attempting to make genuine connections with millennials.<\/p>\r\n

How do brands weigh in on this new phenomena? Jenenne Willis, the Artistic Director for Swell and Undercurrent, alluded to a new idea which has been found through innovative marketing and advertising strategies. This is the experience economy<\/a>,which has a strong correlation to brand equity.<\/p>\r\n

This niche of millennials (not just the age group but the psychographic identity) are focused on their wants. They desire brand experiences\u00a0 which are meaningful and valuable, resulting in purchases and exchange. Millennials like this idea of authenticity and transparency between themselves and brands to create their own stories and relationships.<\/p>\r\n

By honing in on this niche market, brands are able to gain key insights into their audience and engagement more so than when they're appealing to the masses. This group doesn't eat avo on toast because they like the taste, they like the authenticity of going to their favourite place to eat this brekky.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18110\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"748\"]\"nigella1\" Nigella eating some avo toast.Source<\/a>.[\/caption]","post_title":"Where the Smashed Avo Generation are putting their Money","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"millennials-money-marketing","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-11-26 22:05:39","post_modified_gmt":"2017-11-26 11:05:39","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=18101","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/43DECABE00000578.4848570.image_.a.99_1504450473683.jpg","_date":"November 26, 2017","_post_content":"Millennials have a knack for spending money, thinking about the consequences later and throwing their money to big brands for ridiculous prices. It begs the question, where are we really putting our money?\r\nWe all know we have to make money to survive (eat smashed avo, drink lemon water, etc). However, this money usually burns a hole in our pockets before you can say 'smashed avo'.\r\nThe Millennial 20\/20 Summit shared millennial insights, providing the basis and fundamental knowledge to understand why millennials purchase these brands and how organisations can create better relationships with this significant portion of the consumer market.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18108\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1429\"] Source.[\/caption]\r\nOne panel discussed the question of 'where millennials are putting their money'. It focused on the experiences of millennials with brands, the housing market and of course, everyone's favourite millennial staple, avo toast. With speakers from Afterpay, GetYourGuide, Undercurrent and Pedestrian.tv weighing in on the growing niche market of smashed avo toast eaters, the talk was insightful.\r\nMillennials want a genuine connection with a brand, which is encouraged by a good brand experience and the forging of a relationship between themselves and that brand. They seek authenticity in their impression and experience with the brand. Nick Molnar (co-founder and CEO of Afterpay) mentioned that millennials are vocally loyal and want to share something that deserve their rapport, which makes the creation of this consumer experience so much more valuable.\r\nMolnar also revealed that \"millennials are spending money they have already earned\" with 85% of transactions completed using debit. This is why Afterpay is so extraordinary; it allows freedom and flexibility (which millennials LOVE). The idea of this flexibility is on the rise as well as 'freelance culture', not only freelancing\u00a0in traditional terms, but freelancing in everyday life. This can be renting instead of paying off a mortgage. With professions becoming so interchangeable and the housing market fluctuating, it is easier and more convenient for millennials to rent rather than settle down in one place. Permanency does not seem to be a goal, nor reality, for millennials.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18109\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"822\"] Source.[\/caption]\r\nInstead of 'wasting' their pay slips on a mortgage, millennials value experiences such as travel. In this way we can see that millennials not only thirst for flexibility, but also have short attention spans. This can create difficulties for brands attempting to make genuine connections with millennials.\r\nHow do brands weigh in on this new phenomena? Jenenne Willis, the Artistic Director for Swell and Undercurrent, alluded to a new idea which has been found through innovative marketing and advertising strategies. This is the experience economy,which has a strong correlation to brand equity.\r\nThis niche of millennials (not just the age group but the psychographic identity) are focused on their wants. They desire brand experiences\u00a0 which are meaningful and valuable, resulting in purchases and exchange. Millennials like this idea of authenticity and transparency between themselves and brands to create their own stories and relationships.\r\nBy honing in on this niche market, brands are able to gain key insights into their audience and engagement more so than when they're appealing to the masses. This group doesn't eat avo on toast because they like the taste, they like the authenticity of going to their favourite place to eat this brekky.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18110\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"748\"] Nigella eating some avo toast.Source.[\/caption]","_author":"Kris Christou","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/11\/26\/millennials-money-marketing\/"},{"ID":18067,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2017-11-22 17:43:12","post_date_gmt":"2017-11-22 06:43:12","post_content":"

Chattr had the pleasure of being at the Millennial 20\/20 summit \u2013 an international cross-industry conference where some of the biggest brands in the globe shared ideas on business in the digital age.<\/h3>\r\n

Companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Air BnB and AfterPay shared two stages across two days and covered industry innovation and the digital disruption that are driving the industries of tech, travel, food, beauty and fashion. Simply, the event was focused on one thing \u2013 millennials<\/strong>. However, the insights that were unveiled really revealed the sneaky stuff they\u2019re doing to make us <\/em>a better customer, and them<\/em> a bigger business. But that\u2019s not a bad thing. Trust me.<\/p>\r\n

Perhaps the buzzword of the event that pollinated almost every panel was the idea of personalization<\/em>. One-to-One marketing. A business strategy where companies leverage data and digital technology to deliver individual, personalized messages for individual customers. Think about the times a website shot you an email saying you left an item in your cart. Think about anytime you\u2019ve browsed Facebook and saw an ad that was a little too relevant<\/em>. Well that\u2019s how every business is thinking. How can we be more relevant to you? How can our products<\/em> be more relevant for your cash<\/em>?<\/p>\r\n

Facebook\u2019s Alexandra Sloane \u2013 Head of Marketing for Australia and New Zealand Facebook \u2013 opened the entire summit with that idea. Companies nowadays can and have to be highly relevant for consumers. More relevant means more customer focused. More customer focused means more money. But that\u2019s not a bad thing. Again\u2026 trust me.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18093\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"Facebook's Facebook's Alexandra Sloane taking a selfie with the crowd at Millennial 20\/20. Source<\/a>.[\/caption]\r\n

One panel \u2013 Millennials and Meaningful marketing with UniLever, Air BnB and sustainable consultation company Republic of Everyone \u2013 highlighted the statistic that 88% of millennials are looking for brands with meaning. Purpose driven consumerism. And if you don\u2019t believe that\u2019s true \u2013 think about all the publishers, brands and companies that turned rainbow and touted their gay rights support. Millennials aren\u2019t taking any bullshit from companies\u2019 now-days. Many of the businesses realize that young people aren\u2019t willing to support businesses that don\u2019t reflect their interests, their personalities and their beliefs. So there\u2019s a pressure for businesses to personalize and do good - or continue to do bad and miss out on an entire generation.<\/p>\r\n

Unilever\u2019s managing director Anthony Toovey reflected this consumer influenced brand shift through the repositioning of Lynx deodorant. 5 years ago ads of the deodorant told young men that spraying Lynx under your arms will make women fuck you. Now? Now Lynx is airing the message the focuses on self-empowerment and finding confidence in \u201cyour thing\u201d. Which message would you prefer your kids to hear?<\/p>\r\n

Let\u2019s face it \u2013 advertising and marketing of brands are inescapable. However brands that run the world are realising that they need to start doing more, and being more, to connect with the next generation of consumer. Yep, all those jokes about how generation millennial are ruining the world seem a bit silly now. In order to get to the millennial pocket these brands have to start running the world better \u2013 so trust me \u2013 personalisation will grow to be a good thing.<\/p>","post_title":"What happened at the Millennial 20\/20 Summit?","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"millennial-2020-summit","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-11-22 17:43:12","post_modified_gmt":"2017-11-22 06:43:12","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=18067","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/11\/38474612266_ce391f2012_k-1.jpg","_date":"November 22, 2017","_post_content":"Chattr had the pleasure of being at the Millennial 20\/20 summit \u2013 an international cross-industry conference where some of the biggest brands in the globe shared ideas on business in the digital age.\r\nCompanies like Microsoft, Facebook, Air BnB and AfterPay shared two stages across two days and covered industry innovation and the digital disruption that are driving the industries of tech, travel, food, beauty and fashion. Simply, the event was focused on one thing \u2013 millennials. However, the insights that were unveiled really revealed the sneaky stuff they\u2019re doing to make us a better customer, and them a bigger business. But that\u2019s not a bad thing. Trust me.\r\nPerhaps the buzzword of the event that pollinated almost every panel was the idea of personalization. One-to-One marketing. A business strategy where companies leverage data and digital technology to deliver individual, personalized messages for individual customers. Think about the times a website shot you an email saying you left an item in your cart. Think about anytime you\u2019ve browsed Facebook and saw an ad that was a little too relevant. Well that\u2019s how every business is thinking. How can we be more relevant to you? How can our products be more relevant for your cash?\r\nFacebook\u2019s Alexandra Sloane \u2013 Head of Marketing for Australia and New Zealand Facebook \u2013 opened the entire summit with that idea. Companies nowadays can and have to be highly relevant for consumers. More relevant means more customer focused. More customer focused means more money. But that\u2019s not a bad thing. Again\u2026 trust me.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_18093\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] Facebook's Alexandra Sloane taking a selfie with the crowd at Millennial 20\/20. Source.[\/caption]\r\nOne panel \u2013 Millennials and Meaningful marketing with UniLever, Air BnB and sustainable consultation company Republic of Everyone \u2013 highlighted the statistic that 88% of millennials are looking for brands with meaning. Purpose driven consumerism. And if you don\u2019t believe that\u2019s true \u2013 think about all the publishers, brands and companies that turned rainbow and touted their gay rights support. Millennials aren\u2019t taking any bullshit from companies\u2019 now-days. Many of the businesses realize that young people aren\u2019t willing to support businesses that don\u2019t reflect their interests, their personalities and their beliefs. So there\u2019s a pressure for businesses to personalize and do good - or continue to do bad and miss out on an entire generation.\r\nUnilever\u2019s managing director Anthony Toovey reflected this consumer influenced brand shift through the repositioning of Lynx deodorant. 5 years ago ads of the deodorant told young men that spraying Lynx under your arms will make women fuck you. Now? Now Lynx is airing the message the focuses on self-empowerment and finding confidence in \u201cyour thing\u201d. Which message would you prefer your kids to hear?\r\nLet\u2019s face it \u2013 advertising and marketing of brands are inescapable. However brands that run the world are realising that they need to start doing more, and being more, to connect with the next generation of consumer. Yep, all those jokes about how generation millennial are ruining the world seem a bit silly now. In order to get to the millennial pocket these brands have to start running the world better \u2013 so trust me \u2013 personalisation will grow to be a good thing.","_author":"CHATTR Team","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/11\/22\/millennial-2020-summit\/"}]