Front page of the Herald today: TSB Bank gets a well-placed ad in, right under the story about the IRD ordering Westpac to pay $1 billion back in taxes and interest after finding the bank guilty of tax avoidance.
The ad reads: "Tax avoidance is like under arm bowling. We'll leave it to the Aussies."
Brands are just coming of age in the new collaborative economy. Like any teenager though, a lot of their actions at the moment are a bit awkward. Most of us learnt at some point that joining in on an existing conversation is much easier than starting your own by shouting until you get someone to pay attention. But to join in and be heard means being relevant and on code, and of course the ‘on code’ bit is what brands need to work out because it is constantly changing.