If knowledge is power, Lillian Grace wants to put a sword in every New Zealander’s hand using collaborative data and infographics through Wiki New Zealand.
Everyone loves an infographic. All that boring data made much more digestible through the wonders of design. And to celebrate the launch of his new Simon Says blog, JWT’s managing director Simon Lendrum got the team to whip something up that shows how Kiwi consumers feel about and react to advertising.
New Zealand was on top of the world when it came to passing the dutchie to the left hand side. But, as the latest infographics.co.nz piece de resistance shows, we’re at the bottom of the heap when it comes to being corrupt (being at the bottom is a good thing in this case). Perhaps the two are linked? Speaking of corruption, they also decided to figure out which quarter-finalists had the most lawyers and while that data was unavailable, they did find out which country has the highest demand for lawyers based on cost-per-click advertising. Ireland takes that particular trophy. And, interestingly, despite being the most corrupt, Argentina has the lowest demand.
In news that’s sure to warm Don Brash’s libertarian cockles, it turns out we’re leading the rugby world when it comes to smokin the ‘erb, as this wee infographics.co.nz ditty shows. If the IRB gives out a $10,000 fine to Samoan player Alesana Tuilagi for wearing a branded mouthguard, one can only imagine how much it’ll cost the All Blacks when Graham Henry makes a bong out of the Webb Ellis trophy on October 23 for a celebratory toke with the team.
As many law-abiding citizens know, prisons are a necessary evil. Recently our finance minister said prisons were a “moral and fiscal failure” at “$250,000 a bed, $90,000 a year to run”. The money spent by New Zealand on incarceration dwarfs what has been spent on the Rugby World …