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Archive for July 2013

Emoticons and textspeak, yea or :-(?

Emoticons are classified as textspeak because their rise to prevalence was engineered online and by the ease of use and availability within text messaging, but I think they are actually a different mechanism in their own right. While text messages carry a nearly negligible cost to providers, the term ‘unlimited texts’ is perceived as high…

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An intern's story: how to get a job in advertising

When I was offered the opportunity to be an intern at BURN, I was expecting to be the general office dogsbody, despite assurances to the contrary. I suppose this was just a defence mechanism, not wanting to get my hopes up too high for fear of having them shot down later. But having said this,…

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The pains and the gains 18 months on


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