#170: Nic Hodges on the geopolitics and media behind COVID-19

By Jordan Michaelides
May 19, 2020

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Nic Hodges is the Founder of Blonde3, Board Member of Startup Victoria, and former Head of Innovation for media brands such as Foxtel, NewsCorp and MediaCom.

Nic’s become an Uncommon regular, and a welcome one at that. Having been called a polymath by previous guests, we found that during these strange and uncertain times, speaking with Nic would be extremely insightful.

In this episode we covered:

  • COVID-19 & Scarification  

  • The economy: Expectations Vs. Reality

  • Changing consumer behaviour & effects on industry

  • Supply Chains: The China Question 

  • Nic’s opinion on how tech failed to help the world

  • China: Thucydides Trap and the internet war

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon

01:28 - Guest introduction

03:57 - COVID-19 & Scarification  

09:10 - Business: embracing the unknown or seeking comfort 

13:51 - The economy: Expectations Vs. Reality 

21:46 - Changing consumer behaviour & effects on industry

27:52 - Adland’s changing landscape

35:31 - Tips for young agencies

36:38 - Supply Chains: The China Question 

41:40 - Localising & Diversifying industry and supply chains

46:41 - How tech failed to help the world

50:30 - Tech’s next eruption phase

53:54 - China: Thucydides Trap and the internet war

01:00:41 - China: changing mood & shifting powers

01:07:00 - The strongest navy on the internet 

01:08:57 - Morning routine

01:10:36 - Night time routine & show recommendations 

01:11:46 - Best purchase under $200

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CREDITS:

Host - Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer - Lauren Lopatko

Assistant Producer - Andre Barber

Audio Engineering - Jason Barkhouse

Videography - Ricards Lacis

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