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

By Jordan Michaelides

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