Anna Russett created one of the most powerful conversations on the topic of the Muslim Ban. It was overwhelming what she received from her followers — not just in the US, but all over the world (and all of it on Snapchat).
A version of this article was featured by Campaigns & Elections Magazine, you can see it here. For years now, democracies around the world have branded their youngest eligible voters apathetic to the political system — unlikely to show up on the day and therefore not worth betting the house on. The 2018 Midterm Elections in the US turned this narrative on its head, where 18- to 29-year-old voter turnout went from… Read More
In late 2016 — which in start up years, was approximately 100 years ago — I dropped into Chicago for a few days to chat-Snap at Social Media Week & grab a few slices of deep dish (can confirm, both are a great time). Anna Russett was one of the SMW speakers, and was the most on to it when it came to Storytelling. Anna hosted a session about How Snapchat is Redefining Traditional Media. The… Read More
Not going to lie, I felt a little naked waking up 1 of December this year after shaving off the Slug that had grown over the past 30 days. For those who aren’t familiar, Movember runs the month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Thankfully to date I’ve grown this nasty lip rug on November to support those around me who have battled cancer or mental illness and won,… Read More
It usually pays to plan ahead (by usually I mean pretty much always). While travelling last year after the World Cup & Gringoing around Peru I didn’t plan at all… and it worked out great. Case and point was when John & I stumbled across $499 flights from Sao Paulo to Paris with a catch: we had to spend a week in Morocco. Given neither of us had been to Morocco/Africa before we were pretty into it. Then… Read More
In line with other video updates, I’ll keep the copy to a minimum: Here’s a highlight reel from the Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats) trip, which went from Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro, Chile. This three-day; two-night trip is a massive highlight on my South American adventure and the Salt Flats themselves were a catalyst to me deciding to head south and not north six weeks ago, and after this experience, I know… Read More
It’s been done for a few weeks now but the Bolivian Internet Gods weren’t wanting to let this YouTube video go live. Here’s the final highlight video from our time at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Once in a lifetime experience.
After an incredible two months in Brazil it was time to switch coasts for a whirlwind trip of Peru with a crew from BC. After confirming my trip to South America in January we decided July/August would be a perfect opportunity to all catch up for an adventure – something that’s hard now that we live in Auckland, Vancouver, Red Deer, and Halifax. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Will Stew (@willstew)… Read More
It goes without saying, but it’s been a crazy month in Brazil and I’m behind on updates – written and otherwise. To keep it quick and easy… here we go: Got to Salvador the day before the World Cup started and parked up in the city through to the end of quarterfinal stage of the tournament – Barra Fan Fest & Arena Fonte Nova delivered; Moved on to Belo Horizonte to attend… Read More