Only positive comments allowed at ‘no wankers please’ ideas-sharing club

A former agency staffer is launching an ideas-sharing lunch club and online community at which only allow positive comments will be allowed.

The Commercial Ideas Network will be a “safe haven” from the “bitter few” who make critical comments about the work of others, said founder Anne Miles.

Miles will moderate the comments on her site herself, and will have “a much stronger filter than Mumbrella’s”.

“I want to create a positive, empowered space for grown-ups. No wankers please,” she said. “People will be able to learn and grow without others pulling them down all the time.”

Now a trained life coach with a qualification in neurolinguistics, Miles is a former head of TV at JWT, McCann, Grey and Lowe and one of the founders of Exit Films.

Lunch events will be held monthly with a two speaker format. Darren Woolley of Trinity P3 and Nigel Collin, author of Herding Monkeys, will be speaking at the first event in Sydney on August 5.

A ticket for the event will cost $149 plus GST. Communications Council members get a discounted price of $139.

So far, the group has seven members, including Woolley, Collin and Miles.


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