The Sounds of Silence

In an age of clutter and noise, is there room for silence? This is the question we set out to explore at the 3rd Viewpoint Roundtable held in September and through the articles in this issue.

Our panel of creative thinkers at the Roundtable served up several intriguing thoughts on silence as they talked about ways to incorporate and leverage it in our lives. We think you will enjoy reading excerpts of the discussion in this issue.

The brand communications landscape has now exploded with a whole range of messaging channels and tools. One of our contributors tells us why it’s time to take a breather and look for some balance in this area. How are opinions formed and shared in an era of social networking? One expert offers an interesting analysis of the online dynamics of sound and silence. We hope you have a small window of silence in your day to take this all in.