Monthly Archive: February, 2015

Sony’s World of Photography

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Sony promotes its brand in a number of smart ways, and by sponsoring the Sony World Photography Awards, it associates the brand with art and photography. These are the finalists, but maybe this… Continue reading

Design Indaba

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If you’re not in Cape Town, you’re missing out on a fantastic Design Indaba, from what I hear (yes, I’m stuck in good ol’ Joeys!). I wrote about the excellent campaign produced by… Continue reading

Nothing Stopping Joe Public

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The top performing Ad Agency group at the Loeries, and the FM’s winner of both the Advertising Agency of the year and the Agencies’ Agency of the Year awards, Joe Public is doing… Continue reading

Am I Getting Through?

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Leadership is all about communication — it’s essential to get our ideas through to our ‘team’, to get them all to pull together. So when you talk and talk, and still get the… Continue reading

A Medium Worth Watching

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For many people, the iPod was just a device for playing music. And the smartphone? Well, that’s for playing games, GPS, social media, maybe YouTube… and making phone calls. Plus any number of… Continue reading

Funky Friday: Rap and the Art of Typography

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When presented with the opportunity to submit his work to the International Society of Typographic Designers, the typography guild in the UK, Mark Modimola married his two loves; hip-hop and history. Modimola, a… Continue reading

Enjoy the Party

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Every week I choose an ad to feature in the ‘Ad of the Week’ feature on Marklives.com, Africa’s foremost authority on marketing, for marketers. This week, in the wake of one of the… Continue reading

SA pays homage to Hennessy in celebration of 250 years

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Longtime patrons of the arts, Hennessy has built up a collection of rare works, signatures and design works, which are to be curated and exhibited worldwide, including in Johannesburg’s Circa Gallery. Between March… Continue reading

How to Empower Your People to Do Better

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There are–according to FastCompany–four steps you should be taking to empower your people to do better. This is no listicle —  it’s based on research by Dr. Bernice McCarthy, creator of the widely… Continue reading

SONA2015 – the Social Media Stats

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How did South Africans feel about #SONA2015 in the run up to the State of the Nation Address? What were the big hashtags that drove conversation, who influenced social media debate, and which… Continue reading