Monthly Archive: June, 2015

Don’t Just Say “No”

by

Saying “no” can be hard. Humans are a naturally co-operative species, and if someone asks for help, our initial instinct is to lend a hand, even if it means compromising our priorities. But let’s… Continue reading

Get a Grip on Digital

by

Rob van Rooyen, head of strategy at the House of Brave agency, says that marketers need to understand the distinction between digital and traditional thinking. Van Rooyen provides some useful tips in this article from… Continue reading

The Billboard That Follows You

by

It’s time, once again, for my weekly pick of the top ads that have made an impression this week, for my regular column on Marklives.com, Africa’s foremost site for marketers about marketing, media… Continue reading

Vodacom Moves Agencies

by

The eighth-biggest advertising account in SA, the R310m Vodacom account, has been moved from Ireland Davenport to Ogilvy Johannesburg. Group chair, Sir Martin Sorrell, told Financial Mail in London that the company was… Continue reading

Managing Time, Managing Space, Getting Things Done

by

Tim Allen, founder of the Getting Things Done (GTD) approach to time management, says that GTD is not so much a time management system as a ‘space’ management system — and he’s referring… Continue reading

A New Magazine (And It’s Free!)

by

A new business annual – #TheFutureByDesign – launches today. The magazine intends to stimulate discourse in the advertising and marketing sectors about smart design thinking, and about how intelligence can help create elegant… Continue reading

A Man Calls a Horse Whisperer…

by

Every week I write a column for Marklives.com, Africa’s foremost site on marketing, for marketers and advertisers (and other interesting people). In it, I select an ad that has stood out from the… Continue reading

Why Failure Makes You Smarter

by

Jeff Stibel, a LinkedIn ‘influencer’ makes a study of failure in his regular postings. Here he looks at the science behind failure, and why it actually makes you smarter. Humans learn more from… Continue reading

Can a Computer Judge Creativity?

by

It may go against all we believe about art and aesthetics, but two Rutgers University computer scientiests, Ahmed Elgammal and Babak Saleh, say they have created an algorithm that measures the originality and… Continue reading

Groote Schuur’s Innovation Hub Makeover

by

Cape Town’s Haldane Martin and his team have created a workspace for Groote Schuur Hospital’s Innovation Hub, where members can meet, brainstorm or sit quietly to get work done. The Innovation Hub has… Continue reading