Rethinking the future of Internet connection

Rethinking the future of Internet connection

The future of Internet connection is not necessarily the way that it is now. Instead of miles of cable being laid all over the surface…

Virtual Reality – Experience somebody’s life

Virtual Reality – Experience somebody’s life

Virtual Reality is now a district reality, and the frequency of its use is increasing. Obviously the first place you would automatically think of it…

Advertising: Is it okay to copy?

Advertising: Is it okay to copy?

At one time, copying the creative idea of another brand’s advertisement was considered a big no-no. To copy was seen as shameful and sadly unoriginal….

9 things I learnt about South Africa, thanks to Australia

9 things I learnt about South Africa, thanks to Australia

For the second time this year, I spent a week in Western Australia doing some consulting work for an Australian retail client. Time away from…

Why creative people resist ticking boxes

Why creative people resist ticking boxes

The way the world still views talent – is hugely outdated. If you look at the way companies advertise their employment opportunities, it’s one-dimensional. If…

The 10 Immutable Laws of Content Marketing?

The 10 Immutable Laws of Content Marketing?

When we first started writing a blog way back in 2004, there were very few official rules as to how ‘content marketing’ (in those days…

Sometimes you just need to change your perspective

Sometimes you just need to change your perspective

Perspective is the critical element in how you see the world around you; it is essentially the way you ask questions of your reality. Often…

Podcast pick of the week: 99% Invisible

Podcast pick of the week: 99% Invisible

99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.  Each episode is a sound-rich deep…

How to fix South Africa – according to Thomas Piketty

How to fix South Africa – according to Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty has been called a ‘rock-star French economist’ and wrote a very large book on global inequality, which became a New York Times bestseller…

How to find opportunity

How to find opportunity

In the new idea-intensive global economy, opportunity is everywhere. Innovative idea-driven start-ups are disrupting entrenched industries and business models overnight. So in this time of unprecedented…

Podcast and video picks of the week

Podcast and video picks of the week

Here are our podcast and video picks of the week. What happens to old brands that nobody wants anymore? In the US at least, they’re…

Video picks of the week – Jenson Button & Iggy Pop

Video picks of the week – Jenson Button & Iggy Pop

At the end of the week – it’s always useful to put together a summary of the trending videos that caught your eye. This is…

Podcast pick of the week: Screen Time

Podcast pick of the week: Screen Time

Screen Time – just how addicted have we become to reality fed to us through a screen? How is this modern behaviour affecting us as…

Podcast pick of the week – The world’s largest laundromat

Podcast pick of the week – The world’s largest laundromat

How interesting is the story of the world’s largest laundromat? Surprisingly it’s pretty compelling. The laundromat has over 300 washing machines, a play area for…

Can a brand meditate?

Can a brand meditate?

The world is an increasingly noisy place. Sometimes it feels like everyone, and every brand, is aggressively trying to shout over each other at the…

Are you a right or left-wing marketer?

Are you a right or left-wing marketer?

Here’s a question to ask of yourself. Do you think of yourself as more of a right or left-wing marketer? Let’s explain that idea a…

Podcast pick of the week – Amateur Hour

Podcast pick of the week – Amateur Hour

What does it take to survive, even thrive, when you’re a complete amateur? This hour, TED speakers share stories of plunging – or being plunged…

Our podcast pick of the week – Rui Esteves

Our podcast pick of the week – Rui Esteves

An interview with AND UNION co-founder and legendary South African entrepreneur Rui Esteves is our ‘Podcast Pick of the Week’ today. Just to start off…

Maker Faire – a glimpse of the future

Maker Faire – a glimpse of the future

It’s not too often that the blood literally drains from our faces at the exact moment that we stumble across the realisation of how something…

Is Pick n Pay’s Stikeez a good marketing idea?

Is Pick n Pay’s Stikeez a good marketing idea?

Stikeez – a collection of small plastic toys with an extended ‘sucker foot’ that can be attached to just about any surface; or used as…

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