We’re in a state of Present Shock
Opinion

We’re in a state of Present Shock

The world is in a state of Present Shock, so says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. And having devoured his book Life Inc. a couple of…

Should the use of Photoshop in advertising be regulated?
Advertising

Should the use of Photoshop in advertising be regulated?

Is it okay that Kim Kardashian’s thighs get Photoshopped and sculpted to perfection when her image is used to sell a pair of running shoes?…

Work like nobody’s watching
Opinion

Work like nobody’s watching

You’ve heard the saying ‘Dance like nobody is watching’? It’s an encouraging idea to let yourself go, to relive the freedom of childhood when activities…

24 January 2014
Advertising

24 January 2014

It has been 30 years since Apple set out to put technology in the hands of people. There’s no doubt that their mission has had…

A return to Taipei
Opinion

A return to Taipei

For a third year in a row I find myself booked on a Singapore Airlines flight to Taipei, Taiwan in a month’s time. I tell…

In search of Quiet
Opinion

In search of Quiet

Peace and quiet is an entirely underrated ingredient for creative thinking. Open plan offices, group brainstorming sessions with Post-It notes and strict rules of engagement…

Things to consider at the beginning of 2014
Opinion

Things to consider at the beginning of 2014

Cherryflava dot com is, as of this month in 2014, ten years old. As a ten year old then it is always useful to think…

Harnessing the power of fear
Advertising

Harnessing the power of fear

If fear is the most powerful emotion of all (besides loss) – what happens when advertising uses the power of fear to sell things? A…

Russell Brand vs Jeremy Paxman
Opinion

Russell Brand vs Jeremy Paxman

Well worth a watch. Not sure if the veteran BBC journalist is edging Russell Brand just to get him fired up and score a great…

Enslaved by luxury
Opinion

Enslaved by luxury

Last week a massive accident on the outgoing N1 highway in Cape Town caused traffic chaos that resulted in some motorists spending up to four…

Selling is about understanding people
Opinion

Selling is about understanding people

The world measures the success of sales people completely wrong. At the heart of it, a sales person represents your business. If they are pushy and…

Bikes vs Cars
Opinion

Bikes vs Cars

It is our fundamental belief that bicycles have the power to radically transform the South African economy from a system of inefficient corporatism to a…

You owe it to the world to believe
Opinion

You owe it to the world to believe

The person that you are today is a direct result of the love that your Mom and Dad gave you from they day that you…

Advice for marketers working with an agency
Opinion

Advice for marketers working with an agency

The other day I was asked at a conference, what advice I have for marketers who work with agencies? Having been a corporate marketer at…

The re-education of Miley Cyrus
Opinion

The re-education of Miley Cyrus

A lot has been said recently about Miley Cyrus. The shock of seeing Hanna Montana grow up on TV and then doing that performance at…

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