"Think like a marketer, behave like an entertainer, and move like a tech start-up." This is the current modus operandi for CEO and co-founder of Pereira and O'Dell, PJ Pereira...
By Sindy Peters 22 Sep 2014 09:12
How many courses can you prepare using, say, mushrooms, fennel, or perhaps bacon? Can you imagine a delicious dessert with fennel in it? Chef Matt Manning can; showing off his culinary skills at the One Ingredient new venue launch, he conjured up a titillating tasting menu.
By Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2014 09:55
One of the first speakers at this year's IMC Conference in Cape Town was Gary Leih, founding director and CEO of OFYT. Leih took attendees through the history of integration in marketing and lessons the industry can learn from the past.
By Sindy Peters 10 Jun 2014 12:15
This year's Net Prophet attendees were introduced to two of South Africa's game industry pioneers; Danny Day and Marc Luck. The game designers gave vivid insight into the workings of a community Day had started by accident.
By Sindy Peters 26 May 2014 07:01
There's one slot at Design Indaba I implore you never to miss, and that's the Pecha Kucha presentations. Seven top graduates from around the world presented their projects at this year's event, but three stood out - particularly in the simulcast auditorium where they all received a rousing applause.
By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2014 11:30
Now here's an interesting concept - some of us are proper hoarders when it comes to our wardrobes, but here's an opportunity to give it all away to the homeless. It's called The Street Store, and it's happening Tuesday, 14 January 2014, in Green Point, Cape Town.
By Sindy Peters 13 Jan 2014 07:06
Everyone's sauntered off for the holidays and you're left at the office posing for selfies and trawling the web for entertainment. Don't waste all that extra bandwidth on Twerking for Dummies or Babies Taste Lemons, rather be inspired by Steve Jobs et al in some of the top-rated TED Talks on success. (video)
By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2013 09:26
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
In an ideal world quality higher education would be available to everyone, all educational resources and technologies would be free, no student would be left behind for financial reasons - education would be a right and not a privilege.
By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2013 11:05
How cold was it at Rocking the Daisies this year?! Bloody hell! I wouldn't have blamed anyone for forsaking their Ocsober oaths just to keep their blood circulating. But forget the weather, Seed Experiences are clearly in the lead for hosting the best outdoor festival of 2013.
By Sindy Peters 8 Oct 2013 10:57
This year's Kirstenbosch Gardens Chelsea Flower Show entry added yet another medal to its awards tally after scooping top prize for it's Come into the Garden exhibition. The display, featured at the Royal Botanic Garden in Kew, London, has been recreated and is currently available for public viewing at the V&A Waterfront's Clocktower area until 24 September.
By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 2013 13:27
AdVantage magazine announced this morning that the publication's final issue will be going to print today, Tuesday, 2 July 2013. In circulation for the last 20 years, the magazine's readership covered decision makers in the media, marketing and advertising sector.
By Sindy Peters 2 Jul 2013 12:14
In just over a month, one school will be awarded R50 000 to help it make a positive and, more importantly, a sustainable change for its chosen charity. The brainchild of Will McIntyre, director of the 4U Rage Festival at G&G Productions, Rage for Good is calling on SA matric learners to get involved in this year's campaign.
By Sindy Peters 24 Jun 2013 13:27