Flume was recently appointed as the digital media agency for Woolworths South Africa, effective 1 November.
Literally, the funniest guy that I know.
Initially, it was like being a fish in water. As a digital agency, using online tools, we didn’t see any disruption in our output. However, we have noticed the value of face-to-face interactions and that ultimately people want to be around people.
Wake up, run, shower, make coffee, eat breakfast, open the laptop and connect to my second screen. Work/calls/pitches/internal meetings, fetch daughter from school, work, dinner, chill, sleep – repeat.
Weekly team-wide pow-wow sessions as well as regular check-ins and messages. It is sometimes difficult with a staff compliment of 60, but that’s why leadership is key and allowing our DNA to flow through our heads of departments.
Over WhatsApp video, or a sneaky coffee meet-up.
I run four times per week, before 7am.
Avo by Nedbank.
Take the family on our Mauritius holiday that was cancelled in April.
As mentioned, we’re a digital marketing agency and we have been really fortunate to grow during this time and keep doing what we do best.
Uber Eats, Exclusive Books.
A pitch deck for a client that I can’t disclose right now.
The art of learning how to sell over video calls; creating energy over technology.
I wouldn’t utter them myself but words like "pivot" and "cadence" come up a lot, and obviously phrases like, “Is my camera on?”.
Keep up the faith, put your head down and learn how to create opportunity out of uncertainty.
Follow Du Bruyn on Twitter and visit the website at Flume.co.za.
*Interviewed by Jessica Tennant.