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Bieber-time

Bieber-time

This morning Big Concerts announced that singer Justin Bieber is going to be performing in South Africa next year…news that has a gazillion teenage fans (and a good…

Julius’ blog site at risk of deletion

Julius’ blog site at risk of deletion

While he’s getting all frothy about the fact that he is being impersonated on Twitter, ANC Youth League President Julius Malema might be ignoring an even more catastrophic…

Hawks descend on Arts ministry

Hawks descend on Arts ministry

Reported on Times Live ….and about time too. It has been a fairly open secret in the Arts industry that all has not been well with 2010 funding,…

Cell C…inspired or trying too hard?

Cell C…inspired or trying too hard?

Cell C today revealed a new corporate identity – new logo, new colours and, seemingly, a new attitude to its customers. In the course of doing so they…

WWMD (what will Malema do)?

So Eugene Terreblanche has been murdered. And although it is probably unrelated, the fact that it happened while the country debates the appropriateness of struggle songs like “kill…

Marketing

Fight for Freedom of Speech – Great ads

Fight for Freedom of Speech – Great ads

Award-winning advertising agency, Ireland Davenport, have created a great series of ads to promote the…

Turning SA on its head

Came across this video on YouTube – don’t know why it is titled “Banned Advert”…

Ooops….Weekender makes wrong results call

Ooops….Weekender makes wrong results call

Possibly the most famous newspaper headline blunder was made by the Chicago Tribune of 3…

Elections 2009: How did the media fare?

Elections 2009: How did the media fare?

So it is the evening after election day. Like millions of others, I am curious…

ANC Youth League declares war on cocks

Sometimes writing a blog entry is hard work. Occasionally, though, someone gives you material –…

Why sponsors get it wrong…

Adage magazine had an interesting article analysing the three main sponsors of American Idol –…

Thought Leader blogs

When Music meets Microsoft

When Music meets Microsoft

Some time back I heard of a group of people on the internet who were spending their time creating graphs of songs titles and lyrics and posting them…

The Internet Buzz Election – Britney pips Obama? Not quite….

The Internet Buzz Election – Britney pips Obama? Not quite….

Every time you turn the television on these days you get more talking heads crunching numbers about the US Elections – whispering urgently about who is going to…

Sosaties and roosters: dipping a big toe into Potch

It is either slightly disconcerting or enormously flattering when you arrive at a hotel for the first time and the receptionist greets you by name. In the case…

Thabo Mbeki Explained: By the US Congress

Thabo Mbeki Explained: By the US Congress

I don’t know if you saw this recently — but it’s an actual screen capture of President Mbeki’s diary, as published on government’s own website. I wish I…

What do you mean you don’t ‘get’ South African politics?

What do you mean you don’t ‘get’ South African politics?

What if we could represent South African politics visually? What if we could take a snapshot of M&G investigative reporter Stefaans Brümmer’s brain? Would it look like a…

Much ado about … well, quite a lot actually

Spare a thought for the family of Andrew Olmsted. You may not know him, or even have heard of him, but you’re about to. This is what was…

2009

The world’s best known urinal?

The world’s best known urinal?

Right now I’m glad I don’t work here….…

Razorlight

Ok so having overcome the numbness I got in to the Razorlight concert – eventually. Great venue, great show. Johnny Borrell…

I remember it well…

I remember it well…

…the Chelsea Hotel. Leonard Cohen fans feel free to use this as your wallpaper.…

New York on a Tuesday

So it’s cold. Damn cold. And I’m standing in a queue in the Meatpacking District of New York…not, however, to pick…