Category: social commentary

The Entrepreneur and Scale

The Entrepreneur and Scale

There is a lot to be said of an entrepreneur that can really scale their business. One that can start it from nothing but an entrpereneurial vision and grow it into a large organisation. One that manages to get over the growth hurdles that confine a lot of entrepreneurial businesses to being as large as the entrepreneur …

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Discovery And Uber Collaboration

Discovery And Uber Collaboration

In a campaign which I personally think is a stroke of genius; Uber Johannesburg and Discovery are offering users the option to have a registered nurse travel (in an Uber) to your location and give you a flu injection for R 100 (for up to 5 injections). I really admire this collaborative campaign for a …

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The great WordPress Security Debate

The great WordPress Security Debate

I have written about a lot of things on this blog. Most of which focus on the way to position and market your organisation or brand. I have delved a little into the intricacies of SEO and the like but I have usually steered away from one burning issue that I have come up against …

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Is it really self-service?

Is it really self-service?

It is an obscure title I will give you that. So what am I on about?! So over the weekend I needed to log on to the DStv self-service portal to add a portable device to my account. I was all set; I had the serial number; my account number; the device number; everything. Everything that …

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Merry Christmas!! Bah Humbug!!

Merry Christmas!! Bah Humbug!!

Merry Christmas!! A bit shocked at the timing of this post? Well now you know how I felt when I walked into the Cresta Shopping Centre Checkers and was greeted with a hearty, “Merry Christmas!”, as I went through the doors and was further confronted by reindeer, fake snow and other festive wonders!! This post …

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The Future of The Internet Will be Decided in 2014

The Future of The Internet Will be Decided in 2014

Does that sound overly dramatic? Does that sound like a Hollywood blockbuster headline? Did it shock you? Did it make you a little concerned? Well; good! The fact of the matter is that this article speaks to something that is critically important to every single person on the planet. “There are 2.4 billion people connected to …

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Technology: Is it saving us or damning us?

Technology: Is it saving us or damning us?

I ask this with all the sincerity I can possibly muster while typing away on my laptop and being stared at by my smartphone and tablet; not to mention the hard-drive pushing audio through my skull. But…. Are we ready for all of this technology? I get the fact that we have developed all of …

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Wearable Technology – is it that awesome?

Wearable Technology – is it that awesome?

This is one of those posts where you are pretty sure that you are going to pick up some flack from futurists and the like who are all ready to essentially lay down their lives to wearable technology and any other invention that starts bringing us close to post-humanism. Let me start by saying that …

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Mass Social Dysfunction

Mass Social Dysfunction

This post has been percolating away for a while and I have been in two minds whether I should write it and actually post it or not. The reason for this is because it is not marketing focussed at all – although there is a tie back to the social media industry (which you will …

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