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“This is Classic…”

Rather than write a conventional blog (containing rather long winded, self-promoting guff), we use this space to post quirky and inspiring industry-related articles that gets our grey matter whirring and tickles the proverbial funny bone. On occasion we may give you our two cents’ worth, but we promise, it’ll be worth it.


Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days

South African-born tech visionary Elon Musk is one of the globe’s most influential and forward-thinking individuals. We love the way this story illustrates how he makes the time and effort to continually interact with consumers directly. There are many lessons in this snippet about the iconic ‘square-pegger,’ the biggest of which is, ‘in business, as in life, acknowledge mistakes openly and act to to correct them as quickly as practically possible.’ Sound advice.
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“I lived like a rat in Johannesburg”

In South Africa with its high unemployment figures, people are often forced to think very differently and creatively to come up with income-generating enterprises. We find inspiration in those individuals, such as the remarkable Philani Dladla, who used a daring combination of ingenuity and elbow grease to make a difference against enormous odds. Read part of his remarkable story here.
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Small things that make a big difference

Have a look at these simple yet useful tips that will surely help boost your brand and improve your customer service. It is often those little things we forget about and overlook, which the clients appreciate most.
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Coca-Cola using their powers for good

Although hard to believe, it seems marketing campaigns are not always aimed solely at generating profits, it is sometimes used simply to bring across a message of hope for humanity. "Labels are for cans, not for people". This video is certainly worth the watch.
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Keep 'em coming back for more

One of the quickest ways to lose out on potential business, is a badly designed website. Which is why we pride ourselves on providing quality service and educating our clients as best we can. So, you’ve decided a new website is what your company needs to generate growth? Well, here are a few useful tips to keep in mind when brainstorming ideas for your website.
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It ain't real till it's on Facebook

As a branding agency, we're fully aware of the awesome people power provided by social media networks, and we'd be the first to acknowledge that to be relevant in today's online driven world, you need to 'represent' on the net – or else. That said, we cannot help but be impressed by these cartoonist's darkly satirical takes on the modern obsession with smart phones. Read 'em and weep...
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Rules are not always meant to be broken

In every office there are specific rules that must be followed, some perhaps a bit more sensible than others, but rules nonetheless. Then there are those "unwritten" rules that are implemented simply to make our work environment and office interactions more efficient. These are often not cast in stone but could certainly serve as a good "mantra" to keep mind. Have a look at this, perhaps there are a few that could work for you.
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Bite your tongue, with difficulty!

We all have different taste and ideas, which is why both Miley Cyrus and the Foo Fighters get to make a living in the music industry! A famous Roman saying in Latin can be basically translated as: ‘There’s no accounting for taste.” However, for industry experts such as web designers, it can be tricky to negotiate the diplomatic minefield involved with explaining to clients why some ideas are perhaps not the most practical or brand savvy. This made us giggle!
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Ads can change the world...no jokes!

We all love Nando's tongue in cheek style, but sometimes creatives need to use their superpowers to address pressing social issues. It may not be funny, but it's brilliant stuff. Check out these uber powerful messages.
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This guy makes it look easy!

Portland-based freelance designer Aaron Draplin runs a one-man design shop called Draplin Design Co. He's known for his no-nonsense, straightforward approach towards design and has worked for clients like Nike, New York Times, Wired, Obama Administration, Old Spice and ESPN to name a few. When online education company Lynda.com challenged him to create a logo for a fictional construction company and take viewers through the design process, Aaron nailed it and came up with probably the best logo design tutorial you’ve seen in recent times. Watch as he shares his process, tips, methodology and lots more in this must-see video for design students, professionals and clients.
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Mac training is now in session

We all know how daunting the first experience of using a Mac machine can be. With very few similarities to Windows, making the transition can be frustrating to say the least. But whether you're a Mac newbie or a seasoned user, there's always something to be learned. Familiarise yourself with these tremendously handy keyboard shortcuts, which are sure to make life easier and your workload lighter.
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Do your marketing concepts appeal to all audiences, particularly to millennials?

This unique group may be increasing in your workplace, so why not take the same approach to training millennials as you do to reaching them?
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vince vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free

Stock photos have a bad rap. They're campy and cheesy and the butt of plenty of jokes. But what's great about them is they're often the catalyst for promotions or gags—sort of a comedic blank slate.
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css puns

Check out this great collection of CSS Puns & CSS Jokes ~ Curated by Saijo George
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fruitdoodles

Fruitdoodles artist finds banana work has mass a-peel
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