People Analytics is a thing and your HR team should be doing it

It’s hardly news that human capital is a critical business asset, but what you may not know is that you can actually measure it. People analytics is something that companies are copping onto as they realise that their people are their product, … Read More

3 Ways to get your agency noticed and win more work

You’ve got banks of shiny new Macs. A creative team covered in tats and at least nine different hair colours between them. You’re poised to pump out great work. Amped to win some awards. Now if only the invitations to pitch would come in… Having sweat-drenched flashbacks … Read More

How I wasted 87,600 minutes on dead-end meetings

As a small business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of people wanting to meet with you. With promises of partnerships and on-going business referrals, why wouldn’t you take the meeting? A year ago, I couldn’t … Read More

36% of your team is stressed out right now. Here’s why.

At any given time, 36% of your team is experiencing stress. You might scoff and say, “Um, obviously“, given the fact that they’re at work (hashtag agency life) and not, say, lying on a beach in Mauritius (though this comes with its own … Read More

7 (actual) ways to do more in less time

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – anonymous Despite what we’re being socialised to believe in this hyper-hyper-connected age, constantly working isn’t a sign that you’re better … Read More

Workflow management quick wins: Create a kick-ass brief in 5 steps

The word ‘brief’ is probably one of the greatest misnomers in the agency world, after ‘deadline’ and ‘on budget’. A brief – a good one, anyway – takes time and consideration, and a clear understanding of the client’s objectives. In … Read More

How to slash time spent in meetings

American economist and social theorist, Thomas Sowell, once said, “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” He, like the rest of us, had obviously wasted countless hours on ‘brainstorming’, ‘thinking out of the box’ and ‘considering the low-hanging fruit’ while … Read More

Best short courses for creatives in South Africa

A huge part of gaining the competitive edge is having a skilled workforce. And not just skilled: continually upskilled. Staying on top of new developments in your industry isn’t enough – your staff actually needs to master these if you’re wanting … Read More

5 Ways to rock your project management role [video]

Being a project manager is a tough gig. If you do it well, people will ask why they even needed a project manager in the first place. And if the project goes badly… well, you don’t need me to tell you … Read More

The 2-minute trick that’ll change your work life

If you think two minutes isn’t very long, watch it tick down on your microwave when you’re waiting to attack that leftover lasagna. During those two minutes, you could have resolved an email query or knocked out a CE. You could’ve popped over … Read More