On the 25th of July I spoke on the “7 threats to agencies, ” and Agency 3.0 – my new keynote. The 100+ strong audience were highly engaging and the panel Q&A confirmed the thoughts both Michael Cowen, the 2nd speaker, and I had. This is the 3rd time ive spoken at Digital Swarm and look forward […]
This month, once again I had the pleasure of being hosted by Kojo Baffoebut this time not on his Kaya FM show but the new Conversations x kojo platform in collaboration with the Absa experience centre in Rosebank. The interview style talk started around the future of work topics and freelancers and soon morphed into a chat and Q&A session on […]
Those of you that know and follow me see that I’m a big proponent of Freelancers being a major piece of the global workforce in the near future. Along with Flexyforce.com and Spin Street House in Cape Town, I delivered a 20-minute piece on why Freelancers are not being protected, how they can fix this, what […]
Once again, I was invited to speak at Vega Cape Town to the Digital Swarm crowd on Freelancers and the future of agency – it’s not all doom n gloom! So what are the 4 biggest threats to creative agencies? Catch me at the Joburg Leg of this event in July. For more details firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking to young hungry creative minds always keeps me young [relevant] and in the know as to what the general Zeitgeist of the creative culture and mindset is in Johannesburg. Gotta love a tough Q&A crowd. Here are some great images from the evening! see you at the next one.
The gig economy is growing and by 2020, one in five workers will be freelance or on contract — this according to the EY Global Contingent Workforce Study. A fancy new name for freelancing in the digital era, the gig economy refers to the growing workforce of freelancers working ‘gigs’ — tasks performed as once-off jobs. […]
The top 8 things advertising agencies should be doing to build their business models around freelancers
Not too long ago, agencies hid freelancers behind the curtain as they quietly pumped out work. Today, success requires you to view freelancers as strategic assets. With the growing gig economy and technology making it so easy to work remotely, it is becoming irrelevant whether a worker is a freelancer or belongs to permanent staff. […]
Take the 47 minutes and 49 seconds to listen to what was a great interview with Kojo on the gig economy, the freelance workforce and starting a small business.
On Monday the 19th February 2018, I once again had the honour of chatting to Ernest Pillay on the Drive Time Experience on Radio 2000. Ernest is a gentleman and a fellow freelancer who took a keen interest in the WTF [What The Freelance] book and course that is running now at Vega Schools. I have to say, they also […]
This week I had the privilege of hosting the launch event for Mike Saunders‘ book, The Five Year Mark. The book is about all the lessons learned in the first five years building Digitlab, a digital agency. You can read my review and my learnings here but those are not the most salient points for […]