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Local is Lovely: the Squad Event Managers Johannesburg

Being challenged excites the Squad Creative Events. Tell us it can’t be done and we will show you otherwise. We can do the school room seating conferences in our sleep – does that make us happy? NOT A CHANCE! Making things fun makes us happy. Getting a brief from a client that says. “Find me a scrap yard that crushes…

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The A to Z of theSQUAD Creative Events

Since starting theSQUAD in 2013 we’ve done so many different types of events we’ve almost covered the entire alphabet. Bam! Here’s a little retrospective of some of the fabulous work we’ve done with inspiring clients who trust our unique creative spirit. Activations In a sense every event we do is an activation, but the “Move…

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I Deliver, We Win – with Kellogg’s South Africa

We caught up with Squadron Leader Kelly and found out what made theSQUAD’s first event for Kellogg’s South Africa snap, crackle and pop… What was it like working with your new client Kellogg’s? Detailed – a very diverse bunch of very clever people – initially we worked with a committee from across the business to put…

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Top Seven Event Trends to Expect in 2018

Top Seven Event Trends to Expect in 2018 People are tired of event hype and want to be part of something authentic which adds value to their lives; or in the words of Julian Solaris from the Event Manager Blog, “There is no more time for fluff, sales talk and over-promising.” Budgets are tight and…

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The Golden Thread

  “Love is the golden thread that ties our lives together.” A golden thread ties something together and gives it value. This year the charity campaign Night of 1000 Drawings has been our golden thread (for many years, actually 😉). Motivating people to donate art weaves in and out of our paying work. We do it for love and we invite you to…

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Pop Up Dinner with the Chefs Joburg

If you’re in Johannesburg over these dates, end your year with mouthfuls of deliciousness.  4 nights only.  Wednesday 22 November to Saturday 25 November. Human.Kind Building Rooftop, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg. Your Chefs are Karel Jacobs & Reino Deetlefs. They are the perfect team – Reino is calculated, calm and methodical where Karel brings that spontaneous, mischievous and daring side in. It…

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Feed Your Body, Feed Your Mind

When theSQUAD helped with the KFC Taste Kitchen Finale we were honoured to meet people as passionate about food as we are, including the winners of the Ultimate Home Cooking Duo, Ali Nangamso Majija and Nosizwe Mji. Ali believes strongly in food sustainability and we had a chance to interview him to find out more.…

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Sustainable Food for Incredible Events

Instead of springing into summer we’re un-springing ourselves, seeing how we can do things differently. This includes finding ways to make event food more sustainable. For inspiration on how to reduce waste and menus that keep it deliciously local, we spoke to four of our outstanding event caterers. Owner of Fresh Creative Catering, Nikki Gaskell…

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Event Catering 101

The quality of your cuisine can make or break an event. People will fondly remember delectable food, but serve them something stale or soggy and it’ll trend on social media with a damning hashtag. Here are some Event Catering 101 tips on event catering and hitting the sweet spot with your attendees. 1) Menu Tasting…

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How to Make an Exhibition Stand Memorable

Our client was asked to be the headline exhibition stand for the 35th World Cup of Geosciences at the International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town. We were keen to help, but it was a tricky with budgets being cut. When we discussed the stand, the brief was “money is tight but please make it…

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How to Give A Doodle

So, you want to know how to #GiveADoodle – contribute something creative to #1000Drawings but you’re not sure how?  We’re here to help! First off, you can donate anything in the arts and crafts realm that is A5 in size. This includes photographs, embroidery, painting, doodling and we’ve even had a pewter contribution. So it’s…

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6 Ways to Soundtrack Your Event

There are high expectations from clients and attendees at any event and you want your function to be unforgettable, particularly when it comes to corporate conferences focused on behavioural change. Music engages people on different levels; it can elevate the mood, enhance camaraderie and leave people with incredible memories. You need to feel it, it…

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