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Digital ID E-Interview with theSQUAD Creative Events

Introducing Julian Robberts, Website Designer & Branding  and Co-Founder of Digital-ID. We caught up with Julian via an email interview (what else in this era?) and found out a little more about what makes him tick and what Digital-ID are doing at the moment – besides helping theSQUAD a lot! Hello Julian and thank for your…

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5 Ways to Create Virtual Events

Nearly 50% of the world is in some form of self-isolation and according to Julius Solaris, Editor of EventMB, as of March 2020, 90% of event professionals saw some or most of their business disappear and 2.75% were left unemployed globally.  So how do we do events differently when live group gatherings are not an…

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3 Intense Wellness Events Trends 2020

Forest Bathing Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing is a practice begun by the Japanese and over the centuries groves of Sugi and Hinoki cypress trees, known for their sense- aroma, have been nurtured in Japan specifically for therapeutic reasons. Forest therapy is also part of the national healthcare in some parts of Asia, treating chronic illness…

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Art Matters with Darryl George Gray

Darryl George Gray has studied Spanish, trekked most of Peru and seen the scorched in the deserts of Chile.  He is also the Founder of the Henry George Gallery and supporter of a cause close to our hearts. We spoke to him about South African art matters and more. Darryl, you’ve been in business since…

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Design Matters with Bradley Kirshenbaum

theSQUAD’s loves Brad and how he’s expressed his complex relationship with the city of Jozi through both design and commitment to urban renewal. Bradley spoke to us about his recent project – a collaborative book called, “I Love You I Hate You”, and this conversation follows in context of Gus Silber’s comments below: “Rarely have…

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Design Matters with Nikki Meier

Anyone else designing a sci-fi alphabet in 2020? Thought not. It’s amazing to work with designers who “get” a project because they’re talented and like the challenge of figuring out how to translate briefs into beauty. We spoke to Nikki Meier (designer of our Design Matters theme this month) about being creative and everything in between.…

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Design Matters with Vanessa B Clothing

Vanessa of Vanessa B Clothing has worked with theSQUAD since the year dot when we started (2013). She does bespoke clothing design, manufactures uniforms and outfits for activation staff, events, choirs and corporate wear, and can work to any brief. She’s also been an integral part of the wardrobe department on 10 seasons of Strictly…

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Live Life Inspired with Kelly McGillivray

Spearheading theSQUAD’s Live Life Inspired interview series is our Squadron Leader, Kelly McGillivray, who is a seeker, always looking for new ways to do things differently and better. We chatted to her about keeping inspired, tracing her family heritage in Scotland and making lifestyle changes to fuel the body and the mind. Hello Kelly, let’s…

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Live Life Inspired with Paul Boyter

Owner and head facilitator of Harmonics, Paul Boyter, doesn’t have a music degree and can’t read music. What he can do is read drum notation and he has a genius knack for finding new instruments to master. As part of our “Live life inspired” series theSQUAD spoke to Paul (who helps us with employee engagement…

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What’s in an Event Planner’s Inspirational Toolbox?

Having a locked and loaded (i.e. well stocked) toolbox is an event planner’s superpower. But having an inspirational toolbox gives us soul power. Here are some recommendations which can be used as a once-off to lift the spirits or as a mix and match; taking what you need, when you need it, depending on how…

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10 Tips to Creating Seamless Events

There’s a reason why being an event coordinator was identified as the fifth most stressful job in America last year (after police officer) – things can go wrong. Bringing events to life is fun and adrenalin works wonders when it kicks in, but the communication and production elements have to knit together seamlessly.   As…

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Top Ten Event Experiences in Johannesburg

We’re always looking for great spaces and experiences to share with theSQUAD’s clients and guests. Our city and its surrounds arefull of gems – from spas to rooftop bars. Here are our latest top ten Joburg recommendations.   1) Urban Oasis – Beechwood Gardens We’ve held many corporate functions at Beachwood Gardens and I even…

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