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Shoshin: Event Management With An Open Heart and Open Mind

The word Shoshin refers to a beginner’s mind—a state of openness and wonder that allows a person to approach life unfettered by the preconceptions, biases or habits associated with knowledge and experience. Looking at the vast empty spaces an event often has to fill, Shoshin seems like something an Event Manager with a vision needs!…

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Media Entrepreneur: “Do it with Heart, Be Brave and Be True to Yourself”

Many thanks to The Media Online for featuring our Squadron Leader, Kelly McGillivray. In the latest of their ongoing media entrepreneur series, The Media Online highlight the work of Kelly McGillivray, managing director and squadron leader of theSQUAD Creative Events. With the events industry being hard it by the Covid-19 pandemic, she recently realigned the business to encompass…

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The Power of Unexpected Kindness

When lockdown seemed to sever us from our community my frustrations levels were sky high. Creating the big events I love doing ground to a halt and I missed my clients and my team. Eventing can only happen so far via a Zoom call. On top of this, the weather got colder and I could…

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A Bolshoi Ballet Pirouette For Event Managers

*With thanks to MarkLives for publishing this article and the image is by Photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte – the exploding dust you see there? powdered milk!* Many businesses have ‘pivoted’ during covid-19 but, for event managers, it’s been more of a Bolshoi Ballet pirouette, including having the resilience to spin around on your toes. Supporting people What’s become clear…

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The Power of Great Produce and Collaboration with Workbench

Workbench create “feel good work” for brands with a combination of hard-earned strategy and world-class creative execution. With it they grow brands and businesses over the long-term. And that feels good! We spoke to Mike from Workbench about strategising for their sizzling new Denny Campaigns and more… What role has your business played in the…

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Support Your Local and Add Goodness with Denny Mushrooms

The last two Denny Mushroom Campaigns (Support Your Local and Add Goodness) have made magic happen. We’re especially proud of the campaigns because they do good at a time when it is more needed than ever. And theSQUAD was involved in both! We caught up with SQUAD leader, Kelly McGillivray, for a chat about where theSQUAD…

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Making Good Things Happen with Twiga Communications

Twiga Communications are a highly creative, intrepid, client-centric boutique public relations and communications agency. They love making clients smile! We spoke to them about why working with theSQUAD on the Denny Mushroom’s Campaign was cool and why collaboration matters. What role has your business played in the recent Denny Campaigns? Our role was to spread…

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Intern Love with theSQUAD Creative Event Management

Introducing theSQUAD Creative Event Management Interns 2020. Our stylish Karabo Mpheta is a Snake according to the Chinese Zodiac giving him sophisticated traits and making him the eye of the storm in a chaotic environment (it could be he’s in the right place). Before joining theSQUAD Karabo was a promoter/ brand ambassador for Bos Ice Tea,…

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Meet the Interns

theSQUAD believes in doing it differently – no little black dresses (LBDs), schoolroom seating or death by PowerPoint. We are also passionate about up-skilling and knowledge sharing! So, we’re pleased to introduce next intake of fabulous new interns who are learning the event-management ropes. Lethabo Kgotse is an undergraduate at the University of Johannesburg currently…

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19 Event Trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two. We’re already seeing a move towards more authentic events, while it is up to us event professionals to educate our clients on what the new tech can do. We’ll also…

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How to Give Differently this Festive Season

“Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but stop trashing the planet to tell someone you care.” George Monbiot  Can you feel the pressure mounting to find the perfect gift within budget? Well – here’s an idea – do as Mr Monbiot says and show you care in a different way,…

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