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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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Extreme Eventing with the Squad Event Managers Johannesburg

What is extreme eventing? This is where you pull rabbits out of hats, putting conferences together in under a day. theSQUAD Creative Event Management and Planning team in Johannesburg have been experiencing all the extremes: weather, emotions, wit, stress, fun and more. Here are our top six signs that you are now an extreme event planner. Two: You know that there are…

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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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Doing Food Differently, the Squad Event Managers Johannesburg

“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”  William Shakespeare Two of the biggest food trend predictions for 2018 were the rise of veganism and (wait for it) edible glitter.  Along with veges and sparkles we like the idea of flexitarianism. Being flexible about food but making ethical and environmental based decisions…

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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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Passion, Integrity, Authenticity, Delivery – theSQUAD 2018

Last year put the “f” into feisty. But one thing we now know for sure is theSQUAD can take the heat when the pressure skyrockets. We couldn’t have made it through 2017 without the support of our remarkable suppliers, clients and epic 24/7 SQUAD team. Thank you and here’s to an accomplished 2018 ♡ “You truly are the BEST, most…

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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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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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8 Team Building Tips for a Digital Detox

Our brief was to create a team building getaway for a busy corporate client. They needed to unwind, without their digital devices, and get to know each other better. Here’s how we did it… It’s not easy wrenching a team of busy people away from their offices and cell phones – even when they’ve asked…

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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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