Friday, October 23, 2015

5 Social Media facts for the Unsure.

If you’re managing social media for your business, or have an external source doing it for you, it may come in handy to know some statistics.

Here are 5:

1. The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55–64 year age bracket.

When coming up with post content,keep older users in mind. Our age makes a difference to our taste and interests, so if you’re focusing on younger users with the content you post, you could be missing an important demographic.

2. 189 million of Facebook users, use only their mobile phones.

Take this fact imto account as content posted may look different when on a mobile phone.

3. Every second 2 new members join LinkedIn.

Am increased favourite when it comes to professionals trying to connect with others in their industries.

4. Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the web.

Yes, social media is THAT popular.

Social media carries more weight than ever. It’s clearly not a fad, or a phase. It continues to grow as a habit, and new platforms continue to appear and develop.

It is definitely worth your time and effort to continually strategise and rethink your social media campaigns.

5. 93% of marketers use social media for business.

That is an extremely high number, and for a good reason. You get noticed, if your campaigning is done PROPERLY.

Look out for our next post on 'Effective Content'.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Whisk'ed Away

Being in Johannesburg, sucked in by the hustle and bustle of the city, a place to clear your mind is hard to come across.

Spliced Media founder Caid Pontus has taken a trip to the City of Gold to see the sights, and visit family. On her journey, she was introduced to an awesome spot, with unlimited potential.

Whisk, a Speciality Food and Wine Bar, is an amazing clash between old and new.
Vintage clocks, literature and craft beer, with music that that caters for any age?
It is a world that you can successfully enter, and unplug from the Matrix.

For the smokers, there is plenty space for you to enjoy your vice. For the ones with children, there is an amazing back garden area for the little ones to have fun!

Be sure to try the Strawberry and Lime beer, and pretty much anything on the menu. Your tastebuds will thank you later.

Check out their page for updates!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Let's Inspire Campaign!

Sitting in my office, sipping a cup of tea, I stumbled apon a thought that I has pushed to the back of my mind for some time.

I have always been one for community upliftment, and helping those that stereotypes tend to ostracise. So when this thought came back to the forefront of my mind, I became quite excited.

I have been dabbling with the idea of a SOLORENEUR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, primarily focusing on the hard working souls in Durban, and ultimately giving the lime light to those who deserve it across the country.

I named my campaign the 'LET'S INSPIRE' campaign, as that is what the individuals I wish to showcase have done for me. They have inspired me.

Being the founder of Spliced Media, is an amazing feeling. I own something, that I am passionate about, and no one can change that. The trials and tribulations of such an honor are tantemount,however, and a sense of intrinsic motivation is very neccessary. Sometimes I feel hopeless, sometimes I feel very overwhelmed. The idea that I, and I alone have to run all departments of this entity I have created can be daunting. For the people I am showcasing, their passion shines through, no matter their circumstance, and this makes me strive even harder.

I want to share this feeling with everyone out there. For those of you who have become complacent, who have given up on your dreams, who believe the formal rat race is the only beneficial one out there, I hope this inspires you to take the leap.

I will be bringing into focus several solopreneurs, people like myself, who are doing it all, despite the odds against them. They will be interviewed, they will be photographed, and I surely hope they are remembered as beacons of INSPIRATION.

Look out for more on my campaign, and LET'S INSPIRE!   

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mio Designs, bringing colour to Hillcrest!

Heritage Market, in the quaint town of Hillcrest, was the location for the amazing Mio Designs fashion show. Set up in a coffee shop with a beautiful amphitheatre like stage, set the tone for a well put together event.

The Designers:
Wild Child Xclusive
Abi Road Designs
Ruby Gem Clothing
Sal B Designs
Jami-lee Designs
Gee Love It
Mio Designs
Gabrielle Swimwear
Indigo Clothing
Danielle Burczak Designs
Pia Carey.
Decca Blair Designs

With amazing accessories from from Even Flow Resources and Grappa Art!

The designs were spot on for the up and coming colour trend forecast for this Spring.

PANTONES Strawberry Ice, Dusk Blue and Sandstone inspiration shone through in many of the outfits.

I wanted to take every outfit that I modelled home. They truly did fit the female form in a way that made you feel beautiful. The material, soft and light.

All of these designers are definitely ones to watch out for.

For more on these amazing clothing items, visit

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Wildchild Xclusive launches in Contemporary Insanity

Last night Dreams  left me inspired, and smiling from ear to ear.

Walking into a place, and thinking to yourself, 'I have found my tribe'. That's what the shop launch for Contemporary Insanity felt like to me.

Vicky Botha, owner of WildChild Xclusive, great friend/stylist/designer/client of mine invited me to the event. The opening lines of this blog should indicate how grateful I am!

For those of you who don't know what WildChild Xclusive is, check out their Facebook Page here. Custom made bustiers, dresses, themed outfits. The works. A true genius with clothing design. All one of a kind pieces, I absolutely love her brand!

Now, these stunning pieces of clothing, have a home away from home, in the all new Contemporary Insanity store, on Florida Road, Durban. The alternative haven, is definately the new MUST-GO-SEE place. Situated in the same building as The Hellfire Club, this, is one of those places you could spend the day at if your likes are on the opposite end of the 'commercial' scale. Check out their Facebook page here.

Cladded in once off artworks, and hand crafted masterpieces, Tarryn-Jane Dunkley's store hopes to promote some of the artists not only in Durban, but all over South Africa.

Steampunk, goth, metal, glam rock, punk, are some of the niches taken care of in this fantastic space. The odd live tarantula in a tank here, heart replica necklaces on display there, and epic Harley-Quin necklaces that have been handcrafted in the far left. Some of the most amazing clay sculpturing I think I have ever seen, done by Regan Paterson. As well as the greatest tea pot I have ever seen, made by Tarryn herself.

Some of the brands you can find in the store and need to check out:

Wildchild Xclusive

Iron Fist Shoes (because we all know how much us ladies love them)



Misery Inc

Craft Wood Creations

Back In the Box

Dragon Fly Dreams by Nikki Pijper

The Artful Fox

All I can say is, I am so glad a place like this finally opened. It is about time, and Durbanites, please support your local artists and solopreneurs, we need to stick together!

Images from the night will be released soon!
Check out Spliced Media for more on Vicky.

Friday, August 14, 2015

On Fire Comedy, literally.

So, Wednesday night I was invited to an Open Mic event for comedians, organised by On Fire Comedy, at Amsterdam Pub. The place was packed to the brim, of course, it was a FREE show in Durban. HA!

Anyone who wanted to try strut their stuff on stage, was welcomed with open arms.

Our MC of the evening was none other than Shannon Rice, awesome friend, and an even better comedian.

Let me give you some insight into Shannons' comedic abilities; But first, hide your girlfriends!

Imagine a Cheetah on Ecstacy - running through the veld, trying to show some love to a gazelle. The gazelle clearly doesn't want to be his friend for fear of anihilation, darting away, but the Cheetah screams for a hug!

That, is the sort of story that Shannon Rice brings to life when he gets up on stage, and I love it! Trust me when I say, so did everyone else. He is super animated, and all of his jokes are easily relatable, drawing inspiration from his every day environments. Dont even get me started on his impromptu stuff - damn he is quick on his toes.

Introducing each one of the acts, one began to see the insane amount of talent that our little dorpie holds.

Some of the Comics that gave it a shot last night, where:








Each had his own unique style, and still managed to erupt the audience into laughter, even though the crowd was pretty darn noisey. You guys rock!

The amazing thing about going to these events, is just that you never know if you are going to be watching the next Barry Hilton or Trevor Noah - all are stars in the making.

Overall, the night was a GREAT success, and Im sure many more will happen after this. If you are brave enough, look out for the next OPEN MIC event, and get up on stage! More gatherings like this need to happen - I take my hat off to Amsterdam, On Fire Comedy, Shannon and all the other comedians, for the belly aching laughter! What a night!

Be sure not to miss the next big gig with Dusty Rich on the 26th of August! It's going to be a cracker!

Also, check out the On Fire Comedy page on Facebook for updates on other up and coming, side splitting events.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Planting your seed to SUCCESS.

Owning your own company is quite something.

The intense feeling of accomplishment when you break even, running around like a chicken without a head trying to problem solve, or just walking out into the big world to try and sell your services. 

Your own company can easily be equated to germinating a seed.

You first need to pepare your soil medium, in other words, lay down your businesses foundation. Figure out your BUSINESS PLAN in congruency with your BRANDING STRATEGY.

Once you have worked out all the kinks on paper, you need to 'plant the seed'. Put all your plans into action, and effectively market your new company. 

Keep nurturing. Never lose sight of what you are trying to achieve. Grow your seed.
With time and dedication, you will begin to watch your business grow. Blossoming into that which it you have tried so hard to achieve.

Never give up. Owning your own company can be the most rewarding venture you ever embark on.

For more tips and tricks, visit my Facebook page.