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STORIES2023-06-07T09:15:22+02:00

First we build the tools, then they build us

Marshall McLuhan

Twisted Toast Digital excels at storytelling, mostly on your behalf to achieve your own business and brand growth goals, but also for our own creative expression. Usually we write the articles and stories that appear here about media and marketing trends, but sometimes we venture into our own personal life experiences too.

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With a team well versed in storytelling, The Toast offers its own diverse perspectives on our professional world of brand development in communication, media trends and life in general

South African excellence on display

8 Feb 2024|Latest Articles, Posts, Blog|

Hometalk at Versnit 2024 In the heart of South Africa’s philanthropic landscape, Atterbury Trust stands as a beacon of hope, delivering essential services to those in need across various communities. Our agency, Twisted Toast Digital, has had the privilege of partnering with this remarkable charity for a decade, witnessing first-hand the transformative impact of their work. As we reflect on our journey together, the annual Versnit event, held at the enchanting Rust en Vrede Estate in Stellenbosch, serves as a poignant reminder of the power of collective goodwill and the exceptional quality of South African ubuntu.

Brand personality goes a long way

8 Feb 2024|Latest Articles, Posts, Blog|

Opinionated positioning In the vibrant world of marketing, brands stand as more than mere logos or names; they embody personas that resonate with their audience, akin to individuals in society. Establishing a brand personality is not just about crafting a unique identity; it’s about articulating opinions that speak volumes, positioning brands as relatable entities with which consumers can form meaningful connections. This professional discourse delves into the pivotal role of brand opinions in distinguishing brands in a market rife with uniformity, underscoring the strategic imperative of aligning these opinions with core brand values.

Four years later

30 Nov 2023|Latest Articles, Posts, Blog|

A journey of gratitude and growth As we step into the festive season, marking the end of another year and the dawn of a new one, it’s a time for reflection and anticipation. This moment is particularly poignant at Twisted Toast Digital, as we look back on the world adapted to a new normal post-COVID-19.

The quest for artificial general intelligence

30 Nov 2023|Latest Articles, Posts, Blog|

Navigating towards a next frontier The recent disruptive, management, board and shareholder upheavals at leading generative artificial intelligence firm OpenAI has focused the technology world’s attention firmly on its next frontier, the search for systems with artificial general intelligence (AGI). According to an analysis created by The Economist, this has divided the AI cognoscenti into two basic camps. Doomers “believe that, left unchecked, AI poses an existential risk to humanity and hence advocate stricter regulation”, while boomers “play down fears of an AI apocalypse and stress its potential to turbocharge progress”.

Global acclaim as Poultry Bulletin wins International Content Marketing Award

30 Nov 2023|Latest Articles, Posts|

Poultry Bulletin magazine, the official mouthpiece of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), has won silver in the prestigious International Content Marketing Awards 2023, which were announced in London on Thursday. Editor Melinda Shaw of Shaw Media expressed the significance of winning an award in such a competitive field, in which Poultry Bulletin fought off fierce competition from over 30 countries, to stand alongside international brands such as Qantas Think Event Series (gold winner), Porche Post Magazine (bronze) and Barclays Avios Rewards - A connected journey for Barclays and British Airways (shortlisted) in the category Best Use of Monetised Content.

Fight, Love, Persevere

26 Oct 2023|Latest Articles, Posts, Blog|

The power of unity One of my favourite poems of all time is Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas’ “Do not go gentle into that good night.” While the poem is commonly interpreted as a son’s appeal to his ailing father to sustain his will to live, it has always resonated more profoundly with me, encapsulating the prevailing spirit of South Africans today. We’re a tenacious bunch and it is probably not too surprising that our desire to survive and thrive, no matter the adversity we face, is tattooed on our nation’s psyche. Which brings me to sport and more specifically rugby and our heroic Boks. 

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