Safety on the ocean: Lessons learnt As I finished final preparations for my intended Reverse Miller’s Run downwind surfski paddle on the beach in front of my local club, Fish Hoek Beach Sports Club (FHBSC) at just before 16:00 on Thursday afternoon, 21 September 2023, I activated the South African National Sea Rescue Institute’s NSRI SafeTRX app. I selected its continuous tracking setting, sealed my smartphone in its special waterproof bag and made sure its lanyard was securely fastened to my personal floatation device (PFD). This is the best thing I could have done before heading out, as soon enough, I needed to be rescued.
Private following eliminates brand message fatigue Meta Platforms, much like other giants in the digital economy, has a knack for emulating the successful features or products of its rivals. They borrowed the Stories format from Snap and introduced Reels — a short video format inspired by TikTok’s success. With Threads, they even seem to pay homage to Twitter, if not X.
What downwind surfski paddling teaches us about corporate success Navigating the sea of business opportunities is much like riding the ocean swells on a downwind surfski paddle. When we think of the infamous Miller’s Run in False Bay, South Africa, it’s not just about battling the elements; it’s about mastering a skill that’s as mentally challenging as it is physically demanding. Much like the business environment, the ocean offers us a mix of risk and reward, teaching invaluable lessons that can be applied in the corporate arena.
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Is it goodbye to Twitter as Meta launches Threads? As I’m writing, news just in is that the overnight launch of Meta’s intended Twitter killer app, Threads, has already signed up a significant number of users. According to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg 10 million users signed up for the Threads app in its first seven hours.
Farmers are better at digital than the art world The digital landscapes of two unique sectors have piqued my interest recently: the tech-infused agriculture industry and the conventionally-bound art world. Each of them stands at a distinct point in its digital journey, revealing a compelling contrast.
Leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance your content strategy Introduction The era of optimising content for traditional search engines is evolving as artificial intelligence (AI) begins to play a larger role in internet queries. Previously, search engine optimisation (SEO) was focused on creating quality content for Google’s search algorithm. However, the emergence of AI-powered language models, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, has drastically altered the landscape of content creation and optimisation.
A wild 12-year ride continues: New challenges, new milestones As Twisted Toast Digital celebrates its 12th birthday, I’m reminded that the journey is what truly counts. The experience of discovery, the highs and lows, the agony and ecstasy and the ride itself — these are the things that matter, not a mystical final destination. So far, it has been the best trip I could wish for. And what a long, strange trip it’s been.
With Bruce Springsteen and his his E Street Band touring the USA at the moment, it reminded me of a historic live performance performed by The Boss and his band in Leipzig, Germany in July of 2013. It shows that not only is Springsteen a remarkable musician, he can also teach us all a thing or two about leadership. Enjoy this wonderful leadership masterclass. It’s a foot-tappin’, sing-along masterpiece.
For the past four years the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Marketing and Brand Management Unit has been working on a marketing project to position the university as a leading voice in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).