Sport journal – Weapon of choice

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It’s not news that I love tennis. I started playing at the age of 4 and my racquet is definitely still my weapon of choice. The Australian Open just came to an end with Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic as the Champions. Although my favourites Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova was not the winners the final match-ups was truly a great watch! Can’t wait for the Roland Garros grand slam to start in June!

Foodie journal – Power Smoothies

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Power smoothies as a breakfast gives you just the kick-start that you need! Currently my favourite smoothie is a combination of two bananas, milk, fruit juice, strawberry yogurt, strawberry flavoured Future Life cereal and a little bit of ice to chill it. This is a very healthy breakfast and you get the necessary boost for your long day.

10 Ways to Mix Up Your Visual Content on Social Media

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Visual content is the most powerful tool your brand can use to engage your fans on social media. It allows you to express ideas quickly and effectively, which is a valuable tactic to set your brand apart from the vast amount of written content published online every day.

So which kinds of visual content works best on social media? The best answer: a variety. Finding clever and creative ways to mix up your visual content will boost your fan interaction and help your build your brand’s identity on social.

In this article, I’ll show you how to create a series of visual social media posts quickly and effectively. I’ll also offer a few ideas to help you get started creating inspiring and effective visual posts.

10 Ways to Mix Up Your Visual Content on Social Media

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The top 5 reasons your marketing campaign will fail!

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Here are our top five reasons (with both good and bad examples) why your online marketing campaign will fail, crash and burn.

Your online marketing campaign, #ItDontMeanAThingIf

#1 It’s boring & plain. Nothing is worse than something easily forgettable and a total waste of time and money. Like FNB will say, don’t be a Steve! “UnSteve” yourself and be a creative thinker.

To see how creativity can make or break a campaign, take a moment to consider how Rob Van Damme earned over 75 Million views for the Volvo Truck ad.

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In action @ Flute Fair

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The TwoRedPens team put together an elegant evening this friday at the Emnotweni Arena in Nelspruit. The annual Flute Fair is a Champagne and Sparkling wine tasting evening where guests could get the chance to taste more than 50 different types of Sparkling wine.

The event was perfectly organised and with over 200 guests we can call it a big success. The sales and marketing of this event was done by me and with the help of a Facebook campaign we increased our likes on our page by 1200. Word of mouth can now grow for following years with the large number of people that likes our page and the people who attended the event.

There were a large number of prizes that was given away on the evening and fun competitions like taking a interesting out-of-the-box selfie at the event and posting it on our page.

The guests enjoyed the beautifully made up venue and the lovely canapes that was served on the evening.

I had an absolute ball with the team and thanks to all the suppliers for taking the time to let us taste your lovely ranges of Sparkling Wine.

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Spring Time – 1st of September

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THE SEASON OF SPRING

Spring is here and the sun will shine

days get longer to wine and dine

blossoms are out, birds are singing

red and pink skies shows when light is dimming

let’s celebrate this beautiful 1st of September spring day

because winter weather has now gone away

-by Monique Harris

 

 

Stationary – Logo design

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Logos represent not only a company’s name but the look and feel of the company as well as the type of people that work there. It might seem a bit like judging a book by its cover but it is exactly that.

I am currently doing an internship at TwoRedPens in Nelspruit and I got the opportunity to work on a few designs for a company that wanted to redo their logo. It is extremely difficult to think out new and creative ideas that hasn’t been done before but challenge excepted. Although they did not choose one of my designs in the end I had so much fun playing around with ideas and working on different concepts.

Make sure your logo is not just a letter or a random picture because like I said, it portrays a business’ image!

 

Foodie journal – Prawns

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Succulent spicy prawns with lemon juice. Doesn’t that make your mouth water….

A perfect spring time meal that will not make you feel overly bloated in the warm days and will surely make you feel like you are in a fine dining establishment.

Get your cooking on! It’s definitely in my food journal for spring!