Archive for March, 2014

#BaneCatToTheRescue

Today seems to be a sad day for South Africa. Seems our radio entertainment is being downgraded with the loss of Gareth Cliff while Zuma’s homestead is being upgraded with all our tax money. Things were looking a bit gloomy today.

Until i stumbled upon this video about Bane Cat. This will make it all better South Africa, i promise.

#BaneCatToTheRescue.

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Top 5 Viral Videos Of 2013

Bit too late for this post but viral video marketing is something that always grabs my attention. People don’t often realise the work that digital agencies put into creating the perfect ‘viral video’. Some of the leading videos happen by chance and others have unique strategies behind them. Today i’m going to talk about my top 5 viral videos of 2013 that went viral on purpose. That means a solid strategy, a media budget and a creative plan.

Don’t get me wrong. The content still needs to be remarkable in order for everyone on the internet to stop and take notice. These 5 pieces of branded content have the perfect combination of high quality content and a great digital marketing strategy. Also, an Enya track in the last one. Recipe for success 😉

1. Worst Twerk Fail EVER – By The Jimmy Kimmel Show

2. Spencer’s Marriage Proposal – By Home Depot

3. Mila Kunis and Awkward BBC Reporter – By BBC Radio 1

4. Virgin America Safety Video #VXsafetydance – Virgin America

5. Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme – Volvo 

That’s it folks. Thats the sort of video content that makes my inner nerd feel sexy.

This is the sort of stuff we at @Retroviral aim to beat.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer. Get Excited.

Ohhhh my. My eyeballs are excited for this one.

Don’t care if it’s a Transformer style remake. I’ve missed Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

Wall Art for my future office

If you work in an office and it doesn’t have Nintendo wall art, is it even a real office?

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16 Of The Latest Simpsons LEGO Minifigs

LEGO has unveiled 16-NEW Simpsons minifigs and they are all truly amazing.

My birthday is in June, feel free to buy me aaaaaaaall the Simpsons minifigs!

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A Collection Of Captain America Posters

It’s Captain America time here in South Africa. I’ve got the movie premiere tomorrow night with @MnetMovies and then the movie officially launches in South Africa on Friday. Say whaaaaat!? I’m going to be honest and say that Captain America isn’t my favourite of the Superhero franchises. But there is something i’m looking forward to in this film. Chris Evans. CHRIS EVANS!

I think the official movie poster is a bit bleh, but there are some really cool fan art posters for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. These are my favourite posters from around the web.

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If you somehow missed the movie trailer, i’ve posted it below to get your eye balls excited. Are you going to see it this weekend?

The Girl Geek Story

Ladies. This blog post is just for you. No boys allowed 😉

This ridiculous blog of geekery is not where my madness stops. The lovely @LeighFowle and I also host a bi-monthly event where woman in the tech, digital and other business industries get together to talk about cool things and drink wine. Lots of wine.  It’s a great space for us to talk about our ideas and passions and meet other like minded woman, because after all…

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It’s not at about being better than others, race, religion or anything else. It’s about a bunch of awesome, smart girls getting together to talk about the things that inspire us. And wine 😉

But there is a reason i’m telling you about this. At the next Girl Geek Dinners i’ll be speaking. Telling YOU about the story of how Girl Geek Dinners started and how in two years this event has grown into something i’m super proud of. I don’t want to give too much away but if you’re keen to hear more then join us a our next event on the 10th of April.

Click HERE to RSVP.

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Muppets Most Wanted Ft. Ricky Gervais

Bit of fun to start your Monday. The Muppets have a movie coming out and it stars the likes of Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey.

I smell a funny.

What do you get when you cross iconic music artists with Lego?

Some people are smart hey. Adly Syairi Ramly took iconic music artists as seen on their album covers and re-made them in Lego, using only an iPhone 5. I want to be friends with you Adly.

I’m not really a music geek so know MOST of these bands. But never the less, dig the idea.

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6 Types Of Geek Food. Get. In. My. Face.

1. Rubik’s Cube Sammich

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2. Space Invaders Chocolate

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3. Teddy Bear Toast

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4. Angry Birds Pizza

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5. Chhewbacca Bento

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6. Pac Man Dumplings

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