Archive for December, 2014

The follow up to #MakeItHappenZA

A while back i wrote a post about how @GeeksDoingStuff went from being something small into something big. A hobby to a business. It was a story i enjoyed writing. Sometimes it’s important to look back at what you’ve done so you can make sure what’s to come is even bigger :)

It was a great campaign – sponsored by Lumia. They asked South Africans what visions they wanted to make a reality, and it seems South Africa told them. Here’s a clip of one of those dreams being transformed with the help of Lumia.

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Fun with a little madness these holidays :)

The festive season is around the corner. It’s the season for family and in our case, competitive board games for the whole family! Our sponsor for today, King Price, knows best about family values. One of the family values they live by is ‘fun with a little madness’ – I think my families board game obsession falls right into that world.

We don’t have much time together in the year but when we get those few days off we spend our spare cash on board games. I dig finding cheap hidden gems – like this Marvel Monopoly below. Granted it’s only cheap because we bought it in Hong Kong but still. It’s MARVEL Monopoly!

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Getting the same insurance cover, but with super cheap premiums, allows us to consider that extra family board game for the Christmas holidays. Preferably one involving Superheroes 😉 But how are you meant to decide on the geekiest family board games to buy this festive season? Luckily we’ve done the research for you!

 

1. The Big Bang Theory board game

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2. Batman Snakes & Ladders

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3. Star Trek Uno

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Hope you manage to dedicate some time to family fun these holidays. My family is into board games, yours might be into beach vibes. Either way, try not to let the budget stress get you down during the holidays.

Thanks again to King Price for supporting the geeks. If you want to support them in return AND save money at the same time, go here for a quick quote!

 

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Build a Lego vase this holiday #adultkid

If you have some time off this holiday you should use it wisely. Use it to build Lego and watch movies. Maybe play an Xbox game or build a puzzle. All the fun #adultkid stuff you don’t get to do during the year!

I found this on Pinterest. Thought i’d share with you lot 😉

Go have fun!

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A live commercial for PayPal. Ellen wins the internet this month. #PayPalSA

I’m in advertising. I know it’s hard to always be on top of your content game and be able to create new ways to speak to customers. Especially when budgets are tight and restrictions are, well, strict. I also know the difficulty of online payments in South Africa and how we’re oddly behind in the world of paying for things online. Almost 50% of my geek store payments are still done via EFT, i find that weird personally but when i reached out to customers they just seemed to feel more secure doing it that way. Who am i to judge?

I am happy to see that the big players in the online payment world are starting to invest more into education around online payments. I really think if more people understood the simplicity of online interactions and the security behind the ‘big players’ like PayPal then we’d all be able to move happily into the next level of online shopping! Check out this rad campaign below that popped up on the Ellen show.

This post may be sponsored but i think it’s a great thing that PayPal has given us some facts below to share with you, to help educate people about the online payment process.

  • When checking out with your PayPal account, you do not need to type in all your credit card details and shipping information for each transaction- everything is already stored in your PayPal account and kept secure.
  • When you make a payment with PayPal we do not share your financial details with the seller. This gives you more control and provides an extra layer of security.
  • We also protect eligible purchases with PayPal Buyer Protection. If an eligible item doesn’t show up, or turns out to be different than described, we’ll help sort things out with the seller.

So this festive season there should be nothing stopping you.

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