My views on agency life
By Alison Van Minnen, Digital Media Ad Operations Manager
My journey at Hellocomputer began in May 2015. Previously, I worked for a very small company that represented various media owners (how I miss the days of being the youngest in the office). It’s been a challenge adapting to the culture and atmosphere at Hellocomputer, but it [...]
Winners of the #BreakMakeCreate15 hackathon
Hellocomputer has announced the winners of this weekend’s Break.Make.Create.hackathon (#BreakMakeCreate15) held in Johannesburg over the weekend.
1st Place – Gupta in Binary
They are ‘Guptas in Binary’, a team mostly from Hellocomputer comprising Werner Bihl, Zia Dee, Matlhaloganyo Khalo, John Mthembu, Coco Lupo, Ndumiso Mcube. ‘Guptas in Binary’ won R10 000 for a simple and intuitive time-tracking [...]
The digital marathon
By Nikki-leigh Piper, Hellomotion Producer
I have this thing about running. About seeing how far I can go and for how long. It has very little to do with miles and hours, it’s about pushing physical boundaries and more importantly – mental boundaries. Fighting back when all the walls go up telling you to stop. Telling [...]
Fast and powerful; the growing impact of social media influencers
By Nicola Acquisto, Junior Art Director
In the age of social media, the microphone has been shifted and brands have realized that the impact of their marketing falls into the hands of bloggers, trend setters, and vloggers. Those whose worth is now measured in followers and not billboard top 100 hits and movie blockbusters. Brands now [...]
Make the most of each other’s input and ideas, and make a brainstorming session an even more rewarding, thought-provoking activity, and who knows, your team could come up with the next big idea.
See below for a slideshow by copywriter Jean Pierre Le Riche on some of the best brainstorming techniques, and how to get as [...]
It’s that time of the year; the 37th Annual Loeries Awards are once again upon us, recognizing the most talented work in the industry. All finalists have been announced, and we are honoured to have been nominated in a number of categories this year. Social Feed, our “feed a hungry child” new media channel in [...]
Be different, or else.
By Ndumiso “The Urban Zulu” Mcube, Digital Strategist Intern
I frequently ask myself what’s the one thing that makes me stand out from other people in my profession. Currently I’m a Digital Strategist Intern at Hellocomputer JHB, and I often wonder what makes me unique from other interns in the same field. We often fall into [...]
Break.Make.Create. makes its Joburg debut.
The inaugural Break.Make.Create. (#BMC) hackathon took place last year, where 13 teams of designers, creatives, coders and techies came together to battle it out to win R10 000 in our Hack for Music hosted in Cape Town. This year, we’re excited to announce that #BMC is moving up to Johannesburg.
Fitting to the new location, the [...]
Being the new kid on the block
By Luke Engel, Account Management Intern
College is generally known as a time for young adults to get a little crazy and act a bit irresponsibly – resulting in a few missed classes or a bad mark on an assignment every once in a while. It’s a time where hitting that snooze button on your alarm [...]
One little word. One big difference.
By Abigail Henderson, Strategist
I’d like to take us adults back to a little question we used to ask a lot as toddlers but seem to lose interest in as we mature. Bright-eyed and bushy tailed we’d ask anyone who would listen; “Why?”
What an innocent little question; just one little word. But put a few of [...]