magnetic storm
Leaders in Events, Sound, Lighting and Audio-Visual

Creative freedom

The general belief is that great ideas happen when people are free to think and that creatives thrive in situations that grant permission to make mistakes. I don’t disagree with the sentiment, ?creatives like many, do thrive when uncertainty is minimised, and convention is applied responsibly,? but I do see a challenge with the word freedom.

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Primetime: how do you use yours?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on – and be honest, really honest.

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The arts in education

Magnetic Storm has been supporting youth theatre in Port Elizabeth for over 12 years. David Limbert who spearheads work with local schools and community theatre talks about the importance of investing in tech skills for emerging talent and the role of the arts in education.

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We love tech, but have we become a slave to it?

At Magnetic Storm, we do tech in a big way, every day. We love what it allows us to do, how people can connect, communicate and collaborate. But in today’s world, we’re always on, always plugged in, hiding behind a black mirror. But for an authentic relationship to happen, we need to connect in person. So are we becoming slaves to technology? Is it making us less happy, less 'us'?

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Welcome to Magnetic Storm

Magnetic Storm was established in 1981 and since then, has grown into a multi-faceted Audio-Visual and Events company. Having started in equipment hiring, the company now specialises in the hire, sale and installation of sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment; as well as event management services.

Service excellence is core to the vision of the company, so Magnetic Storm is constantly striving to improve on quality and set a level of service competing with that of national and international industry standards – while focusing effort on the Eastern Cape and Cape Town.

Magnetic Storm is committed to the vision of transformation through BBBEE including efforts at ownership, management and employment equity levels. Current standings are at a Level 2 status. Social involvement and investment is of equal importance and the company makes on-going efforts through involvement with local theatre which makes equipment available at no or discounted costs.

With over 30 years of experience, Magnetic Storm has been able to develop a Full Service Portfolio, offering a "one-stop-shop” where all conferencing, corporate and private functions, concert, festival, staging and production needs can be met.

Our vision is to lead the way through creative solutions by providing expertise in events, sales, installations and technical requirements. From installing a small PA system in a boardroom to creating the launch of the century, all things are possible at Magnetic Storm.

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Creative freedom 06 May 2019

The general belief is that great ideas happen when people are free to think and that creatives thrive in situations that grant permission to make mistakes. I don’t disagree with the sentiment, ?creatives like many, do thrive when uncertainty is minimised, and convention is applied responsibly,? but I do see a challenge with the word freedom.

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Primetime: how do you use yours? 18 April 2019

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on – and be honest, really honest.

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