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Magnetic Storm/Big Concerts 01 April 2016

“International acts thoroughly enjoy coming to South Africa, and when we can extent the footprint to the Eastern Cape, Magnetic Storm has never let us down, and always makes coming to the city easier for us,” remarks Attie van Wyk, Executive Chairman of Big Concerts International.

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Fantastic 50 17 March 2016

Entertainer Ian von Memerty, has just closed his Fantastic 50 show which toured the country, and Magnetic Storm is proud to have been part of Ian’s extraordinary show.

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Will targeting tribes remain relevant? 15 March 2016

Magnetic Storm CEO Glenn van Eck attended a master class on event strategy and unpacks the tribe for event creation.

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Creating Client Delight 15 March 2016

Magnetic Storm Cape Town team created a four-day sales conference with the wow factor for Mundipharm, a UAE-based pharmaceutical company.

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International Gigs 26 February 2016

Rodriguez and Roxette were both resounding successes and although it was a one night only for audiences, it was months of preparation and planning behind the scenes.

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Call to improve the Eastern Cape's offering 26 February 2016

Industry expert, Glenn van Eck, has called on corporates in the Eastern Cape to embrace the authentic conference and incentive offerings that the province has to offer.

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How to get the best sound at your event 18 February 2016

Sound equipment can be regarded as big and obtrusive and is often described as “big black boxes”. However a good technical supplier will go to great lengths to make it as visually discreet as possible.

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Lighting the Way 04 February 2016

There’s more to lighting than meets the eye – discover why lighting is vital for events.

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Bat Boy The Musical 04 February 2016

An American musical, Bat Boy is based on a 1992 Weekly World News story about a boy who’s half-bat, and grew up living in a cave.

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Don't cross the line 02 February 2016

Few realise the extent of gambling addiction within South Africa, and it’s those living in developing communities that need the help the most, but are the hardest to reach. This is why the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board (ECGBB) with Magnetic Storm has created its ‘Don’t Cross the Line’ roadshow.

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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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