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Magnetic Storm pulls off a second successful People’s Port Festival 06 December 2018

This weekend Magnetic Storm brought the second People’s Port Festival to life for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)

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The Role Of Events On Tourism 19 November 2018

The event industry is a dynamic and fast-growing sector with obvious synergies with tourism. When appropriately hosted, events have the potential to expand the visitor economy, provide media exposure, promote development, and stimulate infrastructure upgrades which include the emergence of new partnerships.

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Learning Curve 19 November 2018

He was always more of the introvert while his brother was happiest in front of a crowd, and it was that trait – working hard in the background – that helped Glenn van Eck build Magnetic Storm into a successful business.

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Magnetic Storm wins Transnet National Ports Authority tender to bring the People’s Port Festival to life 05 November 2018

Following a formal tender process, for the second consecutive year, Magnetic Storm has been appointed to bring the People’s Port Festival to life for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).

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Magnetic Storm assists in showcasing the best of Eastern Cape creativity 05 October 2018

Magnetic Storm was delighted to be part of the Friends of the Art Museum fundraiser, the Museum Gala by Mantis.

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Magnetic Storm places the spotlight on Exporter of the Year 2018 23 August 2018

As a silver sponsor of the Exporter of the Year, 2018 Awards, Magnetic Storm collaborated with Exporters Eastern Cape to make it an evening to remember.

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Magnetic Storm brings Whispers of the Orient to Port Elizabeth with Jason Kieck 12 July 2018

Magnetic Storm is delighted to be part of Jason Kieck’s latest fashion show and gala dinner for the 8th year.

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Using the speed of sound 12 July 2018

Did you know: the human brain processes sound at a higher speed than any of its other senses, making it a great tool to connect audiences with content and their emotions.

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Purpose Beyond Profit 12 July 2018

Most businesses have a deep and abiding love affair with profit. They measure it, report on it, build strategies to maximise it. But business purpose is beyond your product and the profit you make, true purpose is always human.

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The Council of Event Professionals Africa launches 14 June 2018

In a bid to elevate careers in the event industry, promote excellence and professionalism, the Council of Event Professionals Africa (CEPA) has been created.

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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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