If there’s one activity I can really get behind, it’s fake sleeping. But if there’s two, manifesting comes a close second. I believe that; If I want to be a rocket scientist, I can be. If I want to beat Elon Musk at a game of sudoku, I can. If I want to create the […]
This is an excerpt from our Calling the Shots Ebook. In my next life, I’m going to come back as a successful writer. It will be a life of endless coffee, sleepy mornings, burgeoning bank accounts, and afternoons that inexplicably turn into early mornings as I tap, tap, tap away at some of the most […]
Now let’s agree on another thing from the get go, creating killer content takes time, perseverance and loads of gusto. It’s a long, hard road, and to be honest, one that has no final destination. In order to reap the benefits of killer content, you need to be creative, consistent and committed to the cause.
This is an excerpt from our Calling the Shots Ebook. We all have that one friend populating our Insta-feed with seriously perfect, immaculate and downright envy-inducing imagery. Whether it’s an Amalfi throwback, a play-by-play of outfit inspo or some snap-happy moments from a sunshine-filled Saturday, you can always count on them to curate a perfectly […]
Oprah sure is making the most of 2019. She’s already released a new book, is producing her own TV series (with no other than Prince Harry), delivered key-note speeches at world summits and celebrated 5 million downloads of her podcast. And whatsmore, it’s only May. Here I am with only one sock on, toast crumbs […]
Here at Smack Bang, staff hierarchy is about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool. The thing is, we have a leadership system that works seamlessly, whilst being free of hierarchy and egos. It’s one that is inclusive and where ideas can come from any employee and be considered as worthy as those […]
If you’re anything like me you’ve probably spent the last few years writing tasks on fleeting pieces of paper or the odd post-it-note, which are now stuck to the bottom of someone else’s shoe. In the wake of my holiday-induced binge, 2019 started with two vows. The first, to finally get around to watching every […]
To the sour woman who yelled at me this morning because I didn’t pick up after my dog (who had done a wee…), this blog is for you. Last week I turned off my out-of-office autoresponder and sat down to my first day back at work after 5 months off. Before you tell me I’m […]
On any given day, there are meetings to attend, HR issues to deal with, never-ending emails to reply to, taxes to pay, supplies to order, unpaid invoices to follow up and insurances to update. Sorry, I was so bored typing that I just fell asleep.
If you were to come into our office around lunchtime, you’d soon realise our table talks nearly always revolve around the latest Netflix series that has been controlling our lives. I’m sure between all of us we could give you a detailed review on just about any documentary on there. This week, the talk of […]
When I was in year 6, we were allocated Kindergarten buddies to look after. Before their school year started, we were asked to write them a letter welcoming them. Now, most of my peers typed something up, set it in comic sans, and maybe, if they were feeling creative, added one of those cool palm-tree […]
Contrary to the popular song, the best things in life are not free. The best things in life come at the following costs: Bottle of red – $20 (much under and you’re not invited to dinner) Chocolate – $3 (Cadbury is still king) Memory foam pillow – $200 (worth it) Massage – $55 or $120 […]
So, you’ve developed an outstanding product or service or campaign, but the world still needs to know all about it? You know who your audience is, or should be, but how do you reach, captivate and keep their attention? And even better, inspire action? Following the expert advice of PR and marketing agency, Compass Studio, […]
Ever copped a snowball to the face? It stings. I’ll tell you what else stings? Executing an epic marketing campaign that directs the right gang of customers to your website, but no-one purchases a g-damn thing. They don’t even submit a cheeky little ‘hello’ through that cute AF contact form of yours.
It’s probably no coincidence that the average urban commute time AND the average podcast duration both sit around the 40 minute mark. (That’s almost one million minutes over the span of a 44 year career.) Recently, rather than spending this pretty substantial chunk of time mindlessly scrolling through our teenage crush’s fiancé’s sister’s dog’s IG […]
There are a few idioms that have only ever made about 5-10% sense in my head since day dot of hearing them, but I’ve never really thought long or hard enough about what they actually mean. For example: No use crying over spilt milk. Feeling under the weather. Wouldn’t be caught dead. And that ever-so-puzzling adage, […]