This is an excerpt from our Calling the Shots Ebook. Sometimes, I want to fake my own death and move to The Bahamas. I feel sluggish, lethargic and about as uninspired as a kid in a mortgage broker’s office. Creativity is a fickle thing. And we often feel the furthest from it at approximately 3:14pm […]
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 […]
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 […]
Planet earth, our little blue rock. Home to over 7.5 billion human beings, 340 breeds of dogs, a million and one different types of milk (give or take), 7 wonders and yet sadly still, only one Chris Hemsworth… what’s with that? As almighty and powerful as the earth seems on paper, unfortunately, she’s a lot […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
If I didn’t love writing so much this could have been a really short blog post. It would simple read, ‘Is branding a once-and-done activity?’ Followed by a blunt ‘No.’ And then a link to this image. But, for me, writing is fun… when I’m caffeinated that is. So lucky you, dear reader, you get […]
If you’re running a business and you find yourself whispering under your breath “What the heck am I doing?” at least 4 million times a day, then have I got some comforting news for you today…you’re in great company! Old mates Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of a little company you may know called […]
My absolute favourite part of doing what I do is the people who I work with. This includes my team, our customers, our suppliers and those random guys who kick the football across our street at lunchtime. They’re pretty rad too. I wanted to write this blog because in 10 days time I’m going on […]