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CreativeMornings was born out of a simple desire for an ongoing, accessible, free event for New York’s creative community. What started as a meet-up in Tina’s studio, has since grown to a sixty chapter global organization with chapters ranging from Ottawa to Oslo. Now at five years, we want to take a moment and thank all of you for being a part of this.

Here in New York, we’re celebrating by throwing a super special birthday bash and inviting back some past speakers to offer up the advice they wish they received when they first graduated. The night’s lineup features Liz Danzico, Maria Popova, Allan Chochinov, Jessi Arrington, Jason Santa Maria, Kelli Anderson, and a few other surprises! Watch for recorded shorts from these speakers on CreativeMornings.com and celebrations in cities near you.

What does the future hold? We want to hear from you! Reply to this post to let us know what you think we should do next.

What do the next five years look like for CreativeMornings?

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From the CreativeMornings talk on play 25 October

Read more here - creativemornings.com/talks/jemma-kahn-theatre-maker

Jemma Kahn - theatre maker

Jemma Kahn graduated from Wits University in 2007. Her performance credits include the lead in Jane Taylor’s ‘After Cardenio’, commissioned by Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt and her acclaimed kamishibai production ‘The Epicene Butcher’ which premiered on the National Arts Festival Fringe in 2012. Jemma was the primary illustrator and principal storyteller in ‘The Epicene Butcher’, which received an Ovation at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown
2012, Critics’ Choice and Best of International Tour at Amsterdam Fringe 2012 and performed at Edinburgh Festival 2013 as part of Assembly’s South African Season. Design credits include Greg Homann’s South African premiere of Ariel Dorfman’s ‘Delirium’ for which Jemma received a Naledi nomination for Best Costume, and Helen Iskander’s ‘Planet B’. She was one of The Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans 2013 and lives and works in Johannesburg.

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The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults is a production co-written by Gwydin Beynon and Jemma Kahn, who also shares the stage with performer Klara van Wyk. Jemma first fell in love with the  story-telling art of kamishibai on a trip to Japan. What began as a personal drawing project became a collaborative performance piece which drew unprecedented attention and acclaim. Check out the video to acquaint yourself with the show, and don’t forget to come at watch Jemma speak at CreativeMornings 11: Play. There are also (very) limited tickets available for two shows of The Epicene Butcher at POPArt in Maboneng.

Jemma Kahn is speaking at the Johannesburg chapter of the global CreativeMornings breakfast talk series. The session will be held at Nicework’s offices on the 25th of October 2013, with refreshments provided by Molecular Bars. Tickets will be available here on Monday the 21st - don’t miss it!

Jemma Kahn - theatre maker

Jemma Kahn graduated from Wits University in 2007. Her performance credits include the lead in Jane Taylor’s ‘After Cardenio’, commissioned by Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt and her acclaimed kamishibai production ‘The Epicene Butcher’ which premiered on the National Arts Festival Fringe in 2012. Jemma was the primary illustrator and principal storyteller in ‘The Epicene Butcher’, which received an Ovation at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown 2012, Critics’ Choice and Best of International Tour at Amsterdam Fringe 2012 and performed at Edinburgh Festival 2013 as part of Assembly’s South African Season. Design credits include Greg Homann’s South African premiere of Ariel Dorfman’s  ‘Delirium’ for which Jemma received a Naledi nomination for Best Costume, and Helen Iskander’s ‘Planet B’. She was one of The Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans 2013 and lives and works in Johannesburg

Mike Stopforth: Shifting From Social Media To Social Business Thinking

We here at Nicework are strong supporters of social media in an office environment - and not just because we like to creep on your holiday snaps in our lunch hour. We blog (clearly) in long and short form, we Facebook, we tweet. If it were the year 2002, we would be friending you on MySpace. Social media is misconstrued by many in old world business to be a purely recreational animal, when in fact it is in the best interests of almost any company to embrace social media as the powerful marketing and client relations tool that it is. To quote Mr. Stopforth - “hopefully you’ve cottoned on to this by now.”


You can read the full article hereMike Stopforth will be the very first to speak at the Johannesburg chapter of the CreativeMornings breakfast talk series. The session will be held at Nicework’s offices, with refreshments provided by Molecular Bars. Don’t miss it!

Mike Stopforth: Social Schizophrenia

It doesn’t matter the shade of lipstick on the pig - nobody wants to kiss it. The same goes for companies with a stellar social facade backed by the same bureaucratic nightmare that is the customer service department of many a massive corporation. Some brands (Taco Bell and Skittles spring to mind) seem to have the “conversational and quirky” thing down pat - but I’ll bet my  left sock that behind the seemingly flippant chatter of these accounts is a well-oiled customer experience machine; and possibly a stand-up comedian being held captive. Anyone heard from Jerry Seinfeld lately?

The point here is that companies don’t become social media dynamite overnight - it takes time, expertise, and, most importantly - it demands that a company’s processes and policies are run just as smoothly as their social presence. Your brand may be just peachy on Twitter, but a customer with a real issue that needs resolving doesn’t need to dig very far to witness your brand’s true level of customer service.


You can read the full article hereMike Stopforth will be the very first to speak at the Johannesburg chapter of the CreativeMornings breakfast talk series. The session will be held at Nicework’s offices, with refreshments provided by Molecular Bars. Don’t miss it!

The new Creative Mornings website is live! This is how you join our Community in 2 easy steps.1. Navigate to your home chapter (http://creativemornings.com/cities/jhb) and bookmark the URL for future visits2. Create your personal account to register for upcoming events and to enjoy the social features of creativemornings.com, like sharing quotes, video bookmarks, likes, and much more.

Mike Stopforth is our speaker this month at CreativeMornings Johannesburg.

There is no shortage of jargon in marketing, advertising and branding. In fact, business communication is peppered with terms that have such divergent definitions that they’ve become all but meaningless. In any given client meeting, or on any given brief, words and phrases like “digital”, “web”, “online”, “mobile”, “interactive”, “social media”, “socialCRM”, “digital PR”, “new media” and others get thrown around liberally even when the likelihood is great that the sender and recipient define those terms differently.

Every time a new technology or platform gets introduced into the communication mix we get lured into believing we need a new strategy or approach. We start believing we need to rethink the principles of communication. I think this is a big mistake. This is why…

Marketing, branding and advertising is all, fundamentally, communication. Whether it’s internally or externally focused, business communication and therefore all marketing, branding and advertising can be simplified to a set of 4 building blocks:

Content, delivered through a Channel, to some semblance of Community, with a Commercial objective.

Content, Channel, Community, Commerce.

Read the full post on Mike’s website here

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