On the Hunt for Hints

By Clem

Our return to the office in January was brightened with the arrival of our distant Pomegranite, Carla, who now lives in Oxford. In our first week back, we were sent a rather cryptic email from Liz inviting us to a mystery inspiration day. With one line “You don’t need to wear or bring anything special, just have your wits about you!“, leaving the office deep in debate on what it might be. After two weeks of suspense and, the day arrived it would be revealed that it was the enigmatic Hint Hunt!

We were greeted by our enthusiastic Game Master, who got us well acquainted with the do’s and don’ts of the game. It was revealed that our selected room only had a 20% success rate which raised our heartbeats as the door closed and the clock started.

A frenzy erupted in the small space as everyone frantically searched for clues and hints. With limbs swinging in every direction, we amassed clues and solved puzzles fairly quickly. A series of locks were opened, symbols were decoded, sudokus solved and remote-controlled cars driven. At this point in time, the clock was only 20min in. Our confidence levels were steadily rising but soon the proverbial rug was ripped from underneath us, and we were bombarded by an assortment of vexing puzzles. We valiantly solved our way to the last few minutes, and almost like a spy movie. All of a sudden, there was only one minute left, and through classic misdirection, panic and finicky fingers, time ran out seconds before we could open the door.

We had so many laughs and an experience we won’t forget. It was great to work together in a way that’s totally different to our dynamic in the office. Hint Hunt, this is not the last you’ll see of us!

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Liz’s Sabbatical: The Camino

By Liz

During my three-month sabbatical, I walked the French Way, one of the routes of the Camino de Santiago, a 600-year old Christian pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela built on an older Pagan pilgrimage to what the Romans believed was the end of the world. It was one of the best things I have ever done for myself and I am so grateful to the amazing Pomegranite team that allowed me to take the time to do it.

It’s impossible to capture my journey in words so I’ll try to answer the most common question I’m asked, then move on to some simple facts, and finally share some images.READ MORE

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Pomegranite’s sixth birthday party

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated Pomegranite’s sixth birthday with clients, service providers and friends who have supported us over the years. It’s always a lovely way to pause and take stock of where we’ve been and how far we’ve come. And, of course, to say thank you to the people who have helped us get here.

As per tradition, we held a completely ridiculous quiz, which people got very into.READ MORE

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Reconnecting with our work and what motivates us

As we start a new year, I thought it would be a good time to reconnect with what’s important to each of us in our work. For my skills share, I simply asked everyone to write down their answers to three questions and share the answers. I was surprised and heartened by many of the answers and I think they give a good sense of who we are as a business.

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Happy New Year

Happy 2019!

While everyone starts to filter into offices after the holidays and the trickle in our inboxes becomes a lot less of a trickle, we thought we’d ease ourselves into the first blog post of the year with something simple.

The team were asked two questions:

  1. Describe your holiday with one GIF.
  2. What are you most looking forward to at Pomegranite this year?

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Company culture: a place where you can be a “whole somebody”

Of all the things we’ve done over the past five years since starting Pomegranite – like consistently being able to pay salaries on time every month, for example – I’m probably most proud of the company culture that we’ve created.

When Liz and I started the business, we took note of all the things we hadn’t liked about previous places we’d worked and made sure to steer away from them. We also took note of all the things we’d loved about previous work environments, added quite a few of our own ingredients, and formed a clear vision of the kind of company culture we wanted.READ MORE

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We are five!

This past Friday, we at Pomegranite put on our 5th birthday bash at The German Club in Gardens. To give you an idea of the success of our party, I will begin at the end:

Tom, Liz and I (Carla) on stage at The Manila Bar performing (read: shouting) Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody:

Liz: “I’ve signed us up to sing Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Carla: “You know I can’t sing, right?”
Liz: “I know.”
Carla: “Cool!”

Needless to say, our Pomegranite trio wowed the crowd.

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Pomegranite inspiration day: an afternoon at the seaside

It’s a big week at Pomegranite HQ. Sarah has joined us from Joburg for the week and we are celebrating our fifth birthday on Friday. The days have been busy seeing clients and workshopping our processes as a team.

To break up the activity and to enjoy something together as humans outside of work, we headed to the Sea Point Promenade for a bike ride, courtesy of our wonderful client, Upcycles, complete with glorious sunshine, fresh air and delicious ice cream.READ MORE

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Meet Michaela

When you have a small team, finding the right person – both in terms of the job itself, but also someone you’d like to have around all day every day – is so important. It’s also hard.

We’ve seen a lot of CVs lately – a lot! But when we read Michaela’s CV and cover letter, we had a feeling about her. A feeling which was quickly confirmed during her interview.

She was just very clearly a Pomegranite.READ MORE

Intern at Pomegranite

Are you a whip-smart go-getter with sights set on a career in digital? Do you want to get hands-on experience in a small team working with a range of channels and platforms? Let’s see what you’ve got.

Our small digital agency is looking for a hungry intern to learn about all aspects of our business, from social media and newsletters to website and content development. This is a generalist role that includes writing, research, basic website building, team support, simple design, and social media. You will be given clear briefs and guidance so no specific experience is required, but what we do want is a fast learner who will be an enthusiastic member of the team. Does that sound like a role you could pour yourself into?READ MORE