Behind-the-scenes at Pomegranite

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

Michaela social media manager Pomegranite Online Presence Consultancy team

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

Why is it so hard to give yourself permission to rest?

– Sarah

I think we’ve all been brainwashed when it comes to our approach to working. Well, I certainly have.

In every job I’ve worked, there’s been an attitude of go-go-go, get the work done, and if you have time left over, get some more done. Don’t slack off, because that raises questions about your level of commitment, your dedication as an employee. If you’re a conscientious person – as all my school reports told me I was – then you’re probably particularly susceptible to this kind of thinking.

Starting my own business has challenged so much of my thinking when it comes to work. And lately, this issue has been top of the list.READ MORE

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New year, new goals

– Sarah

Hello and happy 2018!

We hope you had a wonderful break and that you’re getting into the swing of things. Those first few days without an afternoon beer and nap can be tough.

Because no one feels like writing (or reading?) a lengthy, technical post so early on in the year, we thought we’d ask each pomegranite the following two questions:

1) Describe your holiday in one gif.

2) What are you most looking forward to (work-wise) in 2018?

Liz

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via GIPHY

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Thanks for being a part of our year

Hello,

Another trip around the sun almost complete!

At Pomegranite, it’s been a year of exciting projects, a beautiful new office, lovely new team members and freelancers expanding our ranks, a healthy amount of stressful moments, and a whole lot of fun and laughter.

Big news is that Sarah will be moving to Joburg at the end of the year to start a satellite office. If you have any colleagues, friends or family over there who need a website or social media, please send them our way!READ MORE

The 10 priceless lessons you walk away with when you leave Pomegranite

I was firmly convinced that my interview with Liz and Sarah had gone terribly. It was raining so my Devil Wears Prada inspired outfit was hidden by the only rain coat I own (a Shrek-green monstrosity I borrowed from an ex-boyfriend and never returned) and I somehow completely missed the lift at the end of the hallway in our Wale Street offices so I quickly walked up five flights of stairs and arrived at the door panting with my fringe slightly stuck to my forehead. This obviously all screams: “Hire me!”READ MORE

Ten things I’ve learnt in four years

– Sarah

A Facebook memory popped up yesterday – the first blog post I ever wrote for Pomegranite, right before I quit my job and joined Liz in the lounge of her little Long Street flat, which we called “the cave”.

It was written before we even had our own website, and was published on Blogspot. (When I told Alex this she LOLed at how old we are.)READ MORE