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May 31, 2024

Poetry prompts and good rivers

The title of my most recent skills share was:

Poetry.
(Again, I know. Sorry. Sort of.)

As you can see, it’s not the first time the team has been treated to a jaunt down this lane. My reasoning is not just that I love poetry. It’s that it’s such an interesting way to look at and think about language and meaning, and the ways you can bend it.

April 19, 2024

10 easy design-adjacent tools for everyone

Graphic design can be a daunting task if you’re someone who doesn’t consider themselves a designer, but there are so many tools out there that can help you out on the daily, and make your workflow faster. In this post I’ve outlined 10 design-type tools everyone can use to make their processes a little easier.

April 15, 2024

We’re looking for freelance graphic designers

We’re looking to find and partner with the right freelancers to work with us on future graphic design projects on a remote basis. We work with foundations, NGOs, changemakers and the education sector to tell their story through websites and social media.

April 15, 2024

We’re looking for freelance social media managers

We’re looking to find and partner with the right freelancers to work with us on future social media projects on a remote basis. We work with foundations, NGOs, changemakers and the education sector to tell their story through websites and social media.

March 18, 2024

A self-care framework (finally)

I had a conversation a few weeks ago that – not to be too dramatic – shifted the axis of my life a bit.

It was with my friend Meg, and it was about self-care.

Wait wait – I usually glaze over at the use of that word too, but don’t go yet. This is quite interesting.

March 6, 2024

AI in social media

How do you use AI? It’s become an honorary member of social and marketing teams almost everywhere. It’s embedded in Canva, where Reels, text and art can be created with unique prompts, as well as Hootsuite, where text generation can be used for new content. Generative AI is available on social media platforms too, where LinkedIn now encourages users to “Start a post, try writing with AI” at the top of the main feed.

December 7, 2023

You’ll never guess what the word of 2023 is…

Last week, our Operations Manager, Melissa, sent a link to our “show-and-tell” Slack channel about Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2023 – a term for “something we’re thinking about, writing about, aspiring to, and judging more than ever”.

Forget the newest development in Taylor Swift’s relationship status, the latest travel trend you won’t believe – this is my clickbait.

December 4, 2023

Four things I learned from the Meta Agency Summit

The Meta Agency Summit was a really interesting online event held with the goal of helping agencies use the Meta platform better. I attended it on the Wednesday evening of its launch, and had to report back to the rest of the team about what I’d learned, because there were so many great points and takeaways that I’d like us to use for ourselves and our clients.

October 17, 2023

Can we normalise saying, “I feel overwhelmed?”

Twice in the last month, members of my team have said to me, some version of, “I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed – can we talk about it, please?”

Why am I writing a blog about this? Because I think it’s amazing. Not that people feel overwhelmed – but that they are able to talk to me about it. I think that’s pretty great, for two reasons.

July 31, 2023

Learn WordPress basics with Pomegranite’s new online course

We love building online courses for our clients. We love training clients on how to use WordPress so they can update their own websites.

It took us surprisingly long to join these dots for ourselves: what if we created our own online course to teach people how to use WordPress?

July 28, 2023

Pomegranite turns 10

1 July 2023 marked 10 years since we started Pomegranite. It’s surreal.

When Liz and I sat down a decade ago to write our business plan, we decided to pepper it with ways we would celebrate big milestones. For our 10th birthday, we thought, we’d have a big party, with an exciting entrance via parachute (how dramatic were our 20s!).

July 7, 2023

Mid-year social media news update

As a company that deals heavily with social media, it’s important to us to stay in the loop in terms of the latest social media news. With companies constantly making new changes and innovations, there’s often a lot to talk about!

June 19, 2023

Meet Rowan

Sometimes it really does feel like the right people cross paths with you at the perfect time.

With Melissa’s promotion to Operations Manager at Pomegranite (the best thing to happen since Taylor Swift rerecorded her music for herself), we needed more project management capacity within the team. I think it was maybe two days after Liz and I had this conversation when we heard that Rowan – someone we’d worked with before and knew well – was looking for a PM role.

June 16, 2023

How to build brands with character

What makes a brand memorable? Is it that inspiring ad that we can’t seem to stop talking about, the vibrant logo that we instantly recognise, or is there something deeper that goes beyond aesthetics?

June 15, 2023

Pomegranite’s new Operations Manager

It’s been so interesting seeing the different evolutions of Pomegranite over the years, as the business has grown, as the team has expanded, and as our lives have changed along with it all.

This year has felt, more than any before, like a new era for Pomegranite. With Liz about to go on maternity leave (a Pomegranite baby, guys!), the idea of another pair of hands to help run the business was very attractive. But, even beyond Liz’s time away, it made so much sense to have a central, holding role within the business. An operations manager.

June 13, 2023

Sales and sustainability: Let’s talk about marketing, sales and NGOs

How was your favourite product marketed to you? We all have it – it could be an item that you use everyday and swear by, or perhaps it’s a little more special, something that took some time to save up for. Either way, in the world of social media marketing, good brand alignment means it’s highly likely that your favourite brands run some of your favourite marketing campaigns too.

May 3, 2023

Celebrating introverts at work

Do you feel most alive in the company of others and the excitement of bustling social events? Or do you enjoy the peaceful serenity of a cosy night spent indoors?

April 3, 2023

Using technology to drive positive social change

It’s hard to overstate the influence of technology on our daily lives. From the ways we connect with each other on social media to the ways we shop and even fall in love. But, what’s even more exciting is the way technology has become an integral part of our culture and economy, and how it’s continuing to transform our world right before our eyes.

February 24, 2023

Meet Nelisiwe

One thing that continues to surprise me about running a business is how difficult it can be to find the right people to join the team. You need someone with the right skillset, and ideally the right sector experience. But you also need someone with a work ethic and career vision that matches your organisation.

December 2, 2022

Is DALL-E 2 the future of art?

If you haven’t heard about it, DALL-E 2 is an AI system that creates an original image from a descriptive prompt given by a user.

For my skills share, I gave our team a walk-through of the system and posed the question “Is Dall-E a threat to artists?”

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By people

May 31, 2024

Poetry prompts and good rivers

The title of my most recent skills share was:

Poetry.
(Again, I know. Sorry. Sort of.)

As you can see, it’s not the first time the team has been treated to a jaunt down this lane. My reasoning is not just that I love poetry. It’s that it’s such an interesting way to look at and think about language and meaning, and the ways you can bend it.

April 19, 2024

10 easy design-adjacent tools for everyone

Graphic design can be a daunting task if you’re someone who doesn’t consider themselves a designer, but there are so many tools out there that can help you out on the daily, and make your workflow faster. In this post I’ve outlined 10 design-type tools everyone can use to make their processes a little easier.

April 15, 2024

We’re looking for freelance graphic designers

We’re looking to find and partner with the right freelancers to work with us on future graphic design projects on a remote basis. We work with foundations, NGOs, changemakers and the education sector to tell their story through websites and social media.

April 15, 2024

We’re looking for freelance social media managers

We’re looking to find and partner with the right freelancers to work with us on future social media projects on a remote basis. We work with foundations, NGOs, changemakers and the education sector to tell their story through websites and social media.

March 18, 2024

A self-care framework (finally)

I had a conversation a few weeks ago that – not to be too dramatic – shifted the axis of my life a bit.

It was with my friend Meg, and it was about self-care.

Wait wait – I usually glaze over at the use of that word too, but don’t go yet. This is quite interesting.

March 6, 2024

AI in social media

How do you use AI? It’s become an honorary member of social and marketing teams almost everywhere. It’s embedded in Canva, where Reels, text and art can be created with unique prompts, as well as Hootsuite, where text generation can be used for new content. Generative AI is available on social media platforms too, where LinkedIn now encourages users to “Start a post, try writing with AI” at the top of the main feed.

December 7, 2023

You’ll never guess what the word of 2023 is…

Last week, our Operations Manager, Melissa, sent a link to our “show-and-tell” Slack channel about Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2023 – a term for “something we’re thinking about, writing about, aspiring to, and judging more than ever”.

Forget the newest development in Taylor Swift’s relationship status, the latest travel trend you won’t believe – this is my clickbait.

December 4, 2023

Four things I learned from the Meta Agency Summit

The Meta Agency Summit was a really interesting online event held with the goal of helping agencies use the Meta platform better. I attended it on the Wednesday evening of its launch, and had to report back to the rest of the team about what I’d learned, because there were so many great points and takeaways that I’d like us to use for ourselves and our clients.

October 17, 2023

Can we normalise saying, “I feel overwhelmed?”

Twice in the last month, members of my team have said to me, some version of, “I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed – can we talk about it, please?”

Why am I writing a blog about this? Because I think it’s amazing. Not that people feel overwhelmed – but that they are able to talk to me about it. I think that’s pretty great, for two reasons.

July 31, 2023

Learn WordPress basics with Pomegranite’s new online course

We love building online courses for our clients. We love training clients on how to use WordPress so they can update their own websites.

It took us surprisingly long to join these dots for ourselves: what if we created our own online course to teach people how to use WordPress?

July 28, 2023

Pomegranite turns 10

1 July 2023 marked 10 years since we started Pomegranite. It’s surreal.

When Liz and I sat down a decade ago to write our business plan, we decided to pepper it with ways we would celebrate big milestones. For our 10th birthday, we thought, we’d have a big party, with an exciting entrance via parachute (how dramatic were our 20s!).

July 7, 2023

Mid-year social media news update

As a company that deals heavily with social media, it’s important to us to stay in the loop in terms of the latest social media news. With companies constantly making new changes and innovations, there’s often a lot to talk about!

June 19, 2023

Meet Rowan

Sometimes it really does feel like the right people cross paths with you at the perfect time.

With Melissa’s promotion to Operations Manager at Pomegranite (the best thing to happen since Taylor Swift rerecorded her music for herself), we needed more project management capacity within the team. I think it was maybe two days after Liz and I had this conversation when we heard that Rowan – someone we’d worked with before and knew well – was looking for a PM role.

June 16, 2023

How to build brands with character

What makes a brand memorable? Is it that inspiring ad that we can’t seem to stop talking about, the vibrant logo that we instantly recognise, or is there something deeper that goes beyond aesthetics?

June 15, 2023

Pomegranite’s new Operations Manager

It’s been so interesting seeing the different evolutions of Pomegranite over the years, as the business has grown, as the team has expanded, and as our lives have changed along with it all.

This year has felt, more than any before, like a new era for Pomegranite. With Liz about to go on maternity leave (a Pomegranite baby, guys!), the idea of another pair of hands to help run the business was very attractive. But, even beyond Liz’s time away, it made so much sense to have a central, holding role within the business. An operations manager.

June 13, 2023

Sales and sustainability: Let’s talk about marketing, sales and NGOs

How was your favourite product marketed to you? We all have it – it could be an item that you use everyday and swear by, or perhaps it’s a little more special, something that took some time to save up for. Either way, in the world of social media marketing, good brand alignment means it’s highly likely that your favourite brands run some of your favourite marketing campaigns too.

May 3, 2023

Celebrating introverts at work

Do you feel most alive in the company of others and the excitement of bustling social events? Or do you enjoy the peaceful serenity of a cosy night spent indoors?

April 3, 2023

Using technology to drive positive social change

It’s hard to overstate the influence of technology on our daily lives. From the ways we connect with each other on social media to the ways we shop and even fall in love. But, what’s even more exciting is the way technology has become an integral part of our culture and economy, and how it’s continuing to transform our world right before our eyes.

February 24, 2023

Meet Nelisiwe

One thing that continues to surprise me about running a business is how difficult it can be to find the right people to join the team. You need someone with the right skillset, and ideally the right sector experience. But you also need someone with a work ethic and career vision that matches your organisation.

December 2, 2022

Is DALL-E 2 the future of art?

If you haven’t heard about it, DALL-E 2 is an AI system that creates an original image from a descriptive prompt given by a user.

For my skills share, I gave our team a walk-through of the system and posed the question “Is Dall-E a threat to artists?”