Digital Marketing for Architects

Digital Marketing for Architects in South Africa Many architects have successfully used simple digital marketing strategies, particularly through social media, to grow their businesses. Despite growth achieved by many architecture firms abroad, South African architects generally have not made full use of the opportunities that exist today. Digital marketing for architects, particularly in South Africa, is an interesting topic that I am exploring at the moment. I have come across some brilliant tips and strategies that I would love to share with other architects in South Africa to grow their businesses. Social Media Platforms for Digital Marketing for Architects Facebook and Instagram, the go-to social media platforms, have grown the audience of architecture firms substantially. Pinterest is a fantastic platform for designers, due to its visual appeal. LinkedIn is great for business-to-business marketing. The lesser-known platforms, such as Houzz and Hubspot have been surprisingly¬†successful. An architecture firm in Los Angeles […]

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Medical Aid vs Hospital Plan

Medical Aid vs Hospital Plan During our first office meeting of 2016, we pondered the rising costs of living expenses in South Africa, particularly medical aid.¬†Many young, healthy medical aid members are pondering this. Are the exorbitant monthly fees worth it? Or would a hospital plan suffice? And what about gap cover? There is obviously a lot to consider when looking to join a medical aid scheme, looking to change to another one, or if you’re trying to cut costs. We are by no means experts nor financial planners, but we are interested in the medical aid vs hospital plan debate.   Medical Aid vs Hospital Plan – what do the experts say? Because we’re not experts, we’re consulting with an independent one and we would like to share our findings about the medical aid vs hospital plan debate with you… Watch this space!

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Level 4, 100% B-BBEE Compliant Company

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Design Mine (Pty) is a design company based in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg. We specialise in web design and development, e-commerce development, graphic and identity design, health and safety communication design, emergency evacuation / escape plan design, and architectural concept design. We comply with the values of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment as required by the Government of the Republic of South Africa. Design Mine (Pty) Ltd is a Level 4, 100% B-BBEE Compliant Company. Please contact us for our BEE certificate.

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San Francisco, Summer 2015

ABOVE LEFT: Arriving in San Francisco. ABOVE RIGHT: The view from Vallejo Steps. ABOVE LEFT: Chilling with the Painted Ladies. ABOVE RIGHT: The view from my hotel room, Hilton, Financial District. ABOVE: The magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. ABOVE: Renzo Piano’s California Academy of Sciences building. ABOVE: The Golden Gate Bridge from the Beach at Presidio. ABOVE: The notorious San Francisco fog. ABOVE LEFT: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; University of California, Berkeley. ABOVE RIGHT: International Leadership Initiative alumni!

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