10 Things I’ve Learned Living On My Own

Living on my own for the past three years has taught me a lot.

1. How to appreciate a home cooked meal, prepared by someone. I miss my mom’s cooking and coming home to a tasty plate of food.

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2. Understanding now why my mother used to complain and shout about wasting water and putting on lights that don’t need to be on. Bills!!

3. What a drag cleaning can be and how important it is.

4. Why being loud is unnecessary.

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5. How expensive groceries are.

6. Not to waste milk and Colgate toothpaste.

7. Why a full DSTV bouquet is not the best option because of how expensive it is.

8. What a mission cooking is and how much effort goes into it. Also, i have no clue what to do when it comes to cooking.

9. How great it feels to be in my own space and knowing that it is mine and that other people should respect it and not break or get rid of my stuff.

10. Living on my own has taught me how to budget and to understand that everything my mom has said or shouted me about when i was living with them was for a valid reason…

Moving out of my family home was a big step and it was something that i needed to do. I don’t regret it one bit. Breaking out of my comfort zone was the only way i could grow in all spheres of life. I sometimes miss living back home but i don’t think I could.  I like my space and growth as a man.

Till we blog again!

Shup!

My Social Media Week In Gifs

When @FlySAFair, a budget airline in South Africa decided to run a 24 hour R1.00 ticket sale and their site crashed in the first 30 minutes since going live and stayed crashed the whole day.

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And then a competitor airline did a promoted tweet and i was like….

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When a blogger complains about PR people or complains about not being invited to an event.

When i try to help but just end up making things worse.

When i want to tell a fan off or when i want to respond to a jab but then i’m like…

WHEN I DEBATED GETTING SNAPCHAT: 

When i get an email about merging a local Facebook page to a global page.

When a vendor keeps contacting me about a new reporting tool or a social media conference where i have to PAY to attend.

WHEN A VENDOR KEEPS CALLING ME FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. 

When a brand posts a quote, note or babies.

WHEN SOMEONE INSTAGRAMS A QUOTE, NOTE, OR TWEET.

If you have any Social Media or life feels.. share them with me by tweeting me @UrbanEnzo and using the tag #SocialMediaGIFS.

My Social Media Week in GIFs

1. When i post something funny and the whole community acts negatively about it.

WHEN I POST SOMETHING FUNNY AND THE COMMUNITY REACTS NEGATIVELY TOWARDS IT.

2. When stats don’t lie.

WHEN I BECOME THE MAYOR OF MY JOB ON FOURSQUARE. 

3. Seeing folks put “Social Media Guru”, “Maven”, “Whiz” etc in their Twitter bio.

WHEN SOMEONE I HARDLY TALK TO MESSAGES ME ON FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE SOMETHING.

4. When another brand starts copying what you do.

WHEN THE CLIENT ASKS US TO COME UP WITH A BIG SOCIAL INITIATIVE, AND THEN GIVES US LITTLE TO NO BUDGET.

5. When i can’t get the response icon because i can’t respond in 5 minutes and have a 90% response rate on Facebook.

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6. This is me, when i get back from work.

WHEN I GET HOME FROM WORK.

7. I really need a  holiday asap.

Expectation:

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Reality:

8. When i start telling my friends a story.

WHEN I START TELLING MY FRIENDS A STORY.

9. When i post an audacious reply to a fan without legal approval.

WHEN I POST WITHOUT THE CLIENT’S APPROVAL. 

10. When a troll says he/she “Hates” the brand.

#FiestaOOTD Instagram Collaboration

I recently did this really cool collaboration on Instagram, where i teamed up with South Africa’s most loved Fashion Bloggers for a OOTD Instagram campaign.

Ford South Africa just updated the Ford Fiesta range to include a new PowerShift (Automatic)  derivative to the line-up and we wanted a unique push to create hype around this new addition. The Fiesta is a fashionable vehicle and is super sexy to look at and also comes with a host of smart features. I used to drive one actually and loved every moment in my 1.0L EcoBoost Titanium in Race Red.

I have been big on collaborations and working with creatives this year to build Ford South Africa’s Instagram account. I came up with the concept called #FiestaOOTD, i teamed  up with my Fashion Blogger friends for a 3 week OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) campaign where the Fiesta is used as a fashion accessory and gets featured in the beautiful Instagram  shots that these bloggers are known for producing.

Each blogger had to upload 5 photo’s each to Instagram using the hashtag and were also asked to blog about their experience driving the PowerShift 1.0L EcoBoost Ford Fiesta.

RESULTS: 9.600+ likes on Instagram for the images uploaded  and a growth of 3.600+ followers on the Ford South Africa IG account.

I will be profiling each of the Fashion Bloggers so keep a look out for my posts.

First up is Mary Lu from www.lovemarylu.com. Mary received a Candy Blue Ford Fiesta and here’s her submission on Instagram for #FiestaOOTD

 

Twitter Laughs For The Week

Guys, i laughed hard this week hey. It’s been a great week on Social Media with all the jabs and banter.

1. Rapper Meek Mill went off on Twitter after being snubbed for a few award nominations. He threw a jab at Drake saying that Drake does not write his own raps. Twitter went on a frenzy and the @’s were hilarious.

and then Twitter was like…

2. I don’t know if you seen the recent banter between Nandos SA, Spur and Woolworths. Great job SMCM… I like you guys a lot.

I love these kinds of stuff. If you see any more, let me know okay.

 

 

Competition: #VCDeezer and 1 year Subscription To Deezer

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Have you been listening to my weekly #VCDeezer playlists with fellow music lovers; Stephanie B, Rob Forbes, Tecla, Alex Caige and Dj Kenzhero? No? Where have you been!

Luckily for you, i have you covered and here is what you’ve missed!

Week 1, we chatted about our favourite Roadtrip songs.

Week 2 was all about the Ultimate Hip Hop joints. We pulled out hits like Jay Z – Empire State Of Mind, 2 Pac and even Biggie!

Week 3, the #VCDeezer team and i chatted about SA Artists to Watch. It sparked some heavy debate. Have a listen on your Deezer app and let me know if we have missed anyone you think should have been featured.

Competition! 

I have one more playlist coming up that you need to listen to, but before you can do that i am giving you the chance to WIN a years FREE subscription to the coolest music streaming service of 2015- Deezer by Vodacom.

All you have to do is answer this easy question.

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How many months free subscription is Vodacom giving you to access Deezer?

Comment your answer to enter! The winner will be announced via Twitter on 21 July so don’t forget to add your handle.

Good Luck!

 

The #NewFocusST Launch in Durban

Car launches are always fun and i was extremely excited about this one. The new Ford Focus ST has arrived in South Africa and we were tasked to welcome it in grand style! Seeing that the ST is in Ford’s Performance stable, we decided to launch it in Durban and Port Shepstone at Dezzi Raceway, a cool racetrack that has insane twists and apexes.

The launch was small in terms of number of media that i invited. I invited 16 new media which included, bloggers, photographers and influencers. I haven’t done a small group like this before for a launch, so i was strategic with who i invite. This was difficult as i have so many relationships that i have created over the years, and i can’t invite everyone to everything. Side note: I wish people working in the media space can understand this and not send me harsh mails. My task is to create new relationships with media, getting to know people and introducing them to the brand and to who i am.

The day started reasonably early with media flying in from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Durban. After my usual welcome and introduction, everyone teamed up and chose a ST from the selection available and took off to Port Shepstone which was about 2 hours away from Durban. We then put the ST’s on the track and improved our #STcred.

The hastag for the launch was #NewFocusST and it generated about 619 tweets on the day of the launch. It was a great day out and a successful launch!

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YFM's Khutso Theledi at the  #NewFocusST Launch

YFM’s Khutso Theledi at the #NewFocusST Launch

Dineo Ranaka at the #NewFocusST launch.

Dineo Ranaka at the #NewFocusST launch.

Darren and Ryan Rigney Twins On Decks at the #NewFocusST Launch

Darren and Ryan Rigney Twins On Decks at the #NewFocusST Launch

Tegan Smith at the #NewFocusST Launch

Tegan Smith at the #NewFocusST Launch

Nathan Mayor at the #NewFocusST Launch

Nathan Mayor at the #NewFocusST Launch

Siya from The Threaded Man and Ben Karpinski

Siya from The Threaded Man and Ben Karpinski

Big ups to the photographer, Leander Joseph from @OnAirEnt, these photos are insane!!

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My Social Media Week in GIFs

You won’t believe the amount of crazy my week was. The amount of situations that i found myself in has brought on so many reactions. I was insulted and offended on so many levels. People aren’t shy of doing that behind a screen. Ha, but thanks for the inspiration for my posts though!

1. Me, after having my name dragged by someone heavily within their feelings with a sever case of FOMO.

2. When i found out that Facebook is opening a regional Africa office in Johannesburg.

3. The powers above know how much i hate having my first name misspelled. It’s Ensly not Ensley. Where does the extra ‘E’ come from. Explain for 5 marks. I would love to know.

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4. When i accidentally forgot to add a hashtag to a campaign tweet and it gets retweeted 26 times….  in like 1 min.

WHEN A SCHEDULED POST DOESN’T GO OUT. 

5. When someone talks to me while i am trying to tweet.

WHEN SOMEONE ASKS ME A QUESTION WHILE I’M TRYING TO TWEET. 

6. When my Facebook brand page does not fully load.

WHEN MY FACEBOOK BRAND PAGE DOESN’T FULLY LOAD.

7. When you check Facebook and see the people you know from High School are getting married, having laaties or getting engaged.

8. When a customer complains on other people’s Facebook wall posts.

WHEN A CUSTOMER COMPLAINS ON OTHER PEOPLE’S WALL POSTS.

9. When briefs are not being adhered too OR when you hear people doing the most and not having facts to back up what they are saying.

10. When i get accused of blocking someone from a brand account on Twitter.

WHEN I’M TRYING TO MODERATE FACEBOOK PAGES AND I KEEP GETTING BIRTHDAY NOTIFICATIONS.

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