Events

Cointreau: Cointreau Crew induction launch

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Along with our client Cointreau, we hosted two lunches in honour of our new Cointreau Crew members. These members were a group of 10 hand-selected women in Cape Town and Johannesburg who the local team felt embodied the spirit of Cointreau.

Each crew member brings something different to the table, yet they all share a commonality of being strong, influential, inspirational females.

With the influencers split over the two cities we hosted two lunches, one in each. Both events followed the same running order which included a canapé lunch, cocktail master class and an opportunity to mix their own signature perfume.

Remy Martin: Matt W Moore limited edition bottle launch

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Matt W. Moore is an American designer and artist who has teamed up with Rémy Martin to create a limited edition bottle for the VSOP variant.

We developed a launch campaign for the South African market that went live inJune 2018 along with the global launch. This local adaption of the campaign consisted of an exclusive media partnership with VISI, a blogger activation and a launch event.

Remy Martin: Cellar Master tour

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In April 2018, Baptiste Loiseau, Cellar Master for The House of Rémy Martin

visited South Africa and toured the country, attending events and having one-on-one sessions with media and influencers.

We hosted three events for local media and influencers: an exclusive dinner in a penthouse suite in Johannesburg, with face of the brand, Madoda Khuzwayo; a cocktail tasting session at Sin + Tax with winner of the Remy Martin Bartender Academy, Julian Short; and an Opulence Revealed event in Cape Town at the Silo Hotel.

Remy Martin: International Ambassador tour

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Thierry Arnold, the International Brand Ambassador for the House of Rémy Martin, visited South Africa during October 2017.

During his visit, we hosted two International Brand Ambassador Tour dinners for about 10 -15 esteemed guests and friends of the brand.

During these bespoke dinners, Thierry took the guests through a tasting of the Rémy Martin variants, VSOP, XO and 1738. The tastings were paired with a three course meal prepared by the partnered chef. In addition to the private dinners, a number of tastings and one-on-one interviews were held with local media.

Videos by Bradyn Hopking and photogrpahy by Lizmarie Richardson and Dearheart Photography.

Cheapflights: Travel Awards South Africa 2016

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We worked with Cheapflights on their inaugural Cheapflights Travel Awards (and the first they held worldwide). 

The awards recognised the best South African travel and tourism business and brands in a range of categories from the best local airports and airlines, to the best safari and wine offerings. 

South Africans casted their vote for their favourite travel brands and businesses over the past month, as nominated by the South African Travel Massive blogger community. 

With over 50 000 votes cast, we and the client were overwhelmed by the response and the number of votes that came in for the first ever travel awards. The awards culminated in an awards event, held in Cape Town, attended by the tourism industry, media and special guests. The event also featured a keynote address delivered by Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, who provided insight into the current developments in Cape Town and surrounds.

We were responsible for all elements of the awards - from the initial concept development into implementation, inclusive PR and media relations, stakeholder engagement and event management.

The winners of the 2016 Cheapflights Inaugural Travel Awards were :

Best Airport: OR Tambo International Airport
Best Airline Lounge: Emirates at Cape Town International
Best Airline in Africa:Air Namibia
Best International Airline: Emirates
Best Car Hire: Avis
Best Hotel Chain: Tsogo Sun
Best Independent/City Boutique Hotel: One & Only Cape Town
Best Attraction/Experience: Table Mountain
Best Safari/Lodge Experience: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Best Wine Farm Experience: Spier in Stellenbosch

Remy Martin: XO bottle launch

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When Remy Martin introduced a new, super-stylish bottle for its XO variant we were tasked to introduce it to discerning fans of the brand. We hosted an intimate XO and cigar pairing for loyal fans, media and special guests at the gorgeous Le Chatalat residence in Johannesburg, including a chat from face of the brand, Madoda Khuzwayo, about one of his passion, travel. 

Bruichladdich: artisan showcase and whisky experiences

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This year we've been busy with a whole load of activations for Bruichladdich. The premium whisky from Islay in Scotland has been linking with local artisans who share its dedication to craft, to host a series of tastings housed in the artisans' workshops.

From Wiid Design, to Honest Chocolate, to Barnet Fair Barbers, we have been popping up for intimate and cosy tasting experiences with a difference. Have look at the videos below to get a taste for what we've been up to, or check out this post on A Gorgeous Life.

We partnered with COW Africa some of the activations; while Geist made the awesome videos (scroll down to the bottom). All photos by Dearheart Photos.