Nicola, Johannesburg & Pretoria:
Some people say that I have a stationery obsession, some say that I love copper way too much, others say I make the best brownies. All I know is I’m Nicola… and those people are right ?
I’m also the Social Media Exec for the ENTERTAINER in Johannesburg & Pretoria. After completing a BA in English Studies, and BA Hons in Visual Studies at the University of Pretoria, I dived right into the deep end of digital advertising, eventually making my way to this fab company. And I’ve never looked back.
Living in Pretoria but working in Johannesburg has given me a rare opportunity to use loads of offers on the app while exploring both incredible cities. It’s also given me patience (because, traffic), but that’s another story. I literally have the best of both worlds, which helps me share so many fun things to do, and places to see, with you guys!
In my downtime you’ll probably find me on the couch, binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, with my cats and a cup of coffee. I also laugh way too much at silly puns, I can’t live without celeb gossip and reality shows, and I have a bad day when I eat boring food. On the flip side, writing these Hub posts truly makes my day, so I hope you love them just as much as I do.
Yolandi, Cape Town & Durban:
I’m better known as “Yolo” at the ENTERTAINER office, and I secretly love it – I’m always trying to live up to this name by YOLO-ing my way through life.
Cape Town is my ultimate happy place, and I’ve been lucky enough to call her home for the last three years. Before moving here, I studied in Stellenbosch, and after graduating I lived in my runner-up happy place: New York. I did a 6-month internship at a food design and styling studio, and you can just imagine the level of foodie I became.
These days I’m a Social Media and Community Executive at the ENTERTAINER, and I’m truly the happiest working person in Cape Town, by far. I’m constantly learning (a lot), I get to try out all kinds of activities, visit the trendiest restaurants and meet some of the most influential bloggers. (The team in the office are also not too bad ?)
Outside of work, I’m a sucker for a good sunset – with delicious snacks and even better wine. I love spending time in nature, so I try to run on the mountain or by the ocean during the week, and I’ll always have my earphones in or just sing my own songs (music is my life). Did I mention that I love food? And wine? And local markets where I can get healthy, organic food and delicious wine?
Jenny, South Africa:
I’m the Marketing Manager at the ENTERTAINER South Africa, and I’m addicted to Jolly Jammers (has there ever been a better biscuit?), reruns of The Office and buying tiny indoor plants. Seriously, someone needs to stop me from buying plants.
After studying Creative Brand Communications at Vega, I spent a few years working in the wild and wonderful place that is advertising. Next up – Marketing Management at the University of Cape Town, which stirred up dreams of working in-house for my favourite brand. And when I started using the ENTERTAINER app and saved over R12,000 during 2014 alone, it instantly became my favourite brand – so here I am.
Although I’m based in Cape Town, the best part of my role is travelling around the country every month, making crazy videos with Yolandi and Nicola, and occasionally visiting Dubai to spend time with our incredible international team. Also, writing Hub articles. Which I hope you enjoy. I promise I won’t talk about plants too much.
On weekends, I can be spotted walking in Kirstenbosch, rambling on my blog, playing my out-of-tune piano or thrifting at the Milnerton Market. And, of course, watching reruns of The Office.