About MyBrandedLife(TM)

Shoes by KSwiss / Puma / Zoom / Woolworths / Mr Price / Sissy Boy / Aldo / Converse / Gucci / Adidas

Jeans by Woolworths / Mr Price / Levi’s / Seven / Ksubi / Paige

Jackets by Urban / Truworths / Mr Price / YDE / Hilton Weiner / Adidas

Dresses by YDE / Space Station / Mr Price / RJL / Marian & Lindie

Shades by Spitfire / Foschini / Jaxxy / YDE / that dude on the side of the road

Handbags by Woolworths / Mr Price / Guess / Louis Vuitton

Car by Toyota / Maserati / Porsche / Ferarri

Make up by Mac / Michellori / Rimmel / Christian Dior

Skincare by Garnier / Clinique / Clarins / Johnson & Johnson / Neutrogena / Nivea / Dove / Palmolive / The BodyShop / L’Oriel / La Mer

Fragrance by Thierry Mugler / Christian Dior / Narcisso de Rodriguez / Chanel

Phone by Nokia N73 / BlackBerry / LG / Apple

Laptop by HP / Apple

Camera by Canon / Nokia  / Sony Cybershot / Polaroid / Lomo / Yashica

Entertainment by DSTV / 5fm / Apple iPod / Exclusive Books / Ster Kinekor / Virgin Active / Perez Hilton

Haircare by Sunsilk / Pantene / Healthy Sexy Hair / GHD / L’Oriel

Information organisation by Google Reader / Del.icio.us / wikiworldbook

Photo storage by Flickr

I’ve conceptualised advertising campaigns. I’ve come up with promotions. I’ve designed events and brand parties. I’ve written and recorded radio, and I’ve written and shot TV. I’ve run Focus Groups, and I’ve run Word of Mouth Marketing Campaigns. I’ve extracted consumer insight for strategy development. I’ve run Consumer-driven New Product Development campaigns. I’ve run educational workshops for big corporates on the changing media landscape, and how best to use it. I’ve been paid to tell people how facebook works. I’ve been paid to use products – old and new, cosmetic, clothing, FMCG consumables, software – etc etc, and tell my friends what I thought of them. I’ve been paid to give my opinion on products in the world that I like. I’ve been paid to take photos, and I’ve been paid to have fun. I’ve been paid to tell people in writing what I’ve been paid to do.

I’ve worked across the following categories: financial services, FMCGs, mobile service providers, broadcasting communications strategy, tobacco, alcohol, airlines, business-to-business, new media, private security, fast food, market research, confectionary, design and new product development.

I currently work as a copywriter. When I’m not swimming in cocaine, throwing TVs out of windows and rolling in a pile of free products, I take on freelance projects depending on whether they are interesting / high-paying / relevant to my interests / progressive / pioneering / funny.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

My name is Alex.

If you’d like to advertise email advertising@mybrandedlife.com

For general chit chat you can mail me here alex@mybrandedlife.com

Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed in this blog are those of the author alone, and they do not reflect the opinions of any brands or companies mentioned. Not to be taken too seriously, if read at all.

7 responses to “About MyBrandedLife(TM)

  1. cl4englishlistening

    This looks cool! I’m going to add you to my blog-roll for my language and culture for business class blog. Most people who follow my blog are 18-25 – and Italian. Yours looks like something fun and interesting for them to follow!
    All the best!
    Pete Cullen
    Language and Culture for Business
    University of Urbino Carlo Bo
    Urbino, Italy

  2. Very interesting blog!

  3. I liked your blog so much, I had to have one of my own.

  4. YOU are amazing! O_o

  5. Love love love your blog. It’s inspiring! I want one too!!
    Well done. Your originality and lunacy is a breath of fresh air in a world filled with boring-bores, bad architecture and offensive ugliness!

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