inspire sessions

Mo Flava: What It Really Means To Have 'Influence'

Mo Flava: What It Really Means To Have 'Influence'

Mo Flava is a man of true influence. One of the hardest working celebrities in South Africa, Mo speaks to an audience of millions of people every day. His Morning Drive show on Metro is one of the biggest in the southern hemisphere, and his own social channels are growing like gangbusters. In this Heavy Chef talk, Mo Flava explains what it means to be an influencer and tells the behind-the-scenes story of how he came to be so popular. Spoiler alert: it wasn't easy.

Richard Poplak: How Daily Maverick's 'Insider' Community Became A Disruptive Business Strategy

Richard Poplak: How Daily Maverick's 'Insider' Community Became A Disruptive Business Strategy

In September 2019, agent provocateur-in-chief at South Africa's most impactive media publication, Daily Maverick, Richard Poplak, presented an incendiary perspective on news media in Africa. Richard came out swinging, with a gentle jab at Facebook's Ming and then a fierce right hook to the EFF (he asked any EFF supporters in the audience to leave the building). In this talk, Poplak gave a concise overview of Daily Maverick's harrowing journey over the past 10 years, and then explained the new way of doing news media right. Instead of relying on advertising (the old way), Daily Maverick must forge a new, disruptive path.