Welcome to
The daily pen.

Penquin is a full-service, independent advertising agency

We offer unique integrated marketing solutions that connect people and make them feel part of something bigger. Experiences are the soul of our creative thinking. They inspire us to tell stories that stir emotions, instil belief, and help you build long-lasting, authentic relationships with your customers.

Find out more

Annemie Burger

Annemie Burger
Human Resource Director: I have been part of the Penquin family for the last 9 Years. I completed my B.Com Labour Law and Honours Degree in Employee Relations at the University of Johannesburg in 2004. With over 13 Years experience in key HR fields like Recruitment and selection, Training and Development, HR Best Practices and Performance Management, I continuously drive company culture in line with achieving key business objectives and ensuring that each individual employee have clear goals to achieve to ensure they grow from a personal and career point of view.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

How to gain control of your free time [video]

Posted by Annemie Burger on April 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM

With a simple shift in mindset, Laura Vanderkam shows us where we’ll find that illusive time to do all the things that make us happy.

Between being a model employee, super-parent and the perfect partner, life can get hectic. When you find yourself fighting the traffic after that late client meeting, to fetch your daughter from ballet, it’s hard to imagine finding time to take that yoga class you’ve been talking about for years.

Sometimes we get so caught up in our responsibilities that we forget to consciously make time for ourselves. It’s important for both our health and happiness that we learn to shuffle our priorities in a way that allows us to occasionally put our needs at top of our to-do list.

Read More

Topics: Media

9 ways we motivate our staff

Posted by Annemie Burger on April 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Your staff are your best brand ambassadors. Here are a few ways to motivate your team, increase productivity and create a great company culture.

Read More

Topics: Creative

Why you need to turn off your email every weekend [LONG FORM]

Posted by Annemie Burger on February 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Working 24/7 is all too easy when work emails and company Whatsapp groups bleed over into your personal ‘off’ time, but never giving yourself a break leads to burnout, frustration and in the long term, both inefficiency and unhappiness.

 

Work emails in particular are difficult to switch off from because quick responses and replies out of office hours are seen as signs of productivity and dedication to your clients. At least they do... superficially. “After a generation’s experience with email, a decade’s experience with smartphones, we are discovering that these technologies do not automatically make us more productive or give us more time with our kids,” writes Andrew Anthony in The Guardian, “Rather, they have tended to grind work down to a fine powder that spreads out right through our day.”

Read More

Topics: Creative

Does working by the hour make you more productive?

Posted by Annemie Burger on January 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM

It’s not uncommon in this day and age for people in various industries to work as hourly workers, and marketers log their time by the hour. Many businesses secure the hourly services of skilled workers or freelancers to complete certain tasks within a deadline, and they get paid hourly to do so.

Read More

Topics: Creative

How to be more productive

Posted by Annemie Burger on December 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

After reading thousands of articles on how to be more productive, we’ve discovered there are only a few ways to achieve this elusive goal in today’s day and age. Productivity is not only about achieving more in less time, but also using the available tools, techniques and tips to improve your overall results.

Read More

Topics: Creative

Does working from home make you more or less productive ?

Posted by Annemie Burger on November 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

In a recent article, Kenny Hemphill of MentalFloss.com questioned whether working from home actually makes you more productive or creates more distraction.

Read More

Topics: Creative

Subscribe Here!

Subscribe to the Penquin blog

Recent Posts

joburg
+27 11 879 1900 •

16 Louis rd, Orchards, Johannesburg, SA.