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  • Cunning plans

    A marketing campaign might look good and be attractively designed – however, without a strategy behind it, it will not go far. At Steves&Co we take great enjoyment in expressing our creativity. Yet, it is marketing research and campaign strategy...

  • Little lies and bigger truths

    Who is John Wilson? The short version is that John Wilson is a man in his 50s who spent many years working in ad agencies in the dreary weather of London and has decided to settle down in a warmer climate in the Mediterranean. I’m now living in a...

  • Do like Don

    The last we saw of Don Draper, he was pulling outside a dilapidated corner house in Pennsylvania. The crumbling, wooden house stands in the shadows of the surrounding hulking blocks of apartments, like a lost childhood dream dwarfed by adult...

  • Mass media is not dead yet

    The widespread penetration of fast internet connections, smartphones and social media may lead us to believe that advertising on traditional mass media has become a waste of money. Pierre Mizzi looks at the current media landscape in Malta and...

  • A brilliant idea

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Which is to say, everything in life has a price. And if something is discounted, that same discount still has an invisible tag attached to it. That said, we still think that the value of something can be...

  • V for Viral

    Situationist Guy Debord once said that art is disturbance – a red-rash slap in the grey face of eight-to-five routine. Similarly, that is what viral marketing does – it stops us in our tracks and engages us. Viral has been around for more than a...

  • A career in marketing

    Misco is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to deliver diplomas and certification in marketing. Accreditation means that each centre has been quality-audited and approved to teach CIM qualifications and that tutors have access to...

  • The historic church dedicated to St Julian, Senglea’s special patron saint and protector

    Senglea is the smallest of the three cities in Cottonera. This peninsula, less than a mile long, and protruding into Grand Harbour, faces the charming walled city of Valletta and is situated between Galley Port (or Dockyard Creek) on the...

  • Spokes out

    With good health increasingly topping our agenda, Malta has seen a wave of interest in different sports over the past few years. Until recently, Malta’s sports culture was dedicated to a few types of sports, while others were relegated to the...

  • Malta’s role in the surrender of the Italian battle fleet to the Allies in September 1943

    The Italian government had kept the armistice it signed on September 3, 1943, a dead secret, even from its own military commands, such as Supermarina, the Admiralty. Indeed, when on the evening of September 6, extensive shipping movements along...

  • Cruising is fun

    Being islanders, where the sea is practically within walking distance from any location, referring to our affinity to water possibly has the same connotation as when referring to fish and the sea. Maybe I’m going slightly overboard in my...

  • Value added

    A new year heralds fresh starts. Out with the old and in with the new, from the car you’ve always wanted to a wardrobe overhaul and or even the property of your dreams. However, even in the new year, money is always a bit tight, and if your budget...

  • Malta’s built environment

    Benjamin Tabone Grech, chief operating officer at Engel & Völkers Sara Grech, trained as an architect in the UK and spent some time working in Berlin, Germany. This experience is proving valuable now that he is working in the local real estate...

  • Paperless solutions

    Nowadays we value information more than ever, especially the speed of access and its effective use. With electronic filing solutions and document scanning technologies, this has become easy and affordable for any business size and sector. Scanning...

  • A cost too high

    High-rise buildings can have a damaging impact on the environment and are too costly to maintain, says Astrid Vella, Coordinator of Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar. There is no doubt that the Malta Environment and Planning Authority’s revised...

  • Garden delight

    Villa Bologna in Attard forms part of a series of sumptuous country houses built in the mid-18th century by the Maltese nobility. Constructed in 1745, the design of this villa has been attributed to Domenico Cachia, Capomastro della Fondazione...

  • Convenient and secure banking

    HSBC Malta customers now benefit from free personal internet banking, following HSBC Malta’s decision to remove the annual subscription fee as from January 2, this year. “We removed the annual subscription fee connected with HSBC Malta’s personal...

  • Wise investments

    As any experienced investor will tell you, the surest way to high returns is to diversify your portfolio with a range of assets, including shares, cash and property. With property being one of the best investments you can make, it’s always a good...

  • Work hard and play hard in Las Vegas

    The old adage that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas doesn’t quite ring true for the Frank Salt Real Estate team that travelled to the glitzy American city for an incentive exercise to round off 2013. After all, the trip included brainstorming...

  • Reputation and experience

    Since the start of the building boom in the mid-1960s, Satariano’s project department has worked closely with every major construction project in Malta. Due to Satariano’s reputation and experience within the industry, developers, investors,...

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