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Andy Hadfield
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Attended Bishops, UCT
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Mandela Day is approaching and forgood is rollicking on, starting to scale nicely. Good times. Love it or hate it, Mandela Day does represent a way to bring more social citizens to the table. It represents an opportunity for ...
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Cool campaign ABSA are running, giving away some +Manchester United SWAG and getting people to talk about their first BPL experience. #MyFirstGame  involved ETV and Bunny Ears! Read on for how to win the swag and let me know your story. 

http://goo.gl/gL6lkg
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Obviously I'm gutted. There were tears. There were heart palpitations. There were screams of joy. There were also screams of pain. That New Zealand vs South Africa semi final was one of the best cricket games I've had the hon...
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Here's my #RAK15  Random Acts of Kindness video, hope you guys enjoy... +Brett Haggard +Duncan McLeod +Matthew Buckland have been nominated to do something rad from here.
#RAK15 - Random Acts of Kindness 2015. A really cool social upliftment campaign started by Brent Lindeque off the back of tweaking #NekNominations last year into a force for good instead of a force for down-downs. The 2015 ca...
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Early peek, will release properly tomorrow. My #RAK15 using forgood and trying to help out the Joburg Child Welfare Cause. Good fun!
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A great future scenario - and a sneaky recommendation for one of my favourite books ever...
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Latest episode, quite a philosophical one - enjoy!
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I think we need more fanatical fans in this country. It doesn't matter how hard the race. At least we're not the English Cricketing Media :)
There's usually one common theme throughout great cricketing nations: fanatical fans. The sea of blue that met us in the Indian World Cup 2015 game. The stories everyone tells of the passion of the West Indies fan base, no ma...
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Pakistan. Yeah. But that wasn't the one that counted. 
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Thought I'd share with you some of the highlights of the first 4 weeks of my new startup, forgood. This is an extract from the newsletter that just bombed out to thousands of people in our ecosystem. Some really nice links to explore and stats to consume.

Our philosophy? Stop sitting back and waiting for "government" and other people to solve this country's grand challenges. Sure, they have a role to play, an important role at that - but the revolution wasn't born at home. It's up to all of us. How do you start? With one small step.
Thought I'd share with you some of the highlights of the first 4 weeks of my new startup, forgood. This is an extract from the newsletter that just bombed out to thousands of people in our ecosystem. Some really nice links to...
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Something I really need to psych up for!
I've decided I need to write a bit about an upcoming trip. At the end of March 2015 we're off to spend a week in Son Doong, the world's largest cave. Partly, I need to psych myself the hell up. It looks intense. And magical. ...
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Here we go, the official press release :)
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Thanks +Abigail van Rooyen  :)
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Digital
Employment
  • AndyHadfield.com
    2006 - present
  • Real Time Wine
    CEO, 2011 - 2014
  • FNB South Africa
    Senior Strategist
  • The Virtual Works
    General Manager
  • gAL.co.za
    Founder
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Previously
Cape Town, South Africa
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PO BOX 475 Magaliessig 2067
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Ex Entrepreneur. Ex Agency. Ex Banker. Re Entrepreneur!
Introduction

Andy Hadfield is a digital native - a marketer, product guy and proud corporate disruptor.

Andy has played in every corner of the digital industry, launching his first startup at age 19 - getALife (gAL) was a social network before the word was even invented (he likes to say). A political and community mouthpiece for South African students between 1997 and 2005, the site was covered on every major media platform, including Time Magazine. It also had the dubious honour of being sued by Robert Mugabe.

Over the next 15 years of his career, he honed his strategic skills across a range of industries, including finance, professional services, construction and media.

With The Virtual Works, this included building the digital platform that underpinned “The Deloitte Way”, and SA's first monetised niche social network, DesignMind, which drives collaboration across the construction industry.

At FNB, Andy helped develop a team to manage digital strategy across the consumer banking segment. Projects included corporate crowdsourcing, the bank's first official FaceBook presence, a major overhaul of the consumer website and a world-class “Amazon-style” eCommerce system - so you can get FNB products in under 10 minutes, from the comfort of your couch.

After FNB, Andy took up some management consulting contracts with a few big and digitally brave South African corporates. 2012 then saw the launch of Real Time Wine & MyBEER (investment led by Michael Jordaan & Mike Ratcliffe), a retail discovery platform and consumer review community for the wine and beer industry. The startups closed in 2014 after a great 2 year run, pulling off a number of firsts in the mobile app world.

Andy is a regular speaker on the African circuit, has flown the flag at SXSW (with a talk called You Don't Need Bandwidth To Be Awesome).

Bragging rights
Rocking wife. 2 kids. Sometimes catches trout.
Education
  • Bishops, UCT
  • Red & Yellow Scool
  • University of Cape Town
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