Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster

Chairman Emeritus at MediaRevolution, South Africa

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marcusbrewster is a brand synonymous with PR excellence in SA. An industry innovator, leader, and inspiration, Brewster affiliated his multi-award winning boutique firm with larger Level 1 BBBEE marketing/comms agency MediaRevolution for scale in 2016 and went on to launch Marcus Brewster International in Europe the following year. Marcus currently lives on - and actively promotes - the Mediterranean island of Malta. For African, S. African and European PR enquiries, contact [email protected] or WhatsApp on (+356) 9931 3322
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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound

A truism set to music in the Kander & Ebb musical "Cabaret" is that money makes the world go round...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: the legendary supermarket of Barbra Streisand

On her breakthrough 1963 debut album, Streisand resurrected a Cole Porter gem 'Come to the Supermarket'. Malta may not be the old Peking of the lyric but it has the German supermarket brand...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 30 Nov 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Brexodus Effect

Although newsrooms are reporting at the sharp end of the wedge this month regarding Theresa May's epoch-making battles, other intriguing angles are developing at the story's ever-widening circumference. Amongst them, applications for Maltese citizenship filed by British nationals have almost doubled in number since the 2016 Brexit vote...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 23 Nov 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The parish priest and the Porsche

In a local twist on the trope of the actress and the bishop, Maltese social media is running high about the Gozitan parish priest who was led through the streets of the village in a parade...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 16 Nov 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Go robot!

At a media briefing this month, the island state of Malta has announced it would be considering citizenship for robots...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 9 Nov 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: When Daphne met Dropbox

For a nation-state marked in the recent past by the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on an island that is positioning itself as the future blockchain capital of the world, it was inevitable that both these strands would come together at some point...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 Nov 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone

The Maltese have a saying - invest in stone - which means put your money into property...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 26 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Sign 'O' the Times

This month's anniversary of Maltese journalist-blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination has undammed a flow of reportage, ruminations and reminiscences...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 19 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to be a millionaire?

If you already have a yacht and two airplanes, guess what the latest status symbol is? Russian oligarchs already know the punchline - a Maltese passport - but it's no laughing matter (and it's certainly not cheap either)...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 12 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: People who need people

One of the advantages of living on the other side of the equator to South Africa is that it gives you a different perspective - on everything! From a Maltese standpoint, Marcus Brewster was led to look at a recent report about population density through the other end of the telescope...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 5 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Someday I'll fly away

Sometimes, all it takes is an unexpected statistic to show you that a tipping point has been reached. In September, three reports were published that rocked my worldview of the small island state of Malta...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 28 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 21 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Everything's coming up roses

One of the charming oddities of living on a Mediterranean island is that a facet of national identity and indeed islander mentality manifests in how news is reported...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 14 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

At the end of August, I wrote that Malta has no hate crime on the statute books. A week later, an initiative has been launched aimed at tackling the proliferation of hate speech and bringing together a basic understanding of the dangerous discourse that has swamped social media...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 7 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Birds do it, bees do it

The Catzavelos hate speech case prompted Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster to investigate whether hate crimes exist on the Maltese islands and his findings may surprise you...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 31 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: How to steal a million

Tender fraud and corruption are probably endemic throughout the world but a case has recently been unearthed in Malta that is so diabolically clever, so deviously contrived that it makes the various SAA, SABC, SANRAL and other cadre-deployment shenanigans seem blunt and clunky in comparison...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 24 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: West of the moon (Part 2)

Maltese drivers have a terrible reputation, even amongst themselves. I had presumed that if everyone drove badly, that would come to be regarded as the new normal, but no...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 17 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: East of the sun (Part 1)

One cannot write about Maltese lifestyle without weighing in about the Maltese obsession with cars. So, this column is long overdue...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 10 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks

Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 3 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to live forever?

When people ask me what the biggest difference about living in Malta is, my answer inevitably surprises them. I have become aware of a mysterious phenomenon, one that has such a surreal quality, that I can only invoke Salvador Dali to try to explain it...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 27 Jul 2018

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