Welcome to Austin Madinga’s #LifeUnbound blog!
I am a travel blogger, marketer and digital creator from Malawi, the land of the lake of stars. I blog primarily about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people. I aim to give my readers a glimpse of this part of the world and encourage others to explore it.
I am an amateur photographer in love with nature’s stillness, sounds of wildlife and creation’s colours. The magnificent African sunrises and sunsets, the taste of fresh fruit and fish.
This blog was born in 2005 as Austin Madinga’s Big Mouth. Then, I blogged (and occasionally threw uncontrollable rants) about all manner of interesting aspects of Malawian society. I still occasionally blog about entrepreneurship and technology.
I have presented talks and workshops on digital marketing platforms including at the Takulandirani! Malawi International Tourism Expo and at other events. I have been Unicef Malawi guest blogger for International Day of the Girl and also participated in a mHub blog collaboration on International Youth Day.
As an avid traveller and explorer, I founded Utale Outdoor, a vehicle through which I aim to curate exciting experiences in Malawi and the SADC region. I develop content that showcases the warmth, beauty and diversity of our lovely country Malawi, the African continent and her diverse people. I also develop web and email solutions for clients who want to tell their brand stories.
Through my design studio, Project4, I have successfully delivered brand communication, digital marketing and content projects for clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors in Malawi and beyond. Prior to setting up Project4, I managed a content development programme at Malawi Economic Justice Network where I generated film ideas, translated documentaries and distributed content from Television for the Environment’s partners in Africa.
I am open to partnerships!
I am interested in partnering and collaborating with tourism brands and players, conservation and environmental initiatives, bloggers, photographers and content creators on storytelling and content development projects in Malawi and the southern Africa region.
I would love to expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, local conservation efforts and the continent’s people and their culture.
If you would like to partner and collaborate with me on a storytelling or content development project, or you simply want to share your thoughts, I would love to hear from you!
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