Justin Zehmke

Justin Zehmke works as a copywriter in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. He moved to Tallinn from Cape Town, South Africa, where he was the head of digital strategy at a marketing agency. Before this switch to marketing, he was a publisher, editor, journalist and executive producer working in digital, radio and television.

Justin Zehmke: In Estonia, the customer is always a nuisance

Justin Zehmke takes a look at Estonian service culture and finds it lacks one key element – good service. “Tere,” I greeted the woman behind the counter in my best “I only know one word” Estonian. Her eyes flickered up at me momentarily but her expression did not change, nor …

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Justin Zehmke: The time to legalise marijuana in Estonia has come

Justin Zehmke advocates the complete legalisation of marijuana in Estonia, with licenses similar to the liquor trade needed to sell it commercially. He argues that at the very least, consider legalising the medical use. If I were to tell you about a miracle drug that has been scientifically proven to …

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Justin Zehmke: Move to Estonia, they said. It will be easy, they said

Justin Zehmke, who recently moved to Tallinn from Cape Town, South Africa, writes about his rollercoaster experience of settling in Estonia – and has some hard-learned advice for the Estonian government and businesses. The Arrival In early December 2015, while rather casually considering applying for the Estonian e-residency, I came across …

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