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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A case for process assets
A case for process assets

If I were to ask you what your business assets are, you would most probably list your computer equipment, your vehicles, your furniture and the like...

By Allon Raiz 4 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Mpumelelo Macu on Unsplash.
Tastefully celebrating holidays and events: how brands can get it right

With Heritage Day on the horizon, consumers can expect to see two things in brands' social media and content around 24 September...

By Marc de la Querra 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Boris Dzhingarov
Here's why providing a pleasant calling experience helps your bottom line

It has been said that customer service call centres are comprised of company representatives who do not care about customers and their needs...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Julie Humphreys joins Demographica.
#Newsmaker: Demographica appoints Julie Humphreys in new, unique role

Demographica recently appointed Julie Humphreys in one of their biggest appointments to date...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#DigitalJourneys: The power of content

Twenty years ago, there was no Wi-Fi, Google, social media, podcasts, Kindle and Netflix. A decade ago, there were no iPhones, smartphones, tablets, Chrome, GPS, Airbnb, Uber, Bitcoin or Blockchain. While all of these demonstrate the fast pace of change, all of them have been massively disruptive to how we produce and consume content...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section.
#TopBrands2019: Dishing up more love

It was a night of consistency at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held at The Venue, The Houghton Hotel last night. Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Downton Abbey, Ad Astra and Moffie
#OnTheBigScreen: Downton Abbey, Ad Astra and Moffie

Take a look at the films opening at South African cinemas, this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

ICT

Try to tackle cybersecurity during #RWC2019
Try to tackle cybersecurity during #RWC2019

Simon McCullough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, discusses the cybersecurity challenges facing a modern global sports showcase like the rugby world cup...

By Simon McCullough 2 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Charnelle Paulse founder of Charnelle Paulse Curve School. Image supplied.
#StartupStory: Charnelle Paulse on starting the world's first curve modelling school

Plus-size model Charnelle Paulse recently launched Charnelle Paulse Curve School - the first-ever curve modelling school in Cape Town (and potentially in the world)...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Pavan Trikutam on Unsplash.
Don't police it, policy it: The importance of a communication policy

Here are six reasons you need to invest in a communication policy today...

By Chanell Kemp 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

4 ways brands can incorporate chat messaging into their marketing strategy
4 ways brands can incorporate chat messaging into their marketing strategy

Chat messaging has become an effective communication channel between customers and businesses...

By Wayne Flemming 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash.
The don'ts of social media marketing

Ah, social media marketing - the buzz words of today...

By Jessica Barrella 18 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Fort appoints Earl Abrahams, a director with a passion for social development
#Newsmaker: Fort appoints Earl Abrahams, a director with a passion for social development

Earl Abrahams is the newest director to join Fort, bringing a range of directing, photography and cinematography skills to the team as well as his passion for social development and the NPO sector...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Moshe Ndiki is Telkom's new brand ambassador. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Telkom appoints Moshe Ndiki as its new brand ambassador

Telkom recently announced media personality and social media star Moshe Ndiki as its brand ambassador...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Rachel Pfuetzner on Unsplash.
Cultural context key to successful South African PR narratives

Brand exposure opportunities have exploded and fragmented in recent years, with new technologies and communications platforms opening a world of possibilities to PR professionals and beginners alike...

By Obren Msuku 18 Sep 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

It's more than gender-based violence...
It's more than gender-based violence...

Its more than gender-based violence - it's a complete collapse of our moral fibre and care for our fellow man, says Ingrid von Stein...

By Ingrid von Stein 18 Sep 2019

RETAIL

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while economically uplifting the small-scale farmers and local communities involved in their cultivation and processing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Jesper Doub, the director of news partnerships EMEA at Facebook.
How data is changing journalism and the role Facebook plays in the news industry

Jesper Doub, director of news partnerships EMEA at Facebook, spoke to us about how journalism and publishing are changing, how data is changing journalism and the role that Facebook plays in the news industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 17 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Awareness campaign tackles SA's problem of underage drinking

But an Onion goes to a Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson for an ill-conceived tweet...

By Brendan Seery 17 Sep 2019

LIFESTYLE

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The newly-opened Labotessa Hotel is a stylish space

Shellee-Kim Gold reviews the recently-opened Labotessa Hotel in the Cape Town CBD...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 17 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Roman Fox on Unsplash.
Are you the you or the us on the team bus?

The privilege I have had over my years within this industry - apart from continued learning - is observing and being exposed to new thinking, new attitudes and new generations of PR practitioners...

By Prinella Pillay 17 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Of foxes and paradoxes in the media henhouse

Future historians may well scramble to understand what was going on at the Media Freedom Conference in London and the simultaneous Social Media summit at the White House (held earlier this year in July). They will surely be confounded by media policy in the post-broadcast era by looking at these two events. And they will struggle to reconcile what is claimed to be policy against what is actually practised on the ground...

By Derek Abdinor 17 Sep 2019

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: Find unique spaces online with GetVen
#StartupStory: Find unique spaces online with GetVen

GetVen is a South African online marketplace to find and book space for meetings, events and production, and has announced its arrival

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Philippa Heal on Showmax's winning campaigns and the rise of full-service in-house agencies
#Newsmaker: Philippa Heal on Showmax's winning campaigns and the rise of full-service in-house agencies

Philippa Heal, Showmax's in-house creative lead on why the rise of full-service in-house agencies is particularly significant both locally and abroad...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2019

TOURISM

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Women are core to the daily work of every hotel: We must ensure their safety

The abuse of women has long been a societal issue, and things have recently reached a head in both South Africa and France with protests by thousands of people saying: "We have had enough! We must protect our women. Stop the femicide!"

By Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

AUTOMOTIVE

The VW Pan Americana: Travel in luxury and comfort
The VW Pan Americana: Travel in luxury and comfort

Volkswagen extended its Caravelle line-up with special edition Pan Americana that is equipped with all the bells and whistles and is a pleasure to drive...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash.
Today's experiential marketing is all about content creation

Experiential marketing starts from a narrative...

By Jameson Hlongwane 16 Sep 2019

FINANCE

Michael Jordaan. Photo: Stellenbosch University
A conversation with Michael Jordaan

You just have to track Michael Jordaan's various projects to see he has never shied from the exploiting the potential of technology, particularly in the financial space...

By Nicci Botha 16 Sep 2019

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation
#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation

During her honours year in Biology at UCT, Alexandria Procter effectively built and launched South Africa's first digital solution to student accommodation in South Africa, DigsConnect.

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Sep 2019

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