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MARKETING & MEDIA

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Embrace organic search to maximise sales this festive season

Businesses that currently rely solely on paid-for Google search to attract consumers to their offerings should also be incorporating organic search...

By David Jenkins 1 hour ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Frank Hester, CEO, TPP Healthcare
#AfricaCom: AI's role in combatting inequalities in healthcare

Globally, the challenge of any healthcare system is to deliver consistent services across the board, whether it's in a big city or a rural setting...

By Nicci Botha 4 hours ago

ICT

Don't let your data management strategy get stuck in the past
Don't let your data management strategy get stuck in the past

Data centre architecture has undergone massive evolution in the last 20 years...

By Modeen Malick 18 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Contributing to connectivity

Free fast internet is a game-changer, but while public Wi-Fi is highly valued by South Africans, deploying a sustainable service can be challenging...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The marketing don'ts we can learn from Helen Zille's Twitter account
The marketing don'ts we can learn from Helen Zille's Twitter account

Something I often think about is Helen Zille's Twitter account. And I think about it that often because it's always in the news...

By Jessica Edgson 23 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

10 unmissable films to see at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival
10 unmissable films to see at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival

The Joburg Film Festival will be held at various venues across Johannesburg from 19 to 24 November 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

RETAIL

#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula
#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula

South African skincare brand Lulu & Marula is catering to the growing demand for natural, ethically-made skincare products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Hats off to Heineken
#OrchidsandOnions: Hats off to Heineken

Great message and sight as Boks drank its beer from the trophy, but an Onion to Santam for tacky ambush marketing ploy...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

South Africans stick to icon brands in an increasingly complex consumer landscape
South Africans stick to icon brands in an increasingly complex consumer landscape

The relationship between consumers and brands have never been more complex. We have never had more data available, yet we see a decline in both customer experience and brand commitment...

By Sarina de Beer, Issued by Ask Afrika 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Timmy Hansen named WRX champ at Sabat World Rallycross of South Africa 2019
Timmy Hansen named WRX champ at Sabat World Rallycross of South Africa 2019

As it was in its third year of hosting the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Killarney International Raceway was the place to be for motorsports enthusiasts as it played host to the Sabat World Rallycross of South Africa 2019...

By Steve Erwin 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Out of focus

Focus groups, group discussions, qualitative research are an ongoing scourge of marketing and the lazy marketer's crutch for obtaining so-called marketing 'insights'...

By Butch Rice 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Jacaranda FM's Martin Bester recently won the title of Favourite Local Radio Personality at the Best of Pretoria Readers' Choice Awards. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Martin Bester on being the Best of Pretoria

Jacaranda FM's Martin Bester recently walked away with the title of Favourite Local Radio Personality at the Best of Pretoria Readers' Choice Awards, which was held at Candlewoods Boutique Venue in Centurion. Here, Bester shares more about what the recognition means to him and what excites him about the station and where it is going...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The 6 pillars of killer content creation

Here are six points to consider when building a campaign to get brands out there...

By Zubeida Goolam 3 days ago

RETAIL

SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black Friday
SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black Friday

Black Friday has developed into a firm fixture on the South African retail calendar, with a growing number of retailers taking part in the sales event each year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Nov 2019

LIFESTYLE

Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu
Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu

Dash Restaurant and Bar at the Queen Victoria Hotel, at of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has a new chef and exciting new menu...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2019

ENERGY & MINING

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#AOW2019: Brulpadda's challenges inspire innovation

The Brulpadda discovery is a "game changer", which has renewed exploration interest in South Africa..

By Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#RWC2019: The viewership figures of the SA v Eng final

The final viewership figures of the television broadcast of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final - between the Springboks and England - are in.

By Margie Knap 8 Nov 2019

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Doctor Sleep,  Black and Blue and We Belong Together
#OnTheBigScreen: Doctor Sleep, Black and Blue and We Belong Together

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include an adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Doctor Sleep; a fast-paced action thriller, Black and Blue; and We Belong Together...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Nov 2019

FINANCE

Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
Driving the fintech and regulation success story

Tell me if you've heard this one before. Somewhere in Africa, some savvy entrepreneurs come up with a potentially disruptive solution to a longstanding infrastructural challenge...

By Lee Naik 8 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue
Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) Quarter 3 results for total newspapers is on-trend, with this quarter showing a decline of 1.9% on the previous quarter. This keeps the declines for all quarters this year under the 2% mark...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#EntrepreneurMonth: Adelé Green empowers women to step into their own
#EntrepreneurMonth: Adelé Green empowers women to step into their own

Adelé Green is the Abundant Soul Coach. Her superpower is to activate women to step into their own power. She gives women the reasons to stop feeling powerless...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Nov 2019

PROPERTY

3 tips for good returns on a holiday home
3 tips for good returns on a holiday home

A holiday home investment provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. And, with the wide variety of leisure destinations throughout the country, buyers are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a location in which to purchase a holiday home...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Nov 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA
Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Why digital marketing needs more female role models

Digital marketing, as an industry, is young, dynamic, fast-moving and filled with opportunities for women...

By Tasmin Kingma 7 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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A guide to understanding the importance of anthropology in B2B marketing

Anthropology in the B2B space has seen great success over the years by helping businesses at all levels see and think differently about their business and clients...

By Martin Musasa 7 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

The new Facebook company brand. Image credit: Facebook.
Facebook has a new 'company brand' logo representing all its products

Facebook on Monday revealed its new company brand designed to encapsulate its "family of apps" and distinguish itself from the Facebook app...

By Shereesa Moodley 6 Nov 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Harmony Katulondi has been announced as the host of SABC 3's new reality show, The Taste Master.
#Newsmaker: Harmony Katulondi on his new gig as host of The Taste Master

Presenter, Harmony Katulondi has been announced as the host of SABC 3's new reality show, The Taste Master...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2019

ENERGY & MINING

Jon Clark EMEIA leader oil & gas transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young
#AOW2019: Fuelling the future

Given the capital intensive nature of the oil & gas industry, investors have historically always been worried about the same three questions. How much oil is in the ground? How much is it going to cost to get it out? How much can it be sold for?

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

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