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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix
#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now...

By Allon Raiz 9 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Introducing Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown
Introducing Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown

Last week, one day into the nationwide 21-day lockdown, those residing in Hout Bay may have heard the soothing strains of one Ard Matthews, of Just Jinjer fame, resounding over the neighbourhood...

By Ruth Cooper 10 hours ago

RETAIL

Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures
Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures

Some of South Africa's largest retailers operating during the lockdown have introduced additional safety measures, including barrier screens at till points and protective visors...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Best practices for PR campaigns during Covid-19

Lama Abdelbarr has put together a guide on what PR professionals should be pitching right now and how they should be doing it...

By Lama Abdelbarr 14 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Publisher sites news consumption soars as readers search for truth on coronavirus

Media consumption habits have changed, and continue to change, during the global coronavirus pandemic. One of the most obvious impacts has been a noticeable increase in news consumption via online publishing platforms, writes Josephine Buys...

By Josephine Buys 16 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Introducing 'Quarantine Cuisine'! Catch these 6 SA chefs online during #SALockdown
Introducing 'Quarantine Cuisine'! Catch these 6 SA chefs online during #SALockdown

The 21-day lockdown in South Africa, though extremely necessary, has already and will have further devastating effects on our economy, in particular our hospitality industry. Local chefs and restaurant staff are feeling the pinch and it's sad to think that a lot of our favourite restaurants might not re-open after lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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CX from a millennial perspective

To engage with millennials brands must weave seamless experiences across digital platforms and multiple channels...

By Pieter De Villiers 1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Spencer Horne's Cloudline gears up to do amazing things for the African continent

Spencer Horne wants to revolutionise market access for nearly a billion people worldwide who do not have access to paved roads, runways and other forms of transport...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recover

Chris de Beer, Africa regional manager at infoSource comments on how the print industry, like every other industry around the world, is going to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chris de Beer 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Agency Scope Insights: Creative agencies to watch
Agency Scope Insights: Creative agencies to watch

Following the Agency Scope study conducted late in 2019 and with results presented early this year, Scopen has announced its creative agencies to watch and follow in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#Newsmaker: FCB Joburg's Suhana Gordhan on her promotion and thoughts around the coronavirus

Suhana Gordhan tells us about her promotion to executive creative director at FCB Joburg, how the agency is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and that what excites her is that in this time of crisis, the world is turning to creativity...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Former Primedia CEO Stan Katz at the Radio Today studios in Belair Shopping Centre, Northriding | Photographer: Michel Bega
[Radio & Podcasts] SA radio legend Stan Katz still voicing his opinion

South African broadcaster, Stan Katz is still on radio today and about to launch an online course in radio sales...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Spend your lockdown skilling up

Being homebound is our reality for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't have to spell disaster for your income says Jacqueline Raw, owner and founder of marketing consultancy, Ycagel...

By Jacqueline Raw 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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It is not business as usual, but it is still doing business!

Samantha Hogg, owner and managing director of GinjaNinjaPR writes why communication is critical to business survival during Covid-19...

By Samantha Hogg 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Remaining relevant to clients in the time of lockdown

In a time of business unusual, how do marketing agencies remain relevant to their clients? Lauren Crooks, lead strategist of Coalition Communications shares insights on the topic...

By Lauren Crooks 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural Reach
#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural Reach

Lepelsfontein has a population of approximately 1,000 people. There are no street lights, no running water, and no paved roads...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheSelfie with... Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark
#BehindtheSelfie with... Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark

This week, we go behind the selfie with Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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4 ways brands should switch up their social media during Covid-19

Social distancing doesn't mean you have to become anti-social. If anything, brands should be more social than ever before. But it's how they do it, that counts, writes Natalie Pool, head of social at VMLY&R South Africa...

By Natalie Pool 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format

The National Arts Festival will move into the digital realm and for the first time ever go fully virtual. We chatted to National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton to find out how exactly this new virtual format will play out, the opportunities of targeting a wider audience and how creatives can try and combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis...

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Unity against Covid-19
#OrchidsandOnions: Unity against Covid-19

There's nothing like a good crisis to bring out the best in brands ... and a number of our household name companies stepped up this week to throw their weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's plea for people to stay at home...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly
#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

By Allon Raiz 3 days ago

PROPERTY

Moody's downgrade: Room for further interest rate cuts
Moody's downgrade: Room for further interest rate cuts

While anticipated, South Africa's downgrade to junk status by Moody's rating agency will be a further blow to the already weakened economy...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Embracing human complexity to drive brand innovation
Embracing human complexity to drive brand innovation

In the age of the emoticon, complexity and depth of meaning or emotion is shunned in favour of speed and easily digested information...

By Stephanie Matterson, Issued by KLA - Kaufman Levin Associates 30 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tseliso Rangaka, FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer's group chief creative officer.
#Newsmaker: Tseliso Rangaka goes full circle

Jessica Tennant interviews Tseliso Rangaka on his return to FCB Joburg, the agency where he started his career 21 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#FairnessFirst: The impact of Covid-19 on the industry
#FairnessFirst: The impact of Covid-19 on the industry

It goes without saying that the marketing and media industry has been impacted by the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Mar 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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How brands should respond to declining sales

It is now a sad reality that the disruption which the coronavirus is creating is on the increase in Nigeria and, as should be expected, this is certainly creating some ripples and racking of nerves across the advertising industry...

By Austin Efienamokwu 27 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Five ways to digitally market your company during the lockdown

Mkhuseli Vangile, MD of DCF PR and marketing agency suggests that PR be approached in a creative way by utilising 5 key elements in digital PR...

By Mkhuseli Vangile 26 Mar 2020

HR & MANAGEMENT

Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances
Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances

With South African businesses facing an unprecedented crisis, many are worried about whether they will be able to afford to pay their employees...

By Yolandi Esterhuizen 26 Mar 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Innovation and creativity in the time of Covid-19: Alternative ways of thinking and doing

It's a strange reality, and while all concerns are valid, our best defence currently is to harness the value of innovation and creativity. That's the sentiment of Shaune Jordaan, CEO of Hoorah Digital, who believes we need to embrace these tumultuous times as an opportunity to create, to innovate and reinvent ourselves...

By Shaune Jordaan 26 Mar 2020

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