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#DigitalMarketing: How to get your business found online in local search
#DigitalMarketing: How to get your business found online in local search

Mobile takes the lead in local store marketing (LSM) and for this reason, investing in quality local SEO is key. Here are seven quick steps for getting your store found online in local search...

By Graham van der Merwe 1 day ago

What does the shuffling of the big guys mean for smaller agencies?
What does the shuffling of the big guys mean for smaller agencies?

The big players in the industry are making some major moves. But does this mean better opportunities for the smaller agencies?...

By Andrew Macfarlane 1 day ago

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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

'South Africa Matters' in the spotlight at 2018 In Good Company Conference
'South Africa Matters' in the spotlight at 2018 In Good Company Conference

The annual In Good Company Conference will take place 21 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria...

1 day ago

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 day ago

#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 day ago

Tim Harris from Wesgro and Drakenstein Councillor, Conrad Poole, signing the agreement. Image supplied.
Drakenstein Municipality signs agreement to promote film and media sector

Drakenstein Municipality has signed an agreement with Wesgro - Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - tasking it with promoting film, media and gaming opportunities in the municipality...

1 day ago

The Cannes Lions Design Lions jury 2018. Image supplied by Mavumengwana.
Vumile Mavumengwana on the power of creative work that resonates universally

Having dusted off the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity cobwebs, VM DSGN's designer and creative director Vumile Mavumengwana talks us through his experience on this year's design awarding jury and what it's really like being a South African in Cannes...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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A brief guide to creating powerful hashtags

If you've ever wondered what fuels social media these days, the answer is the hashtag. No longer the currency of gum-chewing, pre-teen girls, a powerful hashtag can circle the world faster than Superman can change into tights...

By Steven Slotow 1 day ago

25% tax on international branding services?
25% tax on international branding services?

Whether it be research, strategy, identity design or communication, the 'big guys' are often importing the services of agencies from the UK, Europe and/or The States, at mammoth cost, and with often lacklustre results...

By Giles Shepherd 1 day ago

R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery
R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery

The newly launched Bursarylottery.co.za aims to connect South African students with financial assistance options to further their education...

2 days ago

Brands: taking centre stage at festivals
Brands: taking centre stage at festivals

Brands need to become part of the festival conversation, and grab opportunities to connect with revellers with both hands...

By Andrew Gibson 2 days ago

5 expectations of the African millennial consumer
5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years...

2 days ago

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#Mandela100: Tried-and-tested business networking tips and tricks

It's Mandela Month in SA and social wellness month globally. In giving back, Covve cofounder and CEO Yiannis Gavrielides shares the real reason we find business networking difficult and shares tricks to get better at it, whether you're on the awkward introvert or bubbly extrovert end of the scale...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

What is PR really?
What is PR really?

PR is undoubtedly many things to many people. The focus of this article will look at what is PR to a small business owner, an independent artist and a marketing manager in a big corporate company...

By Thoriso Kolobe 2 days ago

The digital landscape of South Africa
The digital landscape of South Africa

Ellen De Matos Silva shares her thoughts on the digital landscape of South Africa as well as the rise of e-commerce...

By Ellen De Matos Silva 2 days ago

#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems
#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems

The centenary of the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela offers a rich opportunity to reflect on the life of South Africa's extraordinary political leader...

By Louise Bethlehem and Karin Berkman 2 days ago

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Enough plankton, and you sir, have a whale

It has been a couple of weeks of belief and varying degrees of success...

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

Call for African animation talent
Call for African animation talent

Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa in the first ever Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa...

3 days ago

Gainsford, practicing his pacing to beat the chill.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kirk Gainsford

This week, we go behind the selfie with Kirk Gainsford, chief creative officer at MullenLowe South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

"Let me tell you what I believe. I believe in Nelson Mandela's vision, I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King..."

3 days ago

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 3 days ago

4 ways to get your customers to participate in your case study
4 ways to get your customers to participate in your case study

Most of the B2B marketers respond that "case study" is a goldmine for marketing. The age-old problem that every marketer faces, is getting the client stories from the customers. Here are four ways to get your customers to participate...

By Sri Varshini Kolavennu 17 Jul 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: KFC makes a meal of it but Maroon 5's Three Little Words give me ad indigestion

One of the things to be thankful for about the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 (Trade Mark registered) is that it was not held here... if only for the fact we wouldn't have to put up with God-awful Budweiser beer...

By Brendan Seery 17 Jul 2018

The ZIFF Ladima Adiaha Award for New Moon.
Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists...

17 Jul 2018

2018 Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury. Images supplied.
LIA's 2018 Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury announced

London International Awards has announced the Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury and that Jeremy Craigen, global chief creative officer of Innocean Worldwide, will preside over it...

17 Jul 2018

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global this Mandela Day for his views on the South African advertising industry, from the 'rainbow nation advertising' he experienced under Madiba's rule to the 'hackvertising' of today...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jul 2018

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