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New press offices

The following companies have opened press offices on Bizcommunity.com!
Brandfundi

PR and Marketing Communications Agency driven to shape and manage brand reputations through strategically creative tactics. Through integration, and by holding a brand accountable, we aim to grow a brand's equity.

Rocketseed

Rocketseed is the first-choice email signature management software for both marketers and IT professionals across the globe, compatible with Office 365, Gsuite & Exchange.

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic future

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, gives Bizcommunity.Africa his trend predictions for 2019...

11 hours ago

Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away
Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away

Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl, has passed away at the age of 38...

5 hours ago

Mbhele in conversation with Bizcommunity at Design Indaba 2018.
Sydney Mbhele steps up as CEO for Sanlam brand division

NEWSWATCH: Sydney Mbhele, formerly the marketing and communications officer for the Liberty Group, will be chief executive of brand for financial services group Sanlam with effect from 1 April...

5 hours ago

Award-winning South African musician, lead vocalist and songwriter, Thandiswa Mazwai. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Thandiswa Mazwai announced as speaker

Award-winning South African musician, lead vocalist and songwriter, Thandiswa Mazwai has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 hours ago

#FutureFit Yourself: Stop manipulating NPS scores by incentivising your staff!
#FutureFit Yourself: Stop manipulating NPS scores by incentivising your staff!

Ultimately, customers have been bullied by businesses for a long time, and sad to report on this, but not much has changed...

By Carmen Murray 6 hours ago

Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing
Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

6 hours ago

Charmaine Moldrich, CEO of Australia’s Outdoor Media Association and Dino Burbidge, latterly director of tech and innovation at London creative ad agency WCRS.
Judges announced for 2019 Fepe International Creative Awards

Global Out of Home Association, Fepe International has named the judges for its 2019 Awards: Creative, Lifetime Achievement, Leadership, Technical innovation and the industry's Rising Star...

6 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now
#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

Technology is the single most important investment that retailers need to make, in order to ensure that their fashion stores stay relevant...

By Robyn Cooke 6 hours ago

5 tips for finding the best venue for your event
5 tips for finding the best venue for your event

Peter Jack, founder and director of EMG Events Agency shares his top five tips for finding the best venue for your next event...

11 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 11 hours ago

Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 11 hours ago

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

By Andy Hadfield 11 hours ago

Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa
Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa

With a presence in more than 20 countries, the Shop Association's purpose is to empower its members with ongoing education, networking opportunities and real-world insights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2019 revealed...
Ad Talent Salary Survey 2019 revealed...

Ad Talent has released its 2019 salary survey for the communications industry. This annual survey is not intended to be prescriptive but is a report on what this specific recruiter has experienced over the course of the last year...

1 day ago

Brave previews new advertising model, rewarding users for watching online ads
Brave previews new advertising model, rewarding users for watching online ads

#NEWSWATCH: Blockchain-based ad blocking web browser Brave is previewing a new advertising model (called Brave Ads) that rewards its users for watching "privacy-respecting" ads...

1 day ago

Mimi Kalinda, group CEO and co-founder of Africommunications Group.
#BizTrends2019: Africa will no longer be a victim of 'image'

Perceptions matter: reputation management trends in Africa 2019...

By Mimi Kalinda 1 day ago

Why the wall?
Why the wall?

Chris Botha, group managing director of Park Advertising discusses why Wall Breakers will be the real change-makers in 2019...

By Chris Botha 1 day ago

Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)
Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)

Almost 70% of working-class citizens use minibus taxis also known as 'Quantum' to get to work and back. It is believed to be a powerful brand carrier as it holds the highest brand recall when fully wrapped in a vinyl that provides 100% brand exclusivity...

By Omphemetse Mokwena 1 day ago

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Anybody fancy building a dangerous cathedral?

There is a story about three men who spent their lives quarrying rocks. When asked what they were doing, one replied, "Breaking rocks." The second said, "Earning a living." The third said, "Building a cathedral..."

By Damon Stapleton 1 day ago

Rumboll captions this: “Everything is unfolding as it should."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Elaine Rumboll

This week, we go behind the selfie with Elaine Rumboll, managing director and professor of play at the Creative Leadership Consultancy, and keynote speaker at the upcoming 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising
Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 1 day ago

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Deception is the lowest form of marketing

People first engage with people and brands for many reasons related to the first-impression they create - but they stay engaged when there is recognition of, and comfort in the VALUES of those people and brands...

By Nick Grubb 1 day ago

SABC, MultiChoice to engage over SA sports broadcasting review
SABC, MultiChoice to engage over SA sports broadcasting review

Both MultiChoice and the SABC are preparing their responses to regulations from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that could potentially challenge SuperSport's monopoly of sport broadcasting rights in the country.

1 day ago

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Net#work BBDO has six entries on shortlist for One Show 2019 Awards

Johannesburg's Net#work BBDO has six entries, all for "Return to Chapman's Peak" on behalf of client Mercedes Benz, on the early deadline shortlist for The One Show 2019 global awards...

1 day ago

Peter Khoury, Creative Circle chairperson and CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg.
#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 1 day ago

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail
#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail

We believed that e-commerce was such an obviously better way of shopping. We were wrong...

By Andrew Smith 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?
#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?

Investing in owned media to promote your travel brand...

By Natalia Rosa 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better

Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

By Michael Baretta 1 day ago

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