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What sets challenger brands apart from the rest

Underdogs have a special place in the hearts of many. Whether it's a revolt against the Romans or the ice-veined Spartans' last stand against the Persians at Thermopylae, either through superior tactics or better use of technology and resources the outnumbered often triumph against incredible odds.

By Mikhaila Hunter 6 hours ago

ICT

Consolidating your backup and recovery makes sound business sense
Consolidating your backup and recovery makes sound business sense

The majority of enterprises today are burdened with multiple backup and data protection solutions...

By Mike Rees 8 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

How I applied for a job that didn't exist
How I applied for a job that didn't exist

LinkedIn is one of the best things that has ever happened to professionals. But what do you do when your experience or your LinkedIn profile isn't that exciting? It means you may not be attractive to potential recruiters...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 10 hours ago

TOURISM

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5 things you always wanted to know about your company's travel spend

Is your company still relying on Excel worksheets or - dare we say it - using pen and paper to calculate travel expenses? If so, you're not alone...

By Oz Desai 11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Cadbury's Mother's Day ad just did it for me

Mr Price, for allowing your staff no flexibility when it comes to dealing with customers - and making zero provision for goodwill - you get an Onion...

By Brendan Seery 11 hours ago

RETAIL

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail
5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 13 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Why marketing agencies are more relevant than ever

There's been a lot of chatter recently around the subject of 'the future of marketing agencies'. Flume's Jacques Du Bruyn says he believes marketing agencies are more relevant than ever...

By Jacques du Bruyn 13 hours ago

TOURISM

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers
#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every South African...

By Jenna Berndt 13 hours ago

ICT

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 hours ago

ICT

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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IAB Insight Series: How relevant content can deliver results across digital channels

The IAB Insight Series recently held its 5th episode, discussing how content across digital channels and devices can deliver the results we need...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 hours ago

RETAIL

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa

While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been steadily growing its presence on the continent for close to 30 years...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#CannesLions2019: It's not often you get a second chance

Winners of Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions 2019 competition, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee from Ninety9cents (99c), chat to us about what it means to them to have won the competition for a second time...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

ICT

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

ICT

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

3 best business internal communication apps in 2019
3 best business internal communication apps in 2019

Creating healthy and efficient internal communication is key for great teamwork and environment in the workplace...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#IABSummit19: Marcel Botha to speak on manufactured stories
#IABSummit19: Marcel Botha to speak on manufactured stories

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Marcel Botha, founder and CEO of 10XBeta to find out what to expect from his talk on 'manufactured stories' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to him...

By Jessica Tennant 17 May 2019

RETAIL

UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits
UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits

UCook may be in the midst of its most exciting collaboration yet, having joined forces with quirky internet phenomenon SuzelleDIY...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2019

ICT

Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool
Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression...

By Glenn Gillis 17 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Why LinkedIn is more important than ever in 2019

With more than 600 million members from 200 countries in 2019, LinkedIn is still the largest professional networking platform in the world...

By Zubeida Goolam 17 May 2019

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell
#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell

Films opening in South African this week are Gloria Bell, John Wick 3: Parabellum, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and The Stolen Princess...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 May 2019

ENERGY & MINING

Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
#AUW2019: Investors won't fund fossil fuels

Even if the country remained committed to long-term coal-fired energy in a world rapidly transforming to green energy, it would have difficulty finding investors to build the infrastructure...

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging
RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging

From being the numberplate prefix for the Western Cape town of Knysna, 'CX' is today popping up all over the web as the marketer's shorthand for 'Customer Experience'...

By Devon Meerholz 16 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Smart email and avoiding the spam filter
Smart email and avoiding the spam filter

What does it take to create an effective email marketing campaign that is not only read, but also engaged with?...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 16 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

The dilemma of leadership in the advertising and media industry
The dilemma of leadership in the advertising and media industry

How are leaders in our industry chosen? Often, the position goes to someone who is 'likeable' and a natural 'people's person'. Oh, and often very good at their job. But is that the real qualities that we need in a leader? I don't think so...

By Chris Botha 16 May 2019

AUTOMOTIVE

VW Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG: Updated and ready for action
VW Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG: Updated and ready for action

You want value for money? Then the updated Volkswagen Golf, with a revised engine line up, more technology, new infotainment, improved connectivity and revised styling, might just be for you...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 May 2019

ICT

Using the cloud responsibly for a greener future
Using the cloud responsibly for a greener future

Whether you believe in anthropomorphic climate change or not, there is one intangible truth which is impossible to dispute...

By Johan Scheepers 15 May 2019

ENERGY & MINING

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#AUW2019: Is the Eskom debt trap real?

Energy experts Ted Blom and Dr Grové Steyn differ in their opinion on the nature of the Eskom debt burden and thrashed it out in a panel discussion at the African Utility Week...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

RETAIL

The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes
The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes

Celebrating 160 years in the industry, Grasshoppers shoes have transcended generations to remain one of South Africa's favourite homegrown footwear brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 May 2019

ENERGY & MINING

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe says

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

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