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MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film
#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film

On her return from the Sundance Film Festival in London, where she premiered her award-winning short film Life's a Drag, Johannesburg-based filmmaker Kate D'hotman tells us what she learnt through the experience...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#YouthMonth: Are young creatives really in it for the love of advertising?

In matric, a family friend told me about this thing called 'copywriting'. Without thinking too much about it, I signed up for a course at Red and Yellow. I thought I was going to learn how to write, but instead, I was taught how to think and more so, how to sell ideas...

By Tiido Mogale 2 days ago

TOURISM

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The President Hotel turns 21: A coming of age

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town celebrated 21 years of exceptional experiences and memories since the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened the newly rebuilt iconic President Hotel in 1998...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

ICT

Voice interfaces are coming of age
Voice interfaces are coming of age

Voice assistants and interfaces on smartphones are coming of age and adoption is expected to soar over the next few years...

By Ernst Wittmann 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Supermama, Men in Black and The White Crow
#OnTheBigScreen: Supermama, Men in Black and The White Crow

The films opening in South African cinemas, this week, are The Adventures Of Supermama, The White Crow, A Dog's Journey and Men in Black: International...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

PROPERTY

Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut ahead
Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut ahead

The news that the economy contracted by 3.2% in the first quarter and that the GDP growth outlook for the year has been adjusted to 1% by the Reserve Bank and Moody's is not what we had wanted to hear right now...

By Samuel Seeff 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA
#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA

JustPalm.com, Africa's fastest growing mobile marketing agency, has been ranked among the top five EMEA Digital/Specialist Agencies at the annual Smarties awards...

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Twitter
Let's work together, then we can mine

To make a difference to the mining industry's fortunes, all the stakeholders in South Africa would need to work together...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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To succeed, don't be an island...

Most claim to be self-made but, how possible is it for one person to have the chops to know all the sectors he's invested in so well and always win? Counsel is king...

By James Maposa 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Five skills to help you connect with your social media audience
Five skills to help you connect with your social media audience

With the continued increase of the prosumer, many brands are struggling to control messaging around who they are and what they offer. By having a savvy social media strategy, a brand is able to better communicate with and understand who their audience is, what it is they want and how to engage with them positively, while still building resonance.

By Zubeida Goolam 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Fostering diversity of thought

Do you know what I love most about South Africa other than our resilience? Our diversity. If brands want to drive creativity and innovation, it's going to take a lot of work and patience...

By Louise Hefer 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Client Side: Tumi Mmope
The Client Side: Tumi Mmope

With the use of The Client Side, I go in search of the people that really make our advertising industry - our clients.

By Mogorosi Mashilo, Issued by TrendER 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

How CRM can add measurable value to your brand
How CRM can add measurable value to your brand

Customer relationship marketing (CRM) is an important tool to help turn your marketing campaigns into a success. With this tool, repetitive tasks are automated, freeing up time for teams to engage with tasks, that are more demanding to meet business objectives...

By Michael Gullan 3 days ago

ICT

Securing the transformation to the SD-WAN powered branch
Securing the transformation to the SD-WAN powered branch

Traditional WAN infrastructures are struggling to keep up with the growth of SaaS applications providing critical business functions in enterprise branch offices...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 3 days ago

TOURISM

#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the taking
#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the taking

A dynamic, fulfilling career in tourism and hospitality awaits young school leavers, graduates and professionals - that is the message myself and the Dream Hotels & Resorts team would like to share with South Africa's youth...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 3 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of Supermama
Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of Supermama

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk about new film; The Adventures Of Supermama...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

ICT

AI in cybersecurity - friend or foe?
AI in cybersecurity - friend or foe?

It's no news that advances in AI and machine learning have enormous transformative potential for cybersecurity defences...

By Simon McCullough 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#Roots2019: Local is lekker

An effective media plan targets the mental availability of the consumer to get their attention and nudge them into action, otherwise, it is just a wasted pair of eyeballs...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#Roots2019: Brand loyalty is dead

Brands like to think that everyone loves their brand, but the harsh reality is that while they use your brand, they also use everyone else's brands...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2019

LEGAL

What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments
What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments

Amendments to the Competition Act were published in the Government Gazette in February 2019. These are, however, not yet in force pending the publication of a date to be proclaimed by the President. Some of the more prominent changes to the Act are as follows...

By Rishal Bipraj 12 Jun 2019

ICT

Transforming the African collective
Transforming the African collective

Technology has transformed the collaborative capabilities of African business...

By Chris Ogden 12 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Regine le Roux, managing director of Reputation Matters.
Why ethics and reputation matters in Africa [study]

Regine le Roux of Reputation Matters sums up some of the insights that stood out to her from Apra's recent ethics and reputation research study and elaborates on how we can change the narrative and positively influence the stories that are told about Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions - Chicken Licken's clever, amusing SoulSister ads get the nod

And I would rather have seen Shell, as a mark of respect to Nkosikho Mbele, giving its lowly-paid attendants a nice Christmas bonus...

By Brendan Seery 11 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index weakens in Q2 2019
Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index weakens in Q2 2019

The survey was conducted between 27 May and 6 June 2019 and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa.

By Wandile Sihlobo 11 Jun 2019

AUTOMOTIVE

Ford Ranger Raptor - birth of a new breed
Ford Ranger Raptor - birth of a new breed

As a motoring journalist of many years, you know that when you receive an invitation to test drive a machine like the Ford Raptor, this is no ordinary run of the mill event...

By Naresh Maharaj 11 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president
#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president

Sean Donovan, TBWA\South Africa Group CEO, has been tasked with advancing the agency's position across the Asia region, where he'll take on the role of TBWA\Asia president, effective later this year...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2019

TOURISM

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck
#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck

Travelcheck.co.za, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

By Robin Fredericks 10 Jun 2019

ICT

Boris Dzhingarov
How to overcome internet threats with the help of VPNOverview

Are you afraid someone might be snooping through your online data? You should be - especially when you're on public Wi-Fi. Luckily there are steps you can take to protect yourself when using the internet...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

The all-agency feast
The all-agency feast

Most agencies don't give it a second thought but I often find myself in crowded meeting rooms, questioning how so many people got invited into one tiny space. It appears that clients (and agencies) have adopted their own #squeezechallenge...

By Mike Silver 7 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Boris Dzhingarov
Why your business needs an account manager

Whether you run a small company or a large corporation, account managers can oversee client relationships, handle difficult customer service scenarios and work with other team members to make the business stronger...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2019

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