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Vivian Warby is a senior freelance journalist for Bizcommunity.com in Cape Town. She can be contacted on .
CareerJunction: CEO Kris Jarzebowski to retire in 2015

Kris Jarzebowski, the current CEO of Interactive Junction Holdings, will be retiring in June 2015.

By Vivian Warby, Issued by CareerJunction 24 Feb 2014

Proudly South African fashion livens up the red carpet

The delights of the country's rainbow nation are being emulated in fashion as the Mother City readies for the opening of parliament this morning.

By Vivian Warby 6 Feb 2009

Revised standards proposed for processed cereal-based foods

In light of the increasing levels of malnutrition coupled with food insecurity and high food prices, a standard for processed cereal-based foods for malnourished infants and young children has been proposed.

By Vivian Warby 4 Nov 2008

SA will weather the economic storm - DG

The Director General of Trade and Industry Tshediso Matona on Thursday reiterated that he was confident that South Africa was not on a recessionary slide.

By Vivian Warby 31 Oct 2008

Vote on amendments to Broadcasting Act could be taken today

The Portfolio Committee on Communications might vote on amendments to the Broadcasting Act today, Wednesday, 13 August 2008. The ruling party is expected to submit its latest proposals on the amendments.

By Vivian Warby 13 Aug 2008

Ad agencies are “bottom-feeders” - Alistair King

Alistair King, creative director of KingJames and one of the judges in this year's Loeries Awards, tells it as it is in the industry these days, no holds barred. “We have become bottom-feeders,” he says, talking quite frankly about ad agencies in the new era.

By Vivian Warby 24 Jul 2008

Ad industry achievements in the past decade

As the advertising industry hurtles toward another Loerie Awards ceremony, where the country's advertising crème de la crème are acknowledged, the Association for Communications and Advertising (ACA)'s Odette Roper highlights some of the successes of the advertising industry over the past decade.

By Vivian Warby 24 Jul 2008

Government won't be cutting fuel levy

Government would not consider cutting fuel levies but would instead look at other proposals to bring down escalating fuel prices, Government spokesperson, Themba Maseko said on Thursday, 12 June 2008.

By Vivian Warby 12 Jun 2008

Govt to amend Tobacco Act to promote healthy lifestyles

The Health Portfolio Committee is to hold hearings on amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to further enhance the control of tobacco products and promote healthy lifestyles.

By Vivian Warby 6 May 2008

Tobacco Act amendment to increase prohibition

The Health Portfolio Committee is to hold hearings on amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to further enhance the control of tobacco products and promote healthy lifestyles.

By Vivian Warby 6 May 2008

Govt urges role players not to raise food prices

All role players in the food industry should work together with government to ensure that food prices do not continue to skyrocket.

By Vivian Warby 6 May 2008

Learning from failure

Failure could be used as one of the biggest learning experiences in an entrepreneur's life, yet in South Africa it is harshly punished, says David Murray of Cape Venture Partners. According to Murrary, 95% of entrepreneurs putting a new idea out there will fail, but that many of those 95% will go on to eventually launch a successful product.

By Vivian Warby 23 Nov 2007

Mobiles will trigger digital economy boom on continent

Web access through mobiles will close the digital divide, says Robin Parker, MD of Bizcommunity.com Speaking at the PublishOnline conference held in Cape Town yesterday, Wednesday, 21 November 2007, Parker said lives will change drastically with the advent of smartphones. Phones of the future, he said, would be as fast and as capable as any laptop.

By Vivian Warby, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 22 Nov 2007

Censoring kids' advertising

Retailers, manufacturers and fast food outlets will, by mid next month, have a self regulatory policy in place when it comes to advertising their products to children. As the number of obese and hyperactive kids grows, parents are looking to retailers, manufacturers and fast food outlets to help them steer their children towards healthier lifestyles.

By Vivian Warby 27 Jul 2007

Censoring kids' advertising

Retailers, manufacturers and fast food outlets will, by mid next month, have a self regulatory policy in place when it comes to advertising their products to children.

By Vivian Warby 25 Jul 2007

Branding implications for marketing research

Knowing brand architecture allows marketers to be more consultative in their research and therefore more relevant to clients. So said Alida Jansen, project manager, and Sonja Nowotny, research executive, both from The Customer Equity Company. The two were addressing delegates on the relationship between brand architecture and brand equity and the implications for marketing research at last week's SAMRA's 2007 conference held in Spier, Stellenbosch.

By Vivian Warby 28 May 2007

The rise and rise of packaging

Long gone are the days when packaging was a mere protector of a product. Today, with fierce market competition and shelf life at a premium, it has taken on a key marketing role, providing more than just functional benefits and information, said Alice Louw and Michelle Kimber of The Customer Equity Company, speaking on the Power of Packaging at SAMRA's 2007 conference held at Spier in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, last week.

By Vivian Warby 28 May 2007

Important lessons from challenger brands

Big and small brands could learn a lot from brands that are rated number two or three, says VWV MD Abey Mokgwatsane. Speaking yesterday, Thursday, 24 May 2007, at SAMRA's 2007 conference held at Spier in Stellenbosch, Mokgwatsane said brands rated second or third have to do a lot more with a lot less. They also have to emulate challenger brands to survive.

By Vivian Warby 25 May 2007

Paradigm shift imminent for PR

WORLD PR FESTIVAL: The economic shape of the world as we know it will change dramatically in the next 20 years, both in scale and in character. Much of the new business behaviour that will come to be common practise in the next 50 years, said Michael Power, strategist at Investec, would be Asian in origin, and, as this story unfolds, it will involve the PR industry in enormous challenges.

By Vivian Warby 16 May 2007

PR strategies for multiple countries, platforms

WORLD PR FESTIVAL: Imagine a society dedicated to the childhood game of Rock Paper Scissors receiving hours of airtime on television stations across the globe, including BBC and CNN. Coverage in hundreds of publications in different languages across the globe. And an Internet search on it that yields over 1000 posts.

By Vivian Warby 16 May 2007

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