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Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016 - Louise Marsland

Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Start managing your mind for success

South Africa, ranked the second most stressed nation after Nigeria according to a study conducted by international research company Bloomberg, is facing increasing incidence of mental problems as a beleaguered economy, political upheaval and crime statistics exact a heavy toll on the national psyche...

Issued by Mindworksa 8 Feb 2016 11:13

Top copywriting rules

Last week I wrote about how long the copy in your advertisement should be, but over and above this you might want to remember the following top copywriting rules...

By Chris Brewer 8 Feb 2016 12:00

Tips for effective newsjacking in social media marketing

With the proliferation of social media sites, social media marketing practices and social media management tools have become an integrated part of everyday life...

By Aimeé Serrão 8 Feb 2016 08:44

Where to for display?

It's a question I have begun to see more often, certainly from a South African context, and it got me thinking, has the banner ad had its days in the sun..?

By Graham Du Plessis 8 Feb 2016 06:05

The future of marketing in 2016: Hot trends and what to watch

Each day, I'm sent hundreds of trend reports from around the world and, to save you the trouble of reading them all yourself, I've put together a list of trends that I track and will be monitoring throughout 2016...

By Winnifred Knight, Issued by Mortimer Harvey 8 Feb 2016 10:36

The Rainbow Nation brand concept constricts social responsibility engagement

Corporate social investment has become a strange, expensive and non-influential exercise to many companies and SMMEs and now seems to hit confusion after analysing the impact in our "Rainbow Nation"...

By JJ van Niekerk, Issued by Forever Friday 8 Feb 2016 11:20

Emoji: Language killer, parasite or symbiosis?

Without sounding dramatic, the rise of mobile, Emoji, as a parasitic 'language', could be the culprit for the abuse and ultimate death of written language...

By Donovan White, Issued by NATIVE VML 8 Feb 2016 09:11

BusinessTech hits one million unique monthly visitors

BusinessTech has broken through one million unique monthly browsers for the first time, according to the latest statistics released by Effective Measure...

Issued by MyBroadband 8 Feb 2016 11:59

Revealed: the big CFO miscalculation

Chief financial officers are not generally known for making miscalculations, but they are currently in danger of making a big one... with huge ramifications for their future prospects...

By Auguste Coetzer 8 Feb 2016 06:22

Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society...

8 Feb 2016 07:07

The Maker Movement and patenting concerns

It's the golden age of invention, thanks to the new Maker Movement, 3D printing and the ease of prototyping. That's good news for inventors...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Feb 2016 11:46

Diarise IAS Masterclass dates

The second series of South African Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) Marketers masterclass begins in February 2016. The series was recently endorsed by the IMM and the Institute of Directors (IoD)..

8 Feb 2016 05:56

Sport sponsorship - rich with innovation, creativity and best practice

With the Discovery Sport Industry Awards being awarded on 11 February 2016, the element of sports sponsorship is under the limelight...

6 Feb 2016 08:00

Worx Group is in the market for fresh, young talent!

As we grow into 2016 the Worx Group is looking for five ambitious and passionate young people to join its Incubate Internship Programme for the year, with the prospect of staying...

Issued by The Worx Group 5 Feb 2016 13:30

The secret of all great success and achievement

Self-confidence. Without it, you can't achieve anything. With it, you can achieve everything. To overcome any obstacle, or to achieve any goal and to become successful - you have to believe in yourself...

By James Hurford 5 Feb 2016 14:48

Media planners get a belated Christmas present from Son

No letter to Santa was required if your Christmas wish was a new Apple iPad Mini. Son, South Africa's biggest Afrikaans daily newspaper, encouraged media planners and buyers to join the Christmas spirit by handing out over 400 Christmas hats at the agencies...

Issued by Son 5 Feb 2016 12:24

Business presentations PowerPoint selfies

We all know the drag about having to sit through PowerPoint presentations. Few speakers are willing to open their mouths until they have their first slide safely in place...

By Gordon Barker 5 Feb 2016 13:59

GfK becomes newest member of IAB South Africa

German-owned global research giant, GfK, joins IAB South Africa in support of the local digital industry...

Issued by GfK South Africa 5 Feb 2016 12:17

Digital signage and in-store music set the tone at Claire's South Africa

Claire's custom in-store digital signage, music and look and feel, set the tone for their young, female customers, aged 6-18 years...

Issued by Moving Tactics 5 Feb 2016 14:19

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Launching Midcomp's new unified corporate identity

Midcomp experienced impressive growth in a number of industries and as a result new divisions and partnerships evolved, broadening their service offering to the market...

Issued by Midcomp 3 Feb 2016 09:35

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Africa news


Pentawards 2016 selects jury

The Pentawards is a worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to all those who are associated with the creation or marketing of packaging from every country in the world...

8 Feb 2016 06:36

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