Brand South Africa's new chief marketing officer, Linda Sangaret, has a host of international experience with South African Tourism, in business and as a diplomat, that she hopes to put to good use in building the brand reputation...
'Accidental entrepreneur' Ravi Naidoo lets us in on why Design Indaba has turned the usual design philosophy of 'less is more' on its head: 'More is more' means this year's conference attendees will get more inspiration, more immersive experiences and more examples to reboot your creativity...
NEWSWATCH: Social media is blurring the lines between what's private and what's public, reports Times Live, and Chris Moerdyk says the Sexwale divorce story proves the information chain has changed forever. Meanwhile, the ANC in the Eastern Cape has been told to 'stop leaking'... to the media, that is - reports IOL.
The career guidance programme, iSpani returns to SABC1 on Tuesdays at 1.30pm for its fourth season. Its 26 episodes share the many layers of employment and career planning with young, unemployed viewers trying to get into the world of work.
Mediamark (previously known as Radmark and Digitalmark) has launched a new events division, to provide multimedia marketing solutions that address advertisers' goals across media channels. It will be working closely with its serviced radio stations in order to commercialise events that stations own and operate.
MAIDENHEAD, UK: Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is actively engaging with the academic community across South Africa to support secondary and university-level ICT education in the country.
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, a major hit amongst South African consumers has been the suite of mobile apps across varied platforms developed by brands such as Ster-Kinekor and FNB. With these apps not being Angry Birds types of apps it seems that 'usefulness' has become KING!
When it comes to the usage of liquid body washes or shower gel brands, the well known saying that 'men are from Mars and women are from Venus' certainly holds true. However, female users could be the more influential target market to grow market share, according to a new report by Analytix BI.
Thebe Exhibitions and Projects and Thebe Venue Management have moved into new offices. The group is now located at Thebe Place, Building 1, Culross on Main Office Park, 34 Culross Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Let's face it, the adman was very close to the weatherman in the popularity ranking in the past, with advertising messages mostly benefiting the brand rather than the consumer. During the past couple of years, however, there has been a significant shift in consumer behaviour and it is no secret that the consumer is holding all the chips.
A brand new Business Developer has arrived at The Brand Union and he is ready to enlighten the world on why the experience of a brand defines the brand, why it's so important and why The Brand Union is the brand specialist agency to help you.
Marketing is confronted with a stark choice. To avoid losing its place on the business ladder, it must either step up and become an integrated hub of insight and innovation or fall down to the rung of catchy tunes and pretty pictures.
"Greening is a process, made up of a series of small actions and steps that gradually take you closer to where you want to be. However, you never really get 'there', as the goal posts keep advancing too," says Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, about the challenge of making his company more sustainable.
According to the UK's DMA Email Marketing Council's 2013 Report, leading marketers are optimistic about email marketing budgets, with more than half saying that they were "confident that expenditure on email marketing will increase this year".
The Tax Amendment Act, which passed into legislation in December 2012, has started a countdown for the entire tax profession, with less than six months remaining for tax advisors to register with a recognised controlling body.
Issued by The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners
I hate it when this happens, but I'm having a controversial opinion, and I won't rest until it's out. It's about this Primedia "Stop Rape" campaign, and before I start ranting, I better state some things clearly.
Imagine your website when you first launched it. Look at it now. Can you still see your original site? Maybe glimmers of it? Change is good, but sometimes many objectives get lost amid the dynamic and fast-paced world of internet marketing that marketers tend to lose sight of what's really important.
In part I, I clarified what makes sponsorship such a powerful marketing tool. Here, in part II, I will give some trends for 2013, taken from some best practice work in 2012, and I will explain how the South African industry needs to adapt and evolve in order to achieve success and results going forward. (video)
Statistics South Africa, or Stats SA, is the National Statistical Service of South Africa. Its goal is producing timeously, accurate and official demographic, economic and social censuses and surveys. To date, Statistics South Africa has produced three censuses; 1996, 2001 and 2011.
If your bank manager has never given you a hug, or if the waiters at your neighbourhood coffee shop has never recited poetry to you, you are among millions of consumers who feel unloved by the retailers and service providers who proclaim how much they value their customers but never get round to sharing the love... not even on Valentine's Day.
2012 was a revolutionary year for sponsorship and one that churned out some notable campaigns that have helped clarify what modern best practice sponsorship is all about (or at least what it should be about).
When the phrase 'project management' is mentioned there are generally one of two industries/sectors that come to mind, construction or IT. But in today's business environment you would find several employees running projects of various sizes, each project being used as a mechanism for the creation of business change and purposed to add to business value.
As part of its two billion rand investment into countrywide distribution sites, Pick n Pay recently opened its second state-of-the-art distribution centre in Phillipi, Cape Town. XZIBIT working closely with agency Y&R conceptualised, designed, manufactured and installed a bespoke reception area for this impressive facility.
Following an iconic year for cricket in South Africa, which saw the men's team rise to the top of the official rankings in all three formats of the game, the Proteas were rewarded for their contribution to South African sport at the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2013 in front of over 1,200 industry leaders last night.