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How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

The true story of Bizcommunity lies in the numbers
The true story of Bizcommunity lies in the numbers

Since its inception a decade ago, Bizcommunity.com's subscriber base to its popular newsletters has grown to 241 000 subscriptions across Marketing & Media South Africa and Africa, Retail and Medical. Subscriptions to the new portals before the launch last week were already in the tens of thousands without any active marketing - the power of content.

By Robin Parker, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Sep 2011

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011

Brazil, South Africa look at possible tourism agreements
Brazil, South Africa look at possible tourism agreements

The CEO of Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) has just returned from a trip to Brazil to put into place concrete measures to cooperate with Brazilian authorities as Brazil prepares to host both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. He met with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee CEO Leonardo Gryner and Rio Tourism executive VP Mauricio Lobo last week.

12 Sep 2011

Cape Town-Brazil marketing discussions to further opportunities

Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU), last week wet with Leonardo Gryner, CEO of Rio's 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games as part of a marketing drive in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

30 Aug 2011

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 08: Kulula, BlackBerry and the phone-hacking scandal
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 08: Kulula, BlackBerry and the phone-hacking scandal

Yum yum, #biztakeouts were tasty last week, with a smattering of Kulula and BlackBerry and the phone-hacking scandal! The podcast of the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Marketing & Media radio show, hosted by Kevin Fine on Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 6pm-7pm on 101.9 FM in Johannesburg and via streaming audio, is now available.

29 Jul 2011

Thinking back on the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Thinking back on the 2010 FIFA World Cup

A year ago yesterday, Monday, 11 July 2010, the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament came to an end as Spain defeated The Netherlands in the final played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. In celebration, SAFA held a one-year anniversary event on Sunday 10 July at the Ekangala Stadium near Bronkhorstspruit.

12 Jul 2011

Dr Nikolaus Eberl
[2010 FIFA World Cup legacy] The true legacy of 2010 - part 2

The first part of this 2010 Legacy Series analysed the direct benefits accruing to South Africa from having hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, such as an increase in investor confidence, global media advocacy, social cohesion, country brand and business confidence. In the second part, we look at the indirect benefits.

By Dr Nikolaus Eberl 8 Jul 2011

OC hands over to SAFA

All assets and liabilities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee (OC) have been assumed by the South African Football Association (SAFA), as the OC wound up its business on 30 June 2011.

5 Jul 2011

[2010 FIFA World Cup legacy] The true legacy of 2010 - part 1
[2010 FIFA World Cup legacy] The true legacy of 2010 - part 1

Imagine you were awarded the most prestigious global award in your industry, be it an Oscar, Grammy, Laureus or the Cannes Lion, and on the first anniversary of your greatest triumph, you let this moment pass without even the smallest thought at celebration, as the fairytale life that you were hoping for would unfold following your moment of global glory has not materialised and the floodgates of riches and fame have not opened up as quickly as you had wished for.

By Dr Nikolaus Eberl 28 Jun 2011

[2010 FIFA World Cup legacy] Is it all smoke and mirrors?
[2010 FIFA World Cup legacy] Is it all smoke and mirrors?

One year on - and not a single South African newspaper considered the 2010 FIFA World Cup Anniversary worth mentioning on the front cover (apart from a tiny Zakumi gracing the City Press banner). Equally disinterested was the national broadcaster, which did not even devote a single show to remembering what once had been billed "South Africa's greatest moment in history" - and even 702 pulled its World Cup Special in favour of a discussion on how holiday homes can be rented at a discount in low season.

By Dr Nikolaus Eberl 14 Jun 2011

Tourism branding needs new approach as numbers drop
Tourism branding needs new approach as numbers drop

At the cornerstone of Cape Town Tourism's proposed tourism brand repositioning, is the idea that cities are considered to be the new super-brands of the 21st century. So says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, who is calling for a new approach as a slow recovery rate equates to high losses. In line with this is the release of the new book, CapeAbility: Stories and Successes from the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

10 Jun 2011

Issa Sikiti da Silva
[Indaba 2011] 13 000 meet to discuss tourism deals, strategies, prospects

More than 13 000 delegates from all over the world have convened since Friday, 6 May 2011, in Durban at the 2011 Tourism Indaba - Africa's top travel show - to discuss tourism prospects, strategies and deals, as South Africa begins 'aggressive' marketing to lure 15 million foreign tourists to her shores, and increase tourism's total contribution to the economy to R499 billion by 2020.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011

Bafana parade gathers awards
Bafana parade gathers awards

At the MTN Radio Awards in Sandton at the weekend, Talk Radio 702, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 567 Cape Talk, 94.5 Kfm won the "Community Project" as well as the "Best Promotions/Stunt/Event - Commercial" categories for the "United we shall stand for Bafana Bafana" parade ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which attracted tens of thousands of people. Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, congratulated them on the awards.

12 Apr 2011

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010
Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010

LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.

11 Apr 2011

Atmosphere swoops off with overall PRISM Gold
Atmosphere swoops off with overall PRISM Gold

Overall Gold was awarded to Atmosphere's "Not the World Cup" campaign for kulula.com last night, Thursday, 24 March 2011, at the annual PRISM Awards at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Cape Town. The campaign will now be entered into the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence in the UK, which offers world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class PR programmes. [updated]

25 Mar 2011

Some of the entries in this year’s Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards.
Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards: record entries, "superb" standards

The shortlist for the 10th Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards were released this morning, Thursday, 17 March 2011 by the Newspaper Association of South Africa and Mondi Shanduka Newsprint. This followed an intense judging session, convened by Prof Guy Berger of Rhodes University, of 760 entries - a new record - up from 601 last year.

17 Mar 2011

Local online video wins intl award

Kickstart, an online South African video focusing on the economic impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, was a Business Knowledge category winner in the international Strategic Video Awards. Simon Willson, a senior external relations officer for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), commissioned Slymedia to shoot locations in and around Johannesburg, prior to the event.

28 Jan 2011

Media awards 2010: we fight for freedom and farce
Media awards 2010: we fight for freedom and farce

2010 proved to be a year of great drama (and farce) for the media industry in South Africa. Who would have thought that 16 years after the dawn of democracy that journalists would be pulling together to fight for media freedom? But there were also many moments of high comedy, huge stories to wrestle with, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, surprises, interesting moves, winners and losers. Here're my thoughts on who's top of the pops of the media industry this year.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 13 Dec 2010

Annual Google Zeitgeist identifies brands in the news
Annual Google Zeitgeist identifies brands in the news

Every year, Google provides some insight in the spirit of the times, our collective zeitgeist, when it releases lists of the worlds', and South Africa's top search items. YouTube, owned by Google, has also released its list of the most-watched videos on its service during 2010.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 13 Dec 2010

Call to enter 10th Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards
Call to enter 10th Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards

Apart from being the 10th anniversary of Mondi Shanduka's support of newspaper journalism, this year's Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards competition also marks the 20th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, when African journalists laid down a key foundation of press freedom.

6 Dec 2010

Non-FIFA firms biggest advertisers
Non-FIFA firms biggest advertisers

The biggest spenders on advertising in SA leading up to and including the World Cup were companies that did not have links with FIFA, according to research by Nielsen.

By Chantelle Benjamin 3 Dec 2010

SA economy: adspend up, TV leads market share
SA economy: adspend up, TV leads market share

The gross advertising expenditure for the month of September 2010 amounted to R2.3 billion, a month-on-month increase of 9% and year-to-date increase of 17%, figures from the Nielsen Company show - an indication that the conditions of market economy continue to improve significantly as advertisers keep their spending will to a steadfast rhythm.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 29 Nov 2010

Issa Sikiti da Silva
World Cup: mixed feelings about commercial impact on media

While the 2010 FIFA World Cup left a bad taste in the mouths of print media owners, broadcasting and outdoor media were smiling, although the latter's pockets were not as full as expected. This emerged yesterday, Thursday 25 November 2010, at the Annual Media and Marketing conference held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 26 Nov 2010

Soccer City the winner at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010
Soccer City the winner at World Architecture Festival Awards 2010

BARCELONA, SPAIN/JOHANNESBURG, SA: Soccer City, designed by Boogertman+Partners, has won the 'World's Best Sport Building' award at the World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010, which were held earlier this month in Barcelona, Spain. This not SA's first win in these awards, however...

18 Nov 2010

South African company assists in intl gold award win
South African company assists in intl gold award win

Icon, an international sports management company, received a Gold award at the International Sports Event Management Awards in the Event Look Award category for all the branding on all South African stadiums during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This win was assisted by SA company Tone Digital, a large format printer in Johannesburg which was the key supplier on this job.

17 Nov 2010

100 days on, SA still flying the flag
100 days on, SA still flying the flag

According to brand and media intelligence company Ornico, South Africa scored just over R25 million worth of editorial coverage in the 100 days following the 2010 FIFA World Cup that ended on 11 July 2010. Unfortunately it wasn't all good news, as the publicity was a mixed bag featuring a fairly equal spread of positive and negative media attention for Brand South Africa.

15 Nov 2010

FIFA wins gold at global communications awards
FIFA wins gold at global communications awards

SAN DIEGO, US: The FIFA e-Activity Report has won gold at the 2010 Spotlight Awards Global Communications Competition from the League of American Communications Professionals. Judged in the category Online: Annual/Sustainability Report, the jury awarded the digital report 96 out of a possible 100 points, and full marks for 'overall narrative' and 'overall visual design'.

10 Nov 2010

Local security expert at international sports events management event

Rory Steyn, director at Nicholls Steyn and Associates (NSA), a Johannesburg-based provider of specialised security services for local and global clients, joined the panel discussion at the fifth Annual International Sports Events Management (ISEM) Event, held at the Twickenham Rugby Stadium in London, 3-4 November 2010.

9 Nov 2010

International design magazine features Cape Town
International design magazine features Cape Town

Cape Town is the featured cover of the UK Wallpaper* magazine, one of the foremost design publications in the world, showing the Cape Town Stadium, South Africa's cover model wearing fashion by Cape Town menswear designer, Stiaan Louw and the tag - 20 reasons to be in South Africa.

9 Nov 2010

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