In reviewing the past few years from an events perspective, I'm tempted to ask: "Where did all the fun go?" As both the South African and the international events industries have grown, developed, matured and become increasingly competitive - all within the context of the global economic crisis - I might be forgiven for thinking that the game plan has changed.
By Karen Ashwin 16 Jan 2013 10:40
The following is a breakdown of social media marketing trends for 2013.This year I take a look at both external (the youth market) and internal (business marketing efforts) trends that I predict will play a crucial role in further cementing the role of social media marketing in the overall marketing strategies for most brands and businesses seeking to effectively engage the youth market through social media platforms.
By Bradley Maseko 15 Jan 2013 01:02
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media South Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-read contributors, our most-visited galleries - and the ads from the Ornico Ad Showcase that got you voting.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Jan 2013 11:30
2012 saw the ECHO for Children Foundation actively involved in four charity projects and initiatives. Among the projects, The Foundation revamped Lilitha Crèche, an unfunded crèche in Kraaifontein, sponsored a Christmas Party for the same crèche and managed to maintain a Study Fund.
Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 16 Jan 2013 09:11
Following the 'Help a South African School' competition, organised by Hortgro, which represents South African growers of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and plums, schools in the UK have donated English language books for rural schools in fruit-producing parts of the Western Cape.
16 Jan 2013 07:36
Two November events saw BMi Research raising funds for the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre, a charity that helps orphans and vulnerable children in farm communities living in the Bronkhorstspruit Metsweding District. BMi Research has supported Ubuhle Care and Development Centre since 2008.
Issued by BMi Research 14 Jan 2013 11:05
As people return to work and face blank walls or boring calendars, the Sandton SPCA still has charming 2013 calendars available, featuring fine art photographer Emma O'Brien's 14 gorgeous cats and dogs.
10 Jan 2013 08:40
During the month of January 2013, the Sunday Times will donate R1.2 million worth of school fee prizes to at least 80 children to cover the costs of the 2013 academic year.
10 Jan 2013 08:21
The Black Eagle Project Roodekrans received R95,000 donation from the Silverstar Casino in late 2012. The casino is committed to supporting the environment and community of Mogale City.
8 Jan 2013 09:58
Orwa, an orphaned elephant has been adopted through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust last year by the staff at Jenman African Safaris.
27 Dec 2012 08:41
Following the completion of PMR Africa's national survey on CSR in South Africa, the Clover group's corporate social investment programme, Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award. It won the award in the business sector 'food manufacturers/processors' with a highest rated mean score of 4.10 out of a possible 5.00.
21 Dec 2012 08:31
The Hamlet Foundation's annual awards ceremony and fundraising banquet, held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, was again supported by brand experience agency, VWV for the 18th year in succession.
19 Dec 2012 06:52
The FNB Fund has actively supported hospices in South Africa with the focus on the provision of quality and compassionate care. Its hospice programme strategy is aligned to the reduction of HIV/Aids impact on individuals, families, communities and society by supporting the integrated Home-Based Care (HBC) programme within the hospice units.
19 Dec 2012 06:20
The Cape Town branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and the City of Cape Town's WasteWise project has donated time, equipment, seeds and compost for garden projects across the city.
19 Dec 2012 06:16
The Communications Firm (TCF) has donated R80,000 towards tutoring activities, themed workshops, career exposure forums, excursions and social events at the Letsibogo Girls High School in Meadowlands, Soweto.
16 Dec 2012 10:07
Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the Deputy Minister of the Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities presented the 'National Disability Champion Award' to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) at a gala function in Mpumalanga in recognition of its commitment to the disability sector.
15 Dec 2012 09:04
The Cape Town Central Improvement District (CCID) has launched an SMS donation service as part of its Give Responsibly campaign in an effort to help break the cycle of homelessness on the city's streets.
Issued by World Wide Creative 14 Dec 2012 09:41
This year, 100 South African kids born with cleft palate and cleft lips will receive the gift of a smile for Christmas when Operation Smile, a non-profit organisation that helps children and young adults with correctable facial deformities, will perform 100 life-changing operations.
14 Dec 2012 06:12
Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), supported by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO), inaugurated a School Recycling competition in 2012, which has 120 primary schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions collect 67 tons of waste for recycling in the 4-month campaign.
12 Dec 2012 13:30
A life-long investment in the health of both HIV positive and negative patients is the key to managing the disease and living a full life irrespective of one's status. This is the message confirmed by doctors and health caregivers who met with international hematology and hemotherapy specialist, Dr Albertina Vieira, who was in South Africa for World Aids Day 2012.
Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 12 Dec 2012 10:51
The Protea Primary in Bonteheuwel, Western Cape, will close after 50 years of teaching, as part of the centres affected by the Western Cape Education Department's decision governing small and poorly performing schools. To cheer up the children and staff, RamsayMedia delivered Christmas hats, party packs and presents.
11 Dec 2012 10:42
The Trans Agulhas Challenge, described as one of the world's toughest inflatable boat races, see two Capetonians David Kalis and Phillip Buffiet entering to create awareness for The City Mission, a charity focusing on the plight of impoverished communities in the Western Cape.
11 Dec 2012 10:26
Kaelo Engage, producers of Kaelo - Stories of Hope, South Africa's multimedia CSI communications platform, hosted Kaelo CSI Dialogues, held recently at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia. The event discussed the need to integrate corporate social investment (CSI) activity into the broader strategy, thereby positively influencing a company's reputation.
9 Dec 2012 17:28
Addressing the CSI Dialogues this week, Kaelo Engage managing director Sarah Campbell highlighted that whilst it is important to initially inspire and motivate staff to get involved, gaining longer-term commitment requires strategic support.
Issued by Kaelo Engage 7 Dec 2012 09:26
Chevrolet Ute Force has helped renovate Ons Plek, the residential child and youth care centre in Cape Town that provides developmental and therapeutic services for girls who have lived, worked or begged on the streets.
6 Dec 2012 07:57
Vehicle branding experts, Graffiti, have shown their commitment to the protection of the rhino species in the best way they know how - by sponsoring the branding of the Mitsubishi Triton vehicle used by Rhino Force, an organisation that activates cause-related initiatives to support conservation, environmental and social upliftment.
Issued by Graffiti 5 Dec 2012 10:30
Women in Action (WiA), a group of pastors' and bishops' wives from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), were invited to participate in the Gauteng Legislature's awareness expo and the commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism and World Aids Day.
Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 5 Dec 2012 10:01
The ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Vanilla Concrete Design and Manufacturing Studio and Eikestad Plumbing, joined forces in what has been the Foundation's most challenging project to date.
Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 5 Dec 2012 09:56
As part of the 16-day campaign of activism for no violence against women and children, Porsche has donated a R500,000 cheque to Jelly Beanz Inc. Bernhard Maier, member of Porsche's executive board: sales and marketing in Germany, visited South Africa to personally hand over the donation.
5 Dec 2012 07:50
Legal & Tax, a provider of affordable legal cover and tax services, has just launched its 25,000 reasons to 'Like' your school Facebook competition, which will result in a Gauteng school being awarded R25,000.
17 Jan 2013 10:10
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