After months of behind-the-scenes activity, we're thrilled to unveil a revamped, Bizcommunity 2011, featuring a host of new features and an expanded set of self-promotional tools. What hasn't changed, however, is our commitment to quality news, carefully edited, curated and aggregated daily by the biz editorial teams from specialist journalists, our communities of industry leaders, other news sources and press releases you submit.
23 May 2011 14:51
The Loerie Awards has introduced a PR category to this year's awards. Public Relations Industry of Southern Africa (PRISA) spokesperson Bridget von Holdt believes the move is indicative of the importance of strategic communication in the overall communication mix and that the inclusion of PR exposes other industries to the real value of strategic communication and its vital role in brand management.
20 Apr 2011 13:11
New York Stock Exchange-listed Jones Lang LaSalle, which has operations in Egypt and Morocco, last week announced the acquisition of South Africa's corporate property service providers Bradford McCormack & Associates (BMA), which becomes Jones Lang LaSalle South Africa - a move that is said to open the doors to a wide expansion in Africa.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 4 Apr 2011 09:01
DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year Award is presented to advertisers in the MENA region who have distinguished themselves for inspiring innovative marketing of their products and who embrace and encourage the creative work produced by their agencies. This year the winner is Coca-Cola Egypt.
24 Mar 2011 11:37
Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]
By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011 13:15
The problem that we face in South African commerce right now is that very few top CEOs know what SEO, or what SEM marketing entails. Some might say, "well that's because it's not important, and how can it result in sales?" Hmmm, this attitude would make you look foolish in front of a company (competitor) that has grasped the potential which Google, Yahoo and other search engines present.
By Shaune Jordaan 1 Mar 2011 11:24
The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.
23 Feb 2011 07:22
Google Instant search is annoying for some, and useful to others. One fact does remain - it runs on the same search engine and the search results are exactly the same. The difference it brings is in how the user reacts to the results they see.
By Shaune Jordaan 22 Feb 2011 12:12
So what we can expect to see in 2011? The industry is always changing and new trends are constantly developing and therefore it is crucial to keep the following top of mind.
By Adene van der Walt 18 Jan 2011 15:13
The recent global recession has changed our world forever. In a new digital age, characterised by oversupply and too many product types in almost every market, the challenge for companies will be to locate and capture pools of high-profit demand and be able to move with speed and flexibility to take advantage of them. Here are 11 trends for 2011.
By Gisele Wertheim Aymes 18 Jan 2011 14:17
If 2010 could be summed up as soccer, vuvuzelas and national pride, 2011 will be all about the hard work of restoring the economy to sustainable growth, paying attention to environmental concerns and mastering the technologies that are changing the world. Here are a few trends to watch in 2011.
By Janice Spark 17 Jan 2011 15:27
2010 has come and gone and what a year it was. 2011 is upon us now, and I think it is time I prognosticate the digital marketing trends for this year. Here are my top 11 predictions.
By Yoray Narainpersad 11 Jan 2011 11:51
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: World football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday, 23 December 2010, that it feared the financial impact of the collapse of its main product licensing agent, Singapore-based Global Brands Group (GBG).
24 Dec 2010 09:42
DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai International Advertising Festival in 2011 will take place over two and a half days, 27- 29 March and the Dubai Lynx Awards, honouring North Africa and the Middle East's best work in advertising and creative communications, will be held on 30 March. Both events will take place for the first time at the Arabian coast resort, the Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai.
12 Nov 2010 06:53
Who is Jabulani the Octopus? When did it last snow on Table Mountain? What does a kudu sound like when it is dying? Why should we care about Australopithecus sediba? What happens when a whale jumps on your boat? And what in the world does any of this have to do with online destination marketing?
By Tara Turkington 25 Oct 2010 12:40
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010 10:35
The Loeries Awards will, this year, launch the inaugural Creative Week in Cape Town as part of the annual festival. Creative Cape Town has partnered with the Loeries to boost the festival and awards and to involve the city's creative community in Creative Week Cape Town, 24 September - 3 October 2010.
13 Aug 2010 09:49
The Loerie Awards has announced the entrants for the inaugural Ubuntu Award. The Ubuntu Award, sponsored by Hetzner, aims to recognise the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment.
13 Aug 2010 07:49
LONDON, UK: The latest Global Business Outlook Survey from KPMG International suggests that businesses are ready to begin investing again as the healthy optimism recorded earlier in the year holds firm. Overall, business optimism remains static but strong, with India and China leading the way; while UK and Spain are still less confident.
3 Aug 2010 12:20
LONDON, UK: As BP pledges to protect "small" people, Cream and Today Translations examines other examples of poorly chosen words, translation gaffes and cultural blunders.
By Mark St Andrew, creamglobal.com 28 Jul 2010 11:28
NEW YORK, US: YouTube and the Art Directors Club (www.adcglobal.org) have selected the latest round of new content for the YouTube Show & Tell brand channel, and announced the next group of top agency creatives and strategists to provide written and video reviews and commentary on the work.
21 Jul 2010 10:12
CHICAGO, US: Draftfcb, one of the world's leading marketing communications agencies, announced on 7 July 2010 further steps to enhance its ability to influence consumer behaviour by launching the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making.
8 Jul 2010 13:06
Your time is almost up, but not just yet - you still have until midnight tonight, Friday 18 June 2010, to submit your entries online for The 2010 Loerie Awards.
18 Jun 2010 09:28
The 2010 Loerie Awards will have an official ranking of winners in order to provide a transparent report on the outcome of the awards, and to avoid different and sometimes confusing claims, the organisers announced on Wednesday, 12 May 2010.
13 May 2010 08:52
Shahir Zag, chief creative officer at Y&R Middle East & North Africa (MENA) will join the Advertising and Integrated Campaign judging panels for the 2010 Loerie Awards.
5 May 2010 10:40
Monday, 3 May 2010, marks the annual commemoration of World Press Freedom Day - a day when all global citizens should remember, celebrate and protect the crucial role that free media plays within democracy and development.
By Thabani Khumalo 30 Apr 2010 12:23
If you look closely, you will notice a pair of eyes and a nose peeking over the wall at the South African market. It belongs to Facebook, which recently signed with Habari Media to represent it locally. Trevor Johnson, head of strategy and planning, Facebook EMEA, says this is in line with the group's strategy for emerging markets, whereby it signs with knowledgeable local partners rather than investing directly into a country.
By Herman Manson 9 Apr 2010 13:02
DUBAI: The awards ceremony for the 2010 Dubai Lynx took place on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 at the newly opened Palladium in Dubai Media City. The winners in this year's annual creative advertising competition for the Middle East and North Africa were revealed.
18 Mar 2010 08:48
In reinstating the concept of the original Institute of Marketing, the IMM Africa Association of Marketers has been launched - a body that will embrace marketers and organisations across the continent and provide benefits to a membership base that wishes to align itself with the ideals of a new and dynamic marketing association.
Issued by IMM Graduate School of Marketing 10 Mar 2010 11:55
The brand new world created by globalisation, informed citizenry and consumer's demand for brand experience presents a challenge for global brands to balance their aggressive marketing campaigns with social responsibility.
By Thabani Khumalo 15 Oct 2009 11:45
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