I wonder why the deadline has been extended. Could it be that there are not enough businesses that are thinking of applying to the competition? I would imagine that with the "prize" of this competition, that a lot of start-ups would jump at the chance to leverage themselves using the sponsors prestige and existing services to make the price of their energy storage and production ideas all the more cost-effective!
I imagine that the citizens here would be glad to see the infrastructure facilities for the transport network being enhanced with this new facility. Especially for businesses that make use of some of the logistics services that go through this particular facility, having everything upgraded here might mean a shorter time line and more efficient processing once the whole centre has been completed. I bet they are all looking forward to the changes!
I actually think that choosing a new office when you're a start-up can be a terribly bad idea. These days with all the options for co-working space so that you can save on your overheads like rental and storage, you should try to leverage on these until you are absolutely sure that you can afford a permanent office to house your employees. If you don't even have that many people working for you at the moment, there are plenty of other solutions...
It takes a lot to really build up the impact of a brand and make it desirable. Just think of what Apple has done. The reason why they hardly ever have units of their new mobile phones left inside self storage units that get shipped all over the world, is because they are the experts of advertising and selling their product! hopefully the House of Monatic will find their niche and be able to fit the market with their own special brand, in their own special way before long!
Edgars is an iconic South African fashion retail brand, they have a clear plan that should result in customer loyalty and increased sales. Its no secret, the international brands namely Cotton On, H&M and the like, are cause for concern and our local fashion retailers are having sleepless nights over their presence. The way to remain relevant is by focusing on an unbeatable range, offering great value and convenience to the customer. Embrace the Omni channel journey.
As ageing seniors with some hospital experiences the mysterious charges are real. I have had to query mysterious charges after each and every hospital and some specialists visits and received credits for every one. My impression is that they have taken over from unscrupulous used car dealers.
Agriculture is not a sector it is a industry! It seems that these organisation will just never understand that food security can only be achievable and sustainable if the production of food is profitable. Higher production efficiency (productivity) alone will eventually produces surpluses while small scale and subsistence farmers will suffer for ever, as proven, because the input/output price ratio, ie the changes in the prices that farmers pay for their inputs and the changes in the prices that they receive for their products is most of the time negative and will not improve food security. Higher production and lower demand has always been one of the biggest problems in the industry!
Hi Harry, I have actually been a lecturer at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in the Kreativ Kommunikation Department for the last 5 years (full-time for three years, and part-time for the last two) Yes, a South African is a part of this 'Danish' model you speak of! :-) I introduced the Brand Creation course and still teach it every year. It is a 5 week module that covers everything, including entrepreneurial thinking. I also teach Art Direction, Creative Strategy and Portfolio presentation. They key to success at this university is multi-faceted. Firstly, education is free in Denmark, (students actually get paid to study!) so this keeps entry possibilities democratic and diverse. The selection process is stringent. Over 500 people apply and only 24 are selected. The length of time is important. It is a 3-year programme that allows students to cover all aspects of 'communication; they have time to acquire real skills such as film-making, editing, Photoshop etc., as well as practice (and fail!) with broad campaigns and concepting. They get a high level of individual feedback (exactly like a CD / team relationship in an agency) and they enter awards as part of the ciriculum which gets them great local and international exposure. The result is that they get hired quickly and are fully functional and ready to take-on proper work once they graduate. (Of course, they still have a lot to learn IRL in terms of clients, relationships, discipline etc., but they have all the mental and creative tools to do big campaigns across all media) Many students also start winning the grown-up awards pretty quickly as they are used to a high level and entering competitions. Personally it has been incredibly rewarding to work in a system that is so thorough and successful. There are many shorter educations that touch on various individual or introductory aspects of advertising and design, and many that rely on industry guest speakers instead of a combination with full-time staff ... but, in my experience, time, innovative, dedicated teachers and access for all are vital to send out great talent that will boost the industry to the next level. Do get in touch if ever in Copenhagen again, and great that SA is still producing great creative talent! Clare :)