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The best and the worst...from Google's Top 10, to a really bum idea...
The best and the worst...from Google's Top 10, to a really bum idea...

Whatever our field, there are campaigns, adverts, articles that we love to remember, and others we would rather forget. But no one will let us... (videos)

By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2014 07:00

The digital universe that is to come
The digital universe that is to come

The Internet of things has opened for us humans a digital world abundant of opportunities, that will further transform the way we learn, interact with each other, with devices, machines and other physical things around us...

By Nivin Xavier 16 Dec 2014 07:55

How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display
How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display

A great window display has the ability to draw potential customers into your store, and with the festive season upon us, every store is battling for the attention of shoppers...

By Stephen Sandmann 15 Dec 2014 14:42

What online retailers can learn from festive season hiccups
What online retailers can learn from festive season hiccups

Online retailers tracking website performance now and putting the right tools in place, will be well prepared to cash in on peak sales periods and grow their market in future...

By Brent Lees 9 Dec 2014 15:04

Cowspiracy - ignoring the 'cow' in the room
Cowspiracy - ignoring the 'cow' in the room

The jury may still be out on the long-term health benefits of the Banting diet, but what isn't up for debate is the destructive repercussions of the mass consumption of meat, fish and dairy on the environment...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2014 10:22

How to create a scene in a shop ... essential advice for SA consumers
How to create a scene in a shop ... essential advice for SA consumers

Making a scene in a public place like a shop rarely comes naturally. Unfortunately, being meek and mild looks less and less like a viable option for customers who are aggrieved by shoddy products and services...

By Aki Kalliatakis 5 Dec 2014 15:29

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image
Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image

Keeping your front-of-house and kitchen staff's whites white is an important part of a good image in an industry where coffee, wine and other miscellaneous food stains are an everyday occurrence...

By Stephen Sandmann 4 Dec 2014 15:22

Five ways to get the most from social media
Five ways to get the most from social media

Social media occupies a central role in today's brand/consumer interaction space. Yet many brands rush into social media without putting a coherent strategy in place...

By Gordon Geldenhuys 4 Dec 2014 14:22

Feed your customers festive this season
Feed your customers festive this season

The build-up to the festive season takes meticulous preparation - depending on how particular you are. It also causes untold stress and is always over far too soon...

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 4 Dec 2014 11:14

Chemory Gunko
Hitting rock bottom and finding hope

I think it's fair to say that 2014 has been a pretty horrible year for many, many people, including me...

By Chemory Gunko 4 Dec 2014 06:00

Peter Cowan
Fostering Ubuntu for a brighter future

As early as the 1950s, the term "Ubuntu" has been seen in African literature ... The word encompasses a plethora of social rights movements, simply translating to the most basic action and human kindness...

By Peter Cowan 3 Dec 2014 10:57

Kirsty Sharman
Silly season social marketing insights

It's obvious that the brick and mortar world is racing away on the festive season bandwagon already, but what are the trends in online marketing around the silly season?...

By Kirsty Sharman 28 Nov 2014 08:19

Lynette Hundermark
How retail can rule 2015

There are just over 37 million adults in South Africa today and, if you want to reach them, there's no better way than to use mobile technology...

By Lynette Hundermark 26 Nov 2014 11:36

Whimsical White Room is a winner
Whimsical White Room is a winner

Theatrical yet honest, chic yet simple, oh so sophisticated yet still relatable, sounds like a bit of a tricky contradiction to balance; however The White Room at Dear Me manages to embody all these adjectives and more.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2014 11:46

Celebrating 20 years of living in Levi's locally
Celebrating 20 years of living in Levi's locally

How better to celebrate 20 years of building a legendary brand in South Africa than transforming an old Cape Town factory/warehouse into a San Francisco streetscape, taking guests way-back-when to the very beginning of the Levi's brand in 1853?

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Nov 2014 11:11

#OutofOffice is where great brands are built
#OutofOffice is where great brands are built

Out of Office is no longer just an automatic reply, but a new talk series that features inspirational, informative and high-profile speakers in unusual spaces...

By Jessica Taylor 25 Nov 2014 08:58

Bonnie Ramaila
Is CSI a farce or impactful?

Where is the difference if it's not sustainable and soon forgotten?

By Bonnie Ramaila 24 Nov 2014 10:15

Rocktail: Where the blue planet comes to life
Rocktail: Where the blue planet comes to life

There is something about the quiet of being under the water that soothes my soul and my Rocktail experience did just that... and ushered me into a whole new world...

By Brian Berkman 24 Nov 2014 08:46

Three areas of User Experience Design you need to get right
Three areas of User Experience Design you need to get right

User Experience Design (UXD) is defined as the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability, ease of use and pleasure provided in the interaction between the customer and the product...

By Matthew Arnold 21 Nov 2014 15:45

Supplying locally with global quality
Supplying locally with global quality

In the UK, the debate raging is about the end of seasonality, with many young people not knowing when the season ends for a particular produce...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2014 15:48

CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales
CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales

Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...

By Chantelle Gladwin 20 Nov 2014 06:35

Grace Belger
Avoid lawyers and be human...

There is a lesson here for Cell C (and other companies, for that matter) in the Cell C banner debacle. When you are facing a reputational crisis, the worst reaction is to be defensive; run to the lawyers and advertise...

By Grace Belger 19 Nov 2014 15:21

Service: two wrong feet and ugly shoes
Service: two wrong feet and ugly shoes

What a swirl of service-siren crazy we've been treated to. Not the mad kind, the good kind - and finally! Because service is bollocks in South Africa and peeps be getting tired of having to lick their own...

By Dylan Balkind 19 Nov 2014 08:39

Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call
Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call

Not all keys are equal. Those that have the Golden Keys, better known as Les Clefs d'Or, can unlock experiences you didn't even know you wanted...

By Brian Berkman 18 Nov 2014 11:27

Tauriq Moosa
Corporate sponsorships and your business

Brands and logos of companies are everywhere at entertainment events, and even feature at events that have the capacity to change the course of history...

By Tauriq Moosa 18 Nov 2014 08:15

Winning with social customer care this festive season - Why Satisfy
Winning with social customer care this festive season

Summer is upon us and I for one am looking forward to chilling by the pool or heading out to the beach. Whilst my thoughts are firmly set on winding down, retailers and e-tailers, of course, are heading in the opposite direction...

By Paul Roberts, Issued by Why Satisfy 17 Nov 2014 13:30

The proof is in the omni-channel experience this festive season
The proof is in the omni-channel experience this festive season

As the market intensifies in the build-up to the festive season, retailers in particular, are needing to communicate more intuitively and intelligently to connected consumers...

By Lynette Hundermark 14 Nov 2014 13:48

2014 Klink Awards winners revealed
2014 Klink Awards winners revealed

A consumer-driven competition, the Klink Awards aims not only to recognise the profound impact of wine and its production, but the exceptional achievements of the South African wine tourism industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Nov 2014 10:02

Rocktail... where the turtles gather
Rocktail... where the turtles gather

Rocktail Bay takes it name from a ship that was wrecked there. That wreck might have happened during a storm - the sort of storm that Noah might have encountered - the sort of storm that reminds us that nature is not necessarily benign...

By Brian Berkman 13 Nov 2014 08:29

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