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Linda Reddy
#WomensMonth: overcoming our own barriers with Linda Reddy

Linda Reddy joined Tsogo Sun 18 years ago. Starting at Garden Court South Beach in Durban, she worked her way up from reception to general management - gaining exposure to every aspect of running a hotel...

By Cari Van Wyk 42 minutes ago

#WomensMonth: Be bold, be heard!
#WomensMonth: Be bold, be heard!

Tania Pehl is a journalist and photographer who was the MC of the Black Filmmakers Film Festival held during Open Design week 2016...

By Beverley Klein 2 hours ago

#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security
#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security

A dialogue on the empowerment of women through water use security, land use security and knowledge generation for improved household food security and sustainable rural livelihoods...

By Cari Van Wyk 3 hours ago

Guidelines for crafting a website privacy policy
Guidelines for crafting a website privacy policy

Nowadays, people have become very cautious when it comes to sharing personal information online. This is why a privacy policy is very important for any website or blog...

By Charles Mburugu 4 hours ago

The dark side of digital
The dark side of digital

It's their 'world in their hands', an existence driven by instant access to information, laced with a plethora of social connections...

By Antoinette Pombo 5 hours ago

How to determine if your business systems are working - before they go wrong
How to determine if your business systems are working - before they go wrong

The importance of reliable systems in a business cannot be underestimated, something I was reminded of the day I lost a week of work and three years' worth of financial records, after a hard drive failed...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 6 hours ago

Bridget Harpur
#Loeries2016: The power of partnerships in brand building

I spent some time with Bridget Harpur, brand manager of brand marketing for Volkswagen SA during Loeries® Creative Week™ Durban to discuss the importance of trust and partnerships in building great brands...

By Ann Nurock 7 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production
#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 hours ago

[Orchids & Onions] DStv gets a gold for its top Olympics coverage
[Orchids & Onions] DStv gets a gold for its top Olympics coverage

It wasn't old Wayde van Niekerk's triumph that had me glued to DStv over the past fortnight - I have rediscovered the fascinating, multifaceted world of international sport and have been watching events I never would normally dream on wasting time on - gymnastics, archery, shooting, even the lesser attractive field events like women's discus...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

#WomensMonth: There is no glass ceiling if you keep building
#WomensMonth: There is no glass ceiling if you keep building

Taryn Copeman is the director of strategy at Mark1, a digital media company. Coming from a creative and publishing background, Copeman brings 12 years of experience into her role...

By Beverley Klein 1 day ago

#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet
#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet

When she's not caring for her patients or teaching future doctors, Dr Karin Baatjes is running to raise funds for prostheses for breast cancer survivors...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards, an event that recognises excellence within the African construction, cement and concrete industry...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

Ian Fuhr
Sorbet's Ian Fuhr hits the nail on the head when it comes to brand loyalty

With over 265,000 loyalty members to date, Sorbet Group's CEO Ian Fuhr recently shared insights on the subject of developing brand loyalty at Business of Design in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

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CEOs invigorate your marketing teams to achieve your 2017 marketing objectives

A recent study from Stein IAS, in partnership with the Chief Executive Group, revealed that CEOs have evolved their expectations for marketing. But they don't think their CMOs are evolving with them...

By Bandile Ndzishe 1 day ago

Marian Cramers
The future of social media analytics

With image-based social networks on the rise, the latest being Instagram, Pinterest and more recently Snapchat, businesses are increasingly adopting social media analytics tools to gain insights from social data to drive strategy...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Abongile Kolisi from Pernod Ricard
#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Abongile Kolisi from Pernod Ricard

Abongile Kolisi has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Chivas Regal at Pernod Ricard. Prior to her new role, she spent three years at SA Breweries in sales...

By Beverley Klein 2 days ago

#Loeries2016: Thanking creativity!
#Loeries2016: Thanking creativity!

The second night of the Loeries Awards provided accolades for the big categories such as TV and Radio, with FoxP2, Ogilvy & Mather and Network BBDO featuring strongly...

By Beverley Klein 2 days ago

#Loeries2016: Ntshingila inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame
#Loeries2016: Ntshingila inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame

Nunu Ntshingila, head of Facebook Africa, has just notched up another success on her career belt, with the announcement at the Loerie Awards that she's being inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame...

By Ann Nurock 2 days ago

From left: Nicci Botha, Bizcommunity group editor; Bev Klein, Bizcommunity marketing and media editor; Laura Jordan-Bambach, creative partner Mr President, London UK; Susan Credle, global chief creative officer, FCB, NY; Pasqua Heard, Bizcommunity editorial assistant; Lauren Hartzenberg, Bizcommunity group editor. Image credit © Terry Levin
#WomensMonth: A celebration of women at the 2016 Loeries

As South Africans rejoice the 800m victory of home girl Caster Semenya at the Rio Olympics last night, 20 August 2016, a bunch of trailblazing women have been celebrated at Loeries Creative Week Durban...

By Terry Levin 2 days ago

#Loeries2016: The theory of stress wood
#Loeries2016: The theory of stress wood

Besides imparting a whole lot of knowledge on the advertising, Jimmy Smith also gave a botany lesson that probably would serve as good advice when venturing into your own business...

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Suhana Gordhan - ©Gallo Images
#Loeries2016: Transformation at the forefront of the industry

The first night of the Loeries 2016 Awards took place at the Durban ICC on 20 August. Although a rainy evening, the creative and excited atmosphere quickly heated things up.

By Beverley Klein 3 days ago

Credle in action at the seminar. © Photo by Alistair Nicoll/2016 Loerie Awards on Gallo Images.
The state of advertising 2016, madames and Madmen

The Loeries Creative Week currently well underway in Durban, South Africa, is giving local and global industry opinion leaders the chance to network and share their views on best practice and the state of the industry...

By Terry Levin 20 Aug 2016

Debra Mallowah, VP personal care at Unilever, Nairobi.
#Loeries2016: #Unstereotype advertising: good for people, good for brands

The DStv Seminar of Creativity is a highlight of the Loeries Creative Week for many, jam-packed with innovation-boosting talks by industry leaders...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Aug 2016

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MMA Smarties Awards: Rewarding creativity in mobile & winners list

The MMA SA (Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa) Smarties Awards 2016 took place at the beautiful Sky Bar at the Maharani Elangeni Hotel... (list of winners)

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2016

Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing, Facebook. Source: Gallo Images.
#Loeries2016: Creating thumb-stopping creative in the mobile revolution

If you had any doubt about the mobile revolution, you should know this: research shows that the next billion people are going to come online through mobile...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Of ownership and multiculturalism
#Loeries2016: Of ownership and multiculturalism

The dreadlocked founder of Amusement Park, Jimmy Smith, believes ownership and working with people who are different from you create magic...

By Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Africa to lead the mobile creative revolution
#Loeries2016: Africa to lead the mobile creative revolution

This year's DStv Seminar of Creativity started off with an inspirational bang, delivered in the form of Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing at Facebook...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: "Question bravely, answer boldly"
#Loeries2016: "Question bravely, answer boldly"

One of the creative leaders speaking at the DStv Seminar of Creativity was Laura Jordan-Bambach, the creative partner at Mr President in London...

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2016

From Mona Lisa to McDonald's: How AR is altering the playing field for savvy brands
From Mona Lisa to McDonald's: How AR is altering the playing field for savvy brands

In 2011, artist Amir Baradaran shocked and delighted French citizens by creating an augmented reality (AR) app that transformed their beloved Mona Lisa painting...

By Jason Ried 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed
#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed

The annual PRISA Conference dives into trends, insights, research and all subjects related to the PR industry. The second day of the 2016 version of the conference, on Thursday 18 August, saw some interesting topics emerge...

By Beverley Klein 18 Aug 2016

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