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Premie Naicker
Harnessing data effectively

Organisations off all sizes, and across all industries, understand how vital business intelligence (BI) is to the effective and efficient running of the business...

By Premie Naicker 21 Oct 2014 14:55

Senzo Xulu
Can advertising satisfy?

As I sat in front of my computer screen during the latter part of June, as has become my yearly custom, I attentively followed the action from the 2014 Cannes Festival of Creativity...

By Senzo Xulu 21 Oct 2014 07:10

Miller Matola
Strong leadership: critical to building South Africa's competitiveness

In South Africa, the role of leadership is crucial because it forms the back bone of the fabric of our societies and is a major source of inspiration for millions of citizens to do things differently to achieve excellence...

By Miller Matola 20 Oct 2014 15:23

How to make your mobile app go global
How to make your mobile app go global

Putting mobile apps within reach of a global audience is one of the easiest steps companies can take to tap into the market of more than one billion potential online smartphone customers...

By Ian Henderson 17 Oct 2014 15:00

Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop
Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop

The MediaShop has been awarded the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) Roger Garlick Grand Prix Award for the Coke Rainbow campaign...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Oct 2014 10:41

Louise Marsland
Why these brands are growing

Global strategic marketing consultancy Added Value has found that brands that tap into cultural relevance and prove themselves to be authentic, honest, all natural, with a good story to tell, have brought back a traditional craft...

By Louise Marsland 17 Oct 2014 08:12

Donna Rachelson
How email impacts your brand in the workplace

Email is like any other form of communication - there are acceptable norms and also types of behaviour deemed as inappropriate...

By Donna Rachelson, Issued by Branding and Marketing YOU 16 Oct 2014 12:30

Danette Breitenbach
Grab the opportunities created by a shifting world

There is great potential in South Africa. The country is a huge market and you cannot count yourself as a global player if you are not in Africa, and you cannot play in Africa if you are not in South Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Oct 2014 11:28

Funding the tech startup: South Africa's next hurdle
Funding the tech startup: South Africa's next hurdle

Such is the tech age in which we now live that the word "startup" automatically translates as a new company whose business is centred on digital innovations like apps, algorithms and other technologies...

By John Harvey 16 Oct 2014 07:00

[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday
[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday

The second instalment of New Media Mondays on (ahem) Monday, 13 October at Priest Post Production in Woodstock, was centred on antifragility, a newish concept coined by Nassim Taleb...

By Jessica Taylor 15 Oct 2014 14:30

Ivanna Granelli
Breaking the expensive call centre cycle of recruiting, training and churning

There are few business operations that are more challenging from a human resources perspective than running a call centre...

By Ivanna Granelli 15 Oct 2014 14:11

The Internet of Things here to stay
The Internet of Things here to stay

If you have had anything to do with technology in the past three months, chances are that you have come across the Internet of Things (IoT)...

By Jacques de Jager 15 Oct 2014 14:00

[NewsMaker] Allurelle Healing
[NewsMaker] Allurelle Healing

The NewsMaker series this week features Allurelle Healing, digital campaign manager at Habari Media. Her responsibilities include campaign management on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, BBC, All4women...

By Louise Marsland 15 Oct 2014 10:42

Marion Scher
Do you suffer from glossophobia?

You've probably never heard of glossophobia before. Neither had I till I looked it up. The definition: speech anxiety - fear of public speaking or of speaking in general...

By Marion Scher 14 Oct 2014 14:00

Where will out of home advertising lead us?
Where will out of home advertising lead us?

As new forms of advertising come to the fore (especially via mobile devices), many have questioned the future role that OOH advertising will play...

By Ingrid von Stein 14 Oct 2014 11:31

Janine Lazarus
Shooting from the lip

This year, I've been invited to shoot from the lip at the IABC Africa Conference which kicks off in Cape Town on Wednesday, 15 October.

By Janine Lazarus 14 Oct 2014 10:38

A wearable future
A wearable future

Wearable technology is an industry still in its infancy, but the recent 2014 fashion weeks around the globe will be remembered for the increasing use of technology - in the shows and in the clothes...

By Louise Marsland 13 Oct 2014 12:00

Aerodrome launches limited edition journal
Aerodrome launches limited edition journal

On Saturday, 20 September, many of Cape Town's bibliophiles spent a cloudless spring day at the city's annual Open Book Festival. But a number of them also came to Warren Editions, a professional printing studio, for the launch of Aerodrome's inaugural journal.

By Eugene Yiga 13 Oct 2014 10:13

Michael Greyling
How to ensure leadership development programmes deliver business impact

Most organisational leaders are faced with an environment characterised by high levels of complexity and change which requires exceptional levels of personal maturity...

By Michael Greyling 13 Oct 2014 09:38

Simon Campbell-Young
Weak passwords threaten the enterprise

Research reveals time and time again that weak login credentials, including passwords, remain among the top causes of data breaches around the world...

By Simon Campbell-Young 12 Oct 2014 14:49

Rachel Brayer
Why marketing should be image centric

Living in a digital age has undoubtedly enabled our communications to become more sophisticated. With over 2.5 billion camera phones in use worldwide, we now expect everyone to be able to photograph and video 24 hours a day, ready to upload for mass-communication on the web.

By Rachel Brayer 11 Oct 2014 09:26

Danette Breitenbach
It's coming... The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is already way beyond hype. It is going to be big. How big? That depends on the source, but by 2020 it will be worth trillions of dollars...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Oct 2014 08:54

Anton Harber
Nakasa does not deserve to be shoved into any box

Nat Nakasa would have been bemused. He would be pleased to be brought back to home soil at last, almost 50 years after he died in New York.

By Anton Harber 10 Oct 2014 07:44

Farren Roper
New age marketing in the era of the cloud

Great marketing no longer starts with an 'aha moment' in a boardroom or within the agency. It now starts with the customer...

By Farren Roper 9 Oct 2014 14:00

How to use social CRM to simplify your business and increase sales
How to use social CRM to simplify your business and increase sales

Managing customer relationships is something that many businesses struggle with and can be a hindrance to long-term success...

By James White 9 Oct 2014 07:37

Ivanna Granelli
On-the-job performance support revolutionising workplace training

Looking for an effective alternative to classroom-based training and e-learning, as well as higher return on investment (ROI) from new business systems and processes? Look no further...

By Ivanna Granelli 8 Oct 2014 15:00

Juanita Vorster
Why one press release won't make you famous

Fame and fortune have been used in the same sentence for centuries. And when it comes right down to the bone, the publicity generation component of PR is all about creating fortune through fame...

By Juanita Vorster 8 Oct 2014 14:33

Dawie Botes
Corporate responsibility - The Derelict

Having worked in corporate offices for years, I've picked up on an alarming situation plaguing our electricity supply. I call them 'Derelicts'; the remnants of people's positions, still hanging around long after someone have left an office...

By Dawie Botes 8 Oct 2014 13:40

[NewsMaker] Gerhard Reinecke
[NewsMaker] Gerhard Reinecke

The NewsMaker series this week features Gerhard Reinecke, senior strategist at Yellowwood Future Architects. Reinecke hails from advertising (account management and strategic planning) and the research industry...

By Louise Marsland 8 Oct 2014 09:54

Kelly McGillivray
Leaving a lasting impression

Planning and managing events involves research, management of resources and people; it means working for hours on-end assessing potential risks...

By Kelly McGillivray 7 Oct 2014 11:29

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