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802 words to help event planners increase their event attendance

Every single event planner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Whether you're tasked with running an exclusive product launch or a high-profile awards evening...

By Terry Sutherland 23 Jul 2014 10:50

[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital
[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital

The fourth annual Habari Media Tuongee brought together the finest of the digital marketing industry to talk about the past, present and future of digital... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2014 08:18

A life-changing event

Not sure what to do with your weekend? You could spend it changing your life. Or so says Brian Walsh, CEO of the, and the brain - and funding and funding - behind the event, The Real Success Experience...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2014 08:30

How to avoid the public speaking willies

We've all seen it happen - the stumbling over words, the awful hesitations and lost lines...

By James Hurford 7 Jul 2014 07:32

Take away tips from Customer Experience World London 2014

A couple of weeks have passed since the Customer Experience World London 2014 conference. I've taken the time to reflect on lessons learned and the take away nuggets of knowledge that I picked up over the course of the two days at Senate House.

By Andrew Cook 26 Jun 2014 14:42

[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's Kirk Gainsford on Film category entries
[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's Kirk Gainsford on Film category entries

South African Kirk Gainsford, Executive Creative Director of Lowe Cape Town, was a Film Jury member at Cannes Lions 2014. We asked him couple of questions about this category. (video)

By Hando Sinisalu 24 Jun 2014 16:47

[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's 'Street Store' takes Gold at Cannes Lions
[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's 'Street Store' takes Gold at Cannes Lions

South Africa's 'Street Store' entry brought home Gold for SA in this year's Cannes Lions.

By Hando Sinisalu 23 Jun 2014 08:43

PowerPoint needs more power
PowerPoint needs more power

Yup, that's right. You heard us*. PowerPoint - mostly - stinks. And it's time to take back your PowerPoint power, because Microsoft is trying to take it away from you.

By Tiffany Markman 20 Jun 2014 15:22

It's time we all open up a Cannes of Whoopass!

Ask not what you can do for Cannes, but what Cannes can do for you.

By Tiffany Morris 12 Jun 2014 08:03

CSI as a brand, brand building in development
CSI as a brand, brand building in development

For many non-profit and non-government organisations, marketing is a swear word. Generally there is also little money for marketing in these organisations, and even in corporates CSI practitioners often feel left out of marketing. However, CSI itself is a brand, so there needs to be a shift from CSI being viewed as asking for something to what it offers.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jun 2014 14:45

CSI in Africa: challenges and learnings
CSI in Africa: challenges and learnings

One of the panel discussions at the recent Trialogue Making CSI Matter conference was on some of the challenges faced and lessons learnt by corporates, NPOs and NGOs practicing CSI in Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jun 2014 15:30

Making magic with a love movement
Making magic with a love movement

Cheesekids started with eight people. Today over 20,000 people volunteer with them. One of the biggest activations that takes place on Mandela Day is through Cheesekids.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jun 2014 09:00

CSI: a business imperative
CSI: a business imperative

Perhaps 10 years ago CSI was about doing something for the sake of doing something and then feeling good about it, but today it's about creating a good business story. It has become a business imperative.

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jun 2014 12:00

Awards put spotlight on values in the media

Journalism awards provide one of the few occasions when underpaid and undervalued journalists can get positive recognition...

By Anton Harber 5 Jun 2014 07:31

Huisgenoot Tempo Awards: Recognising Afrikaans creativity

Emperors Palace was abuzz on Tuesday night as the who's who of the Afrikaans entertainment gather to see who the public, more specifically the Huisgenoot readers, would crown the best of the best in various music, literacy and movie categories.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Jun 2014 07:02

Big Brother is watching

Cyber crime is one of the top 10 risks for any business in the world today but despite this, IT security is often viewed as just a cost to business.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jun 2014 06:19

AdReview winners reflect business success

Ogilvy Cape Town (O&M CT) was awarded AdReview Agency of the Year at the end of last week when the 12th year of the awards took place in Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 26 May 2014 13:21

Up-and-coming corporate event trends

As brands scramble to make an impact in a fiercely competitive market, corporate events provide an invaluable opportunity to leverage your brand and engage audiences.

By Terry Sutherland 19 May 2014 15:00

Four e-invite statistics every event manager should know

Most event managers are all too aware of the challenges faced when sending out an e-invite. Not only do you have to dodge spam folders, you have to make sure your invitation is as enticing as possible. These four e-invite statistics will aid you in creating and sending out invitations that garner the best response rate possible.

By Terry Sutherland, Issued by The RSVP Agency 30 Apr 2014 10:37

Intelligence will hamper your progress

Here are a couple of examples of strategy by design, or a strategy that emerges - both devoid of copious amounts of market "intelligence"

By Sid Peimer 23 Apr 2014 06:45

Why it's crucial to report on event management for successful future events

It's critical to report on event management in order to determine what's working and what's not. This will ensure that any future events don't suffer from past mistakes, and that they'll benefit from useful lessons learned.

By Terry Sutherland 8 Apr 2014 07:12

[PRISM Awards 2014]: PR is at centre of today's communication mix - Maggs

The 2014 PRISM Awards' guest speaker, and a judge this year, Jeremy Maggs, says 'PR is at the centre of the communication mix today and an effective part of the communication mix.'

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Apr 2014 10:08

The worst advice we've heard about conference registration

Most event managers have their preferred way of doing things, and some practices make more sense than others. We've rounded up a couple of the most misguided pieces of advice we've heard about the conference registration process. Read on to find out what not to do...

By Terry Sutherland, Issued by The RSVP Agency 27 Mar 2014 12:36

Strategy: Are you flying blind?

There were six men from Indostan, the most learned of gentlemen, who wanted to expand their knowledge by getting to know elephants more intimately. So...

By Sid Peimer 18 Mar 2014 06:50

10 top trends to emerge from MWC 2014
10 top trends to emerge from MWC 2014

The Mobile World Congress is described as one of the biggest global events in the smartphone and tablet calendar. Bluegrass Digital highlights the top 10 trends that has emerged from the congress.

By Nick Durrant 13 Mar 2014 13:47

[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate
[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate

Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10

[Design Indaba 2014] A sense of place

Almost every Design Indaba presenter refers to their country or city of origin as being formative to the success of their design approach and ethos. The evidence stacks up annually as one case study after the next demonstrates that the best design solutions grow out of a sense of place, context and location and are fundamental to inspiration.

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2014 09:15

[Design Indaba 2014] UK Starchitect for landmark V&A CT development
[Design Indaba 2014] UK Starchitect for landmark V&A CT development

Easily the most mythical of all designers - part alchemist, part shaman, with the sensibilities and integrity of the Dalai Lama, Thomas Heatherwick was back on the Indaba stage after an absence of nine years.

By Terry Levin 27 Feb 2014 14:45

[Design Indaba 2014] It's getting crowded in here
[Design Indaba 2014] It's getting crowded in here

The Cape Town Design Indaba running this week from 26-28 February 2014 at the CTICC is celebrating its 20th year in existence, coinciding with 20 years of South African democracy.

By Terry Levin 27 Feb 2014 10:30

What having an online guest list can do for your event

Manually managing a guest list - whether via Excel or with a pen and paper - can be the stuff of nightmares. Not only is it a massive waste of time, it's confusing too, and more often than not leaves event planners frazzled, which sets the tone for the rest of the event - something you definitely want to avoid.

By Terry Sutherland, Issued by The RSVP Agency 26 Feb 2014 10:56

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