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#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner
#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner

"There is absolutely no such thing as a perfect fit, but there is something called a right fit," said Andrea Kleinloog, co-founder of Anatomy Design, introducing her talk on 'Partnerships: Finding the perfect fit' at the Johannesburg version of Business of Design earlier this month.

By Jessica Tennant 30 Aug 2016

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 23 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

The hangover - What the election results really mean
The hangover - What the election results really mean

In their unpacking of the recent local elections three experts believe that Zuma will be with us till 2019, that the ANC might split or it might not...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop
#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop

Strawberry basil, white nectarine, jasmine blossom, hot cross bun, pistachio, and Catawba grape are not your average ice cream flavours and when 'garden mint' in a sugar cone tastes like exactly that, it must be true that The Creamery is the cream of the crop in the ice cream business...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Aug 2016

Anthon Muller, executive head: enterprise mobility pre & post sales, Vodacom Business.
#CapeTownICTSummit: The building blocks of digital transformation

When Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012, it was only two-years old and comprised 13 people. The startup used their digital smarts to change the concept...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jul 2016

How soon will conference venues follow travel agencies?
How soon will conference venues follow travel agencies?

I earn my living from talking to people. Between 1995 and 2007 I booked 500 small events at hotels and conference venues in SA, each three hours long with 50 seats...

By Peter Carruthers 27 Jul 2016

Photographer: Adam Letch
Tracy Lynn Chemaly on Business of Design and other things

Business of Design is really for everyone from retailers and trend analysts to marketing and brand executives, and other industry entrepreneurs; even people from law and financial backgrounds...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2016

A recent set design.
The benefits of using an outside AV provider

Using a hotel or conference centre's in-house audio visual equipment and team may seem like a quick and easy solution...

By Glenn van Eck 7 Jul 2016

Optimism despite bicycles and no toilets
Optimism despite bicycles and no toilets

This year's Daily Maverick The Gathering, sponsored by Nandos, did not fail to deliver as bicycles, toilets, inequality, and optimism as well as an emotional Finance Minster...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Jun 2016

The reluctant hero
The reluctant hero

Peter Mann, chief executive of Meropa Communications received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Prism Awards 2016. The irony of the Award is not lost on him...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Apr 2016

Making a difference one initiative at a time
Making a difference one initiative at a time

On Thursday 14 April, Brownies & Downies in Long Street played host to the Community Edition of Out of Office, organised by Stretch Experiential Marketing...

By Beverley Klein 18 Apr 2016

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#BrandManagerMonth: Mokebe Thulo on marketing to millennials

Face-to-face engagement is the way to speak to our young people, says Mokebe Thulo, portfolio manager of HDI Youth Marketeers, who recently spoke on the Sunday Times Generation Next study at the Future-Ready Marketing Conference on Thursday, 10 March at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Mar 2016

It's not just about what you see on stage... © Jim Lopes –
How to get the best sound at your event

The primacy and importance of sound in everyday life is obvious, yet the process of creating an aural presence at an event with excellent results is not widely understood outside of technical circles...

By Glenn van Eck 23 Feb 2016

Lighting can make or break an event
Lighting the way

There's more to lighting than meets the eye - discover why lighting is vital for events...

By David Limbert 8 Feb 2016

Meetings Africa: A collaborative affair
Meetings Africa: A collaborative affair

It is imperative for the continent's countries to work together to secure business events. Yet in 2014 out of the 124 meetings hosted as a country only 13 were association meetings from Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Feb 2016

Professional reportage at conferences adds value to event
Professional reportage at conferences adds value to event

Professional reportage at conferences is an essential service, for clients and delegates alike...

By Gwen Watkins 22 Jan 2016

Do we get full value for conference attendance?
Do we get full value for conference attendance?

Getting back to serious work in the New Year means getting the diary for the next 12 months into some sort of order. A key issue here is what conferences to attend, where and why...

By Auguste Coetzer 12 Jan 2016

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Upcoming HubSpot User Group to cover content marketing

Not all content marketing strategies are created equal. In fact, many content marketing strategies would be more accurately described as 'online noise strategies', because that's all they do, fill the internet with more digital noise...

By Daryn Smith 3 Nov 2015

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[Fashion watch] A case study on UK Wool Week and Chanel Airlines

How and why this week's transformation of Savile Row, the UK's famous tailoring district, into a sheep's playground and Karl Lagerfeld's Project Runway Show for Chanel, make headlines around the world...

By Terry Levin 9 Oct 2015

Cloudy, the future is
Cloudy, the future is

Knowledge of trends, tracking and following them is what will give you the edge in your business...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Marlene Wasserman/Dr Eve
[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Marlene Wasserman/Dr Eve

At TEDxCapeTown on 15 August, Marlene Wasserman, also known as Dr Eve, graced the stage to talk about cyber infidelity, a trend she's picked on during her sessions with clients.

By Beverley Klein 20 Aug 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Marek Dziembowski
[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Marek Dziembowski

Based on the success of TEDxCapeTown, we spoke to some of the speakers to see how they enjoyed their experience presenting in front of a 1,000-strong audience, as well as being live-streamed around the world...

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Opening the mind to access ideas
[TEDxCapeTown] Opening the mind to access ideas

This year the theme was 'Open. Access. Control.' Every speaker had their own interpretation of what this meant to them in their field, whether it had to do with the mind, the community, relationships and the environment...

By Beverley Klein 18 Aug 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Kelsey Wiens
[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Kelsey Wiens

Kelsey Wiens from Creative Commons will be presenting her talk titled Open: Designing for Trust at TEDxCapeTown, taking place on 15 & 16 August at City Hall.

By Beverley Klein 14 Aug 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Adriana Marais
[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Adriana Marais

Adriana Marais will be speaking on the fascinating Mars 100 programme at TEDxCapeTown on 15 August at City Hall...

By Beverley Klein 13 Aug 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Sizwe Mxobo
[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Sizwe Mxobo

Project Coordinator at the Community Organisation Resources Center (CORC), Sizwe Mxobo, will be speaking at this year's TEDxCapeTown, taking place on 15 and 16 August at City Hall...

By Beverley Klein 13 Aug 2015

[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Kyle Louw
[TEDxCapeTown] Speaker profile: Kyle Louw

Spoken word poet, Kyle Louw, will be captivating the TEDxCapeTown audience with his poems related to this year's theme: Open Access Control...

By Beverley Klein 11 Aug 2015

The emperor in clothes
The emperor in clothes

It is anarchy out there with many brands and companies reviewing their media at present, in particular brands such as Unilever and Coca-Cola. This is because they are seeking assurances...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Jul 2015

Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories
Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories

Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury...

By Ann Nurock 2 Jul 2015

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