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Medium Agency of the Year - AVATAR
Tough times make for big winners

The Financial Mail (FM) AdFocus Agency of the Year 2016 is PhD Media SA. The Agency, which also won the FM AdFocus Media Agency Award, boasted top scores across each category...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Nov 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
10 vital considerations when you plan your next business event

Event planning comes with the territory for many companies. Employee parties, customer appreciation days, and award ceremonies may all be important parts of your effort to build a strong brand reputation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Education gap looms in event industry
Education gap looms in event industry

The events industry in South Africa is heading for a knowledge gap within five years. Here's how the sector helps those studying the subject realise just what is required when they start out...

By Glenn van Eck 7 Nov 2016

#BBMGetIn is the gift of gigging
#BBMGetIn is the gift of gigging

BBM launches summer, in pure Jozi-style with an exclusive, secret venue gig that includes SA's hottest artists Black Coffee and Black Motion...

By Mike Sharman 7 Nov 2016

#TEDxCT: Are you listening?
#TEDxCT: Are you listening?

Just like the adrenalin and anticipation you feel before going on a rollercoaster, so were the TEDxCapeTown speakers waiting to present their talks to an excited audience on 15 October at Ratanga Junction...

By Beverley Klein 19 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Babusi Nyoni
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Babusi Nyoni

Babusi Nyoni will take the stage to talk about artificial intelligence, and how they're using it to predict Africa's next refugee crisis. He'll be presenting his talk at TEDxCapeTown on 15 October at Ratanga Junction...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Carlo Randall
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Carlo Randall

Carlo Randall is a bush doctor and entrepreneur from Cape Town. He's an advocate for the use of indigenous medicinal plants and will be talking to the TEDxCapeTown audience on 15 October at Ratanga Junction...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Gabriella Geffen
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Gabriella Geffen

Writer Gabriella Geffen will talk about being a reflector and really connecting with people in a meaningful way. She'll be taking the stage at TEDxCapeTown 2016 on 15 October at Ratanga Junction...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Tatenda Mhunduru
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Tatenda Mhunduru

During TEDxCapeTown 2016 on 15 October at Ratanga Junction, mathematician Tatenda Mhunduru will be talking about how he uses music to teach maths in his classroom...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Hanelle Fourie
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Hanelle Fourie

Hanelle Fourie works at the Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language and speaks more than five languages. During her presentation at TEDxCapeTown on 15 October at Ratanga Junction...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Sisa Ntshona & Mike Wood
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Sisa Ntshona & Mike Wood

Entrepreneur and traveller, Mike Wood, is co-founder of The Growth Collective and Sisa Ntshona is the inaugural President of the Enterprise Development Council of South Africa (EDCSA)...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Anne Thistleton
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Anne Thistleton

Anne Thistleton will be sharing her ideas worth spreading at TEDxCapeTown on 15 October at Ratanga Junction. She helps corporate clients with decision making, and has been part of start ups and NGOs..

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Penelope Tainton
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Penelope Tainton

Penelope Tainton will be taking the stage at TEDxCapeTown on 15 October at Ratanga Junction to talk about her passion for bringing positive change to the South African education system...

By Beverley Klein 13 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Christopher Venter
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Christopher Venter

Christopher Venter will be sharing his ideas around this year's TEDxCapeTown theme Here / Hear to Listen. The event is set to take place on 15 October at Ratanga Junction...

By Beverley Klein 13 Oct 2016

What is the value in a Year End Function?
What is the value in a Year End Function?

Is the habit of social events and gatherings in the business world a remnant of an archaic society, a necessary evil (and headache), or a smart business choice..?

By Chemory Gunko 7 Oct 2016

#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch
#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch

The Gartner Aspiring Innovators programme has for a second year identified early-stage tech startups from the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Sep 2016

#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

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