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#PRISMAwards2017: It's a celebration
#PRISMAwards2017: It's a celebration

A PRISM Award is about the wow factor; not business as usual. This year the Awards, which recognise the public relations (PR) industry and its work, celebrate its 20th year. The aim is to get 300 entries – a far cry from the five in its inaugural year...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

A connected digital society is critical for Africa to thrive
A connected digital society is critical for Africa to thrive

Technology developments have had a profound effect on emerging economies in Africa. The widespread adoption of mobile phones in particular has seen a proliferation of new and innovative ways for businesses to reach and engage their customers, and for governments to provide services to their citizens...

By Lee Naik 10 Mar 2017

Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships
Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships

Relationship expert and author of Embracing Conflict, Paula Quinsee is currently acting as a coach to the couples featured on the localised TV show, Married at First Sight South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Six ways to host an unforgettable seminar

Many seminars and presentations can be fairly predictable, boring, and for some people, end up being an expensive nap. But that doesn't mean yours are doomed for the same fate...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Mar 2017

(c) Ali Gokhan -
#FDTOOH: Making out of home work

The reality of out of home (OOH) is that it is much more complex than targeting consumers travelling from home to work and back, and how OOH taps into that complexity to determine its success...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Feb 2017

(c) Roman Fedin -
#FDTOOH: Following the breadcrumbs

The functions of out of home (OOH) touchpoints are rapidly changing, moving from driving awareness across audiences to purchasing products. OOH is at the beginning of a revolutionary change as disruptive forces, including consumer media habits, advertiser demands and technological advances, change the medium...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Feb 2017

Great talks move mountains
Great talks move mountains

Since 2007, members of the Gamatong team have attended twelve TED events, in eleven cities, in eight countries, on five continents. It's been a thrilling journey, as you might imagine. We've taken it all in, with eyes wide open, and pen in hand...

By Ithateng Mokgoro 14 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on
Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAs
National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAs

The National Film and Video Foundation held a media breakfast on Thursday, 26 January to formally announce the changes it's made to the 11th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards.

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to get your company a speaker's role

One great way to build your company's brand is to appear at conferences, events, and meetings. But how do you begin to build the kind of platform that will lift you to the position of keynote speaker?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Jan 2017

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

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