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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

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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

Seven ways to win with conference presentations
Seven ways to win with conference presentations

Planning a kick-ass conference involves scheduling presenters to share their wisdom, brand-knowledge and make key corporate announcements...

By Kelly McGillivray 25 Jun 2015

The gist of The Gathering's 'game changers'
The gist of The Gathering's 'game changers'

There were many hot topics at the fourth ever #DMGathering, held on Thursday, 11 June in Midrand. This year's conference was themed 'game changers'. Here are a handful of my highlights...

By Walter Pike 15 Jun 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve
[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve

Whether shopping for something as simple as a pair of jeans or that must-have fashion item, the average consumer doesn't give much thought to...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2015

Media 10 up their game in southern Africa
Media 10 up their game in southern Africa

Grand Designs Live has a reputation as a show that innovates and gets better year on year. In the United Kingdom, where the show originated, it has won numerous awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Jun 2015

[NewsMaker] Nandini Parshotam
[NewsMaker] Nandini Parshotam

Nandini Parshotam has recently been appointed Editor of MamaMagic Milestones magazine and is also the Communications Manager of Exposure Marketing...

By Louise Marsland 27 May 2015

Marcus Brewster
How to spell G-O-L-D in public relations

Receiving a gold PRISM Award made me analyse what alchemical ingredients go into a Gold campaign, and led me to the following spelling guide of how to make PR magic...

By Marcus Brewster 30 Apr 2015

Africa's development potential is about reputation
Africa's development potential is about reputation

As the bitter cold January winds swept through the alpine town of Davos this year, delegates at the 2015 World Economic Forum portrayed a warm picture of economic growth in Africa...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Apr 2015

IPRA Global Congress: We promise to inspire
IPRA Global Congress: We promise to inspire

The IPRA Global Congress only takes place every three years. This is the second time it will be hosted in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 21 Apr 2015

[PRISM Awards 2015] My African Dream
[PRISM Awards 2015] My African Dream

Last night, the PRISM Awards turned dreams into reality for some public relations (PR) consultancies and practitioners...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Apr 2015

IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication
IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication

LONDON: The IABC EMENA, the counterpart of the Africa region of the IABC, hosted their annual conference titled "Power to the People", addressing the key trends in communication...

By Daniel Munslow 15 Apr 2015

Would I do it again? My four days at SXSW...
Would I do it again? My four days at SXSW...

My four days at SXSW left me feeling like I'd eaten a huge, shiny, red, American-grown apple that should've been delicious, but looked better than it tasted...

By Heidi Brauer 7 Apr 2015

Mike Stopforth
The importance of networking and mentoring as an entrepreneur

The word "entrepreneur" is often synonymous with glamour and a maverick lifestyle. When things are going swimmingly, being an entrepreneur is all of those things...

By Mike Stopforth 16 Mar 2015

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 2: Ten presentation structures to replace those slides

In my previous article, we used scientific methodology to establish that PowerPoint now outnumbers Homo sapiens, has become sentient and self-perpetuating. Happily, there are alternatives...

By Douglas Kruger 11 Mar 2015

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 1: Seven reasons you could do better without slides

Ever hear the story about the Russians in Bosnia watching their unlikely US allies designing their PP slides? One nonplussed Russian said, "If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you..."

By Douglas Kruger 5 Mar 2015

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